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Oct 17

Creating that Special Event – The Essential Tools for Success

October 17, 2023 @ 9:30 am - 12:30 pm

$375.00 – $495.00

Tuesday 17th October 2023 9:30am - 12:30pm


Events are back on the agenda. If you are responsible for organising events  and have been wondering how to create an event that delivers your objectives with flair, on time, on budget with minimal stress, then this one day workshop is for you. 

Events can be challenging as you do not have a chance to rewind or say ‘cut’ to start again. There are no second chances. 

In this interactive training session, you will learn a bit of theory to back your thinking through to producing a project plan and how to deal with media attending (or not attending) your event. In one day, you will learn the key elements of creating a successful event.

Key content

  • What health and safety measures are essential today
  • How to find creative solutions on a limited budget
  • Producing a Project Management Plan that includes the budget
  • How to work with the media at your event
  • You will become more confident in your thinking and actions when making important decisions about your event
  • No matter how big or how intimate your event is, you will have the skills to deliver an event that accomplishes your goals

This course will be held online and links will be provided the day prior. Please check your spam box in case our email is incorrectly filed.

Your presenter is..

Kathy Cunningham APR 

Kathy Cunningham has 30 years’ experience in directing successful events in New York City as well as in New Zealand. Kathy founded empire PR and has managed large iconic events including the Devonport Food and Wine Festival, Star Alliance sponsorship of APEC, the first carbon neutral event in NZ with the Auckland Seafood Festival and the launch of New Zealand Book Month. Additional successful events include the premiere in NZ of ‘Everest’ for IMAX, opening Cadbury World in Dunedin, PR for the very first Hilton Hotel in NZ and award winning charity events for The Blind Foundation. Kathy co-wrote the syllabus for and taught the Integrated Marketing Communications paper at AUT and advices clients including Brook Serene, Finistere Ventures and PPR on Event Management, Media Relations and Marketing initiatives. Kathy currently lives in Whanganui where she was responsible for the New Zealand Masters Games and Artists Open Studios events and travels regularly for clients and pleasure.


October 17, 2023
9:30 am - 12:30 pm
$375.00 – $495.00






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