The Association of Exhibition Organisers (AEO) has launched an expanded training programme for 2001. The programme is detailed in a new booklet that outlines all the courses.
The AEO training programme specialises in the exhibition industry. All courses are presented by experts in the field. The booklet contains ten courses which will run throughout the year.
Subjects covered include exhibition telesales and face-to-face sales, exhibition marketing, health and safety, and negotiating effectively.
The courses are priced below those of commercial training programmes.
Course groups will be kept small at between six to eight people.
AEO director-general Trevor Foley said: 'We need to use the best trainers to deliver the courses. We are getting a lot of requests for an operations course and we are considering this, but we cannot find an appropriate trainer. My experience in training is that there are a lot of average trainers.'
The courses are run by four experienced trainers. They are Simon Naudi, an honours graduate from the University of London, Richard John, a qualified adviser and assessor of National Vocational Qualifications, Danny Terry, formerly a senior occupational health and safety training consultant with the Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents, and John Blaskey, who has extensive experience designing display systems and creating complete concepts for exhibitors.