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AEO Awards

Alison Willis

Alison Willis

Divisional Managing Director, Easyfairs

Ali began her career over 20 years ago in exhibition sales working at Centaur, UBM & Ascential and is now Divisional Director at Easyfairs.  Like many event professionals, she has worked across numerous industries from technology to foodie festivals and aesthetic medicine.  Ali is also group chair of the AEO Development Board and is passionate about attracting and retaining talent to the resilient and dynamic exhibitions and event industry.  A mother to two young girls Ali is familiar with the constant juggle of work life balance and strives to be a positive role model for working Mums!


  • The AEO Awards is great at bringing the community and the industry all together
    Carolyn Mason
    Director, Experience Staff
  • It is so much fun to have a day out with the industry and to just talk to everyone that loves it and is so passionate about it
    Nico Stanford
    Senior Sales Manager, Olympia London
  • It's great to have such a strong association supporting the industry and driving us all forward
    Mark Sullivan
    Head of Circdata, Circdata
  • I wanted to congratulate you both, and the wider AEO team, on such a fantastic awards ceremony last week. I have not attended the AEO Awards for several years, and perhaps I forgot just how much of a special day it is… it was incredibly well organised, and it was such a wonderful occasion.
    Ashley Roberts
    Managing Director, CONNECT
  • What a fantastic AEO Awards last Friday; such a buzz and a brilliant afternoon all round. Thank you all for putting on such a fabulous event. What Else Events will be back next year with an even stronger case. For now, being a Finalist is a major achievement in such a competitive category.
    Tim Else
    Founder & Managing Director, What Else Events
  • It was lovely to see you and the team and we had a fantastic night thank you! Everything looked incredible and it was a great event to be part of. Thank you
    Becky Oldham
    Marketing Manager, NEC Group


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