Technology working group


Technology working groupAnalyses current and future technology challenges and opportunities.


“The AEV provides vital conduits for knowledge transfer and awareness amongst its member venues through the many working groups and more informal channels.”

Murray Dickson, Head of Business Relationships, NEC (Chair)


This cross association group (with AEV and ESSA members) meet to discuss current and future technology challenges and opportunities with a view to sharing information on current and future infrastructure, technology and management practices with a view to finding joined up solutions for the entire industry, improving business performance and customer experience. Conversations will include, but are not limited to; Wi-Fi, 3G and other connectivity and Technology needs.

Next meetings:
  • Wednesday 28th June 2017
  • Thursday 09th November 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