Security working group


Security working groupReviews security issues, traffic management and anti-terrorism operations at venues and stays ahead of related legislation.


“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 and Conference Centre (ex Chair- 2017/18 )

**Steve Neal (Group Operations Manager- The NEC) is now group Chair and will lead his first meeting on 19th September 2018**


This group of AEV members meet to review security issues, traffic management and anti-terrorism operations at venues. Responsibilities include staying ahead of related legislation and building relationships with key bodies.

2020 meeting dates:
  • Wednesday 4 March, SEC, Glasgow 
  • Thursday 21 May, ExCeL London (IFSEC)
  • Wednesday 30 September, Farnborough Int. & Exhibition Centre


List of Members


  • "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 at 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 at 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