Annual membership subscription: July 2024 to August 2025
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Subscription: July 2024 to August 2025 £2800
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Annual membership subscription: July 2024 to August 2025

Academic Venue Solutions (AVS), is the UK's only sales and marketing consortium exclusive to academic venues.  We have continued to increase our membership year on year demonstrating the importance our consortium has to our venues to represent the academic venue sector within hospitality.

The benefits of membership

For over 40 years, our members have benefitted from our specialist expertise and power of group sales and marketing. Members pay an annual subscription for a comprehensive package which includes:

A dedicated venue page on our website: Individual venue pages allows members to feature high quality images, descriptive text, capacity and availability information, special offers, ongoing SEO and acquisition marketing to drive traffic and enquiries.

Professional enquiry service: Highly experienced team of venue consultants to drive conversion into venues; using Gratis for greater exposure and real time reporting. Our proactive approach means we regularly contact clients to win more business for our members. A referral scheme for members helps us keep it in the sector.

Quarterly report with key enquiry stats: You will receive regular reports on the number of views your venue page, plus a summary of the enquiries and conversion you have received.

Marketing: Promotion of your news, offers and blogs on your website and social media. Emails to our buyer database monthly.

Media coverage - press releases and editorial: Working with media to gain more exposure across industry titles and websites.

AVS Knowledge Hub: A dedicated learning hub for best practice, insight, peer support and recruitment. Learn about current marketing trends and in-house research findings. 

Educational opportunities with a 20% discount: The Learning and Development Academy is in partnership with Paje Consultancy. The comprehensive programme features a range of key topics that you can choose from and provides a unique environment to network and share experiences with colleagues. Our specialist training company can also offer bespoke training to meet your individual needs.

Networking: Quarterly membership meetings, regular zoom sessions with relevant topics and learning events. An annual conference and exhibition.

An annual 2-hour complimentary health check - for each venue. Our specialist consultants will work through critical commercial areas with you helping identify opportunities for growth and improvement.

Plus a host of additional exclusive opportunities for members to take advantage of:

  • Academic Venues Annual Showcase - networking with key clients and educational workshops
  • Exhibition Stand Share Opportunities - partnering with AVS at key industry exhibitions at a competitive price enables your venue to gain increased exposure under our membership brand
  • Featured Venue Marketing Page - excellent value promotional opportunity including homepage features, sponsored tweets and email marketing
  • Annual Conference with industry speakers and workshops, including a gala networking dinner
  • Learning and Development Academy - 20% discount on all open courses and 10% discount on bespoke courses

Note: The membership year is from 1 August to 31 July, the cost of the annual subscription is reduced pro-rata for venue joining during the year. All venues agree to the terms of membership as detailed in the company's Articles of Association included on this page. Six months notice must be given to resign from membership, from the beginning of a membership year.