We are an innovative event management company with over 30 years of experience in the conference and events industry. When you partner with us our team works to deliver more than an event, we work to deliver an unbeatable event experience.
↗ Our Services
You will benefit from our complete conference organiser and event management service that is based on best practice and our 30+ years experience.
Our services include event production, from initial concept to onsite delivery. We're well versed in programme development, event technology and have relationships with suppliers and venues across New Zealand, Aotearoa. Everything about our work is sized and scaled to fit your needs. We can tailor our services to meet your specific requirements.
Choosing ‘who to partner with’ is crucial to the success of your event. The Paardekooper team have a proven history working with government agencies, societies, associations and universities.
Starting from a grass roots company delivering top team style team building activities, Paardekooper and Associates has been built on a backbone of Kiwi ingenuity, transparency and nurturing solid relationships.
Luke Paardekooper started the company in 1987 and was soon joined by Kaye in 1992. Luke and Kaye introduced the world of events to their daughter, Debbie, from a young age and the rest is history!
Through changes and developments over the years, we have consistently delivered events in a range of shapes and sizes - including awards dinners, one day forums through to 4-day multi-stream conferences for 900.
Our team are constantly working to develop and refine our services, ensuring that we deliver excellent event experiences that exceed attendee satisfaction and ultimately, your expectations.
We are customer focused, experienced, resourceful, welcoming and take initiative.
Enjoy our simple, 'no alarms, no surprises' team-based approach.
Luke founded the company in 1987 providing team building and company incentive conferences. Since that time, under Luke's leadership, Paardekooper and Associates has evolved into a highly skilled team of professional conference event organisers.
Luke is passionate about life and loves tramping, the outdoors and exploring historical perspectives.
Senior Event Manager
Debbie is a senior event manager with an interest in creating modern, environmentally friendly, and fabulously delivered conferences, expos and festivals for clients. She has worked in the event industry for over 10 years and has been a part of major corporate events since attending her first conference at Millbrook, aged 6 weeks. From day one her goal has been to find out everything there is to know about the industry in order to passionately deliver superb events for her clients.
When not working events, Debbie enjoys discovering new DIY ideas for her home, throwing clay, spending time with her family and planning her next project.
Rebecca brings 7 years' experience to her role as an event manager, having worked across a wide variety of events, both corporate and government, from conferences to festivals. She has a passion for working with clients to encourage sustainability, and enjoys keeping abreast of innovation in the event industry. With a strong eye for detail and a cool head in times of challenges, Rebecca’s involvement in events ensures seamless event delivery and proactive event management.
At home, Rebecca is busy with her family but is a passionate gardener and loves spending time in the outdoors.
Kaye joined Paardekooper and Associates in 1991, bringing her skills and experience in project management and leadership to arranging and delivering client events, conferences and team programmes. More recently, Kaye's focus in the company is on governance and contracts.
Kaye is community focused, serving voluntarily on a number of Boards and Trusts, and she also loves cycling and tramping in the outdoors.
Every event is a new chance to innovate and redefine the experience for everyone involved. We welcome the opportunity to discuss how our team can collaborate with yours to develop a unique event experience.
Our proposals can be tailored to any shape, size and location and come with no obligations.
We look forward to working with you!
P O Box 157, Twizel 7944
021 295 1576
0800 AN EVENT / 0274 370 820
Around 90% of our business is repeat, a testament to our ability to deliver excellent event experiences that exceed presenter and attendee satisfaction and client expectations.
Paardekooper and Associates commands an excellent understanding of not only our diverse cultures in Aotearoa New Zealand, but in working with Pasifika. As a Samoan, this was very important as this was the first time we as Pasifika professionals from across the Information Management Sector gained the opportunity to convene the 2019 LIANZA conference.
Judy Taligalu McFall-McCaffery
Paardekooper and Associates are the driving force of innovation and inspiration. I believe a major strength with Paardekooper is their shared vision for organising conference or an event that everyone will remember for good reasons. As a convenor, I know I can relax and actually attend the conference, because they are absolutely on the ball. They provide vision and support beyond expectations.Dr Averil Coxhead
Paardekooper and Associates were very professional in their approach and nothing was ever a bother. They had an excellent understanding of the financial aspect including the importance of achieving budget. In fact, the conference returned a greater surplus than budgeted for which was especially pleasing.
School Business Managers’ Association 2019
Paardekooper provided a comprehensive and professional service covering every aspect of organising and running a major two-day conference. Every detail was managed efficiently, with nothing missed. The team were exceptionally easy to deal with and very proactive in the lead-up to the Conference, which was extremely well received by delegates. I highly recommend the team at Paardekooper.Tim Waldron
In recent years, we employed the services of Paardekooper and Associates for two significant public conferences. We were very impressed by how both events progressed smoothly and successfully in ways which can only be attributed to the high level of professionalism, commitment and organisation of the Paardekooper team. We have no reservations in recommending them and would welcome the opportunity to work with them again.Charles Mabbett
Paardekooper have organised five major international academic conferences on my behalf. All of these conferences were an outstanding success, not least because of the organisational prowess of Paardekooper and Associates. The team are clearly comfortable and familiar with organising large international conferences. The systems that they have in place are exemplary and the team itself are highly personable and unflappable. I would have had absolutely no hesitation in employing them again.
Professor Stephen May
Te Puna Wānanga Faculty of Education and Social Work
University of Auckland