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Events Industry Alliance launches the 2022 SASiE report

Events Industry Alliance launches the 2022 SASiE report

The Events Industry Alliance (EIA) – the collective associations of AEO, AEV and ESSA, is pleased to publish the seventh Size and Scale Index for Exhibitions (SASiE) report.

Shaun Hinds, CEO Manchester Central and current EIA chair, commented: “The report identifies and confirms important trends in UK exhibitions as well as describing the key dimensions and characteristics of the sector.”

Launched in 2014, this SASiE report is the first since the pandemic and shows the post-Covid state of the industry.

Hinds added: “[the report] shows that the number of major exhibitions held in the UK’s main exhibition venues in 2022 was almost back to pre-Covid levels, showing significant recovery with some indicators on a par or up on 2019 and highlighting the resilience of our industry”.

RJS Associates and Tony Rogers Conference & Event Services compile the SASiE report every year by taking the data submissions from participating AEV and AEO members, weighting and analysing the resulting data to produce the report.

Rachel Parker, AEV director, said, "The report provides vitally important market intelligence for the industry and helps demonstrate the value of our sector in our discussions with Government. We are always grateful to all AEV and AEO members who contribute the time and resource collating data for the report.”

AEV, AEO and ESSA members can access the newly published 2022 SASiE report free of charge via their member zones. The report is also available to non-members from the AEV for £495 + VAT.

For further information on the Events Industry Alliance and the SASiE report follow the link below:

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For further information please contact:
Kimmie Garrett, Marketing Consultant
Events Industry Alliance
119 High Street, Berkhamsted, Herts, HP4 2DJ
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Events Industry Alliance (EIA)
The Events Industry Alliance (EIA) is an alliance of trade associations created by the three event industry bodies: the Association of Event Organisers (AEO), the Association of Event Venues (AEV) and the Event Supplier and Services Association (ESSA) to provide a group secretariat service in the events industry.

The EIA is working to increase the visibility of the events industry and ensure the events industry is counted.

About Association of Event Organisers (AEO)
Association of Event Organisers (AEO) is the trade body representing companies, which conceive, create, develop or manage trade and consumer events. It is run by its members for the benefit of its members through an elected council of representatives, specialist working groups and a fulltime secretariat.

Our aim is to be the voice of the event organising industry, to serve the collective needs of event organisers and to promote the interests of our members and the industry at large. AEO membership enables organisers to work with members of its sister organisations, Association of Event Venues (AEV) and Event Supplier and Services Association (ESSA).

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About Association of Event Venues (AEV)
Association of Event Venues (AEV) is a committed trade body representing venues of all size and type both in the UK and internationally, run by its members for the benefit of its members and the wider events industry.

Whether an international, national, regional, multi-purpose or specialist venue, the AEV offers the opportunity to connect with peers, learn, benchmark and share best practice for the benefit of individual businesses and the wider event industry. AEVs united presence ensures the voice of event venues is heard and interests represented in all relevant discussions within the sector and with the UK Government.

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About Event Supplier and Services Association (ESSA)
We’re the Event Supplier and Services Association (ESSA), a trade body representing the very best suppliers of goods and services to the events industry. With a focus on Health & Safety, education, business development and driving excellence and shared best practice, ESSA and our members sit at the centre of the events community both in the UK and overseas.

We occupy a unique position amongst key industry stake holders by being part of the Events Industry Alliance. This alliance with the Association of Event Organisers and the Association of Event Venues gives ESSA and our members the opportunity to influence key initiatives and changes that can have a direct impact upon the whole sector. It also enables members access to several cross association working groups, networking events, conferences and forums, industry research and also benefiting from the impact of the ‘Use an ESSA Member’ campaign that targets organisers, venues and end users of the benefit of working with an ESSA member. On a day to day basis, we support our members with the provision of business essentials such as access to unlimited legal and HR advice, H&S support, insurance advice and a number of money saving group discounts.
Having established ourselves over the last 10 years (merger of BECA & AEC 2007), with our members we are the collective voice of the supplier and services sector.

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