The Meetings Industry Association (mia) will be collaborating with The Meeting Show to bring people from the industry together to meet new and existing buyers when it opens next month.
Once again, during the three-day show that takes place 14-16 June, the mia will be hosting the AIM Pavilion and inviting its AIM accredited venues, suppliers and destinations to showcase their businesses and services to the industry.
This year’s event will be bringing together over 5,000 industry professionals from event managers and agencies to the corporate, government and public sectors as well as personal and executive assistants who are able to attend a fully-hosted buyer programme that also includes a range of educational sessions.
Jane Longhurst, chief executive of the mia, said: “We are delighted to be working with The Meetings Show again. The show always provides a great opportunity for us to meet with buyers from across the industry face-to-face and find out about both their current challenges as well as the opportunities for the year ahead.”
She added: “Our presence at the show also provides us with the opportunity to spread the word about our work; promoting operational excellence and business planning underpins much of the activity we undertake. In particular, we’ll be giving venues and booking agents the opportunity to sign up to receive a synopsis of the annual results from Touchstone – our online research tool that allows you to identify trends and customer preferences as well as benchmark your performance against your competitors.
“Other initiatives we’ll be highlighting include www.YourEventHub.co.uk – our insightful new online resource to help organisers plan better events as it guarantees only AIM accredited venues and service suppliers demonstrating a continuous commitment to service excellence appear in the search results.”
AIM accredited venues, suppliers and destinations who will appear in the AIM Pavilion include Congress Centre, Bournemouth International Centre, Keele University, CCT Venues, Destination Southampton/ Hampshire Conference Bureau, Elite Hotels, Conference English Riviera and Whittlebury Hall.