Finalists Announced

And the finalists are...

NZEA are thrilled to announce the very worthy finalists of the 2019 NZEA New Zealand Event Awards!

Best Arts or Cultural Event 2019 - Sponsored by Fresh Info

  • Auckland Lantern Festival
    Auckland Tourism Events and Economic Development
  • Matariki Festival 2019
    Auckland Council
  • Te Matatini ki te Ao 2019
    Te Matatini Society Incorporated
  • Terracotta Warriors Event Programme
    Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa

Best Community Event 2019 - Sponsored by Sidekicker

  • Akarua Arrowtown Autumn Festival
    Arrowtown Autumn Festival Society Incorporated
  • Band Together
    University of Canterbury
  • Femmepire
    Delight Events
  • Highlight: Carnival of Lights
    Hutt City Council
  • TEDxChristchurch 2019
    Missing Link Consultants
  • Wheels at Wanaka
  • Wheels at Wanaka Charitable Trust

Best Corporate Event 2019

  • Building Nations 2019
    Infrastructure New Zealand
  • New Zealand International Business Awards
    New Zealand Trade and Enterprise
  • Samsung Note 9 Launch Event
    Copper Brand Experiences & Wunderman Thompson
  • Southern SaaS 2019
    Callaghan Innovation

Best Event Sponsorship 2019

  • ASB Auckland Marathon
    ASB
  • Balloons over Waikato - The ZURU Nightglow
    Balloons over Waikato Trust
  • Grow 2019: Boma New Zealand's Agri Summit
    Boma New Zealand
  • Vertical Pursuit
    SkyCity Auckland

Best International Event 2019 - Sponsored by Eventfinda

  • 2019 HSBC New Zealand Sevens
    New Zealand Rugby & 37 South Events
  • Building Nations Symposium 2019
    Infrastructure New Zealand
  • PHAROS
    Live Nation
  • UCI Track Cycling World Cup
    Cycling New Zealand

Best Local Government Event 2019 - Sponsored by Eventfinda

  • Auckland Diwali Festival
    Auckland Tourism Events and Economic Development
  • Building Nations Symposium 2019
    Infrastructure New Zealand
  • Highlight: Carnival of Lights
    Hutt City Council
  • House of Travel Botanic D'Lights
    Christchurch City Council
  • Kumutoto ReCut 2019
    Wellington City Council
  • Tauranga's Armistice Centenary Commemorations: Field of Remembrance, Homecoming Exhibition and Centenary Service
    Tauranga City Council

Best Music or Entertainment Event 2019 - Sponsored by ATEED

  • Eminem Rapture 2019
    Wellington Regional Stadium Trust
  • Highlight: Carnival of Lights
    Hutt City Council
  • Mardi Gras - Ohakune
    Audiology Touring
  • One Love 2019
    Pato Entertainment
  • PHAROS
    Live Nation
  • Second Unit - What Will You Do in the Shadows
    Tāwhiri
  • SkyCity New Year's Eve
    SkyCity Auckland

Best Not-for-profit or Cause-related Event 2019

  • Firefighter Sky Tower Stair Challenge
    SkyCity Auckland
  • Harcourts Dancing for Hospice
    Rotorua Community Hospice
  • Oxfam Trailwalker
    Oxfam New Zealand
  • Tour of New Zealand
    Tour of New Zealand Management Co. Ltd
  • You Are Us - Aroha Nui
    Live Nation & Eccles Entertainment

Best Regional or National Event 2019 - Sponsored by Eventfinda

  • Air New Zealand Hawke's Bay International Marathon
    IRONMAN Group
  • Anchor AIMS Games
    AIMS Games Trust & Tauranga City Council
  • ASB Auckland Marathon
    IRONMAN Group
  • CINZ MEETINGS 2019
    Conventions & Incentives New Zealand
  • Hot Springs T20 Christchurch Black Clash
    Duco Events
  • The Hi-Tech Awards
    The Hi-Tech Trust

Best Sports Event 2019 - Sponsored by Fresh Info

  • 2019 HSBC New Zealand Sevens
    New Zealand Rugby & 37 South Events
  • Anchor AIMS Games
    AIMS Games Trust & Tauranga City Council
  • Cadbury Netball Series
    Netball New Zealand
  • Hot Springs T20 Christchurch Black Clash
    Duco Events
  • IRONMAN New Zealand
    IRONMAN Group

Best Emerging Event Professional 2019 - Sponsored by NZICC

  • Briar Jones
    MOTAT (Museum of Transport and Technology)
  • Charlotte Meiklejohn
    Dunedin Marathon
  • Lisa Hampe
    Auckland Zoo
  • Simone Pakieto
    Auckland Tourism Events and Economic Development

Best Established Event Professional 2019 - Sponsored by NZICC

  • Carla Steed
    Hutt City Council
  • Andy Gollings
    Red Badge Group
  • Sally Bunce
    Infrastructure New Zealand

Best Event Sponsorship Professional 2019 - Sponsored by ATEED

Winner to be announced at the NZEA New Zealand Event Awards Gala Evening

Best Design & Build 2019

  • National Fieldays 2019
    DE Group Limited
  • The Sephora Beauty Bus
    DARKHORSE

Best Event Marketing 2019

  • Hot Spring Spas T20 Christchurch Black Clash
    Duco Events
  • IRONMAN New Zealand
    IRONMAN Group
  • Paintvine Paint and Wine Events
    Paintvine
  • ZM's FLOAT
    NZME

Best Food Experience - Sponsored by ATEED

Winner to be announced at the NZEA New Zealand Event Awards Gala Evening

Best Supplier 2019 - Sponsored by NZICC

  • Lux Productions for the New Zealand Arts Foundation Ball 2019
  • Sidekicker for The All Blacks Game at Westpac Stadium
  • Red Badge Group for the You are Us/ Aroha Nui Concert, Christchurch

Best Venue 2019 - Sponsored by Sidekicker

  • Westpac Stadium for Te Matatini ki te Ao 2019 and Eminem Rapture 2019
    Wellington Regional Stadium Trust
  • Claudelands for Hospice Waikato and Montana Food & Events Bucket List Banquet
    H3
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