Our Vision


The mission of the New Zealand Association of Event Professionals is to provide leadership for the industry through advocacy, education and professional development.

NZAEP’s founding principle is to bring professionals together to focus on the industry as a whole and to act as a voice for that industry and its members. 



Check out NZAEP's Registered Industry Suppliers.



2015 Enrolments open!

Enroll now to become a Certified Festival and Event Executive (CFEE). 

As the culmination of extensive research to find the best certification option for the New Zealand events industry, NZAEP are thrilled to be offering the IFEA’s Certified Festival and Event Executive (CFEE) programme.  The inaugural class began their core modules in August, but enrolments are open throughout the year.

Click here for further details and to secure your place.



New Zealand’s premier conference and the official conference of the New  Zealand Association of Event Professionals (NZAEP) for the event industry was in Christchurch on 5,6 & 7 August 2014.


Events Update


The  NZAEP owns and produces the voice of the Industry, the monthly 'Events Update', exclusively for members. Members are encouraged to submit editorial for consideration - editorial@nzaep.co.nz.

For more information click here



 Click HERE for the 2014 winners



Our Supporters

NZ Major Events

New Zealand Major Events is a strategy group at the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment.  It works in partnership with the event sector to support New Zealand’s growing reputation as an attractive destination for major events of global significance. Collaborating with a broad range of individuals and organisations, New Zealand Major Events’ activity aligns with the Major Events Strategy, which aims to attract, retain, grow and deliver major events.
Sport New Zealand, formerly SPARC, recognises the important role the NZAEP is taking in the fast developing New Zealand sporting events sector. Sport NZ encourages all sporting organisations who hold events as part of their operations to become active members of the NZAEP to promote best practice and continual professional development. Sport NZ regularly collaborates with NZAEP and its members in respect of risk management, leverage and legacy, and important components of event management



Contact Us


Events Update Email: editorial@nzaep.co.nz

Administration: Jill Kerr  info@nzaep.co.nz, 027 427 9190
Postal address:  PO Box 3798, Auckland