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.
Stop and Think, 2015 Conference
The mia presents the 25th Anniversary Conference, with a superb line-up of speakers this is an event designed to surprise even the most conference weary of delegates. Two exciting keynotes, three distinct conference streams, a full day of conference and networking.
Low delegate fees for mia members.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.More > >
The mia conference welcomes The Meetings Show as Headline Sponsor to mutually champion Events Industry
The mia is pleased to announce The Meetings Show as its headline sponsor for its 25th anniversary conference, ‘Stop and Think’, at BMA House London on Friday 25th June. The conference has been built to not only challenge thinking but to equip delegates with practical tools and knowledge to sharpen their approach to their…
DCMS Announces New Strategy for Events Industry
The Department for Culture Media and Sport has unveiled a cross Governmental strategy for UK events today, following widespread engagement with the industry. The strategy, which can be found on the departments website includes a series of initiatives set to add long term value to the industry. Most welcome will be the creation of a…
Nominations Now Open for the miaList!
Thousands of individuals across the country contribute to the success of the UK meetings and events industry and now is the perfect opportunity to nominate the very best amongst them for the ultimate industry accolade – a miaList Award. The miaList Awards recognise the individuals who inspire those around them, go above and beyond the…
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