AEO - Association of event organisers

Diary Dates


Due to COVID-19, these calendar dates are subject to change

January 2020

9th&10th CEO Summint, International Working Group

23rd-Finance Group

31st- AEO Forums, BDC London

February 2020

6th- Talent Working Group 

5th/6th/7th- UFI European Conference, Rome

20th- International Operations, Health, Safety & Security Working Group

25th & 26th- Confex, ExCel London

25th- Sales Group

March 2020

9th- BTIG

10th- Development Board

11th- UK Ops Working Group

16th- International Dinner on China and HK (Invite Only)

19th- UK Organiser Group

24th- Council and Event Working Group

30th-31st- SISO

April 2020

1st-2nd SISO

29th- EIA Board Meeting

May 2020    

4th-6th- UFI, Sweden

7th- Talent Working Group

12th/13th/14th- IMEX, Frankfurt

15th- International Working Group

19th- Live Events Promotion Working Group

27th- Sales Development Group

June 2020

11th - Finance Working Group

12th- AEO Awards

18th- Development Board

24th- Council and Event Working Group

July 2020

2nd- UK Ops Working Group

14th- AEO Masterclass

14th- International Operations, Health, Safety, & Security Working Group

23rd- UK Organiser Group

23rd- Tech Talks

August 2020

4th- Business, Technology and Innovation Working Group

18th- Talent Working Group

September 2020

4th& 5th- AEO Conference

5th- Sales Development Group

15th- Live Event Promotion Working Group

October 2020

7th- Events Working Group

14th- EIA Board Meeting

23rd- International Working Group

November 2020

5th- UK Organiser Group

9th/10th/11th/12th- UFI Annual Conference- Oman 

17th- Development Board

18th-Business Technology and Innovation Working Group

26th- UK Ops Working Group

26th - Talent Working Group

December 2020

2nd- AEO Council Meeting

4th- Live Event Promotion Group

4th- International Operations, Health, Safety & Security Working Group

8th- Sales Development Group

15th- Finance Working Group

  • "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
  • "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




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