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.

Our People

Board Members

The NZEA is directed by a volunteer Board of events professionals representing a spread of expertise, sectors and geographical locations.

Meet the NZEA Board

Management Team

Our small but mighty management team includes our General Manager, Segolene de Fontenay and our Association Administrator, Wendy Wilson.

Management Team

Regional Reps

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.

Meet the NZEA Regional Reps


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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:

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CINZ Silver Member High Res

Code of conduct

The NZ 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.

NZEA Code of Conduct

2020-21 NZEA Year in Review

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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?

Advocating for events in ticket scalping issues (March & April 2019)
Advocating on ticket scalping issues
Last chance for ticket scalping feedback

Advocating for events in tourism strategy (February 2019)
Update on Tourism Strategy review
Advocating for events in tourism strategy