The Event Marketing Association is THE Association & online community exclusively for in-house corporate or client side event & marketing professionals.
The association was founded in 2013 as a not-for-profit, overseen by a committee of members and chaired by Richard Waddington, an event professional with over 30 year’s experience in the industry.
We now have an online community of over 600 members. Our platform is content focused and offers relevant news, insights, industry commentary and jobs. We organise monthly events, educational workshops and we represent our members at government level through our seat on the BVEP.
Our association is based on the following guiding principles:
Events – To provide a forum for knowledge sharing, learning, mentoring and networking
Development – To be at the forefront of professionalisation of the events industry
Standards – To promote and champion industry best practice
Position – To be the industry’s voice for the corporate event world
What differentiates us from other industry networking groups is our focus on one sector, the corporate or client side event and marketing professional. No agencies or suppliers are eligible to become members creating a sales free environment that centres on education, learning, best practice and industry representation. We are here to represent, support and champion our members; share knowledge, expertise and experiences.
Our membership comprises of all levels of corporate event marketers responsible for a wide range of national and international meetings and event budgets. Industry sectors include, Financial Services, Legal, Travel, Oil & Gas, Automotive, Pharmaceuticals, Charity and Non-profit organisations, such as:
Barclays, BNP Parisbas, Societe General, KPMG, BVCA, UK Finance, Glaxo Smith Kline, Saffery Champness, UK Chamber of Shipping, Wealth Management Association, NSPCC, Cancer Research