"Everything went very smoothly and they were totally reliable and focused on the job at hand. I’d say they were the best team I’ve worked with in my ten years of organising conferences"

Frances Palmer | Membership Services Manager | Nursery and Garden Industry New Zealand

EMANZ, Harbourside Function Centre, May 2019

Hi Emma,

On behalf of our client and ForumPoint2 Conference Partners, we would like to express a huge thank you to you and your fabulous team for making our time prior to, and whilst onsite as seamless and positive as possible.  We have had fabulous feedback from delegates and committee about the conference (and definitely Bob’s skype call) and realise a large portion of this is due to your team’s efficient and can-do attitude onsite.  The technician was everything I could have asked for in terms of support and quick responses to queries. 


Wellington Homeless Women's Trust Gala Dinner, Westpac Stadium - April 2019

Dear Emma


A very warm and genuine thank you from the Wellington Homeless Women’s Trust for supporting our inaugural Gala Dinner on Thursday 11th April 2019.

The event was a wonderful success and with your support we have raised a significant amount to help support the homeless women of Wellington.

The AV experience was simply fantastic – the feedback from the attendees has been extremely positive and many commented on how wonderfully the AV added to the experience and how the screens and cameras ensured everyone could see regardless of where seated. It was great to see 450 members of the Wellington business community enjoying the venue.

The AV Media team have been professional and supportive throughout. Our very special thanks to Marv Karawana especially for his hard work and support.

We sincerely can’t thank you enough for helping us to take homelessness out of the shadows.

Kind Regards,

Kirsten Patterson – Chair of the board


Welly Tech Christmas, Westpac Stadium - November 2018

Hey Emma

Your team (esp Cam and Tim) were outstanding! They were great problem solvers and really helped us to make our big top – amazing.
The extra mile (and props) is appreciated, thanks for all your help in the build up too.
Will be recommending you for events as well as thinking about next years one, next year sometime.
Thanks again

Conflict Resolution Conference, Westpac Stadium - November 2017

Hi Emma,

The AV Media equipment and services were fantastic – everything was set up for us and Tim and David were really helpful.  Thank you so much also for all your help leading up to the conference.  We really appreciated your ‘nothing is a problem’ helpful approach, and that you understood what how we were wanting to run the conference.  Helping us shift furniture to get it how we wanted it was really going above and beyond!!  We’ll certainly be in touch for any future conferences or events with AV requirements.

Thanks again,


Industry Training Federation, Rydges Wellington - October 2017

Kia ora Teesh – just a follow-up from our forum last week. We would like to say a big thank you for everything you did. Mike was a star. Everything was well set up, and when there were extras to do as people did not have their presentations to us on time, or wanted to change them, nothing was a bother.

We’ll certainly be looking to use your company at future events and will be recommending you to others also.


Logan Sports Management, Lions Tour NZ, Mac's Function Centre - July 2017

Thank you so much for your e-mail, what a great match!!

Our feedback is that the AV set-up/pack-down was done efficiently and discreetly by your team and the AV technician was extremely attentive and professional. He did not require any guidance from us and it made our lives a lot easier on the day. Please pass on our feedback and thanks to everyone who was there on Saturday from AV Media, we are extremely grateful.

Thank you also for your help in the run up, you have been fantastic!



Riding for the Disabled Conference, Rydges Hotel Wellington - May 2017

Hi Teesh

Thanks the weekend went excellently and everything went smoothly with the help of the technicians.
Both of the technicians were fantastic, nothing was an issue for them and we could relax knowing that we could send the presenters in their direction and everything would be dealt with in a way that looked effortless and be ready in time for the presentation.
We are so pleased that we were able to have a technician during the day as well as at the awards dinner.

Thanks again

Sustainable Seas Conference, Te Wharewaka Function Centre - May 2017

Dear Teesh,

I wanted to pass on my thanks to you and your team for the excellent support you gave us during our annual conference last week.
Cameron did an excellent job of supporting our AV needs and ensure a smooth transition between presentations and the set up of screens etc at all times.
The professionalism of your team meant we had excellent support throughout the 2 days of the conference.

