Damian Hutt is Executive Director of the Association of Association Executives (AAE), the largest community of association executives outside North America, with over 23,000 members and subscribers globally.
Damian has been managing, creating and developing conferences since 1986. He was director of a conference & events agency for five years, and then headed up the International PCO and association services of Informa plc (the largest conference company in the world, from 1998 to 2006).
The AAE association community was set up by Damian in 2006 first as an online portal with events, then as a network, and has developed it into a large international organisation in recent years.
Damian promotes best practice in the fields of conferences, membership engagement, technology, innovation, and commercial success in the association community worldwide. He has created and developed the Associations Congress and Association Leaders' Forum global series, the Association Success Story programme, the Association Insights Magazine and the Association Awards series.