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Hytner Exhibitions – ESSA Member 2015

What is ESSA?

Hytner is proud of its long-standing association with the Event Supplier and Services Association (ESSA).

The body is the trade association for the events industry and represents contractors and suppliers of goods and services to the exhibition industry.

As a central body ESSA acts to unite the very best companies in the exhibitions business with a view to creating a united industry.

Hytner’s membership is seen as a cornerstone of the association’s set up and we look forward to working together for many years to come.

Essa Mission Statement

Event Suppliers and Services Association (ESSA) is the trade association representing contractors and suppliers of goods and services to the exhibitions & events industry. ESSA will endeavour, through its products and services, to improve business performance of its members.

ESSA Member Benefits

Association Value

  • Work with industry peers to coordinate, set and adhere to best practice standards through participation in ESSA working groups (e.g. Technical Committee).
  • Keep informed of governmental, legislative, or any other relevant issues that may affect your business through access to member only Advice Centre on website.
  • Access information (for example, research), support or advice that may help your business; if we can’t help directly, we usually know someone that can.
  • Exclusive member offers including discounted insurance from Towergate Coverex.
  • Preferential hotel rates.
  • Reduced exclusive training courses.
  • Online FOC recruitment service.
  • Use of ESSA logo.
  • Coverage and security of the ESSA Bond (depending on your role in the industry).
  • Approved Supplier status on ESSA, AEO and AEV websites.


  • Opportunity to promote your business to the wider event community.
  • Assist in the overall promotion of event marketing as a unique and powerful media channel.
  • Approved Supplier status on ESSA, AEO and AEV websites and recommendation for fellow members to subcontract to other members.

Marketing and Promotion

  • Free entry/profile in Event Standard magazine when you first join, about your services and products – circulation 1800 industry professional in organisers, venues and contractors.
  • Possible contribution to future sister organisation events, such as AEO Marketing Forum, in terms of supplying technical solutions and ‘showing off’ your expertise.
  • Opportunity to sponsor AEO Excellence Awards, AEO Conference to get great visibility with your target market of event organisers.
  • Opportunities to meet and network with your target market – face to face by attendance at member only events; e.g. AEO Marketing Forum, AEO Excellence Awards, AEO Conference, ESSA G50, etc.
  • Communications:
    – Regular ESSA Wraps keeping members informed of current industry news and legislation.
    – Event Standard.
    – ESSA pages in Exhibition Bulletin.
  • Ability to cover ‘good news stories’ in publications noted above.
  • Website listing as member and approved supplier.