"In my experience the AEV team always provides excellent support and a quick response, whatever our enquiry. I have found the technical support provided by Lee and Kim particularly responsive and of a quality much higher than you'd expect from many other trade associations."
"AEV membership is a must for any event venue seeking to maximize their brand and customer offering. ExCeL London derives significant value from the peer-to-peer platforms AEV membership provides, which provoke consistent worthwhile reviews of our polices across a range of areas. Furthermore the many industry networking opportunities on offer help us to maintain and develop business relationships with both existing customers and prospect organiser companies."
“During the past few years the AEV has really gained momentum, producing significant work that is of huge benefit to the entire industry. By aligning so closely to its sister organisations - the AEO and ESSA - it continues to effectively address industry issues with one voice. EC&O Venues has been an active member of the AEV since its inception and we will continue to play a leading role in its many initiatives. From a personal level, and as a former chairman of the association, I take great pride in the progress that the AEV has made to date and look forward to contributing to its ongoing success.”
AEV membership can greatly assist your venue across an unprecedented variety of areas. Joining the association and tapping into AEV’s array of products and services will significantly benefit your business and, crucially, do so in a way that saves you and your colleagues time and money!
In a year that promises challenging economic undertones, event venues best-placed to ‘weather any storm’ will be those with ample opportunity to network with both existing and potential customers/suppliers, who can exchange information with their venue peers and ensure positive progress on shared issues, who are able to access instant guidance on key topics and stay ‘on the pulse’ of current industry trends via up-to-date research, and who can boast ‘approved supplier’ status within a community of the leading industry players.
Allow AEV membership to facilitate these solutions, and resultantly give your venue a genuine edge.
Download an overview of the key AEV benefits
“We understand that as our members face the toughest ever economic climate, we must work to achieve a return on investment value many times that of the annual joining fee. Current research suggests a return in excess of £40,000, more than 8 times the annual investment for most members.”
AEV members have access to a wide range of exclusive offers, including:
AEV Working Groups: Benchmarking, sharing ideas and problem solving on issues such as Catering, Event Managers, HR, Health & Safety (eGuide), Marketing/Communications and Security
Cross-Association Working Groups: Benchmarking, sharing ideas and problem solving on issues such as Sustainability, Technology and Electrics
Access to Free and Ticketed Networking Events: Working Groups, AGM, AEO Awards, AEO Conference, Summer Event, AEO Ops/Marketing Forums
AEO Awards Free Category Entry: Your chance to be a winner
Regular Communications: Keeping you in touch with the industry via email, LinkedIn, Twitter, telephone and face to face
Understand the Wider Event Community: Via the Sponsorium Report (free for members) and other research
Differentiation: Approved Supplier listing on AEV/AEO/ESSA websites
Free Recruiting: Advertise for free on our industry-wide AEV/AEO/ESSA recruitment pages
Card Payment Terminals and Merchant Services: Member rates with leading UK specialist 123SEND
Plimsoll Reports: 20% discount for members off Plimsoll Analysis
Car and Lorry Breakdown & Recovery: 42% off brought to you with the AA
Free VAT Advice: Managed service with ESSA member Kingston Smith
Free Legal Helpline: Managed service with Lee and Thompson
Click on the links below to download an AEV membership application form and/or other AEV membership relevant documentation:
These forms should be printed off and returned via post to:
119 High Street
Please note, the minimum amount of time it will take to complete your membership application is 10 working days.
For more information regarding AEV membership please call Rachel Parker on 01442 285811 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Association of Event Venues (AEV) is a trade association representing the interests of UK and international event venues.
Association of Event Venues
119 High Street
Hertfordshire, HP4 2DJ
Tel: 01442 285811