NZEA's vision is to provide leadership and representation to inspire a world class events industry.
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 Association's 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.
The current Board is made up of eight influential figures in the event landscape who give their time voluntarily in this governance role.
The NZEA is directed by a volunteer Board of events professionals representing a spread of expertise, sectors and geographical locations.
Our small but mighty management team includes our General Manager, Segolene de Fontenay and our 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.
NZEA is a member of:
Code of conduct
The New Zealand Events Association represents the highest levels of professional and ethical behaviour in the New Zealand events industry. This association has adopted these Principles of Professional and Ethical Conduct and its members use them as standards of honourable behaviour by which they may evaluate their relationships with their clients, sponsors, suppliers, volunteers and colleagues.
COVID-19 advocacy and industry updates
Appropriate working hours for Event workers (February 2020)
Appropriate Working Hours for Event Workers?
Drug Testing at Festivals (February 2020)
Drug Testing at Festivals
Improving perceptions of event industry careers (May 2019)
Does the events industry need a similar Careers' initiative to the Tourism sector?