Sustainability working group


Sustainability working groupFocusses on the important issues around sustainability and to work together to help reduce the event industry’s impact on the environment.


“The AEV has helped lead the way in sustainable events through dialogue, cooperation and knowledge sharing.”

Katie Clarke, Quality and Compliance Manager, Manchester Central (Chair)


This cross association group (with AEV and ESSA members) meet to discuss the important issue of sustainability, and how they can all work together to help reduce the event industry’s impact on the environment.

Next meetings:
  • Wednesday 22nd March 2017
  • Thursday 19th October 2017 


List of members


  • “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