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AEV's SASiE reports shows industry resilience in the face of Brexit

The Association of Event Venues has announced the publication of the fourth Size And Scale index of Events (SASiE) report.

The report includes detailed quantitative analysis of the data generated by hundreds of events in 2017. It also includes trends analysis across 4 years of data collected on key metrics, pointing to an event industry showing resilience in the face of macro factors like Brexit.

Nigel Nathan, MD of Olympia London and chair of the AEV Research Group (pictured below), welcomed the publication: "SASiE is quickly becoming a vital benchmarking guide and an essential addition to any event industry intelligence toolkit. 

“As the project enters its fourth year of publication, it grows in value and importance, and I'm pleased to see so many AEV & AEO members participating."


Rachel Parker, AEV director, greeted the ongoing results of the research, saying: "SASiE is certainly living up to its expectations, and its relevance is also growing as more businesses choose to participate and contribute their data to the project."

Parker concluded by thanking those responsible for SASiE: "Nigel Nathan and The AEV Research Group deserve our thanks for their unstinting efforts to collate and build this fourth edition of the SASiE report. I'd also like to thank all the participants who have generated and collected the essential data and submitted it to the group. Any venue or organiser business, who would like greater insight into headline trends like these should contact us at the AEV to find out more about joining the SASiE initiative."

The SASiE report was compiled for the AEV by RJS Associates and Tony Rogers Conference & Event Services, who have worked on SASiE since its inception, taking the submissions from participating members and analysing the data, to produce a highly detailed breakdown of the figures.

The newly published SASiE report for 2017 is distributed free of charge to all AEV, AEO and ESSA members and is also available to non-members from the AEV for £349 + VAT.