Sustainability working group


Sustainability working groupFocuses on the important issues around sustainability and to work together to help reduce the event industry’s impact on the environment.


“Now, more than ever, sustainability is at the top of the agenda, and there is an appetite for action and change. I believe this group will be vital in shaping these changes so I'm very keen to serve as chair and to facilitate its work as much as possible."

Martin Cottrell, Managing Director , A1 Event & Exhibition Cleaners Ltd (Chair)


This cross association group (with AEO and ESSA members) meet to discuss the important issue of sustainability, and how they can all work together to help reduce the event industry’s impact on the environment.

2019 meeting dates:
  • Wednesday 20 March 2019, UBM, London
  • Wednesday 16 October 2019, The International Centre, Telford


List of members


  • “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