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Did you know we can arrange your company conference or incentive?

HOT Events is New Zealand's most comprehensive Conference and Incentive Event Management Company. Our talented team creates and delivers exceptional conference and incentive programmes and events. Skilled logistics and creative thinking ensure complete event management solutions – from clever ideas, contract negotiations, budgeting, to group travel co-ordination. Our events and groups specialists will find you the solution.

Contact the team by calling +64 3 371 6816 or emailing

house of travel Shelley AtkinsonVictoria Wales
Business Director

Unmatched in her lifetime experience within the conference and incentive travel industry, Victoria heads-up HOT Events and truly delights in delivering fantastic results for our clients. 

Making magic happen is Victoria’s specialty.  She understands what is required to deliver top experiences for delegates and incentive visitors.  In high demand by both clients and colleagues alike, Victoria is keen to share her skills and works closely with the team to ensure every part of a programme, from concept to delivery, is exceptional.

Although Victoria’s hospitality management studies included chef training  – it doesn’t mean she does a lot of it now – preferring to hunt out the latest wining and dining options in town.  She does bring this knowledge to the table when hosting groups on or off shore – ensuring the venue is the ideal place for the specific’s group’s requirements. With her wicked sense of humour and her reputation as a people’s person, Victoria is committed in delivering first class service to her clients

Stuart LatimerStuart Latimer

Travel has been in Stuart’s blood since the big OE at age 21.

Over the years a passion for luxury small ship cruises has developed and Stuart specialises in escorting taylor made small group hosted tours throughout the Mediterranean and always incorporating a carefully chosen cruise into the tour.

Interestingly, Stuart was one of those who just couldn’t imagine himself aboard a cruise ship and after quite some convincing, he took his first and hasn’t looked back and now is now a huge advocate of the right cruise line and specific ship to suit the client’s needs.

A love of cars and driving and with years of experience on the roads throughout Europe, he has been able to take his clients to visit many of the smaller villages and vineyards throughout France and Italy which would not be seen by larger tour groups on big coaches.

A keen interest in food and wine is always at the heart of Stuart’s small group tours and the appeal to like-minded travellers means that his tours sell out quickly and are often made up of repeat clients/friends.

Nicole Bass

Nicole Bass

Nicole brings to the team a wealth of international knowledge from travels through Europe and living in London, Nicole has the European flare!

Nicole is dedicated to researching for the events she works on – from deciding on the perfect centrepiece to working with the MC ensuring the message for the conference is delivered to maximum impact. Nicole is a real people person who gets on with everyone and that’s why she loves working in this industry . . . It’s all about the people, food and experiences . . .

Being a real “foodie” herself in her downtime she’ll be out checking out the latest restaurant offerings in town.

house of travel Lynne PhillipsLynne Phillips

Lynne has over 25 years of experience working in all facets of the travel industry, so when it comes to Event organization and management, she has all areas covered! Her calm approach to any task whether big or small, instils assurance of a job surpassing all expectations.

Lynne’s passion for travel, sport and cuisine are reflected in her enthusiasm for her career and the events that she organizes. As a key member of New Zealand Olympic Travel, coordinating major events such as the upcoming 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo, Lynne ensures a seamless job from start to finish.

house of travel Danielle Jelley

Danielle Jelley

If Danielle is not organizing, negotiating or managing an event, she is found travelling to some far off destination, and this is truly where her passion lies; in experiencing the thrill of new cultures, new conversations and new ways of life. Being an active leader of The New Zealand Olympic Travel, coordinating major events such as the upcoming Olympics Tokyo2020; certainly demonstrates Danielle’s ability to tackle any task with confidence.

house of travel Louise Stephens

Louise Stephens

Our sports specialist. Louise has been in the travel industry for the past 19 years, if anyone has been there and done that - it has to be Louise. Her international knowledge and experience is wide-ranging and her logistical and organisational skills are exceptional.   We like to describe Louise as an 'over-the-top perfectionist' because of the immaculate way she gets any job done. Lou keeps the office on their toes and enjoys keeping things tidy and in order just like she does her work.

IvanaIvana Moreton

Ivana is our newest team member and has jumped in head first to the busy world of events.

Completing her studies at Victoria University with a Bachelor of Tourism Management, Ivana is now putting all the hard work into practice with the team.

Ivana loves exploring different countries and learning about other cultures; her favourite place to visit is Fiji and her bucket list place to go is too see the Northern lights in Finland and stay at Kakslauttanen.

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