Press Releases


  • The AEV Security Working Group met at Olympia London last week during SCTX – Security & Counter Terror Expo. Our meeting commenced with the chair, Steve Neal prompting those present for a round table ...
  •   Our Event Managers Working Group is to hold its next meeting on Wednesday,  March 13, 2019 at Manchester Metropolitan University (MMU) in conjunction with second-year students on the MMU Events Mana ...
  • Cross Association Technology Working Group – 26th February 2019 The Cross Association group met during the opening day of International Confex. Utilising this great opportunity for members to congrega ...
  • Security Working Group meets tomorrow!

    05 Mar 2019 Alden Arnold
    The AEV Security Working Group will be meeting at the Security and Counter Terror Expo (SCTX), at, London Olympia on March 6, 2019 with Steve Neal, group operations manager at NEC, in the chair. Neal ...
  • BLOG: Tackling Sustainability at Events - BDC

    28 Feb 2019 Kate Simpson - Marketing Director - Business Design Centre
      The debate around plastics, waste reduction and the consumption of energy is nothing new to us at the BDC; in fact, we have been Carbon Neutral® now for 10 years. The future though clearly requires ...
  • The AEV MarComms Working Group will be meeting at Pergola, at London Olympia, for International Confex on Wednesday February 27, at 10:30 am, with a presentation from Silke Hoersch, the executive dire ...
  • Report: XAWG: H&S 13.02.19

    25 Feb 2019 Alden Arnold
    Our second Cross Association working group of the year met at Alexandra Palace on 13th February. H&S professionals from across the sister associations joined forces and expertise to explore the groups ...
  • Our Cross-association Technology working group will be convening at London Olympia during International Confex for its next meeting, on Tuesday, February 26, at 11:15 am. Amir Vered, chair of the work ...
  • Discount for AEV members..

    19 Feb 2019 Alden Arnold
    Security and Counter Terror Expo (SCTX) is the UK’s leading national security event for professionals tasked with protecting nations, infrastructure, business and people against terrorism. SCTX is com ...
  •   The Cross Association Health and Safety working group will be meeting for its first meeting of the year tomorrow (Wednesday February 13th) at Alexandra Palace, London. Emma Dengate, operations manag ...
  • "33% of event professionals will experience a period of mental ill health" (EventWell 2017) Our first Cross Association working group of the year met at ExCeL London this week. HR professionals from a ...
  • A New Year.. a new identity

    29 Jan 2019 Alden Arnold
      Our 5 Cross Association Association working groups are the power house of each sister Association. These groups enable cross pollination and the exploration of ideas relevant to the industry. Challe ...
  • Jamie Anderson, venue director, SEC Food and Amy Chong, venue retail manager, ExCeL London have been appointed as the new Chair and Vice-chair, respectively, of the AEV Catering Working Group. Anderso ...
  • Two Cross Association Working Group meetings took place during ESSA’s Annual Conference at Stadium MK on 29th November. Given their working group presence, representatives from across AEV and AEO were ...
  • We are thrilled to announce that we will be holding our 2019 conference at Manchester Central on the 4th July, followed by our 15th birthday party at a nearby venue. AEV Chair Dan Thurlow can also rev ...
  • 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 ...
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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
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    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
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    Mathew James
    Head of Brand, Telford International Centre
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    Charlie Hodgson
    Managing Director at The Kia Oval