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AEO People's Award

Simon Parker

Simon Parker

Managing Director, CIBSE

Simon has been in the events industry for over 30 years starting his career at Montgomery Exhibitions. He has had a number of senior roles at Blenheim, UBM and Informa and most recently was MD of a global portfolio of events, publications and digital products. He has launched events in the UK and overseas as well as integrating many successful acquisitions. He has sat on the AEO Council for 10 years and was recently appointed Chair as well as taking on the role of Guest Editor on Exhibition News.


  • 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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