Thank you

Driving Miss Daisy, Rydges Hotel Wellington - September 2016

Hi Emma,

Thank you so much for your email. We were extremely happy with the equipment and services that your company provided. Outstanding service, your staff were very professional and great to work with.

Thank you again for everything.

Kind regards

Ange Mill

Brazilian National Day Event, Pipitea Marae - September 2016

Hi Teesh

It was a pleasure working directly with Cameron Lim. He was knowledgeable and quick to respond to our requests. His familiarity with the venue certainly helped, including his previous experience working with Caii Michelle, the lady who sang the national anthems. As you may know, this is not the first time we are working with an AV company and I must say he exceeded our expectations. He was prompt and cool as ice.

Send my regards to him and we look forward to working with AV Media again in the future.

Kind Regards,
Support Officer | Embassy of Brazil

GMANZ Conference, Rydges Hotel Wellington - August 2016

Hi AV Media Team

Now that we’re done and dusted, I just wanted to drop you a quick note say a very big thanks from Nicky and myself for all your help on our GMANZ Conference over the last few days.

Noel – awesome, awesome job!!! You handled all the bits and pieces we threw at you superbly, nothing was a problem (even with the Aussies) and best of all – you just knew what you were doing so we didn’t have to stand over your shoulder for every single slide!
Cameron – many thanks too for helping a blonde (ish) non-techy chick try and communicate with the speakers. Again, you were patient and helpful and friendly – and made our lives very easy!
I don’t have an email for Marv – but can you please pass on my thanks to him too. He had the easy dinner job – though listening to the worst comedian ever probably wasn’t much fun – but he was helpful, approachable and knew his stuff.

Thanks team – it was a real pleasure working with you all – look forward to doing it all again one day soon.

Cheers for now

Nursery and Garden Industry New Zealand - July 2016

Hi Emma,

I just wanted to say a huge thank you to your team. Both Alex and Cameron were first class and very professional. Everything went very smoothly and they were totally reliable and focused on the job at hand. I’d say they were the best team I’ve worked with in my ten years of organising conferences.

Wouldn’t it be great if we could do the same in Wellington again next year!

Frances Palmer | Membership Services Manager | Nursery and Garden Industry New Zealand

Xero Conference - July 2016

Hi Emma

I cannot recommend AV Media highly enough. Emma and her team, absolutely turned our event into a major success due to their professionalism, customer care (above and beyond what you would normally expect) and their good sense of humour. Even with a dates mixup on our part they were able to step in and save our day. Thank you all again.

Julie Reddish
Happiness Engineer | Xero – Beautiful accounting software

Gold Awards, Te Wharewaka - May 2016

Hi Teesh

Just want to say thank you so much for the work you and Marvin put into our function tonight. From the minute I walked in the door and saw possibly the tidiest PA installation I’ve ever seen, I knew things were going to go well.

Marvin was extremely helpful and made sure things were working perfectly before he left. I had his business card in case of a problem but was confident I wouldn’t need it.

The PA sounded excellent, the attention to detail in the lighting made a huge difference, and the room looked great. Thanks again for a brilliant job.


Phil O’Brien
Agenda Marketing

Civil Contractors NZ Wellington, Rydges Wellington -May 2016

Hi Emma and Cam

A very big thank you for everything you did to help make the CCNZ Awards a success.

It was fabulous working with you both, and Cam you were awesome last night.

take care, and hope we cross paths again,


Chris Tracey
Civil Contractors NZ Wellington

MoH - Symposium, Westpac Stadium - April 2016

Hi Taylor and Emma

Many thanks for your help, expertise and professionalism in support of our Symposium. It was a great event and we have received really positive feedback.

