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AEV members can attend a range of events hosted by our sister associations. Some events are free and for others, we have often secured preferential rates:

AEO conference

The annual AEO Conference brings together key players within the industry and offers insight and motivation. With an outstanding speaker line up delivering inspirational, dynamic and thought provoking content, the AEO Conference is a fantastic platform from which to debate, learn and share ideas that can help shape the industry.

The event attracts around 250 senior industry professionals from around the world, from organisers to venues and suppliers creating an unmissable opportunity to network in a relaxed environment.

Date:             7th and 8th September 2017

Location:     The Vox, Birmingham

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AEO Excellence awards

The AEO Excellence Awards is our flagship event, representing the best that the events industry has to offer, showcasing the amazing achievements within our industry over the past 12 months. 

Every year, the illustrious event recognises and celebrates organisers’ achievements, standards of excellence from venues and service quality by suppliers and contractors throughout the industry.

Date:             Friday 16 June 2017

Location:      Grosvenor House, Park Lane, London

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ESSA Conference

The 2017 ESSA conference will be a spectacular finale to their 10th Anniversary celebrations!

Not only will the conference consist of first class industry relevant content guaranteed to interest, intrigue and inspire, but the celebrations will continue into the night with a gala dinner and fantastic entertainment.

Watch this space for more information or contact Simon Perry. Simon@essa.uk.com

Date:             7th December 2017

Location:     Ricoh Arena, Coventry

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Testimonials

  • “The impact of the AEV on the venue sector is difficult to overestimate, "
    Jonathan Smith - Head of Operational Development and H&S, Farnborough International
  • "“Great catering ... is essential for a successful venue. The AEV provides a platform to establish consistent best practice in this field"
    Phil Wetz - Retail & Catering Manager, ExCeL London
  • “AEV membership isn’t simply about how much it benefits our organisation, but about how we can all benefit the industry as a whole.”
    Emma Chilton – Event Manager, ACC Liverpool
  • “The AEV is essential to the venue sector’s ability to cooperate and collaborate."
    Jazmin Beale, Head of Marketing & Communications, Olympia London (Chair)
  • "AEV is a powerful voice behind the venues that hold incredible events that enable the meetings of millions of people - an integral part of the experience economy."
    Julia Galbraith, Marketing Manager - Exhibitions, Excel