AEO - Association of event organisers

Become a Member

AEO

WHAT DOES MEMBERSHIP MEAN?

REPRESENTATION, COMMUNITY, TALENT, INSIGHT - FOR YOU, YOUR STAFF & CUSTOMERS!

  • AEO FaceTime resources, free to members, will inform, engage and excite your customers
  • Industry networking opportunities with your peers
  • Insider intelligence via AEO research projects
  • Training and development opportunities for your staff
  • Firsthand insight on how AEO works with the UK Government to champion the event industry
  • Opportunity to learn from your peers and put best practice into practice

 

Member Testimonials

MEMBER BENEFITS

As AEO members, in addition to our many initiatives that add value to and support your business, you are entitled to a range of exclusive offers and benefits:

  • Cost effective event attendance audit with partners, BPA Worldwide (£500 plus VAT) 
  • 15% discount on individual exhibition and event organiser insurance policies with partners, Hiscox Event Insurance
  • Free online recruitment advertising
  • Access to AEO Technical Help providing advice on health, safety and operational issues
  • Free consultation covering event logistics for both UK and international events, with our logistics experts and partners DB Schenker
  • Free VAT advice with our money experts –  Kingston Smith Chartered Accountants
  • Free category entry into the AEO Excellence  Awards

Types of AEO Membership

AEO Organiser Membership

AEO Organiser Membership serves those engaged in the business of organising events having sold more than 2,000 square meters of space per year

If you would like to apply for Organiser Membership, please download and complete the Organiser membership form.

AEO Enterprise Membership

AEO Enterprise Membership serves those engaged in the business of organising events having sold less than 2,000 square metres of space per year

If you would like to apply for Enterprise Membership, please download and complete the Enterprise membership form.

AEO International Membership

AEO International Membership serves organisers and venues whose business is based outside the UK and who have no more than 5 staff employed in a UK office

If you would like to apply for International Membership, please download and complete the International membership form.

For more information about AEO membership please email Krystle Davis, Business Development Manager, or call 01442 285818.
  • "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
  • "Our membership of the AEO represents real and tangible value for UBM - it provides fantastic networking opportunities, practical training for our team as well as valuable insight into the state of our industry."
    Simon Parker
    UBM
  • "The AEO take great effort to ensure our industry continues to be recognised for its value, promotes the sector for talent acquisition and encourages the sharing of best practice across its members and their customers. It also provides a rich calendar of events for our staff to learn, network, share experiences and celebrate with their peers in the industry."
    Stuart Johnston
    Ascential Events
  • "As an Association business, we appreciate the excellent work the secretariat of the AEO do for our community. From the events side of our business, the AEO provides an excellent return on investment, providing thought leadership, fantastic networking, brilliant awards, excellent research and FaceTime, a valuable tool to tell our markets why exhibitions and events should be an essential part of the marketing mix."
    Neil Felton
    FESPA
  • "AEO’s networking and member meetings are valuable for individuals at all levels within our organisation. The promotion of our sector to the outside world, to government, authorities and business at large is another vital aspect of the AEO’s purpose for members, many of whom, like my company, work on events throughout the world."
    Stephen Brooks
    Mack Brooks Exhibitions
  • “Knowledge is power and the AEO dinners are certainly powerful, there is always a wealth of knowledge at the table. Insightful presentations make for a constructive and extremely social way to learn from the experts who’ve done it before. I attended the Japanese evening and gained really valuable insight about the culture and how best to communicate with a local audience.”
    John Whitaker
    Digital & Data Director, dmg events

 

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