AEO - Association of event organisers



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

  • As an Exhibition Sales Manager you will be responsible for sourcing and delivering sales on several exhibitions, to new and existing clients on annual Local Government Association Conference, NCAS Conference and exhibitions and ITS Congress.

  • An opportunity has arisen for an ambitious individual to join the Clarion Defence and Security Portfolio as a Sales Executive. The Clarion Events’ portfolio of Defence and Security events is acknowledged as the world’s leading forums, where high level government officials and senior military personnel converge. Leading global equipment and services providers meet to share ideas, discuss industry developments, conduct business, develop partnerships and network for future growth.
  • A rare opportunity has arisen for a talented New Business Sales Manager to work on the top two events for the UK Furniture & Interiors sector in the UK: January Furniture Show & Manchester Furniture Show. Recently integrated into the Retail Portfolio after a successful acquisition, both b2b events are already on the path to significant growth, with the aim of leveraging their size and market domination in the UK to compete on the international event circuit.
  • A vacancy has arisen within Clarion Consumer for a Senior Marketing Executive for The Baby Show series and the Baby to Toddler series.

    The Baby Show is the UK’s leading pregnancy and parenting event taking place in Olympia and ExCeL London, and the NEC Birmingham. Attracting over 20,000 visitors per Show and over 200 exhibiting companies, the events provide a superb shopping experience for expectant and new families, along with expert advice and dedicated facilities.

  • We have an exciting opportunity in the conferences operations team for a Senior Operations Executive. The role will primarily focus on the operational delivery for conferences and exhibitions for the EnergyNet portfolio as well as working closely on a strategic level with the portfolio MD to ensure smooth delivery of all events so that any risks and opportunities are fully managed.
  • An opportunity has arisen for a talented Sales Executive to work within the Retail Team on one of its biggest events, Home & Gift. Established for 59 years and held in the beautiful town of Harrogate, Home & Gift is the industry’s best loved buying event offering buyers the first opportunity to source new and unique autumn/winter products from an inspirational edit of design-led and everyday brands, unrivalled networking opportunities and unmissable advice from industry experts all in one unique, summer setting.
  • The Operations Project Manager will lead the newly formed team to implement efficient systems and processes to ensure that IBC event operations are proactively planned, managed and delivered using the IBC Project Management methodology to meet the expectations of all stakeholders to drive value for money for all stakeholders.


  • This role will be responsible for Project Managing a number of projects identified by the Head of Projects using agreed project management methods, standards and processes for all IBC projects throughout the project lifecycle.

    The successful candidate will proactively seek collaboration with senior members of IBC to refine project concepts, commercial arrangements and strategic future proof plans in line with the IBC three-year plan which may include sensitive internal change projects requiring discretion and confidentiality.

  • WorldSkills UK is dynamic, results driven charity that wants to change the national conversation about skills and young people. We are a partnership between governments, businesses and education and we exist to accelerate young people's development in work and life.

    We run a large event over 9 halls at the NEC Birmingham where we run the national finals in everything from Aeronautical Engineering to Welding! 

  • Reporting to the Brand Director, the Marketing Data Executive will work with the marketing team to develop strategic and tactical plans for the cleansing, selection, acquisition, flow and reporting of data across all event and publishing product within Clarion Gaming.
  • WorldSkills UK is dynamic, results driven charity that wants to change the national conversation about skills and young people. We are a partnership between governments, businesses and education and we exist to accelerate young people's development in work and life.

    We run a large event over 9 halls at The NEC Birmingham which this role relates to. We have a great team of freelancers who work on the event year after year and are looking for a senior production/ operations manager to join the team.

  • The Opportunity: Clarion’s Digital Marketing portfolio is on a mission to create the largest gathering of digital marketers in the world. We are the fastest growing portfolio in Clarion and embrace in ...
  • The Opportunity: Due to a member of the team taking a year’s maternity leave, an exciting opportunity has arisen for a proven Commercial Manager to work on a double digit growth show within Clarion. T ...
  • Imago Techmedia – Clarion’s leading event series focusing on disruptive technologies and digital transformation - are seeking an ambitious, talented and target driven new business manager.  The candidate will work with a highly dedicated team across two market leading exhibitions; IP EXPO Manchester and IP EXPO Europe.
14 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
    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
    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




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