Technology working group


Technology working groupAnalyses current and future technology challenges and opportunities, focusing on finding joined up solutions for the entire industry, improving business performance and customer experience.

A note from the Chair:

I am excited to share the Technology Working Group Chair duties with Steven Bennett from Manchester Central. Steven and I both believe strongly in sharing key learning to benefit the whole industry and, together, I believe we will be able to enhance an already great committee to help make sense of fast-paced technological change on the industry’s behalf.”

Amir Vered, head of eForce and IT at Olympia London



This cross association group (with AEO and ESSA members) meet to discuss current and future technology challenges and opportunities. Focusing on finding joined up solutions for the entire industry, improving business performance and customer experience.

2019 meeting dates:
  • Tuesday 26 February 2019, Olympia London (International Confex)
  • Wednesday 22 May 2019, Olympia London
  • Friday 5 July 2019, Manchester Central 
  • Wednesday 6 November 2019, P&J Live


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