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AEO and Circdata renew registration partnership for 2021/22


AEO and Circdata renew registration partnership for 2021/22

04 Oct 2021

Association of Event Organisers (AEO) is delighted to renew its strategic partnership with award-winning event registration company, Circdata for 2021/22.

The partnership will include registration for the upcoming AEO Centenary Party (& Awards), hosted by the NEC at the Vox on the 10th December 2021, the AEO Forums taking place at the Business Design Centre on the 11th February 2022, the AEO Excellence Awards at Grosvenor House on 24th June 2022 and the AEO Conference on a date to be confirmed soon. 

Additionally, Circdata will provide on-hand staff at all flagship AEO events to manage onsite registration and give delegates a warm welcome.

Chris Skeith OBE, chief executive officer of AEO said: “We’re delighted to be continuing our registration partnership with Circdata for our flagship events. We’ve worked with the team for a few years now – their professionalism never disappoints. Registration is such an integral part of the customer journey and our experience tells us we’re in safe hands.

The work is already underway for our Centenary Party and together, with their onsite staff, we’ll be sure to give event professionals the twist of 20s welcome they deserve.’’

Chris Clipston, managing director of Circdata said: “The AEO is an integral part of the events industry. As the voice of the event organising community, they’ve done such amazing work supporting the industry during the pandemic so it’s a massive compliment to partner with them once again on events for their members.  To provide first class registration services that feature innovative tools to enhance audience engagement is always our mission, so to do it for the industry events for organisers is a real pinnacle for us.”  

  • "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
    Informa Markets
  • "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
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    John Whitaker
    Vice President Marketing, Data & Digital , dmg events
  • "We have the opportunity to contribute positively to the industry as well as gaining valuable insight and advice. There’s no need to spend valuable time and money reinventing the wheel when you have so many experienced professionals in AEO membership to learn from”
    Emma Cartmell
    CHS Group
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    Sharon Azam
    GovNet Communications
  • I just wanted to send my most sincere thanks for everything that you and the AEO team are doing to help navigate the events industry through the pandemic. The working groups and communication from the AEO have been excellent and I’m really appreciative of being part of such a wonderful organisation.
    Simon Burns
    ICHF Events
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    Greg Cherry
    QD Events LTD
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    CloserStill Media
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    Optic UK
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    Claire Adams
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    Ed Tranter
    73 Media




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