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.
Kathryn James. Managing Director, The NEC.
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.
Finds and communicates ‘common ground’ regarding the application of regulations across UK venues.
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.
Evaluates the latest marketing initiatives being applied in venues and the challenges they face as a community, to share best practice and ideas.
Reviews security issues, and develops joint venue strategies for dealing with these issues.
Considers general health & safety issues faced by the industry, including CDM, to feed into the eGuide.
Develops and shares best practice in Human Resource policies at member organisations.
Focusses on the important issues around sustainability and to work together to help reduce the event industry’s impact on the environment.
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.