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The eGuide is a landmark online resource providing invaluable guidance for anyone working in venues in the UK


The eGuide is essential reading for venues, organisers, exhibitors and supplier companies.  The objective of the eGuide is to provide clear and straightforward guidance for achieving common standards of health, safety and operational planning, management and on-site conduct across UK event venues. 

Amongst other areas, the eGuide provides guidance on areas such as risk assessment, build up and breakdown and electrical testing.

Recognised as the industry’s best practice document, the eGuide is continually reviewed by working industry professionals who represent the best advice currently available, and who themselves have to work within the guidelines in their own professional capacities.

Download your eGuide - with amends highlighted


Sectional splits

You are able to download specific sections:

  • Catering
  • Connectivity
  • Electrics
  • Security
  • Stand Build


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eGuide adoptee

eGuide sample logoThe eGuide is a best practice document bringing together guidance for achieving common standards of health, safety and operational planning, management and on-site conduct for events at all participating UK AEV member venues. The eGuide is currently adopted by 19 venues, who meet twice a year to keep the guidance up-to-date.

If you are an AEV member who is interested in adopting the eGuide, we would ask you to read through the entire eGuide document to familiarise yourself with the content and contact Alden Arnold to take your adoption forward on 01442 285811 or

Once approved, you will receive a copy of the eGuide Adoptee logo for your use in marketing collateral, website and email signatures.



  • “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