Put yourself in the driving seat at AECC

Next week the John Clark Motor Group will bring all their Motability brands together under one roof for a special Motability event at Aberdeen Exhibition and Conference Centre (AECC).

The free to attend event is open to all and includes complimentary lunch.  Taking place on Monday 26 June the event offers a relaxed and enjoyable day where visitors can speak to motability scheme specialists, the informative event has the benefit of having all the John Clark Motor Group Motability brands in one place.

Experts from Shop Mobility will also be present to discuss their range of mobility scooters, power chairs, wheelchairs and walking aids.

Sara Lagerman, Group Digital Project Controller at John Clark Motor Group said: “We understand the importance of the Motability Scheme for our customers and are always honoured to host such an important event to our local community, we can’t wait to welcome the guests and help them discover the opportunities that we can offer.”

Louise Stewart, Sales and Marketing Director at AECC, commented: “The Motability event adds something different to our calendar of upcoming events, and we look forward to welcoming the John Clark Motor Group to AECC.”

The event takes place on Monday 26 June at AECC, from 10am – 4pm.



Time to Shine – AECC Announced as Finalist at Northern Star Business Awards 2017

Aberdeen Exhibition and Conference Centre (AECC) has today been announced as a finalist at this year’s Northern Star Business Awards, the Aberdeen and Grampian Chamber of Commerce’s annual awards event.

AECC are up for the Student Placement Award; nominated by Hannah Mitchell, an under-graduate student at the city’s Robert Gordon University, who has recently completed a year-long placement at the venue in the sales and marketing department, taking on the role of Sales Researcher.

Hannah who is about to begin her final year of the BA (Hons) International Tourism Management, completed the placement with AECC in May, which saw her focusing on the associations market; carrying out industry research and creating solid leads.


Hannah commented: “During my time at AECC I was exposed to the business tourism and events industry, which I had no previous knowledge of – but the close mentoring I received and the experience gained meant that I completed my placement feeling confident in this field.  As testament to this, I have decided to make this the focus of my final research project.  I’m delighted that my nomination led to AECC being shortlisted as finalists, I learned so much in my time with the company and gained skills and confidence for taking forward into my future career.”

Louise Stewart, Sales and Marketing Director at AECC, commented: “Hannah was a fantastic addition to the team; she successfully researched and added qualified sales leads for high profile international association conferences, boosting the sales pipeline for the current and new venue through to 2024. This additional resource strengthened AECC’s position and identified the need for this resource on a permanent basis which we are currently recruiting for. Hannah excelled herself and is a credit to herself, RGU and the placement programme.”
The winner will be announced at an awards ceremony at Aberdeen Exhibition and Conference Centre on Thursday 5th October.




For more information please contact Sarah Coutts, PR & Marketing Manager at AECC on 01224 330460 or email scoutts@aecc.co.uk


Additional Information:

AECC are currently recruiting for the role of Sales Researcher, more information can be found here





The Bad Boy of British Comedy Heads to Aberdeen

Look out Aberdeen, Roy Chubby Brown is heading for Aberdeen Exhibition and Conference Centre (AECC) later this year.

The 72 year old stand-up comedian, dubbed ‘the bad boy of British comedy’, returns to Aberdeen on Thursday 23 November for an intimate show in the AECC’s Fleming Auditorium.  Famed for his politically incorrect views that sail so close to the mark, the show promises to render even his most seasoned of fans gob-smacked!


Looking forward to performing the 440 seat auditorium, ‘Chubbs’ says: “Without my fans I’d be nothing, like Andy Murray without his racket and Lewis Hamilton without a car, you pay my wages, laugh at my gags and ditties and without whom I’d be sat at home…”

AECC’s Sales Manager, Anna Mackenzie, commented: “This show adds a different dimension to the upcoming calendar of events at the venue, offering Roy Chubby Brown’s unique brand of comedy to a very intimate Aberdeen audience.  We’ve been warned that anyone easily offended should stay away!!”



Over 18s only. Tickets are available 10am Friday 16th June from www.ticketmaster.co.uk/AECC or 08444 77 9000.



Want to work for the North-east’s largest venue?

There are exciting opportunities available to work as part of Aberdeen Exhibition and Conference Centre’s (AECC’s) sales and marketing team.

The venue, currently based in Bridge of Don, are on the look-out for a Sales Professional to work in the local market focusing on the conference and banqueting side of the business.  This proactive role is perfect for an outgoing and friendly sales professional looking to work in a dynamic and growing business.

An opportunity also exists for a Sales Researcher to work closely with the sales team maximising sales growth by identifying, researching, qualifying and initiating new association conference leads.  This is a key role to the business and the ability to work as part of a team is crucial.

This is an exciting time to join AECC and be part of the journey to the state-of-the-art new venue, opening in 2019.



Full details can be found at:


Sales Researcher: https://www.aecc.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2017/06/Advert-Sales-Researcher-2017-v2_070617.pdf

Sales Professional https://www.aecc.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2017/06/Advert-Sales-Professional_070617.pdf


Next week at The Meetings Show

Next Week!

Find out more about the new AECC venue and current city developments by coming along to the VisitScotland stand (H400) at 3.30pm on Tuesday 13 and Wednesday 14 June.


A city in partnership

The North-east’s largest venue, Aberdeen Exhibition and Conference Centre (AECC), has strengthened ties with the region’s leading business membership organisation, Aberdeen and Grampian Chamber of Commerce (AGCC), becoming a Premier Partner with the business network.

AECC, managed by SMG Europe as of April this year, has a long-standing history of working with AGCC; the two notable Aberdeen organisations have taken their relationship to the next level committing to work closely on future projects; with a focus on business in the area and increasing business tourism within the region.

Seona Shand, head of membership at Aberdeen & Grampian Chamber of Commerce, said: “We are delighted that AECC has become a premier partner following a long standing relationship as a member. The AECC is an important player in the region with a large influence which extends far beyond the North-east and we look forward to working in close partnership to support the organisation as it prepares to move to its new purpose-built home in 2019.”

Adrian Hunter, Interim Chief Executive at AECC, commented: “We are keen to foster strong associations within the Aberdeen business community; working closely with city partners is paramount to us.  We have a great working relationship with the Chamber currently and are looking forward to uncovering the benefits this new partnership will bring both to the venue and the city.”


For further information please contact Sarah Coutts, PR & Marketing Manager at AECC on 01224 330460 or scoutts@aecc.co.uk.

Picture: Seona Shand, head of membership at AGCC with Louise Lonie, director of sales and marketing at AECC.