Undoubtedly this company has the inherent Kiwi 'can do' mentality and it was a pleasure to work alongside them.

Michal Kluger


The CMNZ People

Owners/Directors - Dean & Paul
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.

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 the Chairman of the Wellington Branch of the Child Cancer Foundation.

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.

Our Full Time CMNZ Event Professionals

Dean & Paul are well supported by a fantastic team that includes Lu Budden (CEM), Debbie Hall, these event professionals ensure that every event that CMNZL undertake is a resounding success.

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.

Here is a list of our trusted suppliers. Clients of Convention Management will receive preferential pricing from these suppliers for their conference, convention or event.



Audio/Visual equipment experts

Exhibition Hire Services / Displayworks

Exhibition hire and equipment specialists

Auckland Convention Bureau

A subsidiary of Tourism Auckland

Wellington Convention Bureau

A subsidiary of Tourism Wellington

Conventions & Incentives NZ

New Zealand Convention Association

Loren Taylor Events Creative

Event Theming & Management


Interactive & Online, Website Development

The Image Group

Corporate Branding

Exclusive Tours

Tailormade Pre and Post/Accompanying Persons Tours

Ohariu Farm

Work - Play - Relax - Celebrate the perfect venue for team building, conferences and socialising

Made And Designed In New Zealand (MADINZ)

Quality Gifts With a New Zealand Flavour

Stunn Productions

Lighting Design Specialist

EnergizeNZ - On-site Massage Professionals

On-site Massage Professionals