Business and marketing tools

to help maximise your business potential

available to all accredited members
 
Keeping you current

with 1st class service standards

through training and best practice
 
Events, training and workshops

designed to meet your business needs

dozens of seminars and workshops every year
 
Research

Research to help drive your business forward

quarterly reports to help you plan and budget
 
AIM

Gain industry accreditation and achieve recognition for your business

recognised by agents as the industry standard

Together we can do so much more………

The mia is one of the largest and fastest growing trade associations in the sector. For nearly 25 years, we’ve been connecting people, ideas and best practice. We’ve facilitated meetings, debates and gatherings with some of the brightest minds in the industry to solve business problems and to facilitate learning in order to advance the standards of conference, meetings and events facilities and service throughout the UK.

We continue to grow and evolve to better serve the industry and in doing so, we strive to help our members to do the same. When you join the mia, you have the opportunity to become involved in a way that goes beyond membership – our members belong.  They become a part of the mia and ultimately profit from all the value that relationship delivers. Choose to be part of the mia because it will help you achieve your business objectives and because as an industry together we can do so much more.

Autumn Agent Hosted Dinner

The award winning National Space Centre located in the heart of the midlands is the perfect venue for the next Agent Hosted Dinner where we will be welcoming some of the UKs top booking agents.

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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


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mia increases commitment and support for International Confex

2015 sees 25 years of the mia and, to mark the silver anniversary, its first major event of the year will be the 25th Annual General Meeting which is to be held at Confex


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Climate of Cooperation is Needed for Industry to Thrive says mia Chairman

The meeting industry association (mia) has yet again brought leading representatives from venue booking agents and principals from some of its member venues together to discuss opportunities and talk business. The most recent Principals Agent Hosted Dinner saw over 40 attendees on the HMS President 1918. Agents included representatives from Zibrant, Absolute Corporate Events, BookOTel…


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mia Tackles Industry Training Needs

The mia Learning and Development Academy has been completely overhauled. Following a comprehensive examination of the industry’s training requirements, including the opportunity for mia members to voice their opinions

TESTIMONIALS

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

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