We're a full-service event management and marketing agency with a passion for delivering seamless experiences. We work throughout New Zealand and internationally. We deliver in-person, virtual and on-demand events that fit your wider business strategy. We also work with our partners to implement your full marketing strategy and reach your business goals.

Our mission is to understand your organisation, association, or business and your audience to deliver your story effectively. We do this through delivering events, online storytelling, and marketing that fits within your wider business strategy. We act as an extension of your team, managing and advising on your specific needs to fit everything together into one coherent, effective story.

 

EVENTS

We deliver small functions to multi-day conferences, incentives, and fun team-building events. We provide end-to-end event management services including project planning, financial management, marketing and ticket sales, registrations (using Aventri software), logistics, venue liaison, destination management, speaker and entertainment sourcing, apps, transport management, audio visual management, and tech support for virtual events.

 

MARKETING

We have a team of marketing experts and the connections to get your brand story out to the right places. We’ll work with you to create a strategy that reaches your ideal audience, and handle the day-to-day implementation of your marketing strategy for you. We work with digital channels such as your website, blog writing, social media, online listings, and Google/search engines as well as radio, print, and local activations.

 

Get in touch to have a no-obligation chat about your business goals today.

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WHAT WE OFFER

From event planning to follow up, Higher Perspective Conferences & Events provide full-service event management to guarantee success. We’re here to help with your event planning and delivery, team building events, half-day, full-day or multi-day conferences, virtual or hybrid events, incentive trips, custom group travel itineraries.

Your brand story shines through your Events and your Marketing. Our focus in all of our projects is to bring your brand story to life and help you to reach your wider business goals. Each client and project is different, so we fully customise our offerings to suit your needs.

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PROJECT PLANNING

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BUDGET MANAGEMENT

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VENUE SOURCING

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ACCOMMODATION

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MARKETING & DESIGN

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TICKET SALES

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EXHIBITION BUILD

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THEMING

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REGISTRATION

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ON-SITE EVENT MANAGEMENT

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AV SUPPORT

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PROGRAMME

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SPONSORSHIP

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SOCIAL PROGRAMME

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MEET THE TEAM

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DEB GEE

DIRECTOR

Deb Gee is a skilled event and incentive management professional with substantial experience working in the travel, corporate, association and not-for-profit fields.


Before moving back to her home region of the Bay of Plenty in 2018, Deb spent ten years in Sydney working with Australian companies as a business development manager and freelance event manager. Her qualifications include Diplomas in Event Management and Tourism & Travel and a Bachelor of Business.

Deb’s significant career in travel, conference management, event creation and hospitality services has led to her founding and directorships of several successful businesses in the humanitarian and fitness training sectors. Higher Perspective Conferences and Events, HPCE, was established 2 years ago to offer clients a specialist event management experience from strategy to delivery.

Driven by deadlines, strong relationships and a high-quality project management vision which achieves client KPI's for their events, Deb’s ultimate reward with the newly rebranded Higher Perspective Consulting is creating events which exceed client expectations. Deb’s professional approach coordinating a number of international events reflects her innate passion for travel and determination to enhance the host and delegate experience. 

Pivotal to Deb’s personal values are her involvement with Rotary International as a Director of Projects focussing on poverty alleviation and as a Project K Youth Mentor with the Graeme Dingle Foundation. Her precious spare time revolves around her love of travel, fitness training for endurance sports events, music, and being a Mum to two daughters.

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DANIELA OLPHERT  

EVENT MANAGER

As HPCE Event Manager, Daniela Olphert works with clients to strategically plan and manage all aspects of their events including involvement in generating and developing creative, interactive event concepts for websites and mobile apps.

 

Originally from Rotorua, Daniela has spent much of her working life away from the Bay of Plenty working in Auckland, Christchurch, Hong Kong and London. After graduating with a BSocSc (Hons) from University of Waikato, Daniela spent 15 years in the tourism, marketing and event management sectors, both domestically and internationally. She has worked for Tourism Rotorua, London-based Ecobuild, and at an International Motorsport Park, with a wealth of knowledge and experience across a range of other industries. Daniela calls on a significant network of connections where she’s built valued relationships with suppliers and venues to deliver exceptional events.

With enthusiasm and ingenuity, Daniela has a commitment to excellence when planning and delivering an event that fulfils her clients’ goals. She’s dedicated to building long term relationships with clients and developing innovative events from concept to execution.

 

Daniela thrives under pressure and is passionate about changing people’s lives through an exceptional, memorable event. She loves variety and easily embraces the challenges of juggling multiple projects. As an integral part of a team which is all about working collaboratively to achieve results, Daniela’s problem-solving skills and fresh ideas are highly valued.

 

Outside of work Daniela enjoys travelling, trail running, long bush walks and spending time with her family.

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Jacquie Wootton is an experienced digital marketing expert, specialising in social media, analytics, and client communications. She has had extensive experience working in Sales and Marketing, and understands a lot about buyer behaviour. 

 

She worked for 7 years in Sales & Marketing in Sydney, Australia, with a number of software companies, and not-for-profits. She is now a freelance Digital Marketing Consultant, working with her own clients for more than 3 years.

 

She is driven by a passion for Psychology and why people make decisions. That has sparked a keen interest in data analysis and understanding what's working and why.

 

Jacquie loves to work under pressure and thinks best when there’s a deadline looming. She loves building rapport and strong relationships in her work and personal life. She’s also driven by understanding the “why” behind people’s thoughts and behaviours, and loves to hear people’s stories. 

 

She's an avid traveler with a love for different cultures and experiences. She has now been to 19 countries and loves to learn about culture, food and people. You'll find her out in nature on a multi-day hike or finding the best picnic spot. Her favourite place is Mount Cook. Her ultimate personal goal is to be involved in humanitarian aid programs in the future.

