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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".
Corporate Events Team Leader, Silverstone Circuits Ltd
"“Great catering...is essential for a successful venue. The AEV provides a platform to establish consistent best practice in this field"
Retail & Catering Manager, ExCeL London
“The AEV provides collective representation for its member venues, turning individual commitment into a group effort"
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".
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"
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.”
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.
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.
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.
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.”