Sponsors and partners


Education and Training Partnerships

Virtual Events Institute

The Virtual Events Institute is a global platform to bring the community together to inspire, discuss and learn how to produce exceptional virtual and hybrid events. Through certification training, events, awards and market insight, the Virtual Events Institute is supporting event professionals to deliver excellence in virtual and hybrid events.

Discount available for AEV Members, contact for more information.

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Our sponsors and partners represent the best specialists in the event industry


We create sponsorship opportunities that provide exposure to a wide audience from across the event marketplace. Sponsorship is available at a number of levels including keynote sponsorship of our annual conference.   Our 2019 conference sponsors, birthday celebration sponsor and partners are:

Conference Sponsor


Party Sponsor



We work with our partners work to provide industry leading expertise in a number of areas:

Manchester Central

Website digital partner: asp

ASP provide content managed exhibition, conference and association websites. ASP are fun people to do serious business with!

ASP's senior management team have a combined involvement in the events industry of over 50 years and many employees have been with them for over 8 years - but is doesn't make them old skool. ASP tend to make a lot of fun of themselves whilst maintaining a creative and productive eye for detail.... just look at the pictures around their website!

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Website design: ASP DESIGN

Website design: ASP DESIGN

ASP DESIGN offers full design agency services for websites specialising in the exhibitions industry.

ASP DESIGN believes that simplicity is key and their aim is to create clean, clear, contemporary campaigns.

They have delivered award winning campaigns and have over 15 years’ experience in the events industry.


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PR and social media: vividInk

PR and social media: vividInk

Vividink are a small group of experienced PR professionals, with a wealth of experience in PR, marketing, technical authoring and new media. They’re proud of their reputation amongst their clients as personable and approachable, and they work hard to maintain it.  

Their collective knowledge stretches far beyond PR and the event and exhibition sector, enabling them to grasp the most technical, esoteric or complex issues, contextualise them and communicate them to non-technical or non-specialist audiences.

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Creative:: YUMYUM

Creative:: YUMYUM

YUMYUM is a global design, web and branding agency. They don’t just do design, they love design. Taking pride in creating innovative, impactful solutions that help brands to communicate and to grow. They make design work for you.

For the last 6 years, they have delivered their clients’ vision across all areas of their business, providing synergy and identity that helps the brand communicate and grow in this digital age. Their proven methodology ensures they deliver on time and to budget.

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  • "Great day hosting our first AEV working group event!..WOW did I learn a lot and some great insights into how other venues work and the challenges they are trying to overcome. If you are a venue looking to network with other like minded professionals I would recommend looking at joining the AEV".
    Danielle Worker
    Corporate Events Team Leader, Silverstone Circuits Ltd
  • "“Great 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
  • “The AEV provides collective representation for its member venues, turning individual commitment into a group effort"
    Paul Brough
    Venue Health & Safety Manager, Olympia London
  • "Proud to be part of this Cross Association discussion. I am confident in our ability to improve and progress our working platform through conversation".
    Amir Vered
    Head of eForce and IT, Olympia London (Chair of Cross Association Technology WG)
  • “The AEV is essential to the venue sector’s ability to cooperate and collaborate"
    Jazmin Beale
    Head of Marketing & Communications, Olympia London
  • “The AEV undertakes crucial work on behalf of event venues up and down the country to ensure our voice is heard. They reinforce the important role our sector plays in delivering economic impact, increasing trade, providing jobs and driving the visitor economy.”
    Lucy Merritt
    Head of Marketing and Communications, ExCeL London
  • AEV Membership is a key part of our business strategy; it has and will continue to be a core elements of our plan to support knowledge sharing in the industry and to develop both our team and the venue.
    Kate Simpson
    Marketing Director - Business Design Centre
  • Our team at ACC Liverpool feel indebted to the substantial work that the AEV do for our amazing industry. As the pillar association for venues across the country it’s a real privilege for our teams to participate in many of the working groups, learning and contributing to new processes which helps drive our industry forward on a national scale.
    Colm Graham
    Senior Exhibition Account Manager, ACC Liverpool
  • We have benefited hugely from all of the insight, discussion, events and networking, but it has also meant that we have been able to give back to the industry by sharing our unique experiences and professional knowledge and allowing our employees to help lead and shape the Association from the inside.
    Mathew James
    Head of Brand, Telford International Centre
  • “The AEV has been an invaluable asset to us as a company and the wider industry, helping to lobby on the industries behalf, consolidating and distributing information and facilitating vital knowledge sharing.”
    Charlie Hodgson
    Managing Director at The Kia Oval