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Working groups - Community Matters

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Working Groups

By bringing together the best specialists in an area, our working groups examine key issues, make valuable connections, share best practices and suggest improved approaches to build and enhance their specialist areas for the benefit of the whole industry.

Each of our groups provide a focus on areas of critical importance to event venues.  They are comprised of a number of individuals who have volunteered to share specialist knowledge and skills freely.

Through regular meetings they examine key issues, make valuable connections, share best practices and suggest practical approaches to develop and improve their specialist disciplines. They are the “go to group” of experts and an invaluable resource when considering specific operational challenges. 

As well as running our own venue-specific working groups, we also participate in relevant Cross Association groups with AEO and ESSA members.  These combined groups draw from the broader range of talent and expertise across all areas of the event industry.

Collaboration

EIA Structure

The following is a list of the groups members are able to join,  with a brief description indicating what is entailed. As well as running venue specific Working Groups, we also participate in relevant groups with members of the Association of Event Organisers (AEO) and the Event Supplier and Services Association (ESSA)

These combined groups draw from the broader range of talent and expertise across all areas of the events sector, giving members a platform to collaborate on initiatives that drive progressive change throughout the industry.

Click on each group to learn more about it, to watch videos from group members and to see a full list of participants.

Catering WG
eGuide WG
event managers
open
finance
marcomms
security
D&I
hs
hr
ProCon
sustain
tech
electris

Working Group Summaries & Photo Gallery

Working Group Summaries

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After each working group meeting we publish a short overview of the meeting in our news section. Follow us on Twitter and LinkedIn to keep informed.You can download a rolling summary here.

 

Rolling Summary

Photo Gallery

 

View photographs taken at our various working groups in our gallery. You can also see some from our Conference which took place in Manchester Central on 4th July 2019.

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Gallery

Testimonials

  • "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 catering...is 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
  • "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
  • 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