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AEV announces date, venue and theme for 2020 Conference

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AEV announces date, venue and theme for 2020 Conference

06 Jan 2020

 AEV announces venue and date for 2020 conference. 

The Association of Event Venues (AEV) has announced that its next annual conference will be held at the QEII Centre, London, on Thursday July 9, 2020. The conference regularly attracts over 200 delegates, with representatives from over 40 UK and overseas venues and many other event industry companies.

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Each AEV conference is focused around a theme, and the theme for 2020 will be ‘Disruption: The New Norm,’ as Dan Thurlow, SEC director of exhibition sales and AEV chair, revealed saying, “This year we acknowledge that disruption is the new norm and whilst we must learn to adapt, we should also identify the opportunities this presents.”

Thurlow went on to explain the broader appeal of the conference, saying, “The AEV conference is a valuable opportunity to network with and learn from others within the events industry but also to think laterally, challenged and inspired by a great line up of speakers, It’s a thought-provoking and enjoyable event.”

Rachel Parker, AEV director, welcomed the announcement saying, “We’re building on the success of every conference to always create a schedule of content that reflects the concerns and interests of our members, and a clear focus is essential to this.”

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Testimonials

  • "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 catering...is 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