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.

Online Marketing Workshop

Join the mia at Broadway House on 6th February 2017 to hear from Frank Orman, an expert in the field of strategic online marketing and founder of specialist London agency LeadGeneratorsDigital for a one day Online Marketing Workshop. This seminar will give you the tools to develop stronger and more effective online campaigns that will help you to achieve your online objectives with better strategies and with lower budgets. It will focus on the various elements and aspects of Internet Marketing.

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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


The Meetings Show opens applications for its hosted buyer programme

Applications for The Meetings Show hosted buyer programme are now open. The show will take place from 13-15 June at Olympia London and is now in its fifth edition. Buyers wishing to be part of the programme should visit the website (www.themeetingsshow.com) to check qualification criteria before completing their application. Following a successful show in…


Boost your morning break with energy bites at Church House Conference Centre

We are offering complimentary energy bites (2 per person) with your morning break on all bookings made in January for January, you can choose from the following 4 nutritious and delicious flavours that are available: Milk chocolate, coconut, dried berries & honey Banana, chocolate chip & peanut butter Pumpkin seeds, granola, dried berries & peanut…


Cavendish Venues offers 12% commission for a Happy New Year!

Cavendish Venues is starting the New Year with 12% commission on any events held in January and February 2017. The Cavendish Conference Centre presents a wonderful tiered-seater Auditorium with new state-of-the-art lighting to inspire up your events to avoid the post-Christmas blues. The accompanying Whittington Suite divides into 4 sections for workshops and as a…

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

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