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AEO Awards

Zoe Lacey-Cooper

Zoe Lacey-Cooper

Event Director , Alternative Events

Zoe is currently the Managing Director for CPD Store (part of OmniPro), and prior to that she was the Portfolio Director at Diversified Communications managing the Accountex portfolio of exhibitions and virtual summits.

Passionate and determined to promote diverse opportunities within the sectors that she works in, including being a founder member and treasurer of Women in Exhibitions Network, and campaigning to encourage woman have more of a voice as well as building confidence to speak at events.

She is a regular contributor to panel discussions, blogs, podcast and interviews, and is delighted to be selected as a judge on numerous industry awards. Zoe brings a different perspective to the judging panel, utilising her experience but influential “outsider” role within the industry.


  • 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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