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.

Agents Day

The Agents Day enables you to network with the people that matter to you, including the Directors and booking staff from Absolute Corporate Events, Bien Venue Ltd, Ellis Salsby, Choice Locations, HRG, Nexus Venues, Pandora Events, Crème Conferences, Meetings Booker, Capita Travel and Events and other leading industry booking Agents.

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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


NUS brings flagship summer programme, Lead and Change, to Leeds

The National Union of Students (NUS) brought their flagship summer training programme, Lead and Change, to Leeds Beckett University this August for the first time. Around 200 NUS Exec Officers from students’ unions across the UK came along to the 3 day conference which focused on ‘Student Opportunities’ as well as ‘Union Presidents’. The event,…


Thirsty customers top up water supply in the developing world

18 August 2016 – Bournemouth, UK – Customers stopping by to rehydrate in a BH Live Terrace café are doing their bit to help provide thousands of people in developing countries with access to clean water. Every year, customers in more than 30 BH Live-operated cafés, bars, venues and centres across the south of England…


The mia to host a roundtable debate

The Meetings Industry Association is to host a roundtable debate in October which will be attended by James Heappey MP as part of our campaign to champion a better way for business. Following his appearance at our highly successful EU debate in May, the MP for Wells and chair of the All Party Parliamentary Group…

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Client networking opportunities, reduced rates at national exhibitions and valuable bench-marking are just 3 of the reasons to join. Find out more >>

News and updates

Meeting Minutes is the mia's newsletter packed with association news; we produced it every month to help you stay in touch with your industry.


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Events tailored to industry needs including seminars, workshops, business lunches and learning breakfasts with guest speakers. Find out more >>


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