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AEV announces Samme Allen as host for 2021 conference at BDC

by Joe Gallop

The Association of Event Venues (AEV) has announced that Samme Allen, speaker, event designer and founder of conferenceemcees.com, will be hosting the AEV Conference, which takes place 26 November at the Business Design Centre (BDC). 

Allen has experience in facilitating several virtual, hybrid and in-person professional events.

AEV director Rachel Parker said: “I am delighted to announce that Samme will be hosting our conference. Her brand of high energy moderation and facilitation is exactly what we need as the industry returns to normality or the new normality in which we find ourselves.

“We’re taking advantage of Samme’s extensive experience as an inspiring ‘emcee’ and meeting designer to increase involvement and participation, and working with her to develop the conference content to be more inclusive and diverse than ever before.“

Parker added: “Samme’s passions for diversity and sustainability, and her experience of designing meetings that make a difference, are an ideal fit with our conference goals this year and we will be announcing the full programme shortly.”

AEV’s fifth conference after a two-year break will have the theme ‘Disruption: the new norm.’ It will look into how to deal with the Covid-19 crisis; including shutting down and reopening, facing new security and sustainability measures while both retaining and recruiting talent in the industry.

The conference includes keynote speakers, panel and interactive sessions, as well as networking. It is open to all, with early bird and special member rates (including AEV, AEO and ESSA).

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