2016 New Zealand Major Events Scholarship

Applications are now closed.

The deserving recipient will be announced in the July issue of Events Update.

The 2016 New Zealand Major Events Scholarship will highlight the achievements of an up and coming event professional rewarding them with a scholarship to attend, observe, learn and develop skills at the 2016 Eventing the Future conference, as well as attend the New Zealand Event Awards Dinner.

The Scholarship consists of a free registration to the Conference, 3 & 4 August, excluding travel or accommodation costs and a ticket to the Awards Dinner on the evening of August 4. The value of the scholarship is just under $1000.

The scholarship recipient will be announced at the Conference, as well as in the July issue of the NZAEP Events Update, with his/her profile and achievements presented. The recipient will also attend the New Zealand Event Awards Dinner as a guest of the board of NZAEP.


We are looking for a career-focused individual, in the development/mid-career phase of their events management journey. An individual who wants to commit to the industry long term and who sees a tangible benefit to their career development in attending the Conference.

The applicant must:

  • currently be working in the events industry in New Zealand;
  • be in the development/mid-career phase of their career (as a guide: minimum of 5 years, to a maximum of 10 years event experience);
  • be a member, or work for a member organisation of NZAEP; and
  • not have received a New Zealand Major Events bursary previously.


A judging panel of 1 x NZME Manager and 1 x NZAEP Board/CEO Representative will score the applicants based on their answers to the questions above. Scoring will include a component assessing the professionalism of the applicant's writing as well as the consideration of their answers and the reflected aspirations and motivations of the applicant.

Further information

Please contact Wendy Wilson on scholarship@nzaep.co.nz or 027 467 4564 with any queries.

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