Develop talent

What  we do

Any industry is only as good as the sum of the talents within it. We encourage the development of talent in a number of ways:

By meeting & learning from others

Meet and learn from others

Involvement in our working groups provide unparalleled opportunities to learn from the very best in each field. We actively promote the development and sharing of knowledge and best practice that creates a rising tide of capability.

Participation in our annual conference gives you access to a broader range of content and personnel from all functions of venue management. It is a unique chance to gather venue teams into a single location with a programme of content centred on the practicalities of delivering truly world class, inspiring events. The conference provides an unrivalled platform for discussion, networking and information exchange.

By providing development opportunities

Providing development opportunities

To help individuals develop their career or for members to grow their organisations, we provide a recruitment centre offering essential information for job seekers and employers alike. 

The recruitment centre offers help to those wanting to join the events industry, make the next move or to find the essential candidate to fill a key vacancy.

Our salary survey is essential reading for anyone who needs to benchmark salaries for different job roles. 


  • “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