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The Association of Event Organisers (AEO) is pleased to bring you the annual AEO Conference. This event brought together key players within the events industry, offering networking, insight and motivation.

With an outstanding speaker line-up delivering inspirational, dynamic and thought-provoking content, the AEO Conference 2023 was a fantastic platform from which to debate, learn and share ideas with your peers, which can help shape your organisation and the industry. 

The event attracted over 200 senior industry professionals from the UK and abroad, from organisers to venues and suppliers, creating an unmissable opportunity to network in a relaxed environment.

Audience: managing directors, portfolio directors, SME directors, group MDs, heads of departments

Chaired by Caitlin Read,

Director of Operations, Arc Network 

Caitlin Read is the Director of Operations for Arc, looking after ESG and corporate affairs, as well as supporting strategic initiatives and integrations. Prior to joining Arc, she worked in Paris as Group Communication Director for Comexposium, and before that, spent eight years with UBM (now Informa) in events, marketing, and group communications roles in the US and UK.  

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This year's conference theme was 

'Building Collective Intelligence'.

In today's rapidly evolving event landscape, the ability to tap into the collective knowledge and expertise of your peers is essential for success.

The conference brings together a vibrant community of like-minded senior industry professionals committed to building collective intelligence within their organisations. Attendees took advantage of this unique opportunity to connect, collaborate, and learn from industry experts and thought leaders.



  • We come to the AEO Conference for the people, they allow us to connect easily. It gives us a great opportunity to connect to all of these people here and it's a great opportunity to speak to everybody. It's not too big, not too small the whole market is here.
    Berend Bouwman
    International Business Development Manager, RAI Amsterdam
  • The AEO Conference is an important forum because it brings together change makers in the event industry, I'm also looking forward to networking with some great people as well.
    Raphael Sofoluke
    Founder & CEO, UK Black Business Show
  • The AEO Conference has always been a really important forum, it talks about some of the kind of key topics and trends and certainly as I've sort of developed throughout my career it's always topics around mergers and acquisitions or where the industry is going or the pivot to digital it's always given us really good talking points and things to think about.
    Duncan Reid
    CEO & Co-Founder, Connect London


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