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.

We provide our members with fantastic networking opportunities such as our Agent/Venue connect days. This unique, interactive event offers venues & suppliers the opportunity to network with the UK’s leading agents. Watch the below video to learn more and call our team to find out how to join the mia.

Managing Challenging Employees

Join the mia at Leicester Racecourse on 21st October 2016 to hear from Philip Cripps – Chief Executive of Thameside International, talking to you about ‘Managing Challenging Employees’.  He will focus on a variety of issues including the most common causes or stimulants of challenging behaviour and ways to reduce the likelihood of employees demonstrating challenging behaviour.



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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


Leamington venue lands air ambulance

EEF Venues’ Woodland Grange conference venue in Leamington Spa, Warwickshire, became the base for one of Warwickshire and Northamptonshire Air Ambulance’s regional air ambulances over the weekend of 14th and 15th October. The ambulance, which was on call and available for emergencies, was stationed at the AIM gold accredited venue as it hosted the British…


First Venturefest South West Exceeds Expectations

Venturefest South West, a flagship event championing the most cutting edge innovation, technology and entrepreneurship coming out of Devon, Cornwall and Somerset in 2016, saw around 600 entrepreneurs, investors and innovators flock to Sandy Park, Exeter on Tuesday 18th October. Venturefest South West brought together delegates for a day of collaboration between innovative businesses and…


Whittlebury Hall Gets AIM Gold Accredited

Whittlebury Hall Conference, Training Centre and Hotel are delighted to confirm that our venue has achieved AIM accreditation at Gold level. AIM Gold accreditation is The Meeting Industry Association’s highest accolade and achievement of this level is a fantastic accolade to our business. Whittlebury Hall was accredited with the highest level of venue accreditation by…

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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.


We regularly issue news to the media about the association’s latest work and events. Find all of our latest press releases here: Find out more >>

Events and Meetings

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


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