AEV elect new members at annual conference in Birmingham
30-Sep-10by Annie Byrne
The annual general meeting of the Association of Event Venues took place this month at the Birmingham NEC, with new board members elected and a new doctrine proposed for 2011.The newest members of the board are MD of Alexandra Palace, Rebecca Kane and BDM of Twickenham Experience, Nick Kenton. Current chairman Graham Stephenson and London Excel CEO Kevin Murphy were also both re-elected.It was also decided that the events schedule in 2011 is to be spread across venues all over the country in a bid to make the meetings less London-centric.“There was a strong attendance at the AGM this year and we heard positive feedback from members on the progress of the working groups. I was delighted by the attitude shown by all our members,” said chairman, Graham Stephenson.
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