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.

  • The Marketing Manager will take full responsibility for the marketing and promotion of the IBC event with the support of a Marketing Executive and Marketing Assistant.

    They will be expected to put together a clear, detailed and dynamic marketing plan for the show each year and then execute that plan. The Marketing Manager will need to be able to produce accurate, high quality, deadline driven work.

    This role will be hands on with a significant amount of implementation to be delivered by the Marketing Manager along with also being responsible for managing a Marketing Executive and Marketing Assistant, delegating some work and driving the event forwards strategically working with the Head of Marketing and driving constant innovation with the marketing approach taken. 

  • To provide an evolving range of support to the IBC Content team, in particular in relation to research and administrative support in the acquisition and delivery of 350 speakers and VIP delegates who attend the IBC Conference, Big Screen Experience, Leaders’ Summit and Rising Stars events, both before the events and onsite in Amsterdam. The content of the role will evolve over the period.
  • 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.

  • Award-winning B2B publisher and events organiser UKIP Media & Events has a tremendous opportunity for a well organised and experienced international Exhibitions Operations Manager.

  • Clarion Events are recruiting for a keen, creative Marketing Executive with previous experience in exhibition marketing within Front Line Genomics. 

  • The Marketing Executive/Manager will help drive forward the marketing and promotion of the PPMA Show, a leading industry trade event in its 30th year. The person will work in a close knit team comprising a Marketing Executive and report into the Head of Marketing. Regular liaison with the Show Team is expected.

    The jobholder will be expected to put together a clear, detailed and strategic marketing plan for the show each year and then execute that plan. The Marketing Manager/Executive will deliver accurate, high quality campaigns on time and to budget.

    This role is very hands on with a significant amount of implementation to be delivered by the Marketing Executive/Manager. The person will be managing a number of external suppliers ensuring they deliver to brief and to budget. He or she are expected to drive the event forwards and work with the Head of Marketing to drive constant innovation, engagement and long term strategy.

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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