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.

 

mia Conference - Don't Stop... Rethink

Join us at Holiday Inn London-Bloomsbury on 20th March 2017 for our ‘Don’t Stop…Rethink Conference’. The full day event will encourage the meetings, conference and events industry to take the lead and make the most out of the current economic situation while empowering and equipping delegates with the tools to act on the commercial insight offered by the numerous sessions which include Economics, Increasing Conversions, Security & Terrorism, Recruitment and much more.

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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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Belfast Waterfront and Tourism Northern Ireland showcase Belfast to the world

Over 100 delegates, including events planners and international trade press, gathered at Belfast Waterfront last week to experience at firsthand the best the city has to offer business travellers. Belfast Waterfront in partnership with Tourism Northern Ireland and other key city providers delivered a one day programme that combined the perfect mix of business and…


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International Somali Awards reach global audience

The International Somali Awards once again celebrated the achievements of the global Somali community at Church House in Westminster last night. The awards were attended by 200 distinguished guests but attracted a global audience of 180,000 people through the awards social media reach, providing an opportunity for Somalis across the globe to unite. It is…


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mia announces strong financial performance at its AGM

The Meetings Industry Association (mia) announced it has delivered a strong financial performance and another progressive year at its 27th Annual General Meeting. Held at the Holiday Inn London Bloomsbury on Tuesday, 21 March, members heard how the mia has achieved a positive outcome to FY15/16 (Sep 2015 to Aug 2016), with a year-end net…

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