"I have worked with Shelley Cunningham on several events over the past five years now. I find Shelley to be professional and motivated in all the work she undertakes. Shelley has an exceptional understanding of and knowledge of the New Zealand Conference industry."

"I have been working with Shelley Cunningham for over 18 years now in both her previous roles at Convention Management New Zealand and prior to that Crowne Plaza Auckland. I have always found that her level of passion/enthusiasm and eye for detail surpasses a lot of competitors in her league of work. Shelley has always delivered every event to the highest level the industry has seen. Her friendly manner and can do attitude towards myself, my team has made my job a lot easier, and my external entertainers enjoy working with her.I thoroughly enjoy working with Shelley and have no hesitation in recommending her to any potential customers that may be looking for her level of expertise".

Thank you Shelley – for making this such an “effortless, stress free” event for me as the Lead Project Manager.  Shelley allowed me to be relaxed and enjoy the festivities with vital stakeholders without having to worry about ANYTHING, her event management was OUTSTANDING!  And honestly gave me the confidence to just enjoy the day with all my peers and Accordo family.  You delivered on expectations and your promise and truly made me look good to  my peers and the Accordo Family – I am endebted to you for this and look forward to the working with you on the next Accordo event!

"I wanted to say thanks for doing a fantastic job, rescuing us when Jamie resigned only a few months out from Conference. You rapidly got on top of what is really 3-4 related events rather than just a conference  i.e.  – a trade exhibition and bus display, a conference, and a couple of medium sized conference dinners with just a wee bit of entertainment. I appreciated that you turned your hand to whatever was needed and continued to push to sign up more buses and trade stand right to the end, even when your focus needed to be on other details.  And as well got your head around the exhibitors requirements which are not always straightforward for someone from outside of the industry. You did an awesome job and the whole event ran more smoothly and more professionally than I could have hoped.  A big 10/10, and that is a top score from someone is isn’t generally convinced of the value PCO add!  And it was less stressful, fun to organise oh and I think we have done better than break even."

"Thank you so much for last night. Your professionalism and expertise was fantastic to have on hand and if in doubt I knew to just look for you and you would be there.. You were a pleasure to work with and I look forward to next year."


"I have worked with Shelley Cunningham on the past five years annual conferences as the client and have found her engaging, prepared and focused. Her passion, personal delivery, knowledge, enthusiasm and integrity build trust and rapport therefore Shelley develops strong relationships easily and quickly.  In addition to those already mentioned I would use the following to describe Shelley - hardworking, smart-working, extremely driven and dedicated to the success of others as well as herself. A leader and a thinker. "