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Andrew Reed

Andrew Reed

Managing Director - Wine & Exhibitions, William Reed

Andrew is the MD of Events & Exhibitions at William Reed Business Media, a family owned company that has been providing market leading business information since 1862.

The markets the business serves are central to everyone’s life. They include food and drink, where activities extend across manufacturing, retail, wholesale and hospitality, and, more recently, pharmaceuticals and cosmetics.  With high-value information and research, robust journalism, innovative events and revered awards, the aim is to help customers’ to compete and succeed within their markets.

Andrew manages a live event portfolio covering exhibitions, conferences and industry events.  The exhibitions team won the Exhibitions News Best Team Award 2010 and AEO Best Launch Trade Show (Farm Shop & Deli) 2011.

Andrew also sits on the boards of the AEO as Treasurer, the Association of Convenience Stores and the Wine and Spirit Trades Benevolent Society.


  • 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
  • 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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