eGuide working group


eGuide orking GroupFinds and communicates ‘common ground’ regarding the application of regulations across UK venues.


“I believe the working groups offer an invaluable opportunity for industry professionals to exchange ideas and learn from each other. By collaborating in this way, I hope that we are able to improve the experience of all of our customers and make strides in innovation in our industry."

Siân Richards, Business Services & Sustainability Manager, Olympia London (Chair)


Members of this group are responsible for the upkeep of the eGuide document in line with UK law, and where this is ambiguous in line with the consensus view of the group and their respective businesses (including advisers, lawyers, insurers etc.).

2019 meeting dates:
  • Wednesday 15 May 2019, Silverstone
  • Wednesday 16 October 2019, The International Centre, Telford


List of members


  • “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