Why join NZEA?

NZEA membership makes a powerful statement about your commitment to best practice, continuing professional development and the future of our world class events industry.

NZEA members enjoy:

Leadership and information:

NZEA keeps you informed with news, leadership and advocacy on key event industry issues. Our monthly Events Update publication, special bulletins on advocacy issues, and calendar of events mean you are kept up to date and empowered to make a difference.


It's who you know! Build connections that make things happen through our events, networking opportunities, online member directory and social media communities. Members also receive notifications of industry jobs and opportunities.

Connect globally: NZEA members receive complimentary membership of the International Festivals and Events Association (IFEA).

Inspiration and education:

New ideas, inspiration and continuing professional development from our calendar of learning programmes. Our annual seminar series, conference, Awards Dinner and networking events are heavily discounted for members.


Increase profile and gain recognition for your hard work. Our Annual Awards and Bursaries programmes celebrate the best and brightest in the business.


Search our member database, connect with volunteers, or take advantage of our guidelines and templates – members enjoy free access to our member tools and resources.

Membership Packages:
Support the Industry Body to advocate on key issues affecting the events sector
Support the Industry Body to promote the significant social, cultural, and economic value of events sector
IFEA (International Festivals and Events Association - US based) Reciprocal Membership
FREE notification of Industry jobs and career opportunities
FREE online entry to guidelines and resources
Entry in online Member Directory
Discounted networking events
Discounted Seminars
Discounted entry to the Eventing the Future conference
Discounted entry to Annual Awards
Discounted fee for advertising jobs and career opportunities
Discounted rates for advertising on websites and newsletters
NZEA Facebook - 1 x Annual promotion
NZEA Events Update - 1 x Advert and 'introduction' text
NZEA Email Blast - 1 x Promotion packaged with non-competitors
NZEA website - Ad Block - 1 x month roving impressions
Loyalty Card qualification - requires discount to NZEA members
Membership Rates:

Membership is based on the number of staff employed in events within your organisation. If you are a sole trader or contractor, an individual membership option is available. Membership benefits are available to all nominated staff and are transferable within an organisation.

NZEA membership term runs for 12 months from the date of joining.

Membership Type Membership Fee (12 months)
INDIVIDUAL (contractor only) $150.00
ORGANISATION 1-6 members $425.00
ORGANISATION 7-10 members $900.00
ORGANISATION 11-20 members $1500.00
ORGANISATION more than 21 members $2000.00
SUPPLIER (see below for Supplier benefits) $795.00
STUDENT (Individual) $50.00

All fees are exclusive of GST.

For more information on membership see our membership brochure or contact us on info@nzea.co

Code of Conduct:

The New Zealand Events Association represents the highest levels of professional and ethical behavior 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 honorable behavior by which they may evaluate their relationships with their clients, sponsors, suppliers, volunteers and colleagues. Download the NZEA Code of Conduct.

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