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Jeremy Rees

Jeremy Rees

CEO, ExCeL London

Jeremy is CEO of ExCeL London and passionate believer in the power of face-to-face events as a driver for positive social and economic impact. A committed ambassador for London and business tourism, he has enjoyed a career that has spanned over 25 years across the Events and Exhibition sector from sales and marketing to senior event management and leadership roles.

Jeremy is a past Chairman of the Association of Event Venues (AEV) and Event Industry Alliance (EIA) and remains an active Board Member and Treasurer for both organisations.

He is also an active board member for exhibition industry’s charity fundraiser and networking summer cricket event, Sticky Wicket.




  • 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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