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.
Annual General Meeting
Join us for the mia’s Twenty Fourth Annual General Meeting. This is every member’s opportunity to hear first-hand from the associations Chairman, the Treasurer and the Chief Executive. You will also have the opportunity to hear from guest speaker Shaun Smith from Smith + Co.More > >
miaList 2014 – Meet the Nominees
The miaList 2014 will be held at the prestigious Church House Conference Centre on Monday 7th April 2014, it is the celebration for the industry’s people. The judging lunches have taken place. Now meet the shortlist of 23 Nominees here ahead of the event.More > >
Leading Branding Consultant and Author to Address MIA AGM
Meetings Industry Association (mia) members attending its 24th Annual General Meeting (AGM) at Church House Conference Centre on 7th April, will have the opportunity to glean vital business winning advice from leading business and branding consultant and author, Shaun Smith. Smith, author and founder of customer experience consultancy Smith+co, who has developed some of the…
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…
miaList 2014 Finalists Revealed
The search for the meetings and events industry’s shining star of 2014 has narrowed as the meetings industry association (mia) reveals the 23 finalists for the miaList 2014. The miaList 2014 will be revealed at the miaList Celebratory Lunch on 7th April 2014 at Church House Conference Centre, tickets are available now. The miaList is supported…
‘The Principals Agent Hosted Dinner at The Emirates was the perfect forum for venues 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 That’s 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