AEV Event Managers Working Group - 2 July 2015


AEV Event Managers Working Group - 2 July 2015

23 Jul 2015

The Event Managers Working Group met on July 2nd at the O2 London for the second meeting of the year. The meeting was well attended with warm welcome for several new members of the group. After the formalities, the group discussed several topics in detail. Discussion focused on the eGuide, currently being revised to its next iteration, CDM regulation enforcement and a round of general venue updates that reflected a period of change and expansion amongst the members' venues.

The meeting considered several issues pertaining to the eGuide, most prominently the health and safety guidelines governing static vehicle displays and the inclusion of guidelines about medical demonstrations and dissections on live tissue. Both matters were passed on to the eGuide sub-committee to provide clarity and consider suitable texts for inclusion in the next iteration.

Members revealed that approaches to CDM compliance varied between venues owing to the differences between them, and the group agreed to keep CDM on the agenda for the next meeting. In the round table news, members reported a very encouraging picture of large capital investment and extension of infrastructure across the country.

Following the meeting, O2 London invited the group on a tour of the Salvation Army 150th Anniversary event and generously offered members the chance to take part in 'Up at the O2', a climbing adventure that takes participants up and over the top of O2 London's iconic dome.



  • "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