Events Transition Support Payment scheme (ETSP)
The Events Transition Support Payment (ETSP) scheme was designed to provide assurance to organisers of large-scale events, so they could continue organising our much anticipated events over 2022.
The ETSP scheme has now closed, but will continue accepting applications and claims until 28 February 2023 for eligible events that were scheduled to begin on or before 31 January 2023.
About the ETSP
The ETSP scheme is designed to provide the confidence needed for organisers of large-scale events to continue organising their events over 2022. The ETSP acts as an insurance-type scheme and covers up to 90% of eligible, unrecoverable costs associated with a cancelled or postponed eligible event. This is designed to act in a similar way to an insurance premium and ensures some risk-sharing under the scheme, which will encourage appropriate decision-making by event organisers and planners.
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The ETSP has provided sufficient certainty to incentivise many large-scale events to go ahead and continue organising events from late 2021 until January 2023. The ETSP is now closed.
Business events are a large and important contributor to the events industry and attract high value visitors to New Zealand’s regions and main centres. They provide frequent sources of revenue for convention centres and venues not commonly used for other large-scale events. Business events with at least 200 attendees are included in the ETSP from 4 April 2022 until 31 January 2023. The ETSP is now closed.
Find out more about the application process, unrecoverable costs, triggers for payment as well as information for suppliers and vendors.
This section sets out the events that have received funding from the ETSP to date.
ETSP scheme terms and conditions.