The annual MERGA Conference is an important event for mathematics education researchers and the 42nd conference attracted some 240 delegates from Australia, New Zealand, Asia, Europe and the USA. A further 160 delegates also attended the Teachers’ Day immediately prior to the main conference. From the outset, the organising committee had no hesitation in engaging Promaco Conventions as our conference organiser and we are delighted with their contribution. Whilst the committee was responsible for the organisation of the academic program and associated aspects, Promaco handled the managerial side of the conference. This included setting up and managing the conference website, handling registrations and paper submissions, attracting and liaising with sponsors and caterers, and a host of other tasks that constitute the running of a large conference. During the conference itself, Promaco staff were on hand to support delegates and the committee.
The organising committee sincerely thanks Grace, Suzanne and Frederique who were always available and were extremely well organised. We were most impressed with their expertise and with the efficient and approachable manner in which they went about their business. They made the complex process of organising a major conference into an enjoyable experience. Our view is supported by highly positive feedback from the MERGA executive and conference delegates. We have no hesitation in recommending Promaco Conventions as a very professional conference manager.