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AEO People's Award

Alison Church

Alison Church

Chief Marketing Officer, Easyfairs

Alison is an experienced event marketing professional with 23 years' experience encompassing conferences, exhibitions, awards, publications, marketing and PR. She is passionate about delivering exceptional events to both exhibitors and visitors.

As CMO at Easyfairs UK & Global, she ensures best practice and effective marketing strategies across its events & publications portfolio, including shows run in the UK, France, Spain, Portugal, Algeria, the Netherlands, Belgium, Switzerland and Italy; as well as driving digital growth strategies and monetisation.

Before joining Easyfairs, Alison spent nine years at Venture Marketing Group working on its exhibitions, conferences, awards and publications, with a particular emphasis on building high level and valuable content across all products. Her early career included roles as a conference producer at Centaur and PR account director.


  • I think for us to actually champion the amazing people that work in this industry is to be hugely applauded and to be able to recognise the incredible talent that lives and breathes in our world is very important
    Lisa Tyson
    Deputy Managing Director, Aztec Event Services
  • It’s a great honour and an achievement to be nominated, shortlisted and even better to win one.
    Emma Barrett
    Managing Director, Broadway Events
  • I'm a CEO within the industry and it's my responsibility to support associations and talk to some of the new up and coming talent
    Mary Cole
    Owner & CEO, Skyline Whitespace
  • It feels absolutely amazing to be recognised for the work I’ve put in
    Melina Mavoungou
    Winner of Best Newcomer 2023


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