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.


The mia's Agents Day

The next mia Agents Day will take place on Thursday 27th April 2016 at Mythe Barn in the Midlands.

The Agents Day enables you to network with the people that matter to you, including the Directors and booking staff from many leading industry booking Agents, including arrangeMYCapita Travel and Events, HRG, Sundial SOS, tobook, Pandora Events and Inntel.  This event includes a Q&A session with the agents plus an exciting team building activity.

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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 Oculus creates vision for the future at Warwick Conferences

Warwick Conferences has announced that The University of Warwick’s new £19m teaching and learning building The Oculus, which was officially opened by Her Royal Highness Princess Anne, is now open for academic and conference events. The Oculus was developed as part of the University of Warwick’s commitment to enhancing the student experience by creating its…


Deadline extended for miaList 2017 nominations

The deadline for nominations to this year’s prestigious miaList has been extended to Friday 28 April. Meetings and events professionals have an extra week to put themselves forward for the meetings industry accolades, held by the Meetings Industry Association (mia) and supported by The Meetings Show. The miaList recognises individuals who inspire those around them,…


The mia responds to the General Election announcement

  Jane Longhurst, chief executive of the Meetings Industry Association, responds to Prime Minister Theresa May’s unscheduled announcement to call a General Election on 8 June: “The Meetings Industry Association has been calling for unity since the results of the EU Referendum were announced last June. For future economic prosperity and to ensure our sector…

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