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.

The 2019 New Speaker Competitions will be held on the following dates:

2019 New Speaker Competition Preliminary Finals Australia – 18 September 2019
2019 New Speaker Competition Preliminary Finals New Zealand – 19 September 2019
2019 New Speaker Competition Finals, Appita Conference 10 – 12 December 2019, Melbourne Convention Events Centre, Melbourne. 

BECOME A SPONSOR

Appita is now seeking sponsors for the following 2019 New Speaker Competitions. If you are interested in sponsoring this important event please contact: 

Karen Clark at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for the NZ Section New Speakers’ Competition.
Jenny Ponter at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for the Appita Australia New Speakers’ Competition.