Event Information

AEO 100 Years


The AEO Centenary Party and Awards will be taking place between 1 pm and 8 pm on 10 December 2021, hosted by The NEC at The Vox.

Attendees can access the best individual and group booking hotel rates through hotel finder.

Dress Code : Twist of 1920s

Come in your best party wear! If you can style it out with a twist of '20s, even better!



Please note, we are operating under NEC venue rules outlined below. We will monitor any change to government guidance and notify all guests of any change.

Please do not attend if you feel unwell or have symptoms of COVID19.

If you are unable to attend, please provide details of a replacement industry colleague asap.

NEC Guidance as follows:

Reducing transmission by creating controlled events
COVID-status checks:
The health and safety of everyone who visits the NEC remains our top priority. As with other large UK venues, we are implementing COVID-status checks at agreed entry points to keep visitors and staff safe.
Visitors will be asked to show proof of their COVID-19 status.
The accepted methods of showing COVID-status are as follows:
•    NHS COVID-19 Pass via the NHS App or a paper copy. (It is advised individuals apply no later than 48 hours before attending their event to allow for the application to be processed in time.)
•    Proof of immunity shown by a positive PCR test result for COVID-19, lasting for 180 days from the date of the positive test and following completion of the self-isolation period.
•    Lateral flow or PCR negative test results text or e-mail, received within 72 hours prior to attending the event. However, we would encourage visitors to complete their test within 48 hours as some organisers/promoters may request the shorter timeframe.
•    If visitors would prefer not to use the NHS App or do not have a smartphone they can obtain a NHS COVID-19 Pass letter (proving vaccination status only) by calling 119 or visiting the NHS website.
•    EU Digital or paper COVID Certificate. International visitors can show their equivalent Covid Pass from their country of origin.

Children under the age of 18 do not need to provide any form of COVID-status certification at entry points, but in the interests of creating the safest possible event environment, we’d always encourage them to take a lateral flow test, if possible, before arrival at the venue.

How do I get an NHS COVID Pass for domestic events?

The NHS COVID Pass is available via the NHS App. You can download the NHS App from the App Store or Google Play Store. This is NOT the same as the NHS Covid 19 test and trace App.

You need to be registered with a GP in England to use the NHS App. If you're not registered with a GP, you can still access the NHS Covid Pass via the NHS website or by calling 119 (select NHS COVID Pass service) to request a letter.

It is recommended you register and use the NHS App at least two weeks before your event.

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