MECC Maastricht has become a member of the Association of Event Organisers (AEO).
The newly acquired membership gives the Dutch venue access to a network of more than 300 organisers from the UK, with a representation of 1,700 trade and consumer events per year.
AEO is the voice of the event organising community, serving the collection needs and promoting the interests of event organisers and the industry at large.
The association works in partnership with its sister associations on a number of initiatives, including research, cross association working groups and lobbying.
This enables the event community to come together as one voice, responding to a range of opportunities or issues into which all sides of the industry have an important input.
Oana Cipca, business development manager of exhibitions at MECC Maastricht, said: “Most international exhibitions are organised from the UK – the UK international exhibition industry has a £12 billion economic impact.
“The country is the place to be when you want to engage with the large organisers from the exhibition industry. This membership is of great value for MECC Maastricht, who as a member on its term, has a lot to offer to this highly selected community.”
AEO members have access to the AEO conferences and networking events, like AEO Conference, AEO Excellence Awards, CEO Summit, AEO International Dinners, AEO Marketing, Ops ? and Sales Forums, FaceTime Masterclasses
Business development manager exhibitions Oana Cipca and commercial director Frank Mimpen from MECC Maastricht will be present at the AEO Excellence Awards next June and this will be MECC Maastricht’s first participation to an AEO event.