AEO - Association of event organisers

Diary Dates


Diary Dates

June 2017

7th - Global Exhibitions Day

7th - Development Board (invite only)

7th - Live Events Promotion Group

16th - AEO Excellence Awards

28th - Cross Association Technology Working Group

28th - Council Meeting (invite only)

29th - Cross Association Electrics Working Group

July 2017

20th - National Exhibitor Masterclass, NEC

11th - UK Ops. Working Group

11th - International Health Safety and Security Working Group

11th - Finance Working Group

August 2017

17th - Development Board (invite only)

17th - BTIG Working Group

31st - Talent Working Group

31st - UK Organiser Group (invite only)

September 2017

6th - Council Meeting (invite only)

6th - AEO Icebreaker

7th-8th - AEO Conference

20th - Live Events Promotion Group

October 2017

2nd - FaceTime Exhibitor Masterclass - ExCeL London

4th - Events Working Group (invite only)

16th - International Organiser Group (invite only)

16th - AEO International Dinner (invite only)

19th - UK Ops. Working Group

19th - International Health Safety and Security Working Group

TBC - AEO Chairman's Reception (invite only)

31st - UK Organiser Group (invite only)

31st - Talent Group

November 2017

22nd - Development Board (invite only)

22nd - Live Events Promotion Group

December 2017

1st - Council Meeting (invite only)

January 2018

February 2018

March 2018

April 2018

May 2018

  • "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
  • "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
    Digital & Data Director, dmg events




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