Marketing and communications working group


Marketing and communications working groupEvaluates the latest marketing and communications initiatives being applied in venues and the challenges they face as a community, to share best practice and ideas.


“The AEV is essential to the venue sector’s ability to cooperate and collaborate, and gives venues a much needed voice at a national, governmental and regulatory level.”

Jazmin Beale, Head of Marketing & Communications, Olympia London (Chair)


This group of AEV members are responsible for capturing and defining member wants and needs within the areas of PR, marketing and communication, to express common issues, aims and practices that would be better shared, tackled and discussed as a collective.

2019 meeting dates:
  • Wednesday 27 February 2019, Pergola, Olympia London 
  • Friday 5 July 2019, Manchester Central
  • Thursday 26th September, Bournemouth International Centre 


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