About Us

The Event Marketing Association is the only UK Association exclusively for corporate in-house event professionals (planners & marketers).

The association was founded in 2013 as a not-for-profit, overseen by a committee of members and chaired by Richard Waddington, an event professional with over 30 year’s experience in the industry.

We now have an online community of over 900 members, we organise weekly virtual events, educational workshops, represent the corporate planner through our seat on the BVEP as well as to industry media. In May, 2016 we launched EMA Scotland which currently has 60 members, our ambition is to create more regional clusters as the association grows.

Our association is based on the following guiding principles:

Events - To provide a forum for knowledge sharing, learning, mentoring and networking
Development - To be at the forefront of professionalisation of the events industry
Standards - To promote and champion industry best practice
Position - To be the industry’s voice for the corporate event world

What differentiates us from other industry networking groups is our focus on one sector, the in-house event professional. No agencies or suppliers are eligible to become members creating an environment that centres on education, learning, best practice and industry representation. We are here to represent, support and champion our members; share knowledge, expertise and experiences.

Traditionally our monthly events have been hosted at acclaimed venues across London including The Ivy, BAFTA, Four Seasons, Spencer House, Café Royal and many more. Our membership comprises of senior corporate event marketers responsible for a wide range of international meetings and event budgets. Industry sectors include, Financial Services, Legal, Travel, Oil & Gas, Automotive, Pharmaceuticals, Charity and Non-profit organisations, and includes organisations such as:

Barclays, BNP Paribas, Societe General, KPMG, BVCA, UK Finance, Glaxo Smith Kline, UK Chamber of Shipping, Wealth Management Association, NSPCC, Cancer Research

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