Sponsors and partners


Our sponsors and partners represent the best specialists in the event industry


We create sponsorship opportunities that provide exposure to a wide audience from across the event marketplace. Sponsorship is available at a number of levels including keynote sponsorship of our annual conference.   Our 2019 conference sponsors, birthday celebration sponsor and partners are:

Conference Sponsor


Party Sponsor



We work with our partners work to provide industry leading expertise in a number of areas:

Manchester Central

Website digital partner: asp

ASP provide content managed exhibition, conference and association websites. ASP are fun people to do serious business with!

ASP's senior management team have a combined involvement in the events industry of over 50 years and many employees have been with them for over 8 years - but is doesn't make them old skool. ASP tend to make a lot of fun of themselves whilst maintaining a creative and productive eye for detail.... just look at the pictures around their website!

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Website design: ASP DESIGN

Website design: ASP DESIGN

ASP DESIGN offers full design agency services for websites specialising in the exhibitions industry.

ASP DESIGN believes that simplicity is key and their aim is to create clean, clear, contemporary campaigns.

They have delivered award winning campaigns and have over 15 years’ experience in the events industry.


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PR and social media: vividInk

PR and social media: vividInk

Vividink are a small group of experienced PR professionals, with a wealth of experience in PR, marketing, technical authoring and new media. They’re proud of their reputation amongst their clients as personable and approachable, and they work hard to maintain it.  

Their collective knowledge stretches far beyond PR and the event and exhibition sector, enabling them to grasp the most technical, esoteric or complex issues, contextualise them and communicate them to non-technical or non-specialist audiences.

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Creative:: YUMYUM

Creative:: YUMYUM

YUMYUM is a global design, web and branding agency. They don’t just do design, they love design. Taking pride in creating innovative, impactful solutions that help brands to communicate and to grow. They make design work for you.

For the last 6 years, they have delivered their clients’ vision across all areas of their business, providing synergy and identity that helps the brand communicate and grow in this digital age. Their proven methodology ensures they deliver on time and to budget.

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  • “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 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