Creative & innovative
solutions for your event
We’re the safe hands your
conference and event needs

Conferences &

Full-service conference & meetings management service, at your disposal.

The experience of 26 years and over 3,000 events.


The expertise and the tech tools to take your event online.

Whether it’s the plan, or a fast pivot to digital, we advise and execute.


From brief to execution.

We work to bring your vision alive, on time and on budget.


Full awards management.

From concept, creation, to the big reveal on the night we work tirelessly to ensure your programme is the creative showcase of excellence you desire.

Conferences & Meetings

Brightstar offers a full-service professional conference organiser and meetings management service.

We help you to plan, market and execute your conference, meeting, corporate event, product launch or any event. We are renowned for our relationship-first approach. We listen carefully, question and test assumptions carefully, then advise. Once we’ve agreed the project scope, we execute diligently, report regularly and ensure that the meeting or event delivers on all KPIs. Here’s what we offer:

  • Association annual events & meetings
  • Awards gala dinners
  • Conference creation & management
  • Corporate events & meetings
  • Product launches & showcases
  • Technical conferences
  • Exhibitions
  • Member education programmes
  • Conference planning
  • Budgeting & financial management
  • Sponsorship and revenue management
  • Marketing & promotion
  • Event logistics & registration management
  • Speaker selection & management
  • Health & safety and venue security
  • Event theming & creative

We work closely with you

To ensure you achieve the best event, with impactful results and a great return on your time and investment.

  • Full service – plan, project manage
  • Meeting agenda design & engagement advice
  • Call-for-papers abstract management
  • Sponsorship & revenue support
  • Preferential supplier charges reduce your event costs
  • Creative ideas for attendee experience

Event software & tech solutions

We provide your event with the right level of tech to support its successful execution.

Our event management solution, registration system, exhibitor scanning services and event app package allows your event to operate fully. Plus, it seamlessly integrates into your virtual event allowing fully hybrid attendee experience. We come fully equipped for your event.

  • Live, on-site control
  • Proven & expert
  • Secure data storage
  • On-site registration/badging
  • Kiosk & badge printing
  • Exhibitor scanners to capture leads
  • Attendee app
  • Instant reporting
  • Virtual event integration


An effective awards programme brings kudos to professions and sectors and is a strong tool in gathering communities together.

We offer an end-to-end awards planning & execution service. Match that with our experience in creating amazing awards galas, and we are well positioned to assist you to create or re-enliven an amazing, profitable and highly regarded awards programme. Our project manager will help you plan out the key elements and then we’ll roll out an execution strategy, including:

  • Development of awards categories
  • Sponsorship targeting & table sales
  • Judging committee management
  • Our specialised awards software
  • Marketing for entries
  • Personal teleservices to encourage entries
  • Judging process management (both online & judging days)
  • Plan and execute your gala awards function & ceremony
We regard our partnership with Brightstar to create the Primary Industries NZ Summit as incredibly successful and vital in bringing a whole-of-industry event to a standard and scale we couldn’t do on our own. This is a company with great people, systems, and relationships. Strong communication throughout the planning and delivery of our event ensured nothing was missed or left to chance, including finding additional sponsors and supporters, accurate budgeting and forecasting, and enabling the national and international speakers to simply arrive and have all details for their stay and presentation taken care of.

The team were able to come up with creative solutions for challenges and roadblocks that allowed my team to concentrate on engaging with our members and industry partners throughout the event, with resulting feedback being incredibly positive. I would highly recommend to any organisation who needs a conferencing partner to connect with Steve and his team.”

Terry Copeland,
Chief Excutive Officer
Federated Farmers of New Zealand

We are a Gold Member of
Business Events Industry Aotearoa

We’re here to help

Get in touch today and see how we can create a great solution tailored to you.

Contact us for a discussion in more detail, what needs you have and pricing. We will create customised, bespoke solutions for you across our live and virtual events and meetings, and link in with your comms and marketing strategy and objectives for single or multiple engagements across the year.

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