WHO WE ARE
At Icon Conference and Event Management, we have the experience to make your event iconic.
We are creative thinkers, with a keen eye for detail and an unrivalled commitment to going the extra mile. We know the finest venues, we have a network of trusted suppliers and we know how to bring all the pieces together in one flawless, fabulous, and inspiring event.
We are CINZ-approved Professional Conference Organisers with proven experience organising large, complex, domestic, and international conferences, so you’ll have peace of mind that our work adheres to the highest professional and ethical standards. We never work simultaneously on events and conferences which could possibly cause a conflict of interest.
Icon’s office is in Auckland and we manage conferences and events throughout New Zealand and Australia. Our core business competencies include conference and event logistics, registration management, gala and awards dinners, and incentive travel.
Bring us your brand, your vision, and your goals, and together, let’s make your event iconic.
Marleen Goedhart | Director
Marleen is the Managing Director of Icon Conference and Event Management Ltd. She has many years’ experience in the conference and event management industry, both in New Zealand and the UK. Originally born in Holland, and fluent in Dutch, English, French and German, Marleen received her formal hotel training in London and at the 5 star "Relais & Chateaux" Longueville Manor in Jersey, Channel Islands. Prior to establishing Icon, Marleen was New Zealand Manager for a prominent Event Management company.
Marleen has managed hundreds of events in her career which includes international conferences, incentives, awards dinners, product launches and high profile private parties, for clients in the corporate, incentive, medical, education, and ITC sectors. Throughout her career she has built a strong understanding of all facets of all types of events. Marleen has strong attention to detail and likes building strong relationships with clients and exceeding their expectations.
In her spare time, Marleen enjoys spending time with her two daughters, running, walking her dog Blue and swimming.
Jaime Beetson | Conference & Event Manager
Jaime is our Conference and Event Manager and has been with the team since July 2019.
After completing a Sport and Recreation conjoint degree with Business at AUT, Jaime worked at New Zealand Trade and Enterprise (NZTE) in their Events team for 3 years. During her time with NZTE, she was seconded to Sydney, Australia for 5 months as their Event Manager.
Icon’s clients have commented on various occasions that Jaime has a real passion for service and attention to detail. This was also extremely important when she was trusted to look after guests on Super Yachts in the Mediterranean for 2 seasons.
Jaime won’t settle for a “that will do” attitude.
In her spare time, Jaime loves catching up with friends over great food, being active and exploring different parts of the globe with her partner.
Megan McComb | Event Coordinator
Megan has extensive experience in the Events industry gained over the last 10+ years. With the Bayleys National Conference and Awards Dinner (2014, 2015 & 2016) & the Craft’d Wine & Spirits events being some of the larger scale events. Megan also has experience delivering events across a broad range of industries through her time at the Skycity Convention Centre. Megan's passion is delivering an unforgettable event experience – and she prides herself on her ability to establish relationships, lead & make decisions, to ensure successful delivery of events and both client and attendee satisfaction.
Blue | Office Dog
Blue's favourite pastime includes swimming, chasing seagulls, napping and doing the rounds of the office for regular pats and cuddles from the Icon team - providing ultimate customer satisfaction. Clients have been known to arrive at the office early to get their share of cuddles from Blue.
The Icon team all consider Blue to be an essential team member helping with general health and well being (he secretly can't wait for more office dogs to be brought in).