AEV publishes its eGuide Summer 2015 Edition


AEV publishes its eGuide Summer 2015 Edition

21 Sep 2015

The Association of Event Venues (AEV) has published its eGuide Summer 2015 Edition, which contains a significant number of updates on a variety of regulations for the industry. Notably, this release incorporates every significant update to the catering: food & alcohol section concerning drink sampling.

The Summer edition of the eGuide includes updates on regulations relating to venue specific rules, build-up and breakdown, catering: food & alcohol, electrical installation & testing, floor plans, stand construction, special effects and waste.

Rachel Parker, director of the AEV commented, “We would like to thank the eGuide Committee for their strong commitment and guidance leading up to the release of the Summer 2015 edition of the eGuide document. The eGuide has become the 'go-to' document for guidance and information on regulations within the participating venues. It has reached this position because of the hard work and diligence of those who work to keep it up to date and accurate.”
The most significant change within the eGuide for this edition has been the changes to the sampling section within the catering: food & alcohol section (page 32), which looks at revisions to the acceptable sampling sizes for a range of alcoholic beverages.

“We are pleased to inform the industry that the Summer 2015 edition of the eGuide has now been uploaded to the AEV website, and the updated document can be found at
If members have any queries relating to the eGuide document, they can contact the AEV manager, Kim Miles, via



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