Diary dates


Make sure these dates are in your diary. 



  • Friday 31st:  AEO Forums, Business Design Centre, London


  • Wednesday 5th: The Event Industry HR Group, Alexandra Palace, London
  • Thursday 6th: AEV eGuide Sub-Committee, Olympia London
  • Wednesday 12th: AEV Event Managers Working Group, ICC Wales
  • Tuesday 25th: AEV Board Meeting, ACC Liverpool
  • Wednesday 26th: AEV Marketing & Comms Working Group, ExCeL London (International Confex)


  • Wednesday 4th: AEV/NAA Security Working Group, SEC, Glasgow
  • Monday 16th: Cross Association Technology Working Group, Silverstone, Towcester
  • Wednesday 25th: ​​​​​​AEV/AEO/ESSA Sustainability Working Group, Business Design Centre, London POSTPONED - NEW DETAILS TO FOLLOW


  • Wednesday 1stAEV Catering Working Group (RDS, Dublin) POSTPONED UNTIL 2021
  • w/c 13 April : Virtual Meetings, details tbc
  • Monday 20th: Cross Association H&S Working Group (virtual meeting)


  • Wednesday 6th: The Event Industry HR Group Group, NEC
  • Thursday 21st: AEV  Security Working Group, ExCeL London 


  • Tuesday 2nd: AEV eGuide Working Group, Royal College of Physicians, London
  • Friday 12thAEV Board Meeting,  London venue tbc
  • Friday 12th: AEO Awards, London
  • Wednesday 17th: AEV eGuide Sub-Committee, Olympia London


  • Thursday 9th July: AEV Conference
  • Friday 10th July: Cross Association Technology Working Group, London
  • Friday 10th July: Cross Association Electrics Technical Committee, London
  • Friday 10th July: AEV Marketing & Communications Working Group, London
  • Friday 10th July: AEV Event Managers Working Group, London
  • Friday 10th July: AEV Catering Working Group, London
  • Thursday 16th July: ESSA Industry Golf Day, Marriott, Forest of Arden, Warwickshire


Wednesday 12th August: AEV/AEO/ESSA H&S Working Group, Rugby


  • Wednesday 16th: AEV Board Meeting, venue tbc
  • Wednesday 23rd: AEV Marketing & Communications Working Group, Eikon Exhibition Centre, Belfast
  • Wednesday 30th: AEV Security Working Group, Farnborough International  Exhibition & Conference Centre


  • Wednesday 7th: The Event Industry HR Group, Barbican Exhibition Centre, London
  • Wednesday 21st: AEV Catering Working Group, ExCeL London


  • Wednesday 11th: AEV Event Managers Working Group, EventCity, Manchester
  • Wednesday 18th: AEV/AEO/ESSA Sustainability Working Group, The Kia Oval, London
  • Wednesday 25th: AEV eGuide Working Group, Ricoh Arena, Coventry


  • tbc, AEV Board Meeting



  • "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
  • "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
  • 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