AEO is the trade body representing companies which conceive, create, develop or manage trade and consumer events. AEO membership is made up of a broad spread of organisations who are responsible for in excess of 1,700 trade and consumer events a year, with around 700 taking place in the UK. This includes some of the most prolific organisers in the world responsible for events ranging from indoor trade and consumer exhibitions, conferences and symposiums to outdoor events. In addition, many of our members are also responsible for organising overseas events.
AEV is the trade association representing the interests of UK and international event venues. They are a committed trade body representing venues of all size and type across the UK and internationally run by their members for their benefit as well as the wider events industry. Their members range from large international multipurpose venues through to more specialist regional providers.