NOEA, was first established in 1979, and for almost 40 years has acted to promote best practice, consistency and robust business throughout the outdoor events industry.
We remain the only trade association specialising in the outdoor events Industry and are able to connect over 500 members, covering local authorities, festival and event organisers, universities & students, entertainment agencies, promoters, venues and suppliers of equipment and services, together with every other practitioner in the World of Outdoor Events.
NOEA’s policy to educate, advise and enhance professionalism and business opportunities clearly works. Through regional workshops, community networking, events, and partnerships, we create opportunities for those in the industry to find out about the latest developments and topical issues.
As part of our wish to not only educate and inspire those in the industry, we also look to affect wider markets that influence our own. We do this through our representation on the Business Visits & Events Partnership, The Genesis Initiative, The Event Industry Forum and the International Festivals & Events Association – Europe.