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Gain insight

  • Access bespoke research for benchmarking and strategy. development through regular contact with other members.
  • Read industry news delivered weekly.

Share knowledge 

  • Contribute and engage in association activities to build the best teams and individuals to help create the best in class events.
  • Access our Member Zone, home to lots of resources to keep up to date with the industry.


  • Join over 90 members and engage regularly through AEO.
  • Attend our industry leading events aimed at everyone from newcomers to VPs & CEOs. 
  • Participate in partner events and awards (AEV and ESSA).


  • Use the AEO logo, a leading & trusted brand.

Build talent

  • Advertise for free on our industry wide recruitment pages.
  • Drive awareness of your business through our free news service.


  • Be a part of our cross association working groups and join industry peers to bring changes in areas such as DEI & Sustainability. 
  • Get member rates at selected events such as the AEO Excellence Awards, ESSA Conference and others.

About Working Groups

18 working groups

Each of our groups provides a focus on areas of critical importance to event organisers.  They are comprised of a number of individuals who have volunteered to freely share specialist knowledge and skills.

Discuss challenges

Our working groups are a fantastic way to bring up any challenges you are currently facing with your event and seek guidance from other members who may have overcome these issues previously. 

Share knowledge

By developing and promoting best practice, we aim to enhance and grow the industry as a whole and ensure that every venue has access to tools and resources to enable them to be the best they can.


We organise an increasing number of opportunities to engage with other organisers and, through our sister associations, members of the venue community and a wide range of suppliers that support and service the industry.


AEO Excellence Awards

AEO Excellence Awards

AEO People's Awards

AEO People's Awards

AEO Forums

AEO Forums

AEO Conference 

AEO Conference 

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