It was great working with you and your team. Your expertise enabled us to focus on the things that we needed to do in the full knowledge that all the other requirements were taken care of. The Tech guys were first class and nothing was too much trouble to them.

We will certainly use your services again in the future.

With thanks

Jill Bond
Ministry of Health

NZ Pasifika Awards Evening, Te Wharewaka - April 2016

Hi Wayne, Teesh & Cam

Hope you enjoyed our event last week was a great celebration of our Pasifika businesses.

I want to say that it was pleasure working with Cam. He was professional, easy going and accommodating. I think you’re an islander now Cam. Appreciate your professionalism and making our event run smoothly from the tech end of things.
Thanks Teesh, for all your help and being responsive to my millions of emails.

Also thanks again Wayne for all your support for the network to date. So many people commented how great it was to see and hear everything on the night, they were really impressed with your set-up.

Thank you

Melanie Harrington
Ministry of Social Development

VTNZ - Awards Evening, Rydges Wellington - April 2016

Hi there Emma and Cameron

I just wanted to drop you a quick note to say a big thanks for your help with our event last night. It went very well and I am really pleased with both the recent AV media experiences I have had at the Rydges hotel. (September 2015 and last night)

I would like to add that Cameron was terrific to deal with. I really appreciated that everything was set up when we got there, that there were no difficulties with the media we had selected (Prezi) and that Cameron really listened to the speaker and responded with the right slides. In fact when one of our speakers made a mistake in their presentation Cameron went back to the appropriate slides so he could get started again. That was brilliant for me and seamless to the audience. Well done Cameron!

Kind regards to you both and thank you for your contribution to a very successful awards night.

Karen Bleach-Wood
Organisational Development Manager
Vehicle Testing New Zealand Limited

Z Energy, Rydges Wellington- March 2016

Hi Emma

All I can say is the support we received was fantastic!
Your team are really patient especially when we were so under the pump to deliver a great forum.
Cameron was absolutely awesome nothing was an issue and he worked with us seamlessly an absolute asset to your team. By the end of it I was a true techno geek (well that’s what the team at Z thought). The team trained me up so well 🙂

Would recommend you to our friends and acquaintances anytime.

Please thank all the team that helped us over the two days and particularly Cameron!

Couldn’t have expected more absolutely perfect service!

Alana Pollock
Z Energy

Arti Chand Tax Law - Fijian Fundraising Event - March 2016


Thank you so much for being so generous in your support for our Fijian fundraiser. Alex and the team were true professionals and their expertise helped with making the event a huge success.

Thank you again Wayne.

Arti Chand
Tax Law

Mondelez Conference/S2N Events, Rydges Wellington - February 2016

Hi Emma

Thanks so much for all your efforts with this group. I really appreciated your flexibility and problem solving skills particularly around the theming aspect, all very close to the event which is not generally how we like to do things. It was a shame that I couldn’t get down there on this occasion but the feedback has been overwhelmingly good – and everyone (Alex and client) is raving about Cameron. He is apparently the best av tech we have ever had – and Alex and I have been doing this a long time! Decided we’d clone him if we could and use him at other venues – realise that’s not always practical.

Jackie Coyne
S2N Events Ltd

Southern Cross Hospitals Wellington - January 2016

Hi Emma,

Thanks for the day, it all went well and without a hitch. The technician was really helpful and put me at ease which was welcome.

Mary Ann Henderson Quality and Development Manager
Southern Cross Hospital – Wellington

WCC Business Forum, Rydges Wellington - December 2015

Hey all,

Huge thanks for the smooth running of last night’s WCC Business Forum.

The space looked great, the food and drinks were good, smooth running AV and working with Cam was easy with setting up the presentations and allowing for the Mayor and Councillors to have a run through.

All much appreciated!


Joey Sauer
Office of the Chief Executive | Wellington City Council

SCANZ Conference, Rydges Wellington - November 2015

Hi Teesh,

Thanks for following up.
We had fantastic AV service from Tim & it was great to know all our costs up front. We really appreciated you going the extra mile to help us.
Please do thank Tim from all of us as well.

