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Chris Skeith

Chris Skeith

Chief Executive Officer, AEO
Chris has worked in the events industry for more than 20 years. He is currently the Chief Executive Officer of the Association of Event Organisers (AEO), a role he has held since 2014.
Chris’ career began in the legal team of Doncaster Metropolitan Borough Council. He relocated to Hertfordshire in 1993 to embark on a new role with media auditor, Audit Bureau of Circulations (ABC). During his thirteen years at ABC he held a variety of roles, latterly leading on the development of their auditing products for the events sector.

In 2006 Chris moved to the Events Industry Alliance (EIA) as Project Director. Two years later he became Director of the Event Supplier & Services Association (ESSA), overseeing the merger of AEC & BECA (to form the Association for Suppliers to the Events’ sector) and the launch of the highly successful ‘Use an ESSA Member’ campaign. In 2010 Chris also became Director of ESSA’s sister association, the Association of Event Venues (AEV).

Chris holds a seat on the Governments Events Industry Board, and is Vice Chair & Treasurer of the BVEP; (a partnership of all leading associations in the events industry, representing the sector to government and regulators).





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