We’ve got a vision…

It’s simple; we want to make sure that venues and suppliers in the meetings, conferences and events sector are given the opportunity to reach the absolute pinnacle of operational and service excellence.

We do this not just because we want their customers to have an outstanding experience but because we truly believe that by setting aspirational standards and by encouraging everyone to be the very best they can be we will help them to compete better on a local, national and international level and, ultimately, ensure the UK is a destination in demand.

We award the AIM standard in recognition of their operational and service excellence an award that every achiever is proud of.

We believe that one day every venue of worth in the UK will be accredited and that corporate clients will only select AIM accredited venues because it will be those venues and suppliers who can demonstrate clearly that they meet the demands of event professionals and their procurement teams.

We reward the achievements of our venues and suppliers by providing brilliant benefits.

Are you committed to sustainabilty?

This session will cover the main issues related to carbon management in the event industry. It will also provide you with information on how to build sustainability into your events. Emma Owens, from Sustainable Events Ltd will begin by educating you on how to build sustainability into your events, then John Proctor from Green Tourism will inform you of the main issues related to carbon management in the event industry.

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Interested in Joining?

To ensure that every member receives tangible return for their investment we make it really easy for members to engage in a proactive way.  Find out how we help you to network with your industry, how we deliver research that can help you steer your business and how you can obtain a 1st class mark of excellence to demonstrate clearly to your customers that you truly are compliant, capable and competent.

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Latest News


mia encourages industry to embrace referendum result

The future of the industry is in our own hands now, says the Meetings Industry Association (mia) following the UK’s decision to leave the European Union.   Speaking after official confirmation of the leave result was announced, Jane Longhurst, chief executive of the mia, says: “We know from talking to our members that uncertainty over…


Experience Oxfordshire unveils new conferencing brand and new website

Experience Oxfordshire has announced the rebranding of their conference bureau from Meet Oxfordshire to Experience Oxfordshire Conferencing.   This marks the latest stage in the Experience Oxfordshire rebrand and brings clarity to the company’s structure, with the conferencing business joining the Oxford Visitor Information Centre under one unified Experience Oxfordshire brand. The new branding has been…


The Meetings Show sees 11% increase in unique visitors

Unaudited figures reveal that The Meetings Show has seen an 11% increase in unique visitors and a 2.5% increase in hosted buyers as it welcomed close to 5,000 industry professionals for three days of business, networking and education between 14 and 16 June, 2016. The 3,203 unique visitors included 845 hosted buyers from a wide…

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