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  • We have published the 2019 edition of the eGuide, the document that conveys the best advice, guidance and regulations pertaining to working at UK venues, with the ambition of creating a clearly define ...
  • A day after our annual conference 92 professionals from across our industry (returned to and) met at Manchester Central for a quintet of working group meetings namely Event Managers, MarComms, Caterin ...
  • The Brighton Centre joins AEV

    17 Jul 2019 AEV Team
    We are proud to announce that the Brighton Centre, the iconic seafront venue and home to dozens of national party conferences since the late 1970s, has joined the association! Howard Barden, head of T ...
  •   We welcomed over 200 venue professionals and executives, representing more than 40 venues in the UK, Europe, and North America, to the AEV Conference 2019, at Manchester Central on Thursday, July 4. ...
  • The Association of Event Venues (AEV) has announced the publication of the fifth annual Size and Scale Index for Events, showing year-on-year comparisons across key event industry metrics and including detailed trends, analysis and insights from the organiser and supplier sectors, presented by Philip Soar, CEO and executive chairman of CloserStill, and Nick Marshall, executive chairman of GES, respectively.

  • 18 individuals from across our venue membership and 1 invited AEO member converged on a sunny Silverstone circuit for the first eGuide meeting of 2019. Situated inside the circuit and via the famous B ...
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  • “Through the AEV, and the working groups in particular, members can share best practice and formulate consistent responses to emerging challenges”
    Andy Coulson – Head of Airshow Operations, Farnborough International Exhibition & Conference Centre
  • "“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
  • “The AEV provides vital conduits for knowledge transfer and awareness amongst its member venues”
    Murray Dickson – Head of Business Engagement, Group IT, The NEC
  • “The AEV is essential to the venue sector’s ability to cooperate and collaborate"
    Jazmin Beale – Head of Marketing & Communications, Olympia London
  • "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 London