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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Latest News


Grow with Imago Venues at International Confex

Imago Venues is returning to International Confex. As well as showcasing its choice of award-winning venues, it will be inviting visitors to discover how meetings and events can help them grow. To promote its ‘Let’s Grow Together’ campaign, Imago Venues has teamed up with The Crop Club – a Loughborough University funded start up business…


Manchester Metropolitan Conference and Events Launches New

Conference and Events at Manchester Metropolitan University are delighted to announce the launch of their new website mmm.ac.uk/venues. The new website has been created with the user experience firmly in mind and is image-rich, user-friendly and compatible with multiple devices. The aim of the new website is to enhance the customer journey and to allow…


The Meetings Show to collaborate with Meeting Design Institute to bring The Future of Meetings back in 2017

After its successful launch in 2016, Meeting Design Institute is bringing the Future of Meetings concept back to The Meetings Show from 13-15 June 2017. The initiative gives start-up businesses, with less than ten staff and less than three years’ experience in the meetings and events industry, a chance to showcase their products and services to buyers…

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