About Revel Events

Introducing Revel Events

Revel Events delivers one-of-a-kind corporate and community events in Christchurch and Canterbury.

Our story began in 2012, when we created Revel Events to help bring fun, colourful, vibrant community events to the people of Christchurch.

Our first event was Holi Festival and it was a bigger success than even we had imagined. We were so inspired by the incredible support for this event that we started planning how to make the next year’s event even bigger and brighter. Since then, we have introduced other community events to the city and created new ones too.

We have started events from scratch, identifying community needs and acting on them, such as the Holi Festival. We have also taken established events, then reviewed and revitalised them with a new approach and new suppliers, such as the Diwali Festival.

As well as community events, we have expanded our offering to help conceptualise and execute exceptional corporate, Council and government events.

We can provide any level of support for any event. For some projects, this means managing total event production and logistics – for others it might just be planning or the operational logistics on the day. We have a team of experienced professionals, as well as an established network of suppliers and vendors to help implement any requirement.

Regardless of the type of occasion, or number of attendees, our focus is on delivering a quality event, planned with thought and precision, and delivered seamlessly. We also pride ourselves on bringing that little bit extra – a new idea for an interesting activation or an element of surprise to ensure the event is fresh, exciting and memorable.

Our one-off project events have been a hit, and our annual events continue to grow and evolve each year, attracting crowds, quality performers, and strong corporate sponsorship and support.

We look forward to helping you elevate your event to the next level.

Hitesh Sharma

Director

​Hitesh has over 15 years experience in event management.

Hitesh started his events career in India, managing large scale events, with attendance in the thousands, before coming to Christchurch to study Event Management at Ara (formerly Christchurch Polytechnic Institute of Technology).

After graduating, he worked with the Christchurch City Council on some of the city’s biggest and most well-known public events, including Classical Sparks, the Guy Fawkes fireworks display and Ellerslie Flower Show. He has also worked on key projects, such as the Rugby World Cup, Investec Super Rugby tournaments and one-day international cricket matches with VBase – one of New Zealand’s biggest venue management companies. Since taking up his role at Ara, he has managed over 10 graduation ceremonies and over 30 public open days.

Hitesh is passionate about bringing people and communities together with events. For him, the most important elements to deliver a successful event are to pinpoint the purpose of the event, have a detailed plan, communicate clearly, and have a follow-up plan.

Hitesh has a Graduate Diploma in Event Management, and a Bachelor of Commerce (Hons). He is also South Island Head of the India New Zealand Business Council, which promotes New Zealand businesses to an international audience.

Dana Fulton

Events Production Advisor

​Dana knows the Christchurch and Canterbury events scene well.

She has worked for venue management company Vbase as a host at various events held at AMI Stadium, Horncastle Arena, the Air Force Museum of New Zealand and Hagley Oval, including cricket and rugby games, concerts and corporate events

She has also worked for the Christchurch City Council as an activities and events crew member at Graham Condon Recreation and Sports Centre.

While studying, Dana worked on Streets for People in collaboration with Revel Events before officially joining the team in 2018 – an event that is still one of her career highlights.

As a real people-person, Dana loves that events give her the opportunity to meet lots of different people in various capacities. She also loves the variety offered by working on events – from a small corporate function one week to a massive outdoor festival the next. Always up for a challenge, she believes there is nothing more rewarding than putting in the hard yards to see the finished product of an awesome, successful event and happy client.

Dana has a Bachelor of Arts and a Graduate Diploma in Event Management.

Strategic Advisors

We work with a number of mentors, strategic advisors and expert consultants, including:

Bhav Dhillon
Honorary Consul of India
Gareth Williamson
Airline Development Manager, Christchurch International Airport
Karine Legeay-Fisher
Commercial and Operations Manager, Christchurch Convention and Exhibition Centre Project
Kate Flower
Director, Student and Stakeholder Engagement, Lincoln University