The Association of Event Venues (AEV) has welcomed two new members to its ranks this spring.
The 6,500sqm Kent Event Centre and arena:stadiummk, the 22,000 seater stadium in Denbigh near Milton Keynes have signed up to the association.
“We are delighted to welcome Kent Event Centre and arena:stadiummk into the growing AEV membership,” said AEV’s account and communications manager Andrew Harrison. “Both venues will bring new perspectives to the AEV and their decision to join shows a determination and desire to work with the rest of the industry on the development of the entire UK venue scene.”
Alison Wallington, event centre manager at the Kent Event Centre, explained the venue’s decision to join the AEV.
“We’re on the brink of opening a new exhibition hall after working hard to grow the business over the last few years, and we decided that now would be the perfect time to join the association,” she said. “The AEV offers us unparalleled opportunities for networking and winning new business. Membership allows us to contribute our experience and expertise through thevarious working groups, and gives us a degree of influence we would not have outside the association.”
Dominic Fleming, arena:stadiummk’s business development director said the AEV is one of the cornerstones of the UK event venue business.
“The opening of our new, purpose built 3,420sqm event space was the perfect juncture for arena:stadiummk to join the association,” he said. “We’re keen to share our own knowledge and understanding, and to take advantage of the many benefits of membership.”
In August, the AEV welcomed three more members.
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