Seminars, webinars & networking events

Virtual Networking Event

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Join your fellow members for a casual virtual networking session facilitated by the NZEA.

For members only, this is a chance to reconnect, discuss and share experiences from all around the country.

Mark your calendar for every second Thursday of the month at 4:30pm.

Next session: Thursday 12 May, 4:30pm to 5:30pm

Hosted by Rachael Saunders, NZEA Regional Rep for Auckland

NZEA Members Only - FREE

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Wellbeing Fireside Chat with Sarah McGuinness & Chris Hewitt

The issue we can’t afford to ignore.
It’s been a tough couple of years for everyone in the events industry to say the least, and now that we’re back in Orange and face-to-face events are coming back, it’s going to be challenging in a whole different way.

e’re moving from a state of having no events , to potentially having too many events  to cope with – and in many cases we’re managing this from a lower staffing level than before the pandemic. So what can we do to cope with the shift and avoid stress and potentially burnout? Sarah McGuinness and Chris Hewitt from Revolutionaries of Wellbeing will talk through some of the challenges of this new environment, and discuss some strategies to help both you and your teams manage effectively and sustain a sense of wellbeing.

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Sarah McGuinness, Founder/CEO - Revolutionaries of Wellbeing
Sarah advises senior leaders on how to build happy and healthy workplaces. She brings a wealth of knowledge and experience in corporate wellbeing and behaviour change and has supported well-known New Zealand brands to improve the wellbeing of their people.

Chris Hewitt, Commercial Partnerships Manager -  Revolutionaries of Wellbeing
Chris brings almost 15 years of experience in the professional development and events fields, with the last 7 spent managing a commercial portfolio of publications and events in the health, safety and wellbeing industry. He brings a wealth of programme management and commercial partnership experience, and has strong networks across the health, safety and wellbeing sectors both in New Zealand and overseas.

Date TBC

FREE for NZEA members
$25.00+GST for non-members

The post-covid hunt for talent!

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As the NZ events sector looks to restart, one of the biggest challenges will be attracting talent back to the sector. Bright stars of the pre-covid events scene have moved industries during the pandemic, and employers will need to be savvy to get them back - and secure brand new talent. Innovative employment approaches and ways of working are going to be more relevant than ever.

Ally Eastaugh, events recruitment specialist from Pohlen Partners will help you think outside the box to attract the right candidates:

  • the transferable skillsets to seek
  • the benefits to offer to
  • innovative employment approaches, and
  • the post-pandemic hybrid co-working world - what's in it for you and your staff?


Date TBC

FREE for NZEA members
$25.00+GST for non-members


Past activities

Webinar - Top Ten Event Trends with Georgie Stayches (May 2022)

Cvent Webinar: 10 Tricks to Take Your Webinars from Boring to Buzzworthy (April 2022)

Virtual Networking Event (April 2022)

Webinar - Australia's event recovery with Matt Pearce (March 2022)

Webinar - Planning your real-life comeback story with Andrew O'Loughlin (March 2022)

Virtual Networking Event (March 2022)

Webinar - Protecting our Crowded Places: Get your events ready (November 2021)

Webinar - Vaccine Pass and Verifier App: Get up to speed (November 2021)

Cvent Webinar - Virtual is here to stay (August 2021)

Webinar - Hybrid Events 101 with Terri van Schooten (July 2021)

Webinar - Health & Safety for Events with Michelle Macdonald (June 2021)

Seminar - Strategic Planning for your Event with Jon Tamihere-Kemeys (May 2021)

Webinar - Making it hard to say no! with Mike Wootton (May 2021)

Webinar - Privacy Law Changes & your Business with Richard Wells (February 2021)

Seminar & Networking: What Now & What Next? Panel discussion (February 2021)

Webinar - Making it hard to say no! with Mike Wootton (January 2021)

Networking event: Let's mingle, Tauranga (October 2020)

Industry Day 'Adapting to Change' (October 2020)

NZEA AGM 2020 (October 2020)

Networking event - Auckland (September 2020)

Networking event: Let's Mingle, Auckland (August 2020)

Networking event: Let's Mingle, Wellington (July 2020)

Webinar: COVID Considerations for your Safety Planning (June 2020)

Webinar - Connection in disconnection: How to hybridise your event (June 2020)

Webinar - Connection in disconnection: The five W's of going virtual (May 2020)

Cvent Webinar - Adapting and evolving your events in an ever-changing world (May 2020)

Webinar - Connection in disconnection: How to make virtual work for you? (April 2020)

Networking event - Cocoon House, Auckland (March 2020)

Experience Design for Events (February 2020)

Cvent Webinar - 2020 Event Trends and Impacts (February 2020)

Safeguarding your Event (October / November 2019)

Cvent Webinar - Event ROI on the fly! (September 2019)

Cvent Webinar - Back to Basics: Event Management Technology (July 2019)

Risk Management Module 2: Managing Third Parties and the Extended Workforce (June / July / September 2019)

Keeping up your Mojo (May / June 2019)

The Great New Zealand Event Tech Quiz (May / June 2019)

Game Changing Trends (March 2019)

Strategic Planning for Events (November 2018 & February / March 2019)

Marketing and Digital Media for Events (September 2018)

Managing Risk at your Event (July / August 2018)

Creating Winning Partnerships (May / June 2018)