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.
Annual General Meeting 2015
The Meeting Industry Association’s Twenty-Fifth Annual General Meeting will be held on Wednesday 18th February 2015 at International Confex, Olympia, London.
Please make a date in your diary for this important member event. This is your opportunity to have your say and vote for the 2015 Council!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 > >
A Partnership for the industry with Government
The Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, Sajid Jarvid, announced at the opening of the World Travel Market on Monday, the 3rd November 2014, at the ExCel Exhibition Centre in London, “ that the Government will be working in partnership with the events industry to develop a joint strategy to support growth in…
BVEP Launches Events Industry Manifesto
‘Events Can Win for Britain’ The Business Visits & Events Partnership (BVEP) has launched a manifesto for the meetings and events industry that will pass on its recommendations on how the events industry can help shape Britain’s future. The manifesto will be issued to senior policy makers, government departments, MPs and Ministers. The document is…
Meeting buyers AIM for quality assurance in their decision making process
A new survey carried out by the mia and The Business Travel Magazine has revealed a desire amongst corporate event buyers for a UK wide standard measurement of quality for meeting and event spaces.
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