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  • Global Exhibitions Day (GED) 2018 will be held on 6 June, 2018, globally, UFI, the Global Association of the Exhibition Industry, announces today. Through activities by exhibition industry associations and companies all around the world, the aim of this largest awareness campaign for the exhibition and events industry is to raise the profile of the sector as one of the most vital contributors to economic growth in cities, regions, and countries.
  • AEO is delighted to announce that the shortlist for the 25th AEO Excellence Awards has been released and is now live on the AEO Excellence Awards website.
  • Cvent, one of the global meeting, event, travel, and hospitality technology leaders, has signed an annual partnership agreement with the AEO as the official App Partner, for 2018. 


  • One of the world’s largest trade show corporations, Messe Frankfurt, has renewed its International Venue Partner agreement, which began in 2015, with the AEO between 2018-2020.


  • Aztec renews partnership with AEO in 2018

    Leading AV equipment supplier, Aztec Event Services has signed an agreement to continue as AV Partner for the Association of Event Organisers for 2018.

  • Jess joins AEO from a role as a social media and marketing coordinator in the AV and Home Automation industry. With responsibility for amplifying the company’s brand through digital marketing and social media, Jess played an instrumental role in accelerating its online presence.
  • Leading events logistics company, DB Schenker, has renewed its strategic partnership with AEO as its official logistics partner for 2018-2020.

    Chris Skeith, chief executive of AEO says: “DB Schenker is a global leader in logistics, and an organisation that aligns closely with our values and commitment in bringing best practice and insight to AEO members and the industry.”

  • Over 330 marketing, ops and sales professionals from 90 event industry organisations attended this year’s AEO Forums at BDC London on Friday.
  • Freeman, the leading global provider of brand experiences, has signed an agreement to become Digital Engagement Partner with the Association of Event Organisers in 2018. They will be working closely with the AEO to enhance the experience at AEO events through digital content – be it Freeman event technology or The Freeman Trend Lab at the AEO Forums, AEO Excellence Awards and AEO Conference.
  • The 15th June 2018 marks the 25th anniversary of the AEO Excellence Awards, which recognises and celebrates achievements from event organisers, venues and suppliers throughout the industry.
    The awards will once again take place at Grosvenor House, Park Lane, London, following the continual demand from the events industry for a Park Lane venue.
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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
  • "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
  • The AEO provides an opportunity to make a difference, to work with other companies for the good of the industry as a whole, but beyond that, it provides it’s members with valuable insight and tangible benefits to grow your business, upskill and engage your teams. For those reasons, our membership is in indelible ink on the each annual budget. In short, if you aren’t a member, you are missing out.
    Ed Tranter
    73 Media




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