Each association is run by its members for the benefit of its members through their own elected council of representatives and specialist working groups.
We occupy a unique position amongst key industry stakeholders by being part of the Events Industry Alliance.
The alliance gives us and our members the opportunity to influence key initiatives and changes that can have a direct impact upon the whole sector. It also enables members access to several cross-association working groups, networking events, conferences, forums and industry research.
Visit our individual websites for more information.
Association of Event Organisers Ltd (AEO)
Association of Event Organisers Ltd (AEO) is the trade body representing companies which conceive, create, develop or manage trade and consumer events.
Association of Event Venues (AEV)
Association of Event Venues (AEV) is a committed trade body representing venues of all size and type both in the UK and internationally.
AEO's aim is to be the voice of the event organising industry, to serve the collective needs of event organisers and to promote the interests of their members and the industry at large.
Whether you’re an international, national, regional, multi-purpose or specialist venue, the AEV offers the opportunity to connect with peers, learn, benchmark and share best practice for the benefit of your business and the wider industry in which we operate.
A trade body representing the very best suppliers of goods and services to the events industry. With a focus on health & safety, education, business development and driving excellence and shared best practice, ESSA and our members sit at the centre of the events community both in the UK and overseas.
Chris Skeith OBE
Company Secretary / Finance, EIA