AEO - Association of event organisers



The events industry is an exciting industry to be a part of so, whether you're interested in starting your career or advancing it, you're in the right place. The roles are many and varied including event management, marketing, operations and sales, so if you have passion and drive you're bound to find the right job for you.

Vacancies that are available with event organisers are listed below but please visit our sister associations AEV and ESSA if you are interested in working for a venue or a supplier to the industry.

  • Conference Producer - Oil & Gas

    Location: London, UK Clarion Events Ltd
    • Permanent

    An exciting opportunity has arisen to join the Oil and Gas team as a Conference Producer.

  • At Farnborough International we are known for running one of the world’s biggest and most prestigious Airshows. Whilst we will continue to build on every airshow, we’re also on a journey to become more than this.

    Our aim is to transform what we are known for – to make Farnborough International a globally recognised brand, famous for its pioneering spirit in delivering world class Airshows and hosting business events in our state of the art 20,000 sqm exhibition and conference centre set to open in 2018.

    With new exciting opportunities on the horizon and the business expanding fast, Farnborough International is looking to strengthen its world class team by recruiting an experienced Sales Executive for a 16 month period to work closely with the event leader to specifically deliver sales targets for the Public Airshow (PAS) at the Farnborough International Airshow (FIA).

    The public airshow takes place over the final weekend of the event and attracts around 80,000 members of the public and in 2016 100 exhibitors joined us for the weekend. The participating exhibitors vary from major international brands to small independent retailers.

  • The Manufacturing Technologies Association (MTA) is the UK’s Trade Association for the companies who create and supply the technology that manufacturers use to make the products we use and rely on.  With the Manufacturing sector entering the 4th Industrial revolution it is an exciting time to be joining the MTA.

    The MTA offers high autonomy in a relaxed and flexible yet high performing work environment, and are seeking an organised, self-starter looking to join the Events Team to help them put on the leading exhibition for our industry and other events which form part of the services provided to our members.



    To oversee the daily operations of the Events Department and deliver projects from concept to completion ensuring key targets and standards are met.

    To co-ordinate administrative aspects of the membership process.

    Reporting to Head of Events.

  • Working closely with internal stakeholders, the Account Manager role is to generate new business for IBC and to maximise revenue from existing external stakeholders. The Account Manager will take a lead on the 365 platform ensuring that all IBC key accounts have been approached and working with the Head of Sales to generate a pipeline of potential customers.
  • Working for the Marketing Manager, the Data Researchers will help validate and create audience databases for projects within IBC. This will involve a mix of desk based, telephone and directory research in order to create a verified, current, accurate and detailed databases.
  • The Conference Operations team have an exciting opportunity for a Venues Executive to oversee small to medium venue bookings, working internationally to source, negotiate and contract 

6 Results
  • "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
  • "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
  • "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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