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 Gaming team are looking for a high-performing sales professional to develop new business & manage long-standing existing clients through high volume outbound calls & face to face meetings/business trips. The role involves selling on specific events within the gaming division running throughout the year. 

  • Marketing Manager - Defence

    Location: London, UK Clarion Events Ltd
    • Permanent

    Defence has an exciting challenge for a Marketing Manager to create, produce and deliver ground breaking marketing campaigns to promote UK Security Week and the four shows running within it – SCTX, Ambition, Forensics Europe Expo and World Counter Terror Congress. 

  • Sales Manager - Defence

    Location: London, UK Clarion Events Ltd
    • Permanent

    An opportunity has arisen for a talented Sales Manager to work with a highly dedicated team on one of the largest shows in the Clarion Defence and Security Portfolio.

  • IBC are looking for a Delegate Sales Assistant to join the team and take on the task of inviting and confirming senior industry executives to invitation only networking days at IBC Show.

  • Sales Executive

    Location: Hove East Sussex IMEX
    • Permanent

    You will be responsible for proactively developing and qualifying new sales opportunities whilst cultivating existing client relationships. Ensuring your client portfolio maximise their Return on Investment at IMEX shows.   

  • Head of Digital Operations

    Location: Richmond, Surrey, UK Reed Exhibitions Ltd
    • Contract

    An exciting opportunity has arisen to work in the Central Marketing department as part of a busy, in-house digital team providing digital expertise, support and best practice to the event teams who are responsible for producing and delivering highly successful events, across the globe.

    You will be responsible for ensuring that the Digital Operations team delivers our online platforms across the event portfolio using efficient processes and project management techniques. You will drive the product and front end development to those platforms to add new features and user improvements. You will also manage the event online registration process including delivering registration forms and integrating the data into our platforms.

  • Montgomery is a Global Exhibition Company with over 100 years’ experience in running market leading events.

    We are looking for an enthusiastic and dedicated Operations Manager to join the department to manage the operational role across a number of events in the departments’ portfolio.  All projects must be managed to ensure high levels of customer satisfaction, achievement of deadlines and strict budget control.  


  • Senior Sales Executive

    Location: Farnborough, Hants Farnborough International Ltd
    • Permanent

    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 and the business expanding fast, Farnborough International is looking to strengthen its world class team by recruiting a Senior Sales Executive to work closely with the Sales Manager to deliver challenging sales targets for Farnborough International Airshow (FIA) and Bahrain International Airshow (BIAS)

  • Sales Manager, LGBT Travel Event

    Location: Richmond, Surrey, UK Reed Exhibitions Ltd
    • Permanent

    We have a great opportunity to work on Reed Travel Exhibition’s exciting new launch event, Proud – an LGBT travel exhibition. Proud will be a business and networking platform exclusively dedicated to connecting travel suppliers with personally invited buyers from the LGBT travel community. The role will work closely with international clients to gain an understanding of their requirements and business strategy, in order to make a real impact on their business and further develop a collaborative working relationship.   

  • Intern – Global Digital Innovation Team

    Location: Richmond, Surrey, UK Reed Exhibitions Ltd
    • Contract

    The Global Digital Team works with all the major markets across Europe, the Americas and Asia-Pacific to improve the digital platform that provides the websites and digital tools for events, and helps to drive the adoption of new digital products and capabilities.


    Reporting to the Global Head of Digital Innovation, you will be coordinating global initiatives around new digital products and capabilities, including mobile/app, location tracking and recommendation engines. You will be a part of a team delivering transformational change to a global business. You will be involved in a variety of projects helping to research, trial and implement new digital capabilities in multiple international business units.

  • Sales Executive - ibtm events

    Location: Richmond, Surrey, UK Reed Exhibitions Ltd
    • Permanent

    We have an exciting opportunity for an experienced and dynamic Sales Executive to join the Reed Travel Exhibition’s Meetings and Incentives Portfolio – ibtm events, including: ibtm world – the leading MICE Exhibition held annually in Barcelona  ibtm arabia, ibtm china, AIME in Australia, ibtm america and ibtm latin america. You will have a proven track record of exceeding targets and a tenacious can do approach. The ability to build rapport with potential and existing clients is vital. Experience within exhibitions would be an advantage.

  • Senior Marketing Executive

    Location: Richmond, Surrey, UK Reed Exhibitions Ltd
    • Permanent

    This is a great opportunity to work on Reed Travel Exhibitions’ exciting portfolio of luxury travel events; International Luxury Travel Market – the leading ‘by invitation-only’ events for the global luxury travel community taking place in Cannes, Shanghai, Tokyo, Dubai, Cape Town, Sao Paulo and the Riviera Maya, Mexico.

  • Exhibition Manager, Helitech

    Location: Richmond, Surrey, UK Reed Exhibitions Ltd
    • Permanent

    We have an exciting opportunity for an experienced and high calibre exhibition professional to manage the delivery of Helietch International in London and Amsterdam. Helitech International is part of thrilling Energy, Marine and Rotorcraft portfolio and one of the kind rotorcraft market leading event. If you are passionate about events, technology, working with international partners and exhibitors, not afraid of challenges and looking for next opportunity it is a perfect event for you.    

13 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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