About NZEA

The growth and economic impact of major events in New Zealand has highlighted the need for a professional body to speak for, and advocate on behalf of, the events industry and to liaise with Government agencies. Initial work to establish an organisation called the New Zealand Association of Event Professionals (NZAEP) was lead by Peter Burley who called together a group of leading event professionals in 2005.  As a result of this delegates at the fourth ETF conference formed the association to address concerns about a lack of voice and representation for the event industry.  

Over the years, the NZAEP attracted increasing numbers.  The organisation was rebranded in 2017 as the New Zealand Event Association (NZEA) and currently, more than 1,000 industry professionals are members of the association. 

Eventing the Future is the industry conference supported by the NZEA providing the forum for their Annual General Meeting.

NZEA members receive a $100 +gst discount on the early bird conference registration.

To find out more visit NZEA