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AEO People's Award

Emma Barrett

Emma Barrett

Managing Director, Broadway Events

Emma Barrett is Managing Director of Broadway Events who run market leading trade events in the Healthcare & Education sectors. Emma joined the exhibition industry over twenty years’ ago and has experience working across a number of sectors including Health & Safety, Finance, Healthcare & Education.

Emma has been a member of the AEO Council since 2017 and is currently the AEO Awards Chair and as well as a Founding Member and Director of Women in Exhibitions UK.



  • 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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