NZ Events Awards 2023

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AUCKLAND, Today: Last night’s New Zealand Events Association’s (NZEA) annual Event Awards were celebrated at a gala dinner in Ōtautahi/Christchurch.

Further to this, Rugby World Cup 2021 won Best Major or Mega Event 2023 and Best Sports Event 2023.

“The festival is one of only a handful in New Zealand that were able to present during the Covid pandemic years of 2020 and 2021 and was particularly successful in changing its marketing strategy to attract local attendees to replace those unable to attend due to travel restrictions and health concerns. 


Best Established Event Professional 
Helene Nicholson, Nduro Events 

Outstanding Contribution to Business Events 
Brent Spillane, XPO Exhibitions 

Best Arts or Cultural Event 
World Buskers Festival, Strut & Fret NZ 

Best Business Event 
One New Zealand Launch, Uno Loco

Best Community or Not-for-Profit Event (under 3000) 
South Island Masters Games, Carter Consultants 

Best Community or Not-for-Profit Event (over 3000) 
The Silent Night, Wellington Regional Stadium Trust 

Best Lifestyle Event 
Flavours of Plenty Festival 2023, Tourism Bay of Plenty  

Best Local Government Event 
Hilma af Klint: The Secret Paintings, City Gallery Wellington, part of Experience Wellington and Flavours of Plenty Festival, Tourism Bay of Plenty  

Best Major or Mega Event 
Rugby World Cup 2021

Best Music Event 
Ed Sheeran at Eden Park, The Eden Park Trust 

Best Sports Event 2023 
Rugby World Cup 2021, New Zealand Rugby 

Best Venue 
Northland Events Centre (Semenoff Stadium) 

Best Supplier
PPG Events for PPG Cruise 2022-23 

Best Event Innovation 
Jim Beam Homegrown, Homegrown Events Limited 

Best Event Marketing and Creative 
ON SHOW Spring Campaign, ChristchurchNZ 

Outstanding Contribution to the Industry
Shane Harmon 

New Zealand’s Favourite Event


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