New chair for AEO UK Organiser Group

Mike Seaman takes over from Simon Foster in the role with the Association of Event Organisers.

Mike Seaman has become chair of the Association of Event Organisers (AEO) UK Organiser Group.

Seaman’s new role follows Simon Foster becoming chair of the International Organiser Group.

The AEO’s UK Organiser Group has represented the events industry to UK Government through lobbying and provided insight on the size and scale of the industry via the SASiE (Size and Scale index of Events) research.

"I’m excited to take a more involved role with the AEO and I will do my best to represent the views of the group when required," said Seaman, who is also managing director of Raccoon Events.

"I believe that it’s crucial for organisers to engage in a constructive and meaningful dialogue with our venue partners, suppliers and other key stakeholders and I hope that we are able to do that collectively through the outputs of our meetings."

The AEO UK Organiser Group is looking at new opportunities to focus on the future of the industry and discuss common causes, and a number of new initiatives are at planning stage.

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