AEV partners with Festival of Marketing


AEV partners with Festival of Marketing

30 Aug 2019 by: AEV Team

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We are able to announce a partnership with The Festival of Marketing, which takes place at Tobacco Dock, London, 10 - 11 October 2019. To support the event, the organisers are able to offer a considerable discount for our members that will save you £400 on a festival pass!

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Members – please contact to obtain the code!

The Festival of Marketing is an annual event that features 250 speakers and 150 hours of content, delivered across 12 specialist stages, experience rooms, and other partner activations, with globally recognised experts and leaders in the field of marketing and communications.


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The Festival Team commented;

“Every year, the Festival of Marketing partners with the most trusted industry bodies to bring together the elite of the marketing world in a unique experience where ambitious marketers can discover, learn, celebrate and shape the future of marketing together.

We are very pleased to announce our partnership with AEV – the Associations of Event Venues – the only organisation providing a unified voice for all types of venues and a platform for people working in venues to meet, learn and share best practice.”

Rachel Parker, AEV director, welcomed the partnership saying, "The AEV is delighted to partner with The Festival of Marketing for its 2019 event. Not only is it a stand-out event in the world marketing calendar, it's a superb opportunity for our members to exchange ideas and practices with the industry that drives billions of pounds of revenue into British events and event venues."

Visit the Festival of Marketing website 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