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AEO Awards

Simon Parker

Simon Parker

Managing Director, CIBSE

Simon has been in the events industry for over 30 years starting his career at Montgomery Exhibitions. He has had a number of senior roles at Blenheim, UBM and Informa and most recently was MD of a global portfolio of events, publications and digital products. He has launched events in the UK and overseas as well as integrating many successful acquisitions. He has sat on the AEO Council for 10 years and was recently appointed Chair as well as taking on the role of Guest Editor on Exhibition News.



  • 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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