The Events Industry Alliance (EIA) is an alliance of trade associations created by the three event industry bodies: the Association of Event Organisers (AEO), the Association of Event Venues (AEV) and the Event Supplier and Services Association (ESSA) to provide a group secretariat service in the events industry.

Each association is run by its members for the benefit of its members through their own elected council of representatives and specialist working groups.

We occupy a unique position amongst key industry stakeholders by being part of the Events Industry Alliance.

The alliance gives us and our members the opportunity to influence key initiatives and changes that can have a direct impact upon the whole sector. It also enables members access to several cross-association working groups, networking events, conferences, forums and industry research.

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AEV are a professional trade body serving an established event venue community, focused on creating and driving platforms that service fundamental industry needs. AEV is run by its members for the benefit of its members through an elected council of representatives, specialist working groups and a full-time secretariat.

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AEO is the voice of the event organising community. It serves the collective needs and promotes the interests of event organisers and the industry at large. AEO work with and represent their members, understanding their shared needs, addressing challenges and developing opportunities.

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The Events Industry Alliance (EIA Ltd) is an organisation providing secretariat services to three event associations; ESSA, AEV and AEO. 

The EIA promotes understanding, co-operation and a central information source and aims to develop a closer relationship and understanding between organisers, their suppliers and venues, which can only benefit the industry as a whole.

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The Event Supplier and Services Association (ESSA) is a trade body representing the very best contractors and suppliers of goods and services to the UK’s thriving events industry.

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