AEO - Association of event organisers

Diary Dates


September 2018

5th - AEO Council Meeting

5th - Icebreaker

6th - 7th - AEO Conference

19th - Live Events Promotion Group

20th - Development Board Meeting

20th - Business Technology & Innovation Group

October 2018

1st - AEO International Dinner

3rd - Cross Association Event Industry HR Group

4th - Ops Working Group

5th- Leaders of Tomorrow webinar- "Email Marketing"

10th- Cross Association Health and Safety Working Group

10th- Events Working Group

12th- Leaders of Tomorrow Webinar- "Time Management"

15th- International Organiser

18th- Finance Working Group

19th- Leaders of Tomorrow webinar- "Developing a System"

November 2018

6th - Live Events Promotion Group

8th - Development Board Meeting

8th - Business Technology & Innovation Group

15th - UK Organiser Group

15th- Talent Working Group

30th- Leaders of Tomorrow webinar- "Social Media"

December 2018

4th - International Health and Safety Operations Working Group

5th- Council Meeting

7th- Leaders of Tomorrow webinar- "Up-front contracts and pain"

14th- Leaders of Tomorrow webinar- "Contractor Management"

January 2019

10th/ 11th- CEO Summit

15th- Ops Working Group

17th- Finance

25th- AEO Forums 

30th/31st- Global UFI Summmit

February 2019

1st- Leaders of Tomorrow webinar- "Prospects and questioning" 

7th- Talent Group

7th- UK Organiser Group

8th- Leaders of Tomorrow "Social Media part two"

14th- Event Working Group

15th- Leaders of Tomorrow- " Planning a crisis" 

20th- BTIG

20th- Development Board Meeting

26th- LEP 

March 2019      

13th- AEO Council

April 2019

10th- Ops Working Group

May 2019    

1st- BTIG 

1st- Development Board Meeting

15th/16th/17th- UFI European Conference, the NEC

21st- LEP

23rd- Talent Group

23rd- UK Organiser Group

June 2019

14th- AEO Awards

19th- International Operations Safety & Security 

20th- Finance

26th- AEO Council

July 2019

4th- AEV Conference

11th- Operations Working Group

16th- National Exhibitor Masterclass 

August 2019

29th- Talent

29th- UK Organiser

September 2019

4th- Icebreaker

5th/ 6th- AEO Conference

18th- LEP

19th- BTIG

19th- Development Board Meeting

25th- AEO Council

October 2019

3rd- Operations Working Group

10th- Events Working Group

November 2019

6th/7th/8th- UFI Annual Conference- Bangkok 

13th- BTIG

13th- Development Board Meeting

14th- Talent Group

14th- UK Organiser Group

20th LEP 

December 2019

3rd- International Health Operations Safety & Security

4th- AEO Council 

  • "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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