Choosing the right accommodation is as important as every other aspect of a conference. akB can provide a range of accommodation to suit everyone and ensure your attendees receive the best available deals.


With a Bachelor of Arts degree in Social Geography and Anthropology and a Graduate Diploma in Tourism from the University of Otago, New Zealand, plus 15 years of industry experience Ali Copeman is often engaged to assist advisory groups and organisations. Her expertise enables these businesses/organisations to review, plan or improve delivery of their services.

Financial Management

We set up a legal partnership - Joint Venture Agreement for the conference to ensure transparency – ensuring legal, tax and all financial requirements are adhered to. We process invoices and undertake all banking requirements & process GST.


Industry exhibitions are often vital for the success of a conference. akB will in conjunction with the committee prepare a list of potential industry exhibitors, compile a sponsors/exhibitors  prospectus, approach potential exhibitors and contracting the construction, design and build of the exhibition.

Industry Relationships

A countless of skills are required to undertake the management of a successful event, at akB conference management we have preferred suppliers who we ensure will provide you with the same exceptional service and value you can expect from akB.

Location Management

With our knowledge of destinations & venues we will find you the perfect setting for your event. We can manage every aspect of venue organisation, from selection and negotiation, through to onsite supervision and catering arrangements. We will also organise the specific audio visual requirements your event needs.


Time Management – we provide a month by month timeline leading up to the event with job descriptions for your committee and akB staff clearly outlined.
Budgeting – we develop a preliminary budget and offer cash flow advice with regular reporting for committee approval.


Our inhouse professional photographer, can assist with stock images for all media, as well as be engaged to take all the necessary images of your event.

Print Management

In partnership with our preferred suppliers we offer a full range of print options from writing and design to printing and distribution services.

Registration Management

We manage the entire registration process of delegates & speakers through the IVvy software system. Electronically we capture all relevant data & monies from delegates and communicate with them on a regular basis. We also have the capability for management & processing of abstracts & submissions.

Speaker Management

We organise the international & domestic travel, accommodation and transfers of speakers. We are well known for the care we take in hosting speakers whilst they are involved in the conference.

Social Functions and Ceremonies

Social functions and opening / closing ceremonies are often the component on which delegates judge the success of a conference. Our experience and industry contacts allow us to help you find the perfect solutions to ensure that all expectations are met.


Sponsorship is often required to ensure registration costs for your delegates are kept at realistic levels. We will work with you in securing sponsors for everything from international Speakers to pens & pads.

Tours / Partner Programmes

Pre & Post and Partner tours can be arranged, ensuring that delegates and their partners have a complete conference experience and see some of New Zealand’s best kept secrets.


The benefit of an inhouse photographer/videographer really does allow akB to provide of comprehensive management. Our inhouse professional photographer can video your sessions, edit them and upload them to your preferred websites for your membership to use in the future.