Together we can do so much more………
The mia is one of the largest and fastest growing trade associations in the sector. In October 2015 we celebrate our 25th Anniversary; 25 years during which, 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.
Join the mia on Monday 28th September 2015 at the Park Plaza Riverbank London where the final miaList 2015 will be revealed.
The miaList recognises and rewards those hardworking, enthusiastic, inspiring individuals that have such a positive effect on all they do.
So why not entertain your colleagues and clients at the miaList 2015 celebratory lunch. Tickets are now available to purchase.More > >
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 > >
Team Award voting open!
miaList judges met recently with the shortlisted nominees but still have the difficult job of choosing winners ahead of them. The standard of nominations this year is fantastic and we are looking forward to revealing the winners at the miaList on Monday 28th September 2015. As well as the individuals who help to make our industry a…
The Meetings Show increases hosted buyer numbers for third year running
Hosted buyers, visitors and exhibitors have united in their overwhelming support for The Meetings Show, which welcomed 4,413* meetings industry professionals, of which 2,876 were unique visitors, to Olympia, London between 7 and 9 July, 2015. Attendees included 824 hosted buyers – a significant growth of 19%. These hosted buyers attended an incredible 12,140 pre-scheduled…
miaList 2015 Shortlist Announced
This year, the mia received a huge amount of nominations, the greatest since the miaList was conceived in 2011. Jane Longhurst, chief executive of the mia, says she is delighted by the great influx and quality of nominations received. “The fact that so many people have taken the time to nominate a colleague for all…
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