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  • The Government has published Health is everyone’s business, a public consultation seeking views on different ways in which government and employers can take action to reduce ill health-related job loss.
  • The Association of Event Venues (AEV) have published the 2019 edition of the eGuide, the document that conveys the best advice, guidance and regulations pertaining to working at UK venues, with the ambition of creating a clearly defined national working environment for organisers, exhibitors and supplier companies.
  • This year’s AEO Excellence Awards was a sell-out event, seeing a record number of attendees flock to Grosvenor House Hotel, for a high-octane industry celebration.

    Stephen Brooks was named as this year’s Outstanding Contribution to the Industry winner, with members commenting on his; pioneering of geo cloning, support to the industry and association, and huge success as an independently owned, global exhibition business.

  • AEO (Association of Event Organisers) has renewed its official app partnership with leading meetings, events, and hospitality management technology provider, Cvent.
  • The AEO Conference is heading to Windsor for 2019. Taking place on 5-6 September at the De Vere Beaumont Estate, the theme of this year’s event is “Live – Survive or Thrive?”
  • This year’s National Exhibitor Masterclass takes place on the 16th July 2019, at the NEC Birmingham and offers exhibitors a packed programme, covering business psychology and communication, eye tracking research, client buying behaviour, measuring event success and PR for the event.
  • Following the announcement of Simon Foster becoming Chair of the International Organiser Group, the AEO is pleased to announce that Mike Seaman has taken on the role of Chair of the UK Organiser Group.
  • Simon Foster, CEO of Comexposium, has been appointed Chair of the AEO International Organiser Group, taking over from Stephen Brooks.
  • The UK Events Industry Board’s (EIB) Working Group for Infrastructure has launched a survey to help collate the value of EU grants, funding infrastructure and service related projects that have benefited business events across the UK.

     

  • This year’s AEO Forums delivered a holistic mix of intellectual stimulation, social networking, physical health and emotional wellbeing to over 310 industry professionals spanning marketing, operations and sales. Held at BDC London, the AEO Forums brought together 94 businesses from across the events industry.
  • The Association of Event Organisers (AEO) is pleased to announce the 2019 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 upcoming AEO Forums taking place on the 25 January 2019 at the Business Design Centre, the AEO Excellence Awards, taking place on the 14 June 2019 at Grosvenor House, the AEO Conference, taking place in Windsor on the 5th and 6th September and the FaceTime Exhibitor Masterclasses.

  • AEO is delighted to announce award-winning event registration company, Circdata as the official registration partner for 2019. 

    The partnership will include registration for the upcoming AEO Forums, taking place on the 25 January 2019 at the Business Design Centre, the AEO Excellence Awards, taking place on the 14 June 2019 at Grosvenor House, the AEO Conference, taking place in Windsor on the 5th and 6th September and the FaceTime Exhibitor Masterclasses.

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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
  • 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
  • It is so useful to hear from your peers at this time. Please pass my thanks to Ruth and the BTIG panel
    Dan Assor
    CloserStill Media
  • Just wanted to thank you and Ruth this morning for the Zoom meeting - it was really interesting to hear how things are moving along in the virtual/hybrid meeting/exhibitions. All very new to me, so a lot to digest.
    Maureen Wright
    Optic UK
  • The session this morning was fantastic. We are right in the midst of this and the information was so useful. We can apply it immediately
    Claire Adams
    FESPA

 

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