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.


miaList 2017

The miaList 2017 will take place on Friday 6th October at Park Plaza Victoria, London.

People are at the heart of the meetings and events industry; in fact, more than 530,000 of them are employed in the sector which is more than double that of the UK telecoms industry.  Amongst these there are the good, the very good and the absolutely fantastic ‘my business couldn’t survive without them’ type of people.   It’s those ‘absolutely fantastic’ individuals that we want to hear about when nominations open for the miaList 2017.

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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


New Southampton Harbour Hotel & Spa Now open at Ocean Village Marina

Featuring three unique dining experiences, Southampton’s first destination rooftop bar, a luxury spa and health club, private cinema, state-of-the-art meetings and events facilities and breathtaking marina views. Harbour Hotels has officially unveiled its new Southampton Harbour Hotel & Spa, now open at Ocean Village Marina. The highly anticipated new hotel introduces five-star luxury to the…


Tailor Made Conferencing: Well Met Mark 10 Years in Business

Autumn 2017 marks Well Met’s 10th birthday and there’s plenty to celebrate for the Leeds Beckett University conference team as they mark the occasion with a birthday party on Tuesday 10th October at Cloth Hall Court. First and foremost, the opening of Cloth Hall Court this summer; a dedicated state-of-the-art conferencing facility located in the…


Winners of miaList industry excellence awards announced

The Meetings Industry Association (mia) has revealed the winners of its prestigious 2017 miaList awards. The mia received a huge number of nominations for the awards, which are sponsored by The Meetings Show and since 2011 have been celebrating those outstanding and passionate individuals from the meetings, hospitality and events industry who go above and…

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