About Us

The mia is one of the fastest growing associations in the conference, meetings and events sector.

Founded by a proactive group of hotel and conference centre operators and booking agent colleagues with the sole objective of making a difference within a sector that, whilst totally unique, is responsible for thousands of jobs,  both direct and industry servicing roles.

The determination of the association’s leadership during its 27 year history has given the conference, meetings and events industry an accreditation scheme, industry awards, invaluable research and a voice to government.

The association holds a ‘Not for Profit’ status and continues to be governed by a dedicated group of volunteers who are industry professionals with active leadership roles within their own organisations. With their guidance the mia continues to evolve with the industry it serves making this one of the most appropriate membership choices for any organisation operating in the sector.

We support our members by:

Considering Membership?

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. Find out more >>


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 >>


Meet our Supporters