Marleen and Wendy were simply epic in ideating, managing and execution our NZ Microsoft Partner Awards. The Icon team were genuinely committed to the success of the event and pulled through great ideas to make the event truly spectacular. The creativity and detail in the event execution was breath taking and beyond the brief. They simply went beyond what was asked. For a big program that spanned 5 months the awards night was the final part of the puzzle to bring our partners together and the feedback was overwhelming; coined as ‘the best awards ever’! Icon are the BEST event team I have ever worked with and highly recommend Marleen and the team.
Pip Simeon (Partner Marketing), Helen Davies (Events Lead) – Microsoft
Our event managed by Icon was a resounding success, thanks in no small measure to all the hard work and long hours that the team poured into it. Every detail was well thought through, planned and executed to perfection. No doubt there were some challenges on the day that I didn’t hear about because they go out of their way to make it all look seamless and perfect. The mark of true professionals.
Kim McKay, Channel Marketing Manager – HP
We have been working with Icon for many years on a large number of projects and events. Every event Icon manage is well executed and our expectations and high standards are always exceeded. The Icon team are continually coming up with creative ideas and suggestions to improve our events. Marleen and the team are very solution-orientated, when you hit a roadblock they are always ready with an alternative approach and will go the extra mile to find a solution to delight us, our partners and our customers. Without a doubt they are a key part of the success of our marketing and events team.
Cedric Edwards, Channel and SMB Director – Hewlett Packard Enterprise
Marleen Goedhart and Icon Conference and Event Management Ltd are experienced in event management and exceptional in venue knowledge when selecting our venue location. The professional relationship with our sponsors and exhibitors are a huge benefit. Marleen and the staff of Icon Conference and Event Management Ltd have made our conference successful for the past 9 years and we have ensured that they continue their services for our conference next year. Marleen and the staff at Icon Conference and Event Management Ltd provided us with support, commitment and excellent delivery to service to ensure our conference was a success. We received some overwhelmingly positive feedback from everyone as Marleen Goedhart made a point of speaking to our suppliers, exhibitors, speakers and delegates during the conference.
Clive Keylard, President, IT Service Management Forum – NZ (itSMFnz)
ISACA Auckland Chapter and Wellington Chapters we’re responsible for running a three-day Oceania-wide conference at SkyCity. ISACA has a long history of working with Icon for organising large scale conferences as they take a personal interest in making them a huge success. This time was no different, Icon were easy to work with and secured multiple top tier sponsors, and also worked well with ISACA International to meet and oftentimes exceed their expectations. If we organise another conference in the future Icon will be the natural choice.
Rishad Smartt, Convenor – Oceania CACS Conference 2019
I have worked with Marleen and the team at Icon Event Management for a few years now on several high-level events. The professional approach the team have, make these events run smoothly and ensure a great outcome for both ourselves and our delegates. I would not hesitate to recommend Icon.
Marilyn McMurtrie – Spark New Zealand
Marleen and the team at Icon orchestrated an incredible residential CXO level executive customer event on behalf of us, and our partner and co-funder (an IT multinational with very specific branding and execution requirements).
Icon took care of all of the details including invites, branding, hotel accommodation, registration, audio/visual, entertainment, food & beverage, proof of execution for co-funding, customer communications and follow-up.
Planning an event like this takes months.
Throughout, Icon managed to keep us all on task to execute a highly successful and highly regarded customer event. We received excellent feedback from our internal stakeholders and speakers, our partner, and most importantly, our customers.
We will certainly be keen to use Icon to organise our next CXO customer event.
Robert Monteith - Spark