JACQUIE WOOTTON 

MARKETING CONSULTANT

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SARAH VELLA 

SENIOR GRAPHIC DESIGNER

Sarah Vella is a Senior Graphic Designer with more than 18 years of industry experience. Based in Sydney, Australia, Sarah has been working with Deb for the last 3-4 years on design projects in both Australia and New Zealand. They have built a strong working relationship over the years which has led her to be a part of the HPCE team today.

Her passion for design started with a love of fashion and beauty at a young age, ultimately leading her into graphic design. She has worked in a number of small and large agencies in Sydney and London, but she loves being part of a tight-knit team. She has been freelancing and running her own business since 2010, which allows her to build lasting relationships with businesses she loves.

Sarah pulls together a mish-mash of ideas to create something her client loves. Her mantra is "Helping your business grow". What's most rewarding for Sarah is creating just the right design to communicate the brand message and help build the business. She's at home trying different design techniques and creating something her client couldn't come up with themselves.  

Sarah has two sons who are the centre of her world. Having her own business has been perfect for her to ensure she gets that balance between her work and family time. Her personal project is a massive renovation with her hubby and kids in Mona Vale, Sydney.

Weekends are spent enjoying the company of friends and family, swimming, heading to the beach and just generally relaxing.

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Anne Hindson has joined the HPCE team as Business Development Manager, based in Christchurch. She brings a wealth of experience and networks from her career in project and organisation management.

Anne was most recently CEO of New Zealand Rural Leadership Trust running two of NZ’s leading agribusiness leadership programmes. Prior to this role, she worked as a consultant in sport, tourism and economic development projects across the country. She has also set up and managed her own businesses, founding the National Conference for the Events sector.

In her CEO and Project Management roles, Anne has worked across the public, private and not-for-profit sectors. She has been involved in a diverse range of projects such as the Fifa U17 Womens World Cup, Rugby World Cup, and an APEC Science & Technology Ministerial & Associated Events, as well as regional tourism, recreation and capital funding.

The total client experience approach is what attracted her to HPCE. She loves looking at strategic outcomes rather than simply delivering an event. This innovative approach to project delivery matches well with her business ethos.

Anne is a keen traveller and enjoys cycling, having completed several rides in Italy & France over the Alps and Pyrenees. She also plays competitive tennis but equally loves curling up with a good book. She now has two gorgeous mokopuna who she loves spending time with.

ANNE HINDSON

BUSINESS & PROJECT MANAGER

Demelza has spent a large amount of her working life in the United Kingdom, working with large corporates and small independent companies in a number of roles. After graduating with a BA and a BSc from the University of Auckland, Demelza spent 10 years working in the medical/pharmaceutical and healthcare industries. These roles included sales, product development, marketing and management. Demelza has worked for some of the biggest and best companies across the industries and enjoys the face-paced and dynamic environment that this can bring.

Demelza moved to the Bay of Plenty in 2016, and within New Zealand has been working in the medical and pharmaceutical sector. Demelza brings a deep enthusiasm for customer service and satisfaction. As a detail orientated person, she is committed to achieving excellence for the client, and building strong working relationships.

 

Demelza works well under pressure and enjoys working with clients to deliver them outstanding results, beyond what they may have thought possible for their events.

 

Demelza loves to travel and cook, outside of work she will be generally be attending one of her children’s activities or sports. Demelza loves travelling with her family and exploring her beautiful home country.

DEMELZA SMITH

BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT & EVENTS

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Libby is from Christchurch and graduated from the University of Canterbury with a degree in Economics & Marketing. She has been working in events and marketing since her graduation, starting out in the agriculture field. She joined HPCE for a full-time, contract project as Marketing, Media & Comms Coordinator. She fit in perfectly with our team and came on full-time to work with a number of our Marketing clients as of January 2022, working both remotely and in-house. She helps us to plan, implement, and keep everything on track!

She loves the variety of work at HPCE, with no two clients the same, and a range of products and services to work with. She also enjoys the supportive atmosphere both in our team and with our customers, and that we're always learning with a huge range of projects.

Outside of work, you'll find Libby searching out the best new restaurants wherever she is, finding cats to hang out with, watching a good old cat video, or in the outdoors grabbing some sunshine or on a walk. She loves a good fiction book and has some big plans to travel too, wanting to visit every country in the world! 

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MARKETING, MEDIA, & COMMUNICATIONS

 

TESTIMONIAL

HPCE have been contracted by us for the last two years, project managing our International twelve day event based in the South Island. Our complex programme had many logistical challenges, effectively combining three events into one large programme but the creativity, experience and extensive industry knowledge of Deb and her team enabled them to undertake our whole project from start to finish. Including the planning, logistics, financial management and marketing of our event. 

 

All the way through the professionalism, dedication and passion of Deb and her team has been evident, including during the very difficult Covid19 related decision to postpone our event just before we were due to open. HPCE have been an absolute pleasure to deal with and I have no hesitation recommending Deb and her team for any future events or conferences of any size.

MICHAEL TAYLER  |  CHAIR NUFFIELD2020

SUPPORT SERVICES

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ACTIVITIES & EVENTS UNLIMITED

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MULTI MEDIA  |  TECH TEAM

Multimedia is a national business supporting a myriad of events. They partner with HPCE to provide AV and technical support for events throughout New Zealand. Good AV quality is essential to the success of any event. A family business, their goal is to make tech easy for you. They handle visual, audio, lighting and hardware and partner with the venue to combine on-site tech with any additional supplies as needed. They select specialised personnel to create a smooth-running event.

 
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