AEO - Association of event organisers

AEO Partners


If event organisers are a key client for your business to grow then the AEO, our initiatives and events must be a key element of any marketing plan.

AEO partners have the opportunity to immerse themselves within the AEO community for a full 12 months. They are included in digital communications to our entire database as well as inclusion on a partner slider on the AEO homepage. AEO partners have heightened visibility at all events and are included on specific event websites as well as in printed materials.

Most importantly AEO partners are given the opportunity to interact with our members whether it is through a service provided or a platform to deliver pertinent industry information to our members.

This gives AEO partners prime positioning to develop business relationships and increase turnover with new clients.


For more information about partnerships please email Krystle Davis, Business Development Manager, or call 01442 285818.

Online Marketing

ASP is a digital specialist which provides a software platform specific to the event organisers community. ASP understands that event websites need to bring an event brand alive, encourage dialogue and interactivity between the exhibitors, sponsors, press and prospective visitors by showing the value of taking part.

ASP and its product, SHOWOFF, are known for technology innovation in the events industry. For example it was the first with log-in "Exhibitor Zones" for exhibitors to upload content way back in 1998.  

ASP currently provides websites for events in over 22 countries and, with offices in the UK, USA and Australia, can deliver a 24 hour response whenever needed.

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Aztec Event Services supply AV equipment, IT hardware, technical and creative support to over 300 events, exhibitions and conferences every year.

As an award winning AV company Aztec is repeatedly nominated as the official supplier for the key UK exhibitions including World Travel Market, Marketing Week Live and the Ideal Home shows. Aztec is also the on-site, preferred supplier at the Emirates Arsenal Stadium.

In addition, Aztec is now working in partnership with Freeman UK to give their clients access to Aztec's technical support and expertise.

All of Aztec's functions are supported by its Design Studio which provides design and content as well as pre and post production technical services.

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Cvent, Inc. is a leading cloud-based enterprise event management platform, with over 1,900 employees and over 15,800 customers worldwide. Cvent offers software solutions to event planners for online event registration, venue selection, event management, mobile apps for events, e-mail marketing and web surveys. 

Cvent provides hotels with a targeted advertising platform designed to reach event planners looking for suitable venues. Cvent solutions optimise the entire event management value chain and have enabled clients around the world to manage hundreds of thousands of meetings and events. For more information, please visit, or connect on  Facebook,  Twitter or  LinkedIn.

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DB Schenker boasts over 40 years’ experience working in the UK and overseas exhibition market. With over 100 offices dedicated to event logistics worldwide, DB Schenker is unrivalled in its global expertise and resource capabilities.

Within its own network, DB Schenker offers tailor made solutions for road, sea, air and rail freight services. Additionally, it provides specialist onsite handling services with health and safety at the forefront of all of its operations.  Combined with eco-friendly and sustainable programmes, DB Schenker remains an environmental pioneer setting the standards within the event logistics industry.

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Exhibition News
Exhibition Media

EN is the must-read monthly publication for the exhibition industry. First with the big stories and features, EN is required reading if you are to remain at the cutting edge.

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Since March 2013, Freeman have taken the core Freeman values and combined them with their aspiration to offer the UK exhibition market place something truly different.
Their position as the largest global supplier of events services has come from one overriding goal; to provide all of their customers with an unrivalled platform for success.  This ethos is what drives them forward every day; adding value, evolution and excellence to clients across everything we do, via our fully engaged team.

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Event Insurance

Hiscox Event Insurance has over 30 years experience of insuring national, international and European conferences, exhibitions and congresses. Hiscox Event Insurance can adapt its insurance cover to suit your needs, however unique your event is. Hiscox Event Insurance provides cover for:

  • Cancellation and abandonment
  • Public liability and employers’ liability
  • Property

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International Venue

Messe Frankfurt supports exhibitors by opening up international markets for their products. As the world’s largest trade fair corporation with its own exhibition grounds, it can offer its customers a presence in more than 150 countries around the globe.

Before, during and after the trade fair, the team at Messe Frankfurt are attentive to your needs and take excellent care of your exhibitors, visitors and guests – everywhere in the world.

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Graphics Display

Perton Signs was established in 1864 and has been working in the exhibition industry since the early days of the old Agricultural Hall, now the Business Design Centre, and the opening of the Grand Hall, Olympia. Perton Signs has a proud tradition of offering a positive, flexible, friendly and innovative partnership approach to working with clients to achieve the best results. This is supported by a highly experienced team, the latest production technology, competitive prices and value for money. Based in West London, Perton Signs has been delivering exhibition, event and venue graphics for over 150 years.

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UK Venue

The Scottish Event Campus (SEC) features the SEC Centre– five interconnected exhibition and meeting spaces, the iconic 3,000 seat SEC Armadillo and our most recent addition, The SSE Hydro – a 13,000 capacity concert, sporting and special events arena. With its infinite flexibility, the campus has gone from strength to strength and, with planned expansion and development, will continue to position Glasgow on the world stage.

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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
    Brand 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
  • "The AEO take great effort to ensure our industry continues to be recognised for its value, promotes the sector for talent acquisition and encourages the sharing of best practice across its members and their customers. It also provides a rich calendar of events for our staff to learn, network, share experiences and celebrate with their peers in the industry."
    Stuart Johnston
    Ascential Events
  • "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
    Digital & Data Director, dmg events




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