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A very big thank you to all of the generous sponsors who made the miaList 2014 such an amazing success!


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The very first Meetings Show in 2013 was hailed a success by the industry with more than 6,740 pre-scheduled appointments taking place by Hosted Buyers, 367 exhibitors and 3,693 industry professionals attending. The three day show saw the largest gathering of suppliers and Hosted Buyers in the UK and 140 education sessions, firmly cementing itself as the annual event for the meetings industry.

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When searching for event or conference venues in central London, Church House Conference Centre is the ideal option. Situated in the heart of Westminster, with exquisite views of Westminster Abbey, the Grade II listed venue offers an  elegant and tranquil setting for private and corporate events.

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Eclipse Presentations is a creative staging and technical production company that ensures event audiences can see, hear, grasp and marvel at what’s going on around them at events, awards, conferences, launches or a hundred and one other
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We promote thousands of venues for conferences, events and parties from large venue groups, independent and boutique hotels, function and event venues. With no commission charged and no registration required our intelligent and simple search facility attracts PA’s, corporate buyers, associations and agencies when searching for venues.


Conference News is the only monthly magazine solely dedicated to the UK conference and meetings industry and with a circulation of 15,000 it is the magazine that leading venues, destinations and suppliers use to reach senior meeting planners at corporations, professional conference organisers and associations throughout the UK.


Furniture Makers’ Hall has many of the original Victorian features from when it was built in 1882 as well as bespoke wood furniture and fittings, including an ornate oak staircase running through the centre of the building. Furniture Makers’ Hall is well designed for private meetings, workshops or small conferences for up to 70 people, which require a discreet and friendly environment.

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Welcome to a new era at Emirates Old Trafford, home to Lancashire County Cricket Club, an Iconic meeting and events venue in the North West. With the recent redevelopment of the venue in preparation for and success of The Ashes 2013, The Emirates Old Trafford boasts stunning new facilities to cater for any event up to 1000 delegates and has free car parking and on-site accommodation.


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Our aim is to provide a personable, exciting and creative photographic service which is tailored to suit the needs of our clients.  Our professional reputation in offering flexible and client focussed commitment allows us to help our clients complete a project with confidence; delivering imaginative and engaging imagery for even the most discerning clients and all teamed with a passionate and trustworthy attitude.  Be it corporate events, advertising, marketing projects or portraiture we like to make all projects a collaborative and transparent experience which gives the client something just a little bit more interesting than what they were expecting!

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Recommended in the Tatler Party Guide, Urban Soul Orchestra (USO) is a contemporary & versatile string ensemble with a unique twist incorporating percussion, bass, DJ and vocals. USO offers a complete music service from chilled background music during drinks or dinner to a roof-raising band to stir up the dance floor. Recent events include; Cannes Film Festival, Monaco Grand Prix, Wimbledon Ball 2010-2013 & Pride of Britain Awards 2011-13.

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At Kinetic Solutions we provide dynamic event management software and services that deliver real commercial impact for conference centres and unique venues. We recognise that our clients operate within a highly competitive arena and are always looking for new ways to differentiate and diversify to remain relevant.

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First Class learning and development is the new training provider for the mia Learning & Development Academy.  We are passionate about promoting excellence in the meetings industry and responding to industry needs, so especially excited to be working with the mia and its members.  Our aim is to extend the development support offered through the Academy to members’ organisations and to support them in improving individual performance, service excellence, team working, sales and profitability.

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Expense Reduction Analysts (ERA) are a global network of specialist procurement advisors, helping organisations save money and boost business performance through effective procurement. We work with; venues, hotels, sports stadia and a wide range of organisations in the event sector. Effective procurement is crucial but often neglected – outsourced to cost-cutting consultants or passed to an already hard pressed in-house team. But used as a strategic function, with full support from the boardroom, ERA goes far beyond the short-term savings of consultants and the limitations of in-house teams, to deliver long-term financial and organisational benefits.

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Smith + Co began life in 2002. Their aim was, and still is, to offer specialist expertise around customer experience, and keep their approach simple, practical and engaging.  Smith + Co help you create a customer experience that is consistent, differentiated, builds loyalty and turns customers into advocates.  They work with people who manage brands, both large and small, across a range of sectors, worldwide and have specialised for long enough to know what works.

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Their philosophy is simple, to combine the best seasonal or specially sourced flowers with a passion to produce exceptional results working with amazing raw elements from all over the world. Toby B Roberts will personally design and suggest a variation of looks to suit every proposal and fit every budget requirements. TBR Floral Design has styled thousands of weddings from contemporary to traditional, with couture design to minimalistic styles. The attention to detail applied throughout every step ensures that each wedding results in stunning creations with lasting memories.

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Since 1985, Target Response has supplied databases specifically to the conference and event industry. Our “Conference Prospect” database contains the details of 4,800 corporate conference organisers, our “Association Prospect” database contains the details of 1,000 conference organisers within major associations, our “Event Agency Prospect” contains the details of 1,700 decision makers within 950 event management agencies and our new “PA Prospect” database contains the details of 2,000 PAs and secretaries within large UK organisations.


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