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AEO People's Award

Michelle Kemp

Michelle Kemp

Director of Marketing and Communications, ExCeL London

Michelle Kemp is Director of Marketing and Communications for ExCeL London, one of the UK’s largest and most successful event venues.

She joined the Senior Leadership Team at the Royal Docks venue in 2022, boasting more than 20 years’ experience in the live events industry.

Michelle joined from her previous role at The ACC Liverpool Group, where she spent over a decade leading the marketing and communications across conference, exhibition, sport and entertainment markets. 

Michelle began her career working as an event organiser and client account manager at a leading full service creative and communications agency before moving into marketing roles for major international brands including Marks & Spencer.

Michelle has held multiple advisory roles including Chair of the Liverpool Visitor Economy Network and is currently Vice-Chair of the Association of Event Venues (AEV) Marketing and Communications Group.  


  • 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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