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.
Principals Agents Hosted Dinner
Join the mia and Directors and booking staff from Ellis Salsby, TSC Hotels and Venues, Hotel Desk, Inntel and Hospitality Guaranteed for the opportunity to network at the highest level at the mia’s Principals Agents Hosted Dinner. This will take place on Tuesday 10th November at the Imperial War Museum North, Manchester.
At this event, you have the chance to enjoy an extended networking opportunity with people that matter to you.
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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.More > >
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Online research tool Touchstone welcomed by meetings industry
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Agents love the fact we have a Gold Accreditation which is mia’s highest accolade. We have since increased business because of the award. Our staff love talking about it in their show-rounds because it gives them a sense of pride, which they work hard to maintain.
Johnathan Morris, Commercial Director, No.11 Cavendish Square
‘The Agent Hosted Dinner was the perfect forum to engage with agents on how relationships could be improved and better engagement achieved and allowed us to gain a greater understanding of the approach from them to independent venues, partnership agreements and 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