Who We Are

Conference Innovators was founded in 1994 by Megan O'Brien and is led by Directors, (Mr) Tracey Thomas and Rachel Cook. In that time, CI has put together many fantastic conferences, conventions, convocations, symposia, trade shows and exhibitions, meetings and seminars all over New Zealand and beyond. You can be assured of working with professional and experienced staff who can meet any challenge you care to throw at them.

Our Mission

To provide our clients with a professional, high quality, personalised service.

Our Journey

Born in 1994, Conference Innovators started with just two employees in tiny premises in  Essex Street, Christchurch. With an initial client list of only two,  founder Megan O'Brien grew the portfolio to 30 conferences  in just four years.

By 2004, the company had grown so much that a second Director was brought on board and Mr Tracey Thomas joined the CI family to give Megan more time to do what she does best; manage amazing conferences!

In 2007, the Auckland office was opened and by 2012 the CI team had grown to 16, while the client list had exceeded 100 and Rachel Cook had come onboard as Auckland Director.

2016 saw the opening of the Wellington office, complementing the Auckland and Christchurch operations and allowing CI to have a strong, dedicated and ongoing presence in the capital. 

Today CI are regarded as industry experts, working all over New Zealand and Australia with hundreds of happy clients all over the world.

We are members of the following industry organisations:








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