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  • The weather may be turning colder but the warm reception the Event Manager working group received from our hosts Farnborough International was most welcome. A large representation from across our memb ...
  • Report: Catering Working Group 31.10.18

    12 Nov 2018 Alden Arnold
    Representation from across 8 of our member venues were present at the Catering Working Group's final meeting of 2018. Wonderfully hosted by the International Centre, Telford and chaired by ExCeL Londo ...
  •   We are happy to announce that the AEV/AEO/ESSA Health & Safety Working Group has appointed Emma Dengate, operations manager at Reed Exhibitions, as its new chair. The cross association Health and Sa ...
  • Talent Survey Results

    25 Oct 2018 Alden Arnold
    Following our AEV Board Meeting in March, a new Steering Group was created to look at Education and ways we can share best practice and find solutions to the challenges surrounding talent management.  ...
  • A Quartet of Working Groups

    22 Oct 2018 Alden Arnold
    With one more AEV working group to come in October (Catering) we have already enjoyed an active month of Working Group meetings. Event Industry HR Group meeting - 3rd October 2018   HR professionals f ...
  • Manchester Metropolitan University (MMU) is holding its 6th Connect Conference at the Radisson Blu Edwardian, Manchester, Friday 26th October with support from the Association of Event Venues (AEV) an ...
  • Report: Security Working Group 19.09.18

    27 Sep 2018 Alden Arnold
    ICC Birmingham welcomed the AEV Security Working Group on 19th September, chaired for the first time by NEC’s Steve Neal. Thanks to Steve’s direction the group were able to gain an audience with two g ...
  • We are proud to announce that Martin Cottrell, managing director of A1 Event & Exhibition Cleaners, has been appointed to the chair of the cross-association Sustainability Working Group, and Lucille R ...
  • Jeremy Rees, chief executive of ExCeL London, is to step down as chair of the AEV Board. Dan Thurlow, director of exhibition sales, SEC and the current vice-chair, will take his place. Max Bull, execu ...
  • We are proud to announce the publication of the Size And Scale index of Events (SASiE) report which includes detailed quantitative analysis data generated by hundreds of events in 2017. The SASiE repo ...
  • We celebrate the decision of the Exhibition News 30 under 30 judges, who picked three young venue professionals for their illustrious list, published in this month's edition of the magazine. The accol ...
  •   Amir Vered, head of eForce and IT at Olympia London, has been appointed the new chair of the cross-association Technology Working Group. Emma Bogan, lead business relationship manager at NEC Group, ...
  • Stadium MK rejoins AEV

    03 Sep 2018 AEV Team
      Stadium MK rejoins the Association of Event Venues (AEV) to benefit from the working groups. Stadium MK's sales & marketing director, Andy Gibb said, “Having served on the board of the AEV I am a ve ...
  • 2018 eGuide Released

    14 Aug 2018 AEV Team
    We have published the 2018 edition of the eGuide, the document that conveys the best advice, guidance and regulations pertaining to working at UK venues, with the ambition of creating a clearly define ...
  • TALENT TASKFORCE INDUSTRY SURVEY

    13 Aug 2018 Alden Arnold
    UK EVENTS INDUSTRY BOARD TALENT TASKFORCE LAUNCHES RESEARCH TO ASSESS HOW THE SECTOR ATTRACTS, DEVELOPS AND RETAINS ITS TALENT. The UK Events Industry Board Talent Taskforce has today launched a resea ...
  • Working Group 'trio-report' June 2018

    08 Aug 2018 Alden Arnold
    46 individuals from across the industry (Venues, Organisers and Suppliers) met in tandem at CentrEd, ExCeL London on 27th June, the day before the AEV annual conference; splitting into Technology (cro ...
  • ICC Wales & Celtic Manor joins AEV

    18 Jul 2018 AEV Team
    We welcome ICC Wales and its sister venue, The Celtic Manor Resort, as full members to the Association, in advance of ICC Wales opening in 2019. ICC Wales is a £83.7m joint venture between Celtic Mano ...
  • We are delighted to report that on June 28, 2018, at ExCeL London, we enjoyed a 62% increase in the number of delegates attending our annual conference, with 71% of all member venues represented. 2018 ...
  • We are happy to announce the appointment of Cheryl Busby (Clarion Events) and Rajeshree Pragji (QEII Centre) as the chair and vice-chair of the Event Industry HR Group. The cross-association group was ...
  •   With our 2018 annual conference fast approaching, we have just announced that Glisser has agreed to partner with AEV to support the event, at ExCeL London on June 28. Michael Piddock, CEO of Glisser ...
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Testimonials

  • “Through the AEV, and the working groups in particular, members can share best practice and formulate consistent responses to emerging challenges”
    Andy Coulson – Head of Airshow Operations, Farnborough International Exhibition & Conference Centre
  • "“Great catering...is 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
  • “The AEV provides vital conduits for knowledge transfer and awareness amongst its member venues”
    Murray Dickson – Head of Business Engagement, Group IT, The NEC
  • “The AEV is essential to the venue sector’s ability to cooperate and collaborate"
    Jazmin Beale – Head of Marketing & Communications, Olympia London
  • "AEV is a powerful voice behind the venues that hold incredible events that enable the meetings of millions of people - an integral part of the experience economy"
    Julia Galbraith – Marketing Manager – Exhibitions, ExCeL London