A full service creative event management company.


We don't do ordinary, we burst through boundaries.


We use fresh thinking and a flexible approach to all events.


We add a dash of creative genius.


We blend creativity and innovation to build your event vision.


We deliver exceptional events. Every time.

The Method

Shaken or stirred? Our approach is flexible, our thinking is fresh, and our process is transparent.
From corporate retreats and awards dinners, to conferences, exhibitions and virtual events, our Event Managers blend creativity and innovation to build your event vision.

We make event registration as easy as possible, for you and your delegates. We will design a seamless registration process for your next event that suits your specific requirements, is effortless for your delegates, and has a reporting system that gives you access to all the vital information you require.

Activities Programmes

From onsite conference or incentive activities, to pre and post tours, field trips, or partner programmes - we excel in organising bespoke experiences throughout New Zealand that will engage and inspire. Our experienced and knowledgable team can develop a bespoke programme that will create lasting memories for your guests.

Corporate Retreats

Whether your executive team need some time out of the office to work on strategic plans for the company, or you want to connect remote teams in person -  we are experts in matching clients with the ideal destination, venue, and immersive experiences to meet their requirements.


To ensure the success of your next exhibition, expo or tradeshow we can help develop an engaging event; from concept, venue sourcing, floor plans, securing and managing sponsors and exhibitors, to Health & Safety management, marketing, site builds and onsite management.  

Abstract Management

For our academic, scientific, or medical clients requiring submission of abstracts as part of a technical programme; we can set up a bespoke online submission system that allows easy access for review, feedback and management, so minimising your own administration efforts on these tasks.

Awards Dinners

Let us make your next Awards event a sensational one. Our team will work with you to create a memorable function from event and ceremony design right through to on site staging of your award ceremony - allowing you and your colleagues to sit back and enjoy the evening.

Virtual Events

When you are not able to meet in person we can facilitate virtual or hybrid events that will deliver an interactive and engaging event experience. We embrace new platforms and concepts while understanding and maintaining the vital elements that ensure a great meeting event.


Comprehensive conference and event management with personalised professional service throughout; from concept design to full delivery of your personalised conference experience. Lime & Soda are highly skilled and experienced Professional Conference Organisers (PCO).

Association Secretariat

Professional services for small and medium-sized associations and not-for-profit organisations. If you have staffing gaps we can help with practical support to streamline your workload.  Engage our experienced team to manage your administration, communication, member management, and event coordination to save you valuable time.

Product Launches

Creativity holds no bounds when we design product launches. We will ensure all elements are memorable and custom-made for you and your new products or brands to make sure you grab the attention of your clients or stakeholders and stand out in the marketplace.

The Ingredients

It takes some sparkling ingredients to create fresh events.
We’re comfortable being the geniuses behind the scenes, but sometimes people want to know who we are too.

Lee Picken

General Manager - Events

021 898 314


I'm highly pleased to have joined such an expert group of professionals at the Leisure Time Group; and the exciting MICE divisions of Lime & Soda and Vokali. The team that I'm leading has a combined experience that has ensured the success of hundreds (if not thousands) of highly successful Meetings, Incentives, Conferences and Exhibitions.

Marianne Rowley

Senior Event Manager

021 965 640


Hey!  I’m Marianne, Senior Events Manager for Lime and Soda.  With over 25 years in the Events industry my purpose is to make your next event successful and memorable for all who attend.  I have been lucky enough to have organised events all over the world which has added to my appetite for travel.

In my spare time I love to cook for family and friends and I can’t wait to continue my travels to see those places I have yet to experience.

Tess Frampton

Event Manager

027 872 7220


Kia ora! I’m Tess. I love bringing my clients ideas to life and delivering experiences that will inspire and excite. I have worked on a wide variety of events both in Aotearoa and London.

Scott Mehrtens

Managing Director

09 214 7440


Kia ora! I’m Scott – Managing Director of Lime & Soda, and the wider Leisure Time Group of travel and events brands. I’ve many MANY years of experience in this sector (we’ll gloss over the big numbers but check out the early onset grey hairs!) and still love to ‘roll up my sleeves’ to help clients have amazing travel and event experiences.

Will Andrews

Chief Operating Officer

021 247 1554


I'm delighted to join Leisure Time Group and look forward to helping bring future successes across the nine brand divisions, including the Meetings, Incentives, Conferences and Events teams of Lime & Soda and Vokali.

Vicki Annison

Sales & Marketing Manager

07 595 0565


I’m Vicki, Sales & Marketing Manager for Lime & Soda and Leisure Time Group. My work life has been marketing, events and tourism for as long as I can remember! I still get that buzz being involved in creating amazing event and travel experiences for our clients. Outside of work I enjoy... travel and events – what a surprise!

Graham Brown

Marketing Specialist

07 847 8258


Kathy Duff

Group Accountant

07 847 8258


I'm pleased to be joining the forward thinking and exponentially growing Leisure Time Group with the financial management of all nine Group Divisions; especially with the highly successful Meetings, Incentives, Conferences and Exhibitions divisions of Lime & Soda and Vokali.

Andrea Browne

Accounts Assistant

07 847 5495


Hi I’m Andrea, Accounts Assistant for Lime & Soda and the Leisure Time Group. I love working with numbers and solving puzzles! Outside of the office I enjoy traveling around NZ with my husband in our motorhome, working out at the gym or cycling and creating gardens.

The Happy Customers

The contact details

For a conference, incentive, or business event that’s refreshingly different, talk to us.

Phone: 09 214 7440