Each year Appita holds a New Speaker Competition in conjunction with the Appita Annual Conference. The purpose of the Appita New Speaker Contest is to provide an opportunity for first-time presenters to develop their presentation skills and present in front of a large audience as part of their ongoing career development.

In the lead up to the competition, preliminary finals are held in New Zealand and Australia. Winners from the Australian and New Zealand preliminary finals will advance to the ANZ final which is held in conjunction with the Appita Fibre Value Chain Conference which will be held 10 – 12 December 2019 at the Melbourne Convention Events Centre, Melbourne. 

Come and support our new speakers at the 2019 New Speaker Competitions.

2019 New Speaker Competition Preliminary Finals Australia – 18 September 2019 - Read more.
2019 New Speaker Competition Preliminary Finals New Zealand – 19 September 2019 - Read more.

Thank you to our New Speakers' Runoff sponsors and supports

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