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    circ Circdata is a global preferred supplier of pre-event, on-site and post-event registration and data services for conferences and exhibitions of all sizes. Through its intelligent Fusion™ platform Circdata is able to deliver web, mobile and app registration options to optimise the customer journey. Circdata provides on-site badging and ticketing solutions which can be self-service, using the latest automated touch screen technology, or a fully-staffed registration desk. Circdata offers lead capture via barcode scanners and the advanced LiveLeads app, with customisable survey facility (available for iOS & Android devices). Organisers can track event attendance in real-time through a personalised online microsite with easy-to-use dashboards and reporting.
    Think event registration, think Circdata!
    Freeman Freeman are proud to continue their relationship with the AEO via active participation for the fourth year in a row of the prestigious awards ceremony. Since March 2013 they have taken the core Freeman values and combined them with their aspiration to offer the UK exhibition market place something truly different.

    Their position as the largest global supplier of events services has come from one overriding goal; to provide all of their customers with an unrivalled platform for success.  This ethos is what drives them forward every day; adding value, evolution and excellence to clients across everything we do, via our fully engaged team. 

    The NEC is where brands are born, products are launched and networks. The venue welcomes 2.1million visitors and over 34,000 exhibiting companies to over 500 events every year. 
    Over the last 40 years, the NEC has firmly established itself as the UK’s No.1 venue to visitors, organisers and exhibitors.

    The NEC offers flexible spaces ideal for any size events. Organisers can choose from ready-made event layouts, pillar-less spaces and complete blank canvases which spark innovation and creativity. 

    The venue’s location in the heart of the UK and its unrivalled connectivity by road, rail and air means that national and international visitors are able to travel to the venue with ease.  
    Since the opening of Resorts World Birmingham – the UK’s first leisure and entertainment complex, the NEC site has become a 24/7 destination. The complex comprises a casino, hotel and spa, 50 retail units, cinema and restaurants; offering organisers, visitors and exhibitors at the NEC the opportunity work, rest or play outside of the hours of their event. 






    Activate are a unique independent comms consultancy specialising in sales and marketing, sponsorship, event management and logistics support. Many of you will have experienced their work on numerous live events, exhibitions and brand activations that they have switched on. Those who haven’t really need to jump aboard the Activate ship before we set sail again.

    They enjoy working with all SHAPES and sizes of clients across a diverse range of industries and it doesn't matter if you have a small requirement for product placement, an event that requires business development or even a large music festival that requires event management or logistics support. Activate are the only PARTNERS that will give you real confidence and deliver clear results. 

    adnec   ADNEC is a multi-award winning venue offering 133,000 square metres of flexible event space to organisers of exhibitions, conferences and live events.

    With 76,965sqm of interconnected and flexible event floor space, including the ICC Abu Dhabi and the 2,050sqm Al Maa’red Hall (a high end function hall), ADNEC is one of the most well-planned exhibition venues in the world. Indoor space is supplemented by 56,040sqm of outdoor space spread over the ADNEC Marina, the Grandstand display area and Capital Plaza. 
    aev   The Association of Event Venues Ltd (AEV) is the vibrant, effective and highly professional trade body serving an established event venue community, focused on creating and driving platforms that service fundamental industry needs.  It is runs by its members for the benefit of its members through an elected council of representatives, specialist working groups and a full time secretariat.

    Opened in 1873 as an entertainments venue for Victorian London, Alexandra Palace has been at the centre of extraordinary events for over 140 years including the first regular television broadcast in 1936 by the BBC. 

    As a multi-award winning destination they maintain their original enterprising spirit by hosting an eclectic mix of live music, sport, cultural and leisure events. They welcome more than 3 million people every year to enjoy over 250 live events, our 196 acre Park and one of the best views of London.

    For more information visit www.alexandrapalace.com

    ars   The magnificent Emirates Stadium has become a landmark piece of modern architecture dominating the north London skyline. Home of Arsenal Football Club, located just 12 minutes from central London, it prides itself with its flair on and off the pitch. Offering everything from Meetings & Events, Corporate Hospitality and Tours.

    ASP are digital specialists who provide a software platform specific to the event organisers community. They understand that event websites need to bring an event brand alive, encourage dialogue and interactivity between the exhibitors, sponsors, press and prospective visitors by showing the value of taking part. 

    ASP and its product, SHOWOFF, is known for technology innovation in the events industry. For example they were the first with log-in "Exhibitor Zones" for exhibitors to upload content way back in 1998.  They were also first to enabled shows to use an appointment settings service, and more recently providing responsive websites and understanding the ‘swipe’ functionality.


    cvent, Inc. is a leading cloud-based enterprise event management platform, with over 1,900 employees and over 15,800 customers worldwide. Cvent offers software solutions to event planners for online event registration, venue selection, event management, mobile apps for events, e-mail marketing and web surveys. Cvent provides hotels with a targeted advertising platform designed to reach event planners looking for suitable venues.

    Cvent solutions optimise the entire event management value chain and have enabled clients around the world to manage hundreds of thousands of meetings and events. For more information, please visit www.cvent.com, or connect with us on Facebook, Twitter or LinkedIn.

    dbschenker   From detailed planning, unparalleled IT solutions and 4 modes of transportation including sustainable eco-solutions, DB Schenker is streamlining event logistics on a global scale. With a network consisting of over 2000 locations in 130 countries, we have the local expertise and knowledge wherever you travel.
    eventsaregreat   Events are GREAT – Events are GREAT Britain is part of the wider GREAT campaign and will act as the umbrella brand working to drive more international business to the UK. It was launched in April 2016, and is driven by Visit Britain. Activity will start to roll out over the coming months with a core focus on supporting British destinations and venues to deliver measurable economic benefit to the visitor economy from new events, enhanced delegate numbers and business extenders.

