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AEO announces partnership renewal with ESSA for 2020

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AEO announces partnership renewal with ESSA for 2020

13 Mar 2020

The Association of Event Organisers (AEO) is pleased to announce its partnership renewal with Event Supplier and Services Association (ESSA).

The partnership includes ESSA’s support on the AEO Conference, due to take place in September and the FaceTime Masterclasses.

Chris Skeith, chief executive, of AEO says: “While the AEO represents organisers, working closely with our sister associations, for the benefit of the whole industry has always been very important to us.

I am honoured to continue our partnership with ESSA, to raise awareness of their recently launched accreditation scheme.”

The ESSA accreditation is an annual company-level H&S qualification which is independently audited.

It provides demonstrable proof that a member company and its management systems are operating at the required level to meet agreed industry standards.

Skeith added: “This accreditation sets a standard for services and suppliers, which demonstrates competence and credibility. That is a fantastic message to send to our members, when they’re looking for reputable contractors.”

ESSA represent over 240 event suppliers and services ensuring the highest standard of customer service and excellence.

Andrew Harrison, ESSA director says: “On the back of launching ESSA Accredited in late 2019 and continuing with our ‘Use an ESSA Member’ campaign, our aim is to continue the awareness of the importance of using a partner that’s a member of a recognised association and achieving recognised industry standards, giving the end user assurances of the best possible service. By partnering with AEO in 2020 across its various events and platforms, we are ensuring that the message continues to reach the right people, in greater numbers.”

 

 

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  • "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
    FESPA
  • "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
    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
  • "JOINING THE AEO HAS BEEN FANTASTIC! Being able to gift our customers with free places at the FaceTime masterclasses, learn alongside industry peers and seek advice to common challenges is invaluable”
    Sharon Azam
    GovNet Communications

 

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