The Association of Event Venues (AEV) has elected Graham Stephenson as its new chairman.Stephenson, who is COO of the Business Design Centre, takes over from Kevin Murphy, who is CEO of London Excel. Murphy stood down after his three year term at a recent board meeting."The AEV has been involved in some great work over the past few years. I am pleased to have the opportunity to take over the reins from Kevin, to continue to develop the role of the AEV within the industry and to work with the other industry associations," said Stephenson.
As the UK has voted to leave the European Union with a 52 per cent majority result, EN has spoken to members of the exhibition and events industry, to gauge their initial reactions on the future of the UK and their businesses.
More than 8,000 visitors arrived at ExCeL London on 4-6 February for the fourth edition of 100% Optical. The show featured more than 175,000 frames, catwalk performances and a comprehensive education programme.