Warm regards

Platform Charitable Trust, Te Wharewaka - November 2015

Hi Teesh,

Everything went very smoothly.
Your AV Technician was very professional and really helped us at key moments, especially when we could not navigate our way around the laptop. He is also just one nice guy. Great to deal with.

Thanks again to you and your team for contributing towards the success of our event.

Platform Charitable Trust

Mojo Christmas Party, Te Wharewaka - November 2015

“What an ideal location for a function, great set up and wonderful staff, the whole company had a great time and AV Media did a wonderful job on all the sound and lighting. Food was sensational and I will certainly be using the Wharewaka for more events in the future !

Many Thanks Talia – Mojo Coffee HQ

OBU Event, The Rydges Wellington - November 2015

Thanks Emma,

The event went smoothly and was a great success.

We wouldn’t have had the same success without Rowan and his expertise. He was extremely helpful and nothing we asked of him was a challenge or a problem.

I didn’t have the time to thank him on Friday, but if you could pass on my thanks I would very much appreciate that.

Hayden Smith
Z Energy

Fletcher Building Ltd, Mac's Function Centre - October 2015

Hi Emma

I just wanted to let you know that Cam was fantastic yesterday. Not only did the AV all run smoothly but he also managed to fix a video (embedded in the presentation) which hasn’t been playing properly. Genius!

Thanks for all your assistance, I will definitely be recommending you to anyone else needing AV in Wellington.

Jo Harding
Executive Assistant
Fletcher Building Limited

PGP Annual Meeting, Westpac Stadium - October 2015

Hi Emma and Rowan

Just wanted to say a big thank you for yesterday. Everything went very well, the presentations ran smoothly and looked very professional, and the sound was great, with all speakers audible. All in all it was a very successful day for us, so thank you for the parts you played in the planning and execution of that. The equipment hire for the stands was very well organised as well.

Janet van Polanen
Ministry for Primary Industries

Kiwibank, Westpac Stadium - October 2015

Hi there,

The day went fantastic and I would love for you to pass on to Nadine and the AV guy how great they were. The day ran incredibly smoothly and I never once had to worry if we needed to change timing or get assistance with something technical. Nadine was very accommodating and the AV guy made himself available when we needed him and quickly resolved one issue we had in the morning. You were wonderful to work with too. It’s always hard organising these things with so many moving parts to pull them together but you and your team were fantastic. I would definitely love to work with you again for future events.

Aimee Murphy

Billy Graham Black Tie Event, Pipitea Marae - September 2015

Hi Teesh and Wayne

I have to say that having dealt with many technical production firms in my time your team sits right at the top. From first point of contact to the countless emails and changes we made it was seamless pleasant and a lot of fun. Cam and Alex did a tremendous job and Billy Graham said they were a pleasure to work with. I am more than happy for you to use these comments and any photos you want to use.

Wayne you run a smart operation.

Liz Le Prou
Business Development & Marketing Business Partner
Crowe Horwath (NZ) Limited

Huia Publishers, Te Wharewaka - September 2015

Kia ora Teesh

Thanks very much for this – and thank you for being so awesome this whole time. Please can you also thank Rowan again from us. Maria and Te Kani (one of our workmates) have both said that he was amazing to work with and made our job so much easier on the day.

J.D Nodder
Huia Publishers

Christian Congregation of Jehovah's Witnesses, Te Rauparaha Arena - September 2015

Dear Wayne,

Please pass on our thanks to all involved in helping to make our 2015 convention such a great event. Alex and Cam were outstanding to work with. Nothing was too much trouble they really went above and beyond.

Symon Yendoll
Christian Congregation of Jehovah’s Witnesses

NASCA Forum, Rydges Wellington - September 2015

Hi Emma

I’d just like to say a huge thank you to yourself and your team for contributing to the successful organisation of the NASCA Forum
The professionalism of your team was so helpful and we’ve received some great feedback in this regard.

