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AEO Conference

The annual AEO Conference brings together key players within the industry and offers insight and motivation.

With an outstanding speaker line up delivering inspirational, dynamic and thought provoking content, the AEO Conference is a fantastic platform from which to debate, learn and share ideas that can help shape the industry.

The event attracts around 250 senior industry professionals from around the world, from organisers to venues and suppliers creating an unmissable opportunity to network in a relaxed environment.

The next AEO Conference will take place between the 8-9th September at the Grand Hotel, Brighton.

FaceTime Exhibitor Masterclasses


FaceTime Exhibitor Masterclasses are for AEO members to invite and send their exhibitors to.

Opportunities exist for responsive, fast-moving exhibitors who can experience stellar growth and reach business objectives through multi-sensory exhibitions.

These insightful events are for:

New exhibitors who need support and learning

Successful exhibitors committed to achieving ROI

Connected businesses looking to harness the innovative and multi-sensory world of exhibitions

The next masterclass takes place on the 6th October at 30 Euston Square.


AEO International Dinners

Every year the AEO host a number of member only International Dinners which are a great opportunity for UK organisers and other event professionals with international exhibitions to learn about opportunities and benefits, share intelligence/market knowledge and discuss issues in a particular country or region. Guest speakers who specialise in that area deliver short presentations followed by a round table discussion and dinner.  It's a great chance to find out about the most compelling regions and countries in which to develop business opportunities.

The next International Dinner will be on Japan on the 21 November 2016, Buddha-Bar London, 145 Knightsbridge, London SW1X 7PA

The International Dinner on Japan is generously sponsored by Circdata.



More information will be available soon on the forthcoming International Dinners.

If you require any further information please do not hesitate to Sarah Scott.

Please note, this is a member only event.


AEO Marketing & Ops Forums

Each year the AEO Forums deliver new and innovative content essential to the continued growth and development of event professionals and companies regardless of size. 

With a great speaker line up covering a wide range of hot topics, the day offers an unrivalled learning experience and is a date every event professional should have in their diary.

The AEO Forums are a two stream event covering Ops and Marketing and offers a fantastic opportunity to network and mingle with fellow industry professionals.

They are attended by MD's, Marketing and Ops Directors and Managers, as well as Event Directors

The next AEO Forums will take place in January 2017


AEO Sales Conference

The AEO Sales Conference is back in 2017, offering its incisive and cutting-edge programmes of education. More details will be confirmed soon.


AEO Excellence Awards

The AEO Excellence Awards is our flagship event, representing the best that the events industry has to offer, showcasing the amazing achievements within our industry over the past 12 months. 

Every year, the illustrious event recognises and celebrates organisers’ achievements, standards of excellence from venues and service quality by suppliers and contractors throughout the industry.



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