Our point of difference
NZ Owned and Operated
Proximity to our events allows flexibility and on the ground response. All expenses are injected into the local and domestic economy whether they are related to services, products or personnel.
The complexity of Events means that a delicate balance between the community needs and wants, cultural sensitivities, local council and venue requirements as well as sponsor and commercial interests are considered.
SMC understands the necessity to include and involve key people at a local level in order to deliver an event that has popularity and longevity locally.
Respectful of Traditions, History and Community
Decisions are made with a full understanding of their importance to ensure events develop.
We have many key contacts in all industries and have developed strong long-standing relationships with numerous clients.
Our team of domestic sales professionals have experience and contacts in the domestic market and also in localised areas.
SMC’s sales team raise over $2.2 million annually for its events. The sponsorship portfolio includes many of New Zealand’s leading corporates.
Easy to work with
SMC also pride itself with the strong relationships it has fostered over time with its collaborative and joint approach to successful event delivery. Testament to this is that SMC has successfully managed key events like the Sanitarium Weet-Bix Kids TRYathlon, the Ellerslie International Flower Show, ASB Polyfest, and the Teddy Bears Picnic for many years.
Skills and Competences
Competencies SMC brings:
- Extensive event experience in major events
- Extensive experience in small bespoke, client, events
- Excellent staff and volunteer management
- Sound negotiation and sponsorship sales skills
- Solid interpersonal and communication skills
- Key stakeholder relationships
- Key supplier relationships
- Strong PR and media management skills
- Operation, organisational and logistical skills
- Strong commercial acumen and key contacts at a national and local level
- Reputation of building on events year on year with a number of long-term contracts.
The running of The Ellerslie International Flower Show has been an amazing success for the City of Christchurch in large part due to the planning and expertise of Dave and his team. His ability to work with a large organisation and deliver on ambitious KPI’s has been proved and the results are highly commendable.Bob Parker, Former Mayor or Christchurch
In early 2011 our role as communication advisors to the Fonterra Co-operative Group included the tendering of a major project to run seven simultaneous large-scale community engagement events up and down the country, time to coincide with Fonterra’s 10th anniversary – on the day immediately following the Rugby World up final.
SMC demonstrated a deep understanding and high degree of cultural awareness in developing a professional programme of which Fonterra could feel proud.
We have subsequently worked on a number of projects with SMC and have always been impressed with the manner in which SMC Events have calmly and professionally delivered to and beyond the expectation of our brief.
We would not hesitate to recommend SMC Events as a company that has the ability to produce events not only to meet the desire objectives but specialising in events that achieve a true community feel and rich participation of local people.Piet de Jong, Baldwin Boyle Group Ltd
Through our relationship which extends over 10 years, SMC have always been professional and have shown the ability to manage and run excellent high profile events on a large scale that successfully engage our diverse community. SMC have displayed a great understanding of the community needs and strategic impacts that events can play in the Auckland region.Len Brown, Mayor of Auckland City
Working with a number of the team over this time I have found that the culture of SMC is consistent over time. I have found that as an organisation they are commercial yet flexible, they are professional, organised, and friendly in their approach and most certainly understand how to deliver events that are tailored to the community audience they are targeting.Wendy Hay, Sponsorship Manager, Youth & Innovation, ASB Bank
Over the past six years, SMC Events, headed by Dave Mee and ably assisted by his excellent team, have managed our Sanitarium Weet-Bix Kids TRYathalon.
I can highly recommend SMC, Dave Mee, and his excellent team when it comes to delivering a high quality event with all its associated challenges.Pierre van Heerden, General Manager, Sanitarium Health and Wellbeing