From your preparation with us learning what our particular needs were to the set-up and execution through the event you did a great job. Whenever there were little glitches these were sorted out rapidly and with no fuss. The team were professional and helpful throughout and contributed greatly to the success of our event.

Judy Preston
Executive Assistant
Life Unlimited Charitable Trust

Vodafone Warriors, Westpac Stadium - August 2015

I just wanted to sincerely thank you for all your help and expertise in ensuring that all the sound and av in the lounges went without a hitch.

Rowan and his team were a pleasure to work with, can you please pass on to him my thanks also.

Look forward to working with you again in the future, all the very best

Gordon Gibbons | Corporate Sales Manager
Vodafone Warriors

Eventing The Future, Mac's Function Centre - August 2015

Dear Emma,

We would like to thank you and your staff for all the help and assistance you provided with the AV set-up and organisation throughout the Eventing the Future Conference 2015 at Mac’s Function Centre last week. The conference was a huge success with a record number of delegates.

The AV was superbly managed, there was a lot happening in both rooms and can be an area difficult to get right for different speakers. We were impressed with all aspects of AV delivery and the professionalism that your team brought to the conference.

Please pass on our thanks to Cameron & Sebastian who managed superbly when time was sometimes very short and presentations didn’t come in until the last minute!!

Thanks again to you and your team

Anne Hindson & Peter Burley
Eventing The Future

Beef + Lamb New Zealand Ltd, Mac's Function Centre - August 2015

The Team at AV Media NZ Ltd were fantastic – nothing was ever a problem and the technicians we had on site were very professional and a pleasure to work with, even anticipating requests from our speakers that we had not expected!

Our conference was a success, and a huge thank you must be given to Emma, Alex, Seb, and the rest of the team for helping us to achieve this.

I look forward to working with AV Media again in the future.

Richard Wakelin
General Manager – Farm
Beef + Lamb New Zealand Ltd

University of Waikato, Westpac Stadium - July 2015

Hi Emma,

I thought the AV went very well at the conference. I was very impressed with Rowan who did an awesome job with the presentations and kept all running smoothly with the handheld microphones for question time. I was also impressed with the speed with which a second handheld mic was procured so thanks for that.

The screen set-up was very effective and worked well for the type of conference we held.

Thanks very much!

Kind regards
Dr Alison Day
University of Waikato

Corporate Client - July 2015

Morning Wayne

As you know, yesterday we had a big event here in our office that AV Media assisted with and provided most of the equipment for us.
I am on an absolute high with the efficient and excellent service your team provided! From all the last minute changes with quotes for the customer, your team were patient and listened to what we wanted.
Alex worked fairly quickly to the tight timeframe we gave him and did everything we asked with a smile! (Thanks so much Alex for making it happen!) The ladies Teesh/Emma over the phone were great!

It’s not often people get noticed for a job well done. We thank you guys for making yesterday’s event a successful one!

We look forward to working with you all in the near future!

What a great bunch!

Thanks once again

Kind Regards,
Inland Revenue

Mojo Coffee, Charity Event - July 2015

Hi Teesh,

Thank you so much ! Your guys were awesome and everything was perfect !!

Can you please send Wayne my absolute thanks for helping us out I appreciate this so much and going forward will be using AV Media for all events.

Kind Regards,

Talia Leonard
Mojo Coffee – HQ

Master Joiners Conference - June 2015

Hi Teesh

OK – so it is official – any time we need AV in the Wellington area – you guys are it!!

Loved working with your team – Alex was brilliant – such a clear communicator and very onto it. Cameron was great on the night – did not miss a beat – was spot on with his timing and a lovely guy to deal with.

Thank you very so much for being so great to work with.

Thanks also for making the venue work with all those pack in and pack outs!

