What our clients are saying...
Professor Raymond Sacks
Convenor, Australian Society of Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery Annual Scientific Meeting
I can only speak to the highest regard for Barry Neame and his team. Their time management skills were fantastic and he coordinated the entire National Conference and Trade Exhibition without much input from my Scientific Committee and me. He essentially was responsible for the entire budget and fiscal management service with assistance both in securing sponsorship and attending to the sponsor requirements. All conference registration, which included the main conference and four large satellite meetings were all done through Consec and his financial records were impeccable.
Barry was certainly the most approachable conference organizer I have ever had the pleasure of working with and our geographical distance between Sydney and Canberra had no impact on the ease with which the conference was organized.
Subsequent to our success with Barry, we have also utilised him for our annual Australasian Rhinologic Society meetings, which are held each year and again, he was found by our entire executive committee to be fantastic. We also employed his services for a third time in the running of the Australasian Society of Paediatric Otolaryngology meeting in Fiji.
Managing Director, Med-El Hearing Implants
I have had the pleasure of working with Consec for many years at conferences involving the hearing industry and have found them to be at all times, professional, quick to respond, innovative and personable.
I truly cannot speak highly enough of this company and the team.
My relationship with Consec has been at times as a conference organiser, exhibitor and attendee. They have not disappointed on any of these fronts. Whether interacting with the team as an attendee or in the capacity of managing director of a large international medical device company, the individual services has been extraordinary. Their ability to diplomatically navigate the often conflicting requirements of organisers and exhibitors is impressive to watch.
Our company attends many conferences, large and small, and it is always a relieve to find Consec at the helm.
We were recently involved in two conferences that Consec were organising and took gold level sponsorship for both. This is largely due to our satisfaction with the conferences we have previously attended organised by Consec.
General Manager, National Convention Centre Canberra
Over many years, the National Convention Centre has worked on event in Partnership with Consec. The team at Consec have experience in managing large conferences with both complex requirements and high levels of security, ensuring the smooth delivery of these events, exceeding client expectations and creating great experiences for delegates.
As a Canberra based professional conference organiser, Consec have an extensive knowledge and proven track record in working with high levels of Federal Government with many of their events being attached and involving ministerial delegations. This also equates to an understanding in the management and operational expectations in line with Government guidelines and protocol, a familiarity with adds value to the delivery of any Government related event and it's desired outcome.
Dr Mike Ryan
Conference Chair, MilCIS
For the past 12 years, Consec has provided a faultless management service, both in the preparation for the event as well as its conduct over three days. Their general management and financial management are both excellent, playing a very proactive part in rolling over exhibitors and sponsors between years, identifying new sponsorship and exhibition opportunities, as well as in the advertising for registrations in new markets. Their communications plan is extensive and is a significant contributor to the success of the conference.
Although the conference runs for three days, Consec manages some seven days of operation, from the build of the exhibition the exhibitors bumping out at the end. Their venue and logistics management is excellent, providing perfectly balanced interfaces among all parties, ensuring that all conference activities are coordinated and flow smoothly. There has never been, in any of the last 12 events, any issue related to printing, marketing, venue, catering, audio visual or exhibition build.
As well as managing venue and logistics, Consec staff provide excellent service throughout the conference, whether it is in a smooth registration service, coordination of conference services, or responding to any requests. They are friendly, efficient and effective—representing the conference perfectly.
In summary, Consec plays a large part in the success of MilCIS and its annual growth—I can unreservedly recommend them for any large event of a similar nature.
The 2021 conference obviously posed many challenges in environment in which we all find ourselves at the moment. However, our decision to engage Consec certainly proved to the right one! The attendance at the virtual conference this year exceeded our wildest expectations. Working with the Consec team proved to be a dream – working through the requirements for the conference, the design and operation of the website for registrations and the operation of the portal on the days were all excellent, and our team are highly appreciative of all the efforts you and your team put in.
Since the conference numerous stakeholders have contacted me to say how much they enjoyed the event, and many of them complementing the highly professional nature of the production and the ease of use of the portal as key points.
Dr Tony Coles
Cheif Executive Officer, Audiology Australia
On behalf of Audiology Australia, I would like to thank you and your staff for the years of professional service that you have provided to Audiology Australia to manage our biennial national conference. Your dedication to the task and your infectious enthusiasm in delivering our national conference was without reproach.
From the design concept for each national conference through to the hosting of the event, your team was professional in their approach to the job and you always consulted closely with the Conference Chair to deliver the required outcome on time and on budget. No detail was over-looked, and the conference was always delivered to a high standard.
I would not hesitate to recommend your services.
Manager, National Fruit Fly Council
Pulling together an online national event in a short space of time is a very daunting proposition for anyone with limited experience in this area. The Consec team stepped in to our tight timeframes and provided a professional, friendly and responsive service which enabled us to deliver a high-quality and entertaining event while keeping our sanity intact! We have received many compliments on the quality of the online platform as well as the efficiency and competence of the supporting team who managed the presenters and technical components of our event. I would not hesitate to recommend Consec for online event management.
Dr Erandi L Hene Kankanamge
Co-Chair, 33rd Australasian Joint Conference on Artificial Intelligence (AI2020)
On behalf of the organising committee, I wanted to send you a quick thank you for your help with AI 2020. Your timely communication and assistance with the conference were great.
The conference ran smoothly from my perspective, but I am sure there were a lot of things your juggled behind scenes.
I have worked with Consec for an international IEEE conference that was supposed to run at the Convention Centre in a conventional face-2-face mode. COVID-19 has changed that. Within weeks, we needed to make tough decisions, respond fast to a new and unanticipated situation, adapt the budget and plan for a virtual platform to deliver the event. Consec's management and staff worked tirelessly to adapt to the situation. They executed the virtual event perfectly and created an environment that combines both pre-recorded and live presentations. The staff were managing moments with very high demand in a very professional and friendly manner. Few events such as COVID, and which can change the organisation of an event in a glimpse, define why it is vital to have a reliable PCO like Consec
Event Manager, Association of Heads of Independent Schools of Australia
AHISA has worked with the Consec team over a number of events now and can not fault the work they do. Their attention to detail is second to none and their timely service to our members and our internal team gives us a sense of confidence in their capability to deliver great events with us. They bring their wealth of expereince to everything they do and are always willing to share their expertise with you.
I would not hesitate to recommend them for any level of event management service you are looking for.
Execugifts has associated with Barry Neame and Consec - and Event Management for many years. During this time we have always found the Consec team to be very professional in all matters.
With all transactions, we have found that Consec's orders are always placed in a timely fashion, giving us ample time to meet the conference deadline, artwork is always provided in the correct format, allowing us to represent the conference and display sponsor logos correctly on all merchandise.
Consec's payments are consistently prompt which is greatly appreciated.
I would have no hesitation in recommending Barry and his team at Consec - Conference and Event Management to anyone organising a conference or event.