Our Team

Convention Management New Zealand is owned and managed by Dean Bradley (CEM) and Paul Walker (CEM). Dean and Paul take a fully active part in the Conferences and Events that the company manage.

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Owner/Director

Paul@cmnzl.co.nz

Mob: 021 790 360

Paul Walker

Paul has extensive experience in the hospitality industry in both hotel management and the conference sector. In addition to conference management Paul is a regular project consultant for the conference industry. Paul has been the Chair of the CINZ approved PCO group and was a Council member of the Australasian PCO Association.Paul is a Certified Event Manager (CEM) with the Professional Conference Organisers Association Australia and New Zealand.

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Dean Bradley

Owner/Director

Dean@cmnzl.co.nz

Mob: 21 407 125

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Dean has worked in the Conference and Events industry for the past 18 years and has vast experience at managing International Conferences. Prior to that Dean was in the New Zealand Police for 11 years, finishing his career as a Detective.

Dean is a Certified Event Manager (CEM) with the Professional Conference Organisers Association Australia and New Zealand.

Dean is also a board member of the Child Cancer Foundation.

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Debbie Thompson

Financial Controller

Debbie@cmnzl.co.nz

Mob: 27 835 1540

Debbie started with CMNZ in 2008 and has been with since. Debbie has gained extensive experience working in the accounts and administration sector for the past 24 years. In Debbie's spare time she enjoys her motor racing and good NZ food & wine.

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Lu Budden

Event Manager

Lu@cmnzl.co.nz

Mob: 21 407 158

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Lu has been with CMNZ for over 15 years, Lu brings a vast amount of experience in managing a variety of conferences and events both domestically and overseas. Lu's prior work experience encompasses the travel industry and local government, and she holds a Bachelor of Commerce from Lincoln University.

 

Lu is a Certified Event Manager (CEM) with the Professional Conference Organisers Association Australia and New Zealand

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In addition to our full time team we also work with a large number of contractors and suppliers, many of whom we have worked with over a large number of years. This stable of people and companies form an integral part of what we do and we consider them to be part of our team.

AUCKLAND

WELLINGTON

DUNEDIN

P: +64 3 474 5165
E: ali@akb.nz

PO Box 994
Dunedin 9054