AEO Conference 2022 heads back to Brighton

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The Association of Event Organisers (AEO) annual conference is returning to Brighton, taking place on September 8-9 at Hilton Brighton Metropole.

Whether it be the talent shortage the industry faces, the cost of living crisis affecting businesses, or the futureproofing of business models, the AEO Conference will discuss and debate the big topics affecting events businesses today.

The event attracts around 250 senior industry professionals from the UK and abroad, from organisers to venues and suppliers. In an ever-changing event landscape, following the disruption of a pandemic, this year’s theme is all about ‘Thinking differently’.

Chris Skeith OBE, chief executive of the AEO said: “It’s amazing to be heading back to Brighton after the challenging years we’ve faced as an industry. A relaxed setting by the sea, to come together, share ideas and have some fun. We’ve worked closely with the event working group and conference chair to ensure that this programme will deliver unmissable content, well worth the journey. We look forward to welcoming you to the Hilton Brighton Metropole in September.”

The speakers will explore how to apply new thinking to uncover opportunities and build greater business efficiencies. Other topics to feature on the programme will include building communities, work culture and more.

The conference will be chaired by Caitlin Read, director of Arc, who believes in content-led brand, communications, and marketing with an always-on focus of audience needs.

The headline sponsor is GES.

Jason Stead, executive VP of GES EMEA, said : “GES is delighted to be sponsoring the AEO conference in September. The conference is a great opportunity for the industry to come together, to share ideas and discuss how we can collectively grow as a sector. The theme this year is an important one, and we are very much looking forward to being a part of that conversation.”

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