NZEA's vision is to provide leadership and representation to inspire a world class events industry.
The NZEA is directed by a volunteer Board of events professionals representing a spread of expertise, sectors and geographical locations.
The Board's resources include valued subcommittees, a management
representative and an
Association Administrator, Wendy Wilson.
Our Regional Reps are NZEA's eyes and ears in your local industry. Contact your local Regional Rep to find out about NZEA activity in your region, and connect with your local events industry professionals.
If you are interested in partnering with us to provide benefits for the New Zealand events industry, we'd love to hear from you. Contact us.
The association and its members have adopted these principles of professional and ethical conduct as standards of behavior by which they may evaluate their relationships with their clients, sponsors, suppliers, volunteers and colleagues. All existing and new members agree to these standards.NZEA Code of Conduct
The NZEA is a voluntary organisation formed under the Incorporated Societies Act 1908 on 12 September 2005. The Association was established as the New Zealand Association of Event Professionals (NZAEP) in response to industry demand for a recognised body to represent the burgeoning events industry in New Zealand.
The NZAEP's founding principle was to bring professionals together to focus on the industry as a whole and to act as a voice for that industry and its members. This recognised the need for the Association and the need for education to ensure the highest standards of event delivery.
The founding Board was appointed as part of the initial set up of the Association. The current Board is made up of influential figures in the event landscape who are practitioners with credibility and respect in the industry.
In 2017, members voted to change the Association's name to the New Zealand Events Association, to better reflect the ever-increasing breadth of the New Zealand events industry.