That we have contracted CMNZ for six conferences is testimony to the positive relationship and confidence that we will have a successfully managed conference.

They bring a sense of fun and a can-do attitude which brightens the task of putting on a conference. They take the daily tasks and stresses away from me allowing me to concentrate on the delegates and speakers. In the previous 14 years, with other conference organisers I found that I was expected to be making decisions about conference problems and fighting those fires that can flare up from time to time. With CMNZ I was not burdened at all with such expectations. They simply sorted it out.

Ian MacEwan

Executive Director

Convention Management New Zealand Ltd has been environmentally aware since the company’s inception. As a company we have adapted our processes and working environments with the aim of making our office and onsite working spaces as environmentally friendly and efficient as possible.

Our current policies are:
• Total commitment to educating staff in the environmental philosophy of office premises and onsite environments
• We will continue to explore areas of improvement wherever possible
• Seeking feedback from all staff on ideas and options – these to be documented
• Implementation of new ideas where it is appropriate
• Continue to be innovative and a leader in the field of Conference Management as it relates to environmental sustainability and efficiency
• Be annually benchmarked by EarthCheck with the aim to maintain and improve
• We will provide and maintain a safe and friendly working environment
• Encourage our clients to adhere to good environmental practices as recommended by us
• Employ local people who have own accommodation
• Where possible, employ local contractors and suppliers who also demonstrate good environmental practices
• We have appointed Debbie Hall, our Office Manager as our EarthCheck coordinator, Debbie has the responsibility of ensuring that all our obligations including benchmarking are being met or exceeded
• Have consideration for the materials and consumables that we recommend and use – we will strive to only use environmentally safe products

Convention Management New Zealand Ltd plan to have a long term, ongoing involvement with EarthCheck and use the benchmarking system to develop processes to continually improve our environmental performance. We further commit to encouraging our clients, contractors and suppliers to adopt environmentally sustainable practices.