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Welcome from the Chair

Matthew Butler - Group Managing Director, CloserStill Media

As chair, my key focus will be on accelerating the change within organiser businesses to run sustainable events as the industry works towards its “net zero by 2050” pledge.

As sustainability continues to punctuate headlines, it is an extraordinary time to play such a key role in driving that change in our industry. Some major developments will be coming out of the AEO sustainability working group – watch this space.

The Size and Scale Index for Exhibitions report, confirms the industry is on an exciting path to growth and recovery and I’ll work tirelessly to ensure sustainability is embedded in the industry’s success story during my tenure.

AEO is run by its members, through the following elected council of representatives: