Catering working group


Catering Working GroupFocuses on the ever-changing needs and provision of catering and other related topics, including the legal changes facing anyone providing catering services to the event industry.


“The group has gained quite a bit of momentum last year working cross association with the AEO and also between working groups, discussing key topics that are important to the industry"

Amy Chong, Retail Manager, ExCeL London


This group of AEV members meet to discuss the ever-changing needs and provision of catering and other related topics. Responsibilities also include staying ahead of related legislation and feeding into the catering section of the eGuide.

2020 meeting dates:
  • Wednesday 1 April, RDS (Royal Dublin Society)
  • Friday 10 July, QEII Centre, London
  • Wednesday 21 October , venue tbc


  • "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