Karen McLean
Attend Limited

Energy Management Conference - May 2015

Hi Teesh

Here’s some written feedback for you and your team:
– “AV was excellent, both the result (screen & sound) and operation (techs running it were very friendly, helpful & competent)” – comment from a delegate no feedback form under ‘overall conference comments’

From EMANZ POV, as I mentioned, I thought the setup at Mac’s was great (and the single main screen and draping was very effective even with 135 in the room cabaret style!). Rowan and Cameron were very helpful, obliging and responsive to last minute requests! It was great having both there to manage the parallel streams. The sound and visuals were very clear and worked well in the two spaces during the parallel streams, even with the divider doors open.

I thought your prices were very competitive, I’d certainly recommend AV Media to others.

Thanks again
Energy Management

Hutt City Council - ANZAC DAY - April 2015

Greetings All

Just wanted to say a Big Thank You! To you both and to your team, your professionalism and calm approach was appreciated, as I shifted the goal posts! Alex, your visual presentation was a for awesome, you picked up the ball and ran with it which was great. It has been an absolute pleasure to work alongside you all, I look forward to future dealings with you.

Many thanks
Catrina Millar
Executive Assistant to Mayor Ray Wallace | Hutt City Council

OCG Consulting Ltd - March 2015

Wellington Club

Hi Teesh,
Just wanted to pass on my huge thanks to yourself and Alex with all your help this morning. Thanks so much for sorting for us at such short notice , it was organised so well and everything ran perfectly. It was a pleasure dealing with you both and we will certainly bear you in mind for any future requirements.

Joanne Smith I Associate Consultant I OCG Consulting Ltd

NZIBS March training day - March 2015

The Rydges Auckland

Good Morning Andrew
I just wanted to pass on my personal thanks to you for doing a fabulous job of running the AV at the NZIBS March Training day on Saturday. You were very easy to deal with, nothing was an issue and the day went very smoothly.
I hope to work with you again in the future.

Warmest regards
Sally Dunbar
General Manager – Wellington
New Zealand Institute of Building Surveyors

Bridgestone Conference - March 2015

Rydges Auckland

Andrew was great!!! He was super organised, on time, friendly and efficient – he did a great job and we are very grateful to his assistance in our conference running so smoothly at Rydges last Friday.
I look forward to working with you again in the not too distance future, hopefully! – Bridgestone

Kindest regards

Tui Products Ltd - October 2014

Mitre 10 Mega, Petone

Hi Teesh,
​We were very happy with the service provided by the AV Media team for our event. They were punctual, professional and friendly. The event ran smoothly and they did an excellent job. I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend them to anyone in need of AV/Staging services. – Tui Products Ltd

Thanks again,
Jenna Newell
Brand Assistant
Tui Products Ltd

NZFGW Conference - 26-28 September 2014

Rydges Welligton

Dear Emma

On behalf of the New Zealand Federation of Graduate Women I wish to thank you, Tory and especially Cameron, your Technician for all the help and support you gave that made our conference such a success. The use of the data show facilities including the audio supported so ably and efficiently provided by Cameron allowed us to make much more effective methods of communication at the conference. The conference was attended by the International Federation of University Women (Our parent body) from South Africa, representatives from Australia, Fiji, and Samoa as well as guest speakers/panellists from around New Zealand, all of whom made full use of the audio visual equipment and appreciated Cameron’s expertise and support. Our conference was a great success and part of this was enabled by your budget generosity and the support provided.

Many, many thanks

NZFGW National Executive
Convener of the Local Arrangements Committee

Foodstuffs AGM - August 2014

Deloitte Gallery, Westpac Stadium

Hi there Emma

Thanks for getting in touch, just got back to Auckland. The AGM went extremely well, we were exceptionally happy with the service, Alex and his team were great and everything went exactly to plan. Great support from you guys. Much down to your excellent planning and recommendations! Thank you so much.

