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AEO announces partnership renewal with Aztec for 2020


AEO announces partnership renewal with Aztec for 2020

10 Mar 2020

The Association of Event Organisers (AEO) is pleased to announce the 2020 partnership renewal with leading AV supplier, Aztec Events.

The agreement will continue to deliver Aztec’s award-winning AV services at AEO Events, which includes the AEO Conference and the FaceTime Masterclasses taking place later this year.

Chris Skeith, chief executive of AEO, says: “Aztec have been in the events business for many years now.  As a small team, with big ambition, we need to align ourselves with partners with the knowledge to support us in transforming those ambitions into experiences our attendees will want to return to.”

Skeith added: “It helps that John and his team are always solutions focussed on our AV needs and very easy to work with.”

John Robson, managing director of Aztec, says: “We have worked with major event associations and organisers since 1989.  Whether we are creating first-class corporate awards, live-streaming events or providing exhibition audiovisual services,  partnering with the AEO enables us to showcase our creative use of technology and help deliver top-quality bespoke experiences for delegates, whilst promoting best practices. 


Robson added: “And with our recently launched operation in Barcelona, we can now offer our wide range of AV equipment incorporating the very latest technologies to Spain and southern Europe.  


We're looking forward to working with the AEO team again this year to continue making a valuable contribution to the industry."

  • "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
  • “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
  • 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
  • I think what the AEO has been doing during this tough time has been exceptional.
    Greg Cherry
    QD Events LTD




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