Royal College of Physicians Joins AEV


Royal College of Physicians Joins AEV

04 Sep 2019 by: AEV Team

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We are pleased to announce that the Royal College of Physicians has joined the association as our newest member, bringing the current UK and International membership to 44 venues. 

Better known for its reputation in improving the practice of medicine, The Royal College of Physicians (RCP) in London also boasts an impressive selection of venue facilities and spaces suitable for conferences and events. Since it was founded in 1518, the college has maintained a continuous presence in the city, and in 1964 moved into the striking modernist building it occupies today, adjacent to Regents Park.

David Parker, director, conference and events RCP, explained why the organisation had chosen to join AEV saying, "The AEV has a lot to offer unique and alternative venues like our own, and we were impressed by its contribution to, and influence over, industry practice."

Rachel Parker, AEV director, was delighted by RCP's decision to join the association, saying, "The college's unique historical position and extraordinary architecture really set it apart as an event venue. The sheer range and diversity of venues represented by the AEV is growing every year, and it gives me great pleasure to welcome the Royal College of Physicians to our membership."



  • "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