    Standing on one of the world’s most iconic waterfronts with a proud history of global commerce, Exhibition Centre Liverpool inspires every visitor to do business. 

    Exhibition Centre Liverpool provides 8,100m2 of sub-divisible space - three exhibition halls can be used separately or in combination. It is inter-connected to sister venues BT Convention Centre and Echo Arena, providing a range of event possibilities unmatched by any other exhibition facility in Europe. 

    With two international airports under an hour away and London just over two hours by train, Liverpool is easy to reach, yet harder to leave. Stage your exhibition at Exhibition Centre Liverpool and discover what makes Liverpool a special place for public and trade exhibitions. 


    FaceTime, an initiative primarily funded by AEO, was founded in early 2010 to provide expertise and guidance for marketers and businesses, explaining why and how face-to-face marketing works and how to get the very best out of it.

    The project provides guides, training and expert help for businesses seeking to enhance exhibitor performance. This includes the popular Exhibitor Masterclass event.

    far   Farnborough International Exhibition & Conference Centre is an ideal year-round location for business events and provides an environment where people can connect and our clients flourish. Farnborough International host world class business events as well as run the world’s most prestigious airshows. Development is taking place on site to introduce a new  20,000sqm facility on the 100,000sqm site, complementing the existing 3,000sqm venue.

    LiveBuzz is an award winning provider of Event Registration, Event Websites and Event Staffing for events across the globe. LiveBuzz makes the professional lives of Event Organisers and Event Marketing Managers better. 

    What do you need? 
    This is a simple but powerful question, it drives LiveBuzz's continual development and innovation. 

    How can we help? 
    LiveBuzz places equal emphasis on customer service excellence, personal relationships and technical innovation.


    Messe Frankfurt supports exhibitors by opening up international markets for their products. As the world’s largest trade fair corporation with its own exhibition grounds, Messe Frankfurt can offer its customers a presence in more than 150 countries around the globe.

    Before, during and after the trade fair, they are attentive hosts who take excellent care of their exhibitors, visitors and guests – everywhere in the world.

    n200   Over the last 20 years, N200, a GES Global Company, has grown steadily to become the  leading event registration, ticketing and data intelligence company. Today, 600+ event organisers across the globe use its software and services to collect, understand and monetize their data.
    quartz   The Quartz Group specialise in the organisation of business-to-business events and the publishing of market-leading magazines and directories across a range of portfolios and geographical locations. Over the past couple of years, there have been many changes within Quartz as the business develops and grows. Owners Paul Michael and Keith Harris continue to be involved in the running of the company with Steve Diprose now acting as Managing Director. There is a very exciting future for the Quartz at the moment, as the team embarks on a number of launch events and brand extensions. See www.quartzltd.com for further details.
    reedex   Reed Exhibitions organises over 500 events in 30 countries, ranging across 43 industry sectors. In 2015 Reed Exhibitions’ events brought together over 7 million participants from around the world.  Our wide range of events including trade and consumer exhibitions, conferences and meetings are held throughout the Americas, Europe, the Middle East, Asia Pacific and Africa.

    Built upon M.D. Trevor Foley’s extensive network and long-standing relationships across the global events industry, tfconnect is a strategic partner for organisers, venues and suppliers.

    At its core, tfconnect is both an event organiser and a unique, global, boutique head-hunter, connecting events talent with top-level positions – from CEO’s, Regional MD and Portfolio Director roles through to mid-level Sales and Marketing talent.

    Working as a partner (not a regular recruitment agency!) and with a quality over quantity approach – tfconnect specialises in hard-to-find senior and international talent. 

    tfconnect has just launched a new Global Venue Forum, which takes place later this year, and is the co-owner (with UFI) of the Global CEO Summit – THE networking and insight event for global industry CEOs!

    ubm   UBM plc is a leading global events-led marketing services and communications company. We help businesses do business, bringing the world’s buyers and sellers together at events, online and in print. Our 5,000 staff in more than 20 countries are organised into specialist teams which serve commercial and professional communities, helping them to do business and their markets to work effectively and efficiently.  Running over 400 events per year UBM is the second largest exhibitions organiser globally and the biggest commercial organiser in the US, mainland China, India and Malaysia.
    zing   Zing Insights is a full service market research agency specialising in events and publishing. We work in partnership with our clients to deliver actionable insights using a wide range of research methodologies.

    We work with our clients to design research programmes to fit their objectives and budgets. Our client base is varied across a number of sectors both B2B and B2C and our roster continues to grow with new clients as well as those who have worked with us in the past.



    The AEO Excellence Awards represent the best that the events industry has to offer, showcasing the amazing achievements within our industry over the past 12 months.

    Hosting over 1,000 industry professionals, the AEO Excellence Awards offer an unprecedented opportunity for branding and promotion of your corporate mark to this outstanding and influential audience.

    With a number of opportunities available - from Awards Categories to the VIP Drinks Reception - we will work with you to tailor a sponsorship package that will serve your needs and fit within your budget.

    For further information please contact Krystle Davis on 01442 285818.

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