The Event Industry HR group


logoCaptures and defines member wants and needs within the human resources sector, expresses common issues, aims and practices that are better shared, tackled and discussed as a collective.
rp"Over the last 7 months, the group has quickly and organically increased its purpose and pace to being the go-to place for support, confirmation and advice. The group continues to grow due to the supportive nature, engagement, commitment and relevance to its members. Meetings will continue to be held virtually with the expectation to move back to a mix of virtual and physical meetings next year."

Cheryl Busby, HR Director, Clarion Events

Who is it for?

Membership of this group is open to all AEV, AEO and ESSA members

For more information about the Cross Association Event Industry HR strategy for 2021:

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2021 Diary Dates

  • Tuesday 9 February - virtual meeting
  • Tuesday 9 March - virtual meeting
  • Wednesday 7 April - virtual meeting
  • Wednesday 10 May - virtual meeting
  • Wednesday 16 June - virtual meeting
  • Wednesday 13 July - virtual meeting
  • Wednesday 11 August - virtual meeting
  • Wednesday 15 September - virtual meeting
  • Wednesday 13 October - virtual meeting
  • Wednesday 10 November - virtual meeting
  • Wednesday 8 December - virtual meeting




  • "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 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