Press Releases


  • 15 catering professionals from across 12 AEV UK and International venues enjoyed a warm welcome to ACC Liverpool for the final Catering Working Group meeting of 2019.  Tom Lechthaler (Venue Director) ...
  • Put security at the top of your list Help us keep everyone safe this festive season Association of Event Venues (AEV) is supporting Counter Terrorism Police’s campaign to help keep crowded places safe ...
  • Blog: Marketing the Dream

    24 Oct 2019 Mathew James
    Visualising an event in a new venue is a rare skill, which some visionary event organisers can do with ease.  But often it comes down to the venue in question being able to persuade and influence, in ...
  • Community News

    24 Oct 2019 Emily Deimbacher
    We are happy to announce that we have recently published a whole new section of our website and Member Zone.  Community News!  After supporting the Business Design Centre in their Twilight Walk to rai ...
  • Representatives from the three associations car pooled to the Telford International Centre yesterday where two working groups were taking place. The Cross-Association Sustainability and eGuide working ...
  • Our Marketing and Communications Working Group met on the 26th September 2019, at the Bournemouth International Centre. With amazing views of the seafront, 9 marketing professionals shared their lates ...
  • Member Zone

    01 Oct 2019 AEV Team
    MEMBER ZONE ACCESS AND BENEFITS   Did you know, that as part of your membership with AEV you have unlimited access to our very own Member Zone.      In the Member Zone, you have access to all sorts of ...
  • The AEV Marketing & Communications Working Group will be meeting at The Bournemouth International Centre on Thursday, September 26, 2019, with Kate Simpson, marketing director, BDC, in the chair.
  • New board members for AEV

    23 Sep 2019 AEV Team

    We are able to announce a number of changes to the composition of our board, following its AGM at the Business Design Centre on 11 September.


  • We are pleased to welcome Emily Deimbacher to the post of marketing and sales executive here at AEV, who started in her new role on Monday, 16th September, at AEV’s Berkhamsted HQ. Deimbacher, a recen ...
  • Our Security Working Group will be meeting at the BDC on Wednesday September 25, with Paul Field, security and traffic logistics manager, Olympia London, in the chair. Field explained the work of the ...
  • Blog: Innovation Through Collaboration

    16 Sep 2019 Kate Simpson - Marketing Director. Business Design Centre
  • 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 it ...
  • Blog: MMU Event Management student reports his experience of AEV Conference 2019

    30 Aug 2019 Michael Hawkins - Event Management Student - MMU
    The MMU team (students with lecturers) help us celebrate our 15th year   "I volunteered at this year’s AEV’s conference; celebrating fifteen years. I am a first-year event management student studying ...
  • H&S meeting summary 29.08.19

    30 Aug 2019 Alden Arnold
    44 individuals registered to attend our cross-association H&S working group meeting yesterday (29th August 2019) making it the busiest single working group meeting of the year. Ever. Mike Pearce welco ...
  • 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 consider ...
  • I want to share with you my experience of completing a mental health first aider course... Our Cross-Association Event Industry HR group has a long-term objective to address mental health awareness, a ...
  •   Tourism Minister Rebecca Pow has launched a competition for conference centres across the UK to apply for funding to improve broadband infrastructure: The competition is part of the UK Government’s ...
  • We have published the 2019 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 ...
  • A day after our annual conference 92 professionals from across our industry (returned to and) met at Manchester Central for a quintet of working group meetings namely Event Managers, MarComms, Caterin ...
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  • "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 Simpson
    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