News and Issues

COVID-19 industry impact survey & latest update

13 March 2020

COVID-19 is top of mind for many of us as the World Health Organisation declared the global crisis a pandemic yesterday. The New Zealand events sector has started to see the impact with cancellations and postponements of events, yet we are still unsure at this stage where COVID-19 will take our industry.

NZEA is working closely with central government in order to assess the situation and what kind of sector support may be required.

In that regard, we'd appreciate a few minutes of your time to complete this survey so we can get a sense of COVID-19's impact on the events sector to date and share these insights with the government.

The more information we have, the more specific and effective we can be in our advocacy for the sector. Please feel free to share this survey with other industry professionals.

We would appreciate your prompt feedback on this survey by COB, Wednesday 18 March.

Please click here to take the survey


Staying informed & useful resources

13 March 2020

Further to our two previous updates on COVID-19, our advice remains the same. We encourage event professionals to keep an eye on the Ministry of Health's website, to follow their advice for public events and mass gatherings, whilst taking time to understand and plan for future impacts on your business.

NZEA's two previous COVID-19 updates contain useful links and resources to assist:
https://nzea.co/news/2020/03/covid-19-staying-informed-useful-resources/
https://nzea.co/news/2020/02/covid-19-staying-informed-useful-resources/

Warm regards,
Ségolène de Fontenay
General Manager, NZEA