Summit Events was set up by owner and operator Craig Gallagher in 2011 as an event management and marketing company.  Growing up in the UK, Craig became the Venue Manager at Catton Hall Shooting Ground, which is one of the leading outdoor facility centres in the Northwest of the UK. After travelling through Australia and New Zealand, Craig settled in Methven, Canterbury, where he began his NZ career organising and managing several large scale events and festivals, including several in Auckland. He relocated to 'The Adventure Capital of NZ', Queenstown, where he grew the business to what it is today.


Driven for success, Craig has used Summit Events as the platform to deliver iconic events. Summit Events now provides the full package of HR for major events around NZ, including everything from ticketing to labour and site management to waste management.

Summit Events works on major events with suppliers year round, cementing strong established relationships.  No matter the time of day or night, Summit Events can contact those needed.

Depending where the event is Summit Events regularly pulls from a national pool of talent including Event Managers, Stage Managers and Creative Producers for event needs. 

Larger clients include the Ford Ranger NZ Rural Games, LUMA Light Festival and Queenstown Lakes District Council, and previously Queenstown Winter Festival.  More info>>

Summit Events contract with Queenstown Lakes District Council also includes the contract to deliver the Queenstown and Wanaka New Year's Eve celebrations. More info>>

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