QEII Centre joins Association of Event Venues


QEII Centre joins Association of Event Venues

10 Feb 2016

QEII Centre, London, has joined the Association of Event Venues (AEV) as a full member in a move that further strengthens the association’s position in representing leading event venues, both in the UK and overseas.

Anna Clover, director of venue operations and customer experience, QEII Centre, said, “Belonging to a conscientious community of events professionals is key to our event diversification strategy, because it puts us in front of customers and suppliers who care about innovation, superior standards and memorable event experiences. The opportunity for QEII Centre staff to participate in AEV’s working groups supports our approach to professional development, and we’re looking forward to working with AEV and the other members to share best practice.”

The AEV runs nine working groups for members, with responsibilities that range from venue security and sustainability to marketing & communications and HR. The working groups are open to all member venues' staff, and this opportunity for participation is often cited as a key reason for joining the association.

AEV director, Rachel Parker welcomed the association's newest member saying, “We are delighted that QEII Centre has chosen to join the AEV, and we look forward to welcoming personnel from the venue into our working groups. There are some exciting plans in the pipeline for 2016, and QEII Centre has joined at the perfect time to be fully involved in what promises to be an exciting year for us.”



  • "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