Membership benefits

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In uncertain economic and political times, the value of our membership is vitally important as venues seek ways to ensure success.  



Being well-informed with a network of contacts is vital in the events industry.

Becoming an AEV member offers a variety of ways to add to your knowledge and understanding of the events industry both at a general and specialist level. 

Click on each heading below to find out more


  • Access bespoke research for benchmarking and strategy development through regular contact with other members
  • Read industry news delivered monthly


  • Join multiple working groups
  • Download free Health, Safety and Environment policy templates
  • Have your existing documents audited 


  • Join over 40 leading venues and engage regularly through AEV
  • Participate in partner events and awards (AEO and ESSA)


  • Stand out to AEO and ESSA members as an approved AEV venue
  • Use the AEV Logo, an increasingly recognised brand: a kite-mark for event venue excellence
  • Use the eGuide adoptee logo demonstrating best practice in the industry 


  • Advertise for free on our industry wide recruitment pages
  • Drive awareness of your venue through our free news service


  • Collaborate across the wider industry via our allied associations, AEO and ESSA
  • Get member rates at selected events:  AEO Excellence Awards, ESSA Conference, AEO Marketing and Ops Forums
  • Join the ESSA Discount Card scheme


  • “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