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AEG’s John Langford appointed new EAA president

Langford, AEG Europe COO and former GM of the O2, was elected head of the 35-arena association at a recent meeting in Spain

By Jon Chapple on 02 Oct 2019

John Langford is COO of AEG Europe

John Langford is COO of AEG Europe

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John Langford has been elected president of the European Arenas Association (EAA), succeeding Ahoy Rotterdam’s Peter van der Veer, who stepped down earlier this year.

Langford, who was named chief operating officer of AEG Europe last November, was elected at the EAA’s latest general meeting, held recently in Barcelona.

“I am honoured to represent 35 of the leading European indoor arenas during this incredibly dynamic time in the live event sector,” comments John Langford.

“I am honoured to represent 35 of the leading European indoor arenas”

“Exciting changes in technology, the opportunity to make a positive impact through sustainability initiatives, and participating in the wider European conversations that impact our members and audiences are just a few of the areas where we are making a difference.”

Prior to van der Veer, the EAA was led by AEG’s Brian Kabatznick, now with rival operation Oak View Group, which recently launched its own International Venue Alliance.

The EAA has members in 22 European countries. In 2018, its 35 arenas welcomed more than 19.8 million customers to 2,933 events, according to its latest research report.


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