NZAEP Event Industry Awards 2009
The fourth annual New Zealand Association of Event Professionals (NZAEP) Event Industry Awards were held in Taupo as part of the NZAEP official conference, Eventing the Future.
The impetus behind the NZAEP Event Industry Awards is to recognise excellent business practice in the events industry and encourage industry professionals to raise the overall standards of practice in New Zealand. The awards recognise outstanding achievement in five categories, being: Best Emerging Event; Best Established Event; Best Marketing of Event; Best Partnership for Event; and Best Environmentally Sustainable Event. Best Marketing of Event was not judged in 2009 due to insufficient entries.
The winners of each category were:
Best Emerging Event The DUAL, total sport Ltd
Best Established Event American Express Queenstown Winter Festival, Queenstown Winter Festival
Best Partnership for an Event Oxfam Trailwalker 2009, Oxfam New Zealand
Best Environmentally Sustainable Event Oxfam Trailwalker 2009, Oxfam New Zealand
Runners-Up in each category were:
Best Emerging Event Louis Vuitton Pacific Series, Auckland City Council
Best Established Event Motatapu Event, Iconic Adventures Ltd
Best Partnership for an Event Botanic Garden Festival, Manukau City Council
Best Environmentally Sustainable Event Wattyl Lake Taupo Cycle Challenge, Lake Taupo Cycle Challenge Trust
Board Member and Awards Co-ordinator Karen Watkins believes that the awards are an opportunity to recognise the 'creme de la creme of the country's event industry. "Each year we are impressed by the calibre of entries and this year was certainly no different," added Watkins.
The NZAEP Event Industry Awards are judged by a panel of industry judges. The 2009 panel comprised: Jonathan Hannon from Zero Waste Academy; Vanessa Browne, Principal URS New Zealand Limited; Aaron Joy, Games Manager New Zealand Masters Games; Lexie Matheson, Senior Lecturer Diploma in Event Management AUT; Rae Finlay, Managing Director Tenth Dot Management Ltd and Karen Watkins, Sponsorship and Events Marketing Executive Hamilton City Council.
NZAEP Event Industry Awards 2008
For more information on the 2008 Awards click here.
NZAEP Event Industry Awards 2007
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NZAEP Event Industry Awards 2006
For information on the 2006 Awards click here