Annual Conference 2020 – ‘Delivering Change’

Next year’s Annual Conference will once more be held in Blackpool from Sunday 2 February to Wednesday 5 February, in relatively familiar surroundings at the former Hilton Metropole Hotel, now known as the Grand. Click any of the images below for bigness!

The Conference flyer is shown underneath the pictures and you can download a PDF version in the usual way by clicking the download symbol on the right of the top bar. Booking forms are available below and all prices have been held from 2019. The deadline for bookings is Friday 24 January 2020.

Delegate Booking Form

Partner Booking Form

Click any item on the list below to read and/or download:

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Plans and Stands

The document displayed below shows the exhibition areas and will be updated from time to time as and when more spaces are booked; as can be seen, some are already allocated. This will also assist potential exhibitors to indicate a location preference when completing and submitting a booking form. Below that is one showing the ground and first floors of the hotel so you can see where you might be going!

The online booking form for exhibitors is available HERE.

Exhibition areas

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Other hotel areas

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Social Night

The theme for the Social Night will be ‘The Roaring 20s’ and the flyer can be viewed here.

Exhibitor Booking Form

This form is fully functional but if, for any reason, you have problems using it, you can download a manual spreadsheet version here.

  • AEA Conference, Blackpool: 2nd February - 5th February 2020

    Please check the appropriate button. Single spaces are 3m x 2m; double spaces are 6m x 2m.

    Please note that the cost includes a double power socket plus table and chairs for two exhibitors.

  • Choices of site

    Please enter in the boxes below the number of each of your five preferred choices of location, after referring to the plan displayed on the Conference page of the AEA website.
  • Date Format: MM slash DD slash YYYY

  • £ 0.00

  • Sponsorship opportunities are available for this event; if you are interested, please contact Laura Lock, AEA Deputy Chief Executive, at, office tel: 01242 465063, mobile 07971 675169, or Tasha Davis at