Seminars & Networking Events

Managing Risk at your Event

Workshop with Health & Safety expert, Michelle Macdonald.

Health and safety for events is always a hot topic for our members. Each event's unique conditions, risks, and circumstances means a one size fits all approach just doesn't apply!

Michelle Macdonald is the Managing Director at All About People. They are specialist in health and safety and emergency management with experience working with events such as the Volvo Ocean Race Series, Pride Parade, Festival One, Rugby World Cup and smaller community events to name a few.

Michelle is passionate about de-coding workplace health and safety information, creating a culture of safety within a team and leading people towards 'lightbulb moments' and practical solutions. Michelle's hash tag is #keepclimbingtrees - it's all about keeping health and safety real and relevant.

Auckland & Tauranga workshops will also feature Stuart Hartley, event insurance expert, on hand to give you the rundown on mitigating event risk through insurance.

Tauranga: Tuesday 17 July, 2.00pm to 4.30pm
306 Cameron Road, Tauranga

Blenheim: Friday 20 July, 12.00pm to 2.30pm
ASB Theatre, Marlborough, 2 Hutcheson St, Blenheim

Dunedin: Monday 23 July, 10.30am to 1.00pm
Dunedin City Council Civic Centre, 50 The Octagon

Wellington: Wednesday 25 July, 10.30am to 1.00pm.
Lion Harbourview Lounge, Michael Fowler Centre

Auckland: Monday 27 August, 1.00pm to 4.00pm
MinterEllisonRuddWatts, Level 20, 88 Shortland St, CBD

Christchurch: Tuesday 21 August, 10.00am to 12.00pm
ChristchurchNZ, The BNZ Centre, 111 Cashel Street, CBD

$45.00+GST for NZEA members
$95.00+GST for non-NZEA members


  • Auckland and Wellington workshops will also feature health and safety law experts from MinterEllisonRuddWatts to provide a legal perspective on risk management under health and safety legislation. Emma Warden, Special Counsel (Employment) based in the firm’s Wellington office will present at the Wellington Workshop and Chris Baldock, Senior Associate (Employment), will feature at the Auckland Workshop.
  • Auckland & Tauranga workshops will also feature an event insurance expert, on hand to give you the rundown on mitigating event risk through insurance
  • Blenheim workshop will include a venue tour of the ASB Theatre Marlborough
  • And as always, the opportunity for quality networking!

Grab this opportunity to learn and network with your peers! Book Now in the portal below!

Finding your Rhythm with Hamish Pinkham

Following our hugely successful Auckland Networking Event,
NZEA is bringing Hamish
Pinkham to Wellington!

Join us on Thursday 30 August to hear how the Rhythm & Vines Festival got its groove on.

Hamish Pinkham, co-founder and creative director, shares with you the blood, sweat, and tears story behind this scale event.

Watch the story of how this backyard bash you’d never heard of became the must-attend summer event of the nation.

You've told us networking opportunities are a top priority! NZEA's networking events deliver just that with a side helping of inspirational speakers to get the conversation flowing.

When: Thursday 30 August, 5.30pm to 7.30pm
Where: Black Dog Brewery, 216 Cuba Street, Wellington

Book now in the portal below!

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