AEO appoints new chief

The Association of Event Organisers (AEO) has appointed Karim Halwagi as its new chief executive.

New AEO chief, Karim Halwagi
New AEO chief, Karim Halwagi
Halwagi, who officially joins AEO on 30 August, will take over from incumbent Austen Hawkins, who is leaving to focus on running his business F2F Events, of which he is managing director.

Most recently Halwagi has been running his own business, but before that held posts at ITE and Expomedia Group, where he launched and managed UK and international events.
 
Halwagi said: "I am incredibly excited to be joining the AEO and am looking forward to working with our existing and new members, to further enhance and develop the promotion of our industry, and its continued growth."

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