AEO - Association of event organisers

Recruitment

AEO

The events industry is an exciting industry to be a part of so, whether you're interested in starting your career or advancing it, you're in the right place. The roles are many and varied including event management, marketing, operations and sales, so if you have passion and drive you're bound to find the right job for you.

Vacancies that are available with event organisers are listed below but please visit our sister associations AEV and ESSA if you are interested in working for a venue or a supplier to the industry.

 

‘We always use the AEO Jobs Board to advertise our vacancies. It has proven successful in attracting candidates, and we have appointed a sales role via the resource. It’s not only a great free member benefit, on this occasion it also saved us paying recruitment fees and advertising costs.’  - Alexander Angus at Montgomery

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  • Established in 1977, MBS is a growing live events and digital brand, specialising in delivering health, wellbeing and empowering experiences. With a portfolio of large consumer exhibitions, events, digital experience and community App ‘Tribe’, this is a fantastic company for any enthusiastic and high achieving sales professional to develop their career. Our physical events include the London & Birmingham Wellbeing Festivals held annually at Olympia London and the National Exhibition Centre Birmingham, which attract over 30,000 visitors combined.

  • We are looking for someone with at least 12 months experience as a management accountant or financial accountant, who will work well in a busy, long-standing team.

    You are confident, autonomous, and not afraid to speak up. You will be able to see where a team is stretched and have the initiative to step-up where help is needed offering ideas and solutions.

    Working directly with the Financial Controller, you will need to liaise with the board members on a regular basis, as well as external third parties. You will have the ability to communicate at all levels including non-finance staff.

    Good prioritisation skills, with the ability to meet monthly deadlines and work accurately under pressure.

  • The Grand Designs brand is unique. It is the UK’s most-watched property TV programme, regularly drawing in millions of viewers with a devoted following. Grand Designs Live and magazine are a vital part of this brand, and, like the TV programme, they are inspirational, intelligent, and innovative – an essential purchase for any homeowner undertaking a project.  Grand Designs provides the best examples of clever residential architecture and design.

  • This role will be based within Media 10’s Design Division which comprises two events (Clerkenwell Design Week and Design London) as well as two publications (ICON and OnOffice). The candidate will be responsible for managing a new community based digital platform which connects leading brands with key decision makers all year-round.

    The Marketing Project Manager will be tasked with acquiring and retaining visitors to the platform, whilst developing strategy and exploring opportunities to help increase engagement and audience. The candidate will also be responsible for coordinating content for the platform, as well as planning a comprehensive content calendar and managing relationships with content partners.

    This is a fantastic opportunity for an experienced and results driven B2B marketer, looking to be part of a new, exciting project that sits within a portfolio of established industry brands.

  • We have various live vacancies for sales professionals, across our award winning brands: Grand Designs Live, Design London and UKCW.

    The roles are target focused, but also allows for progression as the products develop and evolve

  • As an Operations Executive, you will take an active role in the operational running of several events in the portfolio. Providing an operational support service to exhibitors and internal show teams as specified by the Head of Operations. Manage defined projects to ensure a high level of customer satisfaction, achievement of deadlines, and strict budget control.  

6 Results
  • "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
  • 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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