AEO - Association of event organisers

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  • AEO is run by its members for the benefit of its members through an elected council of representatives


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Association of Event Organisers Ltd (AEO) is the trade body representing companies which conceive, create, develop or manage trade and consumer events. It is run by its members for the benefit of its members through an elected council of representatives, specialist working groups and a fulltime secretariat.

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Please make sure your customers know to read the small print before signing anything. Your exhibitors are being targeted by companies claiming to be, or work with, your organisation. They use your event branding and appear genuine.  

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Featured blog posts

  • AEO Chief Exec Chris Skeith on his next personal challenge ...

    My dog, Bruno, was expecting his usual gentle two mile dog walk this morning but what he got was a rather sweaty 6k run.  

  • AEO Chief Exec Chris Skeith answers a few pertinent questions about the event industry.  Find out what makes a successful event and what the future holds.
  • AEO Chief Exec Chris Skeith isn't afraid of FOMO...

    Fear of missing out – it’s powerful isn’t it? But then, one of the first things we are all taught in life is scientia potentia est, knowledge is power! 

  • AEO Chief Exec Chris Skeith on the secret to event success...

    Success? If it's what you want, what you really, really want make sure you have the three magic ingredients to cook up an award winning event.

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  • Broadway Events joined the AEO on the Enterprise Membership. We’ve already taken advantage of the many benefits including the excellent FaceTime Masterclasses and training guides for exhibitors.
    Emma Barrett
    Broadway Events
  • We are a member of the AEO because it is a proactive association for the events industry. As an organiser it provides us with high value ideas, networking, guidance and information.
    David Harrison
    PPMA Group
  • This year, the association has led working groups to address industry issues and put on some amazing events full of insightful content for both organisers and, through the AEOs FaceTime initiative, exhibitors. In addition, the AEO has represented the industry at a Governmental level to raise awareness of the importance of events to the UK economy.
    Paul Byrom
    Upper Street Events
  • I genuinely believe that if you’re involved in organising events you should become a member of the AEO.
    Simon Kimble
    Clarion Events




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