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.

We provide our members with fantastic networking opportunities such as our Agent/Venue connect days. This unique, interactive event offers venues & suppliers the opportunity to network with the UK’s leading agents. Watch the below video to learn more and call our team to find out how to join the mia.

Managing Challenging Employees

Join the mia at Leicester Racecourse on 21st October 2016 to hear from Philip Cripps – Chief Executive of Thameside International, talking to you about ‘Managing Challenging Employees’.  He will focus on a variety of issues including the most common causes or stimulants of challenging behaviour and ways to reduce the likelihood of employees demonstrating challenging behaviour.



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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


Whittlebury Hall Goes 360°

Whittlebury Hall Hotel and Spa releases their first 360° video tour of the hotel on their YouTube channel, featuring everything from Hotel rooms, The Leisure Club and The Day Spa facilities. Our 360° video tour is a way to show panoramic views of different aspects of the hotel, as if you are there in person….


Double AIM Gold for EEF Venues

EEF Venues’ Broadway House in Westminster and Engineers’ House in Bristol have both achieved Gold in the stringent Accredited in Meetings (AIM) assessment – the nationwide ‘kite mark’ of quality.  Assessments take place every three years, and this is the second time that each of the venues has received the highest ranking. Only 24 UK…


Royal Opening For Cowan Court At Churchill College

A Cambridge College is celebrating the official opening of its latest facilities by welcoming a member of the Royal family today (Friday 23rd September). HRH The Duke of Gloucester cut the ribbon at the entrance to Cowan Court as part of a ceremony attended by 130 guests comprising: Fellows and staff, benefactors and alumni. The…

Considering Membership?

Client networking opportunities, reduced rates at national exhibitions and valuable bench-marking are just 3 of the reasons to join. Find out more >>

News and updates

Meeting Minutes is the mia's newsletter packed with association news; we produced it every month to help you stay in touch with your industry.


We regularly issue news to the media about the association’s latest work and events. Find all of our latest press releases here: Find out more >>

Events and Meetings

Events tailored to industry needs including seminars, workshops, business lunches and learning breakfasts with guest speakers. Find out more >>


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