AEV

Working groups

Venues
 

By bringing together the best specialists in an area, our working groups examine key issues, make valuable connections, share best practices and suggest improved approaches to build and enhance their specialist areas for the benefit of the whole industry.

Each of our groups provide a focus on areas of critical importance to event venues.  They are comprised of a number of individuals who have volunteered to share specialist knowledge and skills freely.

Through regular meetings they examine key issues, make valuable connections, share best practices and suggest practical approaches to develop and improve their specialist disciplines. They are the “go to group” of experts and an invaluable resource when considering specific operational challenges. 

As well as running our own venue-specific working groups, we also participate in relevant groups with AEO and ESSA members.  These combined groups draw from the broader range of talent and expertise across all areas of the event industry.

Groups

The following is a list of groups with a brief description. Click on each group to learn more about it, to watch videos from group members and to see a full list of participants.

Catering Working Group

Catering Working Group

Focusses on the ever-changing needs and provision of catering and other related topics including the legal changes facing anyone providing catering services to the exhibition industry.

eGuide Working Group

eGuide Working Group

Finds and communicates ‘common ground’ regarding the application of regulations across UK venues.

Event Managers Working Group

Event Managers Working Group

Captures and defines member wants and needs within the event management sector. Expresses common issues, aims and practices to be better shared, tackled and discussed as a collective.

Security Working Group

Security Working Group

Reviews security issues, and develops joint venue strategies for dealing with these issues.

HR Working Group*

HR Working Group*

Develops and shares best practice in Human Resource policies at member organisations.

Sustainability Working Group*

Sustainability Working Group*

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

Technology Working Group*

Technology Working Group*

Analyses current and future technology challenges and opportunities with a view to sharing information on current and future infrastructure, technology and management practices. Focusses on finding joined up solutions for the entire industry, improving business performance and customer experience including Wi-Fi, 3G and other connectivity or technology needs.

*Cross association group run in cooperation with AEO/ESSA.

Testimonials

  • “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