A First Class Choice for Your Business
As the mia we share best practice through networking, workshops, research and newsletters we help members stay in touch, learn and prosper within an industry which is variable, fast moving and rapidly expanding, the meetings and events industry.
As a member you will become accredited with AIM the industry’s only accreditation scheme. Achievers of AIM, at the highest levels, confirm that it does improve business practices, service levels and staff engagement ensuring that customers have the sort of experience that guarantees their return.
Making the decision to join the mia is making the decision to stay in touch with your industry, maximise opportunities, improve business practices and through business knowledge and first class standards improve your bottom line.
HMS President, Venue for Agent Hosted Dinner
The HMS President (1918) is the venue for the next Principals Agent Hosted Dinner where we will be welcoming some of the UK’s top booking agents including Grassroots, Absolute Corporate Events, Zibrant, Conference Venues Countrywide and Book-O-Tel.More > >
Meet the miaList 2014
The miaList 2014 has been revealed! Inspiring individuals were nominated by their customers, their employers or their colleagues - now find out who the judges selected to appear on the 2014 miaList!More > >
The miaList 2014 is Revealed!
Ten of the most passionate, enthusiastic and hardworking people from the meetings and events industry are included on The miaList every year. This year there were many more nominations all of an exceptionally high calibre giving the judges a difficult task when it came to awarding places on the 2014 miaList.
The Association Looks to the Future as New Chair is elected
Increased Income and Steady Membership Growth Recorded at mia AGM At its 24th AGM the meetings industry association announced financial stability, through an increase in income and growth in membership numbers. In addition, members elected a new Chair, and the Chief Executive, Jane Longhurst presented a progressive strategy for the year ahead. Membership and Income…
mia Appoints New Training Provider
The meetings industry association (mia) has appointed First Class learning and development as the new training provider for the mia Learning & Development Academy. The appointment, a three year contract beginning February 2014, was made following a comprehensive tender process and a unanimous decision from the mia board and council and will substantially increase the…
‘The Agent Hosted Dinner was the perfect forum to engage with and challenge event agents on how relationships could be improved and better engagement achieved and allowed us to gain a greater understanding of the approach from agents to AIM accreditation, independent venues, partnership agreements and many other issues around growing your agency business. We have already seen the benefits of this in our business with a substantial increase in agency enquiries’ Eamonn Cole,CEME Conference Centre
Tourism Ireland’s membership of the mia reflects our commitment to engage with the industry and our buyers. The mia provides unrivalled access to research, networking and benchmarking with other destinations, and gives added value to our partner venues.” Tourism Ireland Deputy Director Great Britain David Boyce
WE USE AIM IN CONJUNCTION WITH IIP AND THE GREEN TOURISM BUSINESS SCHEME; BETWEEN THEM THEY ARE A REALLY GOOD SUITE OF VERY IMPORTANT AND RECOGNISABLE BENCHMARKS FOR CLIENTS TO ENABLE THEM TO MAKE INFORMED CHOICES’.' James Vincent, Royal Armouries, Leeds
It was a pleasure to be involved and in attendance yesterday in such an inviting and warm atmosphere. I thought the format of the event was excellent; recognising people of all levels for their contribution to their company and the industry is inspirational for all involved. Graham Pope, Blitz Communications