Upcoming Working Group Meetings


Upcoming Working Group Meetings

08 Jul 2016

AEV has had a busy year of Working groups so far, with another 10 meetings scheduled before the end of the year. We would encourage attendees to look into booking travel early to secure reduced travel costs.

Here is a list of our scheduled Working Groups up to the end of the year:

Tuesday 12th July – AEV Marketing & Comms Working Group, Ricoh Arena
Wednesday 07th September – AEV HR Working Group, Olympia London
Wednesday 12th October – AEV/AEO/ESSA Health & Safety Working Group, ExCeL London
Thursday 20th October – AEV/AEO/ESSA Sustainability Working Group, Yorkshire Event Centre
Thursday 20th October – AEV eGuide Working Group, Yorkshire Event Centre
Wednesday 26th October – AEV Security Working Group, Ricoh Arena
Thursday 03rd November – AEV/AEO/ESSA Electrics Technical Committee, Farnborough International Exhibition and Conference Centre
Thursday 03rd November – AEV/AEO/ESSA Technology Working Group, Farnborough International Exhibition and Conference Centre
Thursday 17th November – AEV Event Managers Working Group, Manchester Central
Wednesday 30th November – Catering Working Group, Farnborough International Exhibition and Conference Centre

If you would like to get involved with any of our Working Groups, please contact us by clicking here.



  • "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
  • “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.”
    Lucy Merritt
    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.
    Kate Vandenburg
    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
  • “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.”
    Charlie Hodgson
    Managing Director at The Kia Oval