Our Story

Established in 1991, C&E’s success and longevity is built on a fundamental understanding of the crucial ingredients that go to make a conference or event special.

The basis of this dates back to the 1970s when Janet Matheson worked alongside a pioneering international conference organiser in London.

Working in this environment was inspirational and established Janet with the training and experience to embark on a career path which embraced her skills and passion. International standards, and benchmarks for professionalism in the industry were just being established and this set the foundation that C&E would adhere to when Janet moved to New Zealand.

In New Zealand Janet worked with Mount Cook Airlines setting up their conference organising division, before branching out on her own to launch Conferences and Events in 1991.

event programme
networking event
new zeland events
conference dinner

Conferences & Events have gained a national reputation for their amiable and professional style, for their exacting financial management and for their groundbreaking creativity and innovation.

Conference talks
event catering
event exhibition management
event prize giving

The C&E Ethos

Much has changed over the years but what endures is the astute ethos that she put in place from the outset.

To put it in Janets words, the way that events are delivered has evolved from a technological perspective but what hasnt changed are the three pillars of partnership, professionalism and creativity.

Innovation and Integrity

The company has a history of introducing and embracing new concepts and ideas, whilst understanding that empathy and genuine enthusiasm is what makes a good conference great.

To meet these exacting standards the company has a policy of employing only carefully selected, experienced and proven personnel, whose natural manner is to represent their client’s requirements with the same degree of commitment and pride as they do for the ethos of their own company.

What people are saying...

The communication, organisation and conference expertise that your company provided was invaluable to the success of the conference

Ministry of Education

“…this one was a real walk in the park for me to the point where I really was embarrassed to have to stand up and take the kudos…”  

Allan Smith

SciCon Conference

Your team really impressed me with the right amount of professionalism but still with that personal touch, right from the time I walked up to register


Pharmacy Association

“C&E is always my first choice when selecting a conference organiser. C&E has developed reliable and effortless systems in managing the logistics of running a conference.”

Qunicy Ma

NZSEE Conference

C&E’s worked seamlessly with HASANZ’s Conference Committee to deliver a very successful event…C&E’s on-site support was excellent. HASANZ found all of C&E’s staff responsive, courteous and helpful.”

Philip Aldridge


You took down our brief, offered suggestions for improvement, seemingly effortlessly attended to the nuts and bolts and all the organisational aspects

Allan Grant