Chris compering for Spark Digital

Chris Lam Sam is the first-class event host you seek.

With over two decades of experience in the corporate entertainment and events industry, Chris ensures the aspirations of his clients are always delivered memorably.

Chris can expertly deliver customised content for:

  • Weddings

  • Fundraisers

  • Award ceremonieS

  • Exhibition openings

  • christmas functionS

  • multi-day conferencES

  • large-scale family eventS

  • corporate sponsor nights

  • festivals, showcases, & EXpo’s

Chris’ style is professional, welcoming, and interactive, commanding audiences with heart and humour where appropriate for the occasion.

His previous clients include the Museum of New Zealand Te Papa, Spark Digital, Westfield NZ, The Jim Henson Legacy, and the New Zealand Symphony Orchestra.


Book Chris today and make your next event extraordinary!

Here's what others say ...

'One of the best Master Of Ceremonies we've ever worked with.'
— Hamish McKeich, Associate Conductor of the New Zealand Symphony Orchestra

'Your role as Master of Muppet Ceremonies made our time in Wellington such a pleasure. We couldn’t have felt more welcome and Jim Henson more celebrated in your lovely city.'
— Bonnie Erickson, Head Muppet Designer for Jim Henson, and first President of The Jim Henson Legacy

‘Thanks again for a fantastic corporate Christmas event! Everyone I spoke to really enjoyed themselves and I’ve had some raving feedback about your performance and quizzes! It was brilliant!’
— Kristin De Sousa, Business Development Executive, Museum of New Zealand Te Papa

'The NZ Respiratory Conference has been taking place annually for many years. Our aim in 2015 was to make it different from all other health conferences. Having Chris on board was certainly the best decision we made. He brought a "breath of fresh air" to the event, his professionalism and passion shone through and was commented on by several of the delegates, with one of our presenters being heard to say, “I have been to many health conferences and he is the best MC I have heard.”’
 — Teresa Demetriou, GM – Education & Research, Asthma and Respiratory Foundation NZ

‘Chris has been the MC for an arts festival we organised which he did with finesse and aplomb. Without doubt, hiring Chris in this capacity would be a great decision. I could not recommend him more highly.’
— Paul Blackman, CEO of Nurturing Young Minds Ltd.

‘Was a real pleasure working with you on the Emergency Services Expo. You’re always so well prepared while still flexible and able to adapt on the fly to change on the day. Makes our job so much easier!’
— Fiona Strachan, Engagement Manager, Museum of New Zealand Te Papa

‘Thank you for an extraordinary presentation on Saturday night in your capacity as compere. You brought professionalism, engagement and warmth in a way that I don’t think we have experienced before and we are very grateful. If I may say so, one of the loveliest things is that someone who is so able and creative in a number of ways also exhibits values of integrity, humility and an ability to work with a team. Those are truly special qualities.’
— Robert Brace, Chairman of Porirua Christmas at the Park Trust

‘MC Chris Lam Sam ... the audience was well served. They began on command cheering in a careful piano and built to enthusiastic double forte in a laughing response to his exhortations to cheeeeer more loudly, and an exercise in counting the 1 2 3 of a waltz rhythm was made enormous fun as he produced his kazoo, and sounded the Blue Danube waltz as the audience shouted their sectional beats. The participation drew a huge audience response, and their mood for appreciating the music, all classical, drawn from significant composers from Bizet to Tchaikovsky, was enthusiastically positive.
— Sam Edwards, 2017 'Sunset Symphony' Concert Reviewer for The Waikato Times.

Chris Lam Sam and his Muppet suit
© 2017 Abbie Dorrington / Big Event Photography

© 2017 Abbie Dorrington / Big Event Photography

© 2018 Abbie Dorrington | Big Mark & Co

© 2018 Abbie Dorrington | Big Mark & Co