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Academic working group


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Formed to explore how we can bring education and industry together to help nurture event management students and provide opportunity for students to gain a window to the venue event management landscape through real life experience.

The group has been working on various projects including endorsing event management degrees, representing and presenting at university events, careers fairs and supporting NEC’s Event Week Live.

This group is a blend of industry and academia and is therefore open to any AEV member who has a passion for nurturing future talent and working on projects closely linked with higher education. Academic associate members attend as part of their membership benefit.

Meet the leadership team 

Lead Academic Advisor

Dr Peter Vlachos 

Principal Lecturer and International Link Tutor

Department of Marketing, Events and Tourism

School of Management and Marketing

University of Greenwich

Chair - Rowan Kitching 

Rowan Kitching 

Venue Director 



Member Venues