Congratulations, you are now one of the growing number of mia members who have achieved AIM accreditation at entry level.
AIM (Accredited in Meetings) is the only meetings industry standard and is endorsed by Visit England, VisitBritain, Visit Wales, MPi and ABPCO.
One of the many benefits of joining the mia, is gaining AIM at entry level. A standard which all mia members are required to acheive.
AIM was developed to provide the industry and its buyers with a universally reconised indicator of quality for meetings and services. It is designed to improve standards throughout the UK and assist buyers in finding the very best venues, suppliers and services.
Now that you have acheived AIM accreditation, this gives you a clear marketing advantage over non AIM accredited venues and suppliers and membership of the mia and your acheivement of AIM clearly demonstrates a commitment to world class services and exceptional business principles.
Recent research carried out, showed that 76.6% of buyers would be influenced by AIM accreditation, when asked ''Could an accrediation scheme such as AIM influence your choice when booking venues''
The mia promotes AIM accredited venues and suppliers to buyers in the following ways:
Individual entries on two websites (www.mia-uk.org and www.aimaccredited.co.uk) which receive a combined total of 28,000 unique visitors a month
Entry in our annual 'Buyers Directory' & 'AIM Accredited Destinations Guide' which are both distributed to 7500 buyers, handed out to buyers at various trade shows & taken to all of our networking & training events
Including you in 'Solution' a newly launched free of charge venue & supplier finding service which is located on the home page of both of our websites
Presence at trade shows to raise awareness of AIM Encouraging buyers to attend our Networking Events
Sending monthly e-newletters to 10,000 buyers, one for our Destinations members to highlight what is happening in their areas, and also one for Venues & Suppliers to promote their news & special offers.
The mia also works with various venue finding organisations to include an AIM search criteria on the websites:
www.meetengland.com On Meet England search pages, type in a location i.e Liverpool, and AIM accredited venues can be found at the top of the search results, Visit Britain is soon to have the same on their website.
www.businessevents.visitwales.com The same applies to our Welsh members, all AIM accredited venues can be found at the top of search results.
As well as the above mentioned benefits, take a look around the members lounge to find the many other beneifts available to you:
AIM Accreditation - at Entry level, a reconised sign of quality
AIM Higher - the option of AIMing for Silver or Gold level
Networking & Training Events - 2 to 3 each month, held all around the UK
Mailing Lists - Get your news out there to the buyers at special discounted prices
Research - Our latest 'Pathfinder' research is now available
Trade shows - Stand share with us at Event UK and Confex for discounted rates
Newsletter - Our members newsletter to keep you up to date with the latest industry news
Training - Discounted Rates for mia members for the 'mia Learning & Development Academy', in association with Maxima Training
Send us your special offers, press releases and job adverts and we will add them all to both of our websites, free of charge!
You will have received, when you joined, a copy of the AIM logo for you to use on your website and promotional material. You can download logos from the logos sections in the members lounge and should you require additional certificates, these can be obtained by contacting us by phone: 0845 230 5508 or by email: email@example.com
If you have any queries or you can't find what you're looking for, Call us on 0845 230 5508