AIEA Events

AIEA Awards

Friday 18th January 2019

Agent & Supplier Event

Location: Doubletree Chester Hotel & Spa –

Suppliers are invited to join the AIEA in a combination of education and fun, which climaxes with the AIEA New Year’s Honours Awards Ceremony on Friday 18 January 2019 at the Doubletree Chester Hotel and Spa.

With 50 independent member agencies to date, and increasing weekly, join us for a two-hour speed dating style expo and workshop and then celebrate in the evening with dinner, the awards and live entertainment.

Lunch & Micebook            12:00 – 12:30

Members Meeting            12:30 – 13:30

SLACK update                    13:30 – 14:15

Coffee Break                     14:15 – 14:30

Networking                        14:30 – 17:30

Reception                           19:15

Dinner                                 20:00

Awards & Dancing            21:30                   

Close                                   01:00

For more information please contact


Radisson Edwardian London Dinner/ followed by site inspections

4th & 5th Februrary

Agent Event

Location: Radisson Edwardian London

4th Feb – Overnight at Vanderbilt with private dinner in the snug.

5th Feb – Site inspections at the Mayfair, Hampshire & Mercer Street followed by lunch at the Monmouth kitchen. Afternoon sites at Bloomsbury, Kenilworth & Grafton. Finish 3pm

For more information please contact Jo Wilson (



13th & 14th February 2019

Agent Event

Location: Vilnius, Lithuania

Become A Hosted Buyer at CONVENE 2019

You may be aware of Convene, which takes place in Lithuania in February. This is a trade show that focuses on the Baltic region and surrounding countries, including Poland, Russia and the Nordic countries.

The AIEA are co-ordinating a group of buyers, and you are invited to apply for hosted buyer status. Please apply as soon as possible as numbers are limited and are highly sought after. To apply, simply click on the link in the attached letter; it is vital that you do this, as you will then be included as a part of the AIEA group.

If you have any questions, or require further information, please contact

Looking to broaden your horizons and bring your events to exciting new destinations? Do you value accessibility, safety and sustainability in addition to modern venues operated by professionals who are easy to work with? If so, you are invited to become a Hosted Buyer at CONVENE 2019 and discover what the Baltic Sea Region has to offer.

Taking place on 13-14 February 2019, CONVENE is the Baltic Sea Region’s premiere boutique exhibition for the meetings, events and incentives industry, and serves as an exciting platform for invaluable networking and learning opportunities. Dedicated to industry professionals who plan, influence and manage meetings, incentives and conferences, CONVENE’s Hosted Buyer programme offers numerous exclusive benefits.

In addition to complimentary travel to Vilnius and accommodation at a CONVENE partner hotel, Hosted Buyers are invited to join a number of invite-only networking events and can register for a post-CONVENE familiarisation tour within the region. Hosted Buyers are also given personalised appointment diaries to pre-schedule one-on-one meetings with choice Exhibitors, and can make use of the exclusive Hosted Buyer’s lounge at the exhibition venue, as well as complimentary lunch and refreshments throughout CONVENE.

“Registration can be applied for using the following link: Convene Registration

Alternatively, you can apply directly with Convene, but please remember to add the code “UMBRELLA” in the “Group Code” box.

We hope you will be able to join us for what is always an excellent trade show.

Nottinghamshire – Weekend FAM Trip

8 & 9th March 2019

Agent Event

Location: Nottingham

Friday 8th March (Nottingham City Safari)

5-6.30pm Arrive at leisure Park Plaza and Crowne Plaza

  • 7pm – Nottingham Conference Centre for Canapés/Starter & Cocktail Making
  • 8.15pm – Park Plaza Dinner (main course) – either Oaks or Chino’s (if refurbishment is completed)
  • 9.30pm – Crowne Plaza Desserts + Think Forensic (CSI Team Build Activity)
  • ALEA (possibility to have late drinks)


Saturday 9th March  (By Royal Appointment – ‘Far from Ordinary’)

9.15AM Transfer to Vale of Belvoir

10AM – 14:00 Fun and interactive morning / afternoon discovering what Belvoir Estate has to offer.


Please contact Wendy Green ( for more information.

AIEA Southern Cluster Supplier Lunch

Thursday 15 March 2019

Supplier & Agent Event

Location: Bankside Hotel London

12:00 Arrival drinks and networking

12:30 Tour of this newly opened property

13:00 – 14:30 Seated lunch and update on AIEA and Slack.

14:30 Finish

 This is available for just 10 agents and 10 suppliers so please register your interest with as soon as possible.


AIEA Member Meet Up & Recruitment

24 April 2019

Agent Event

Location: CHS Show Leeds

More details TBC

AIEA Spring Showcase & Racing Special

26th April 2019

Supplier & Agent Event

Location: Macdonald Hotels, Berystede Hotel Ascot

  • 10.00am-10.30am Arrival & Registration
  • 10.30am-12.30pm AIEA Education & Training Session

AIEA Member Update

Guest Speaker : Team Building – New Trends for Event Managers

Team Building Activity

  • 12.30pm Networking Lunch
  • 2.00pm  Supplier Speed Dating
  • 3.30pm Refreshment Break & Out of Office Email Check
  • 4.00pm-5.00pm Supplier Speed Dating
  • 7.00pm Drinks Reception
  • 7.30pm Dinner & Night at the Races

Overnight accommodation is available so please register to attend with Sonia at E2E –

The Meetings Show

26 & 27 June 2019

Agent Event

Location: Olympia Park

AIEA Summer Carnival

16 August 2019

Agent & Supplier Event

Location: Walton Hall Hotel Daventry

AIEA Member Meet Up & Recruitment

18- 19 September

Agents Event

Location: Square Meal London

AIEA Member Meet Up & Recruitment

23-24 September

Agent Event

Location: Square Meal Manchester

AIEA Member Conference

27-28 September

Supplier & Agent Event

Location: Dublin