Emma Wooster
Communications Manager

Rydges Rotorua

Hi Emma

Just a quick note to advise that everything went smoothly at conference and I was extremely impressed with the professionalism of Alex and Josh throughout the entire weekend. Their follow up and attention to detail was exceptional and the way they interacted with our team and delegates was fantastic. I would have no hesitation in recommending them to any potential clients and certainly hope I can work with them again.

Thanks for all your help again.

Kind Regards
Kim Pearce
Marketing Manager

Rydges Wellington

AV Media is our current Audiovisual Supplier and ever since they came on board they are a key feature and benefit for our venue. The HDMI technology they have installed has future proofed our venue. The technicians are friendly and knowledgeable and work as part of the Rydges team. Emma is also an extension of our sales team and attends key site inspections with us to ensure the client’s AV requirements are met and our venue is sold in the best light. I can highly recommend AV Media as an Audio Visual supplier.
Tory Yee| Conference and Events Executive – Rydges Wellington

CANZ Conference - 2013

Dear Emma and Carl,

On behalf of the Celebrants Association of NZ I wish to pass on our sincere thanks for a fantastic conference. It was a fabulous production from start to finish and we are so glad that we decided to utilize your vast knowlegde and experience when it came to the AV side of things. You certainly made my job as Conference convenor so much easier with your very professional approach, very sound advice and wonderful manner. Carl our AV technician for the weekend, you were just superb and nothing ever semed to phase you. It was very reassuring to know that our presenters AV needs were being looked after to the max, not to mention all the other wonderful AV resources that you displayed. So well done the AV media team, it has been a pleasure working with you all!

Kind regards
Jann Hook
CANZ Conference 2013 Coordinator

Chorus Conference - 2013

I just wanted to thank you both and the staff involved for making our meeting very successful.

The Technician was there at 8am sharp and the waiting staff were also there nice and early.

The room was perfect as was the food.” Angie Hughes- Chorus

HSNO Compliance Conference - 2013

On behalf of the Environmental protection Authority, I wish to thank you for your efforts and professionalism in supporting us with our recent conference for enforcement officer and test certifiers.

Special thanks also to AV technician Carl who ensured a seamless flow for presenters throughout the plenary sessions and workshops.

We appreciated how you managed to accommodate our ever changing requirements and were on hand at all times to ensure the smooth running of our event.

Your on the ground support was significant to the overall success of our conference

Yours sincerely

Andrea Eng
General Manager

ARPA Conference - 2012

The feedback from delegates that I have had so far – and there has been an unusually large amount – has all been positive. Not only about the conference content (although I am personally very satisfied that all feedback indicates that everyone found the seminars challenging, stimulating and encouraging and the social side, thoroughly enjoyable) but equally for the venue, the facilities and the staff.

And it’s the latter that’s mainly why I write this email. To thank you and all the Rydges staff we dealt with before and especially during the conference for your professionalism, helpfulness, prompt replies etc etc. They were all most appreciated. It gave me as the organiser a lot of confidence that all was going to be just fine. And it was! But it was during the conference that I and those helping me (especially the 3 Jays, aka ARPA’S Angels!) were most impressed with the people we dealt with.

Yourself, Sam, Ruj (spelling?), Carl (and Emma), the chefs and his/her assistants, the staff that assisted during the dinner… I can honestly say you and they were the most helpful, pleasant, willing and able people I have dealt with or experienced at a conference (and I’ve been to a few of them in my lifetime). I’d be very surprised if from among you and your team there are not a few top managers in the hospitality industry in years to come.

You all give the genuine impression you enjoy your work and that nothing was too much trouble. You all really helped enhance our delegates’ conference experience. And your chef’s sumptuous in-house-cooked hot biscuits were a winner!

So my very sincere thanks to you and all your excellent team (sorry if I’ve missed naming some but I mean ALL of them). They all helped so much to make our Wellington conference one of the best, if not the best ever!

Thank you so much!

With kind regards

Errol Pike
Organising Committee, 2012 ARPA Conference