What's on

January 2019


 Member's Only Business Breakfast- How to nail the event digital user experience
7th January
8:30 hrs -10:00 hrs
Burleigh Court, Loughborough

If you are from a venue, conference centre or a supplier to the industry then you should attend our series of Business Breakfasts. Come along to network and hear Ben Barnes from Top Banana giving an insight into the event digital user experience before heading back to your desk!

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Release the power of your values for authentic happiness

16th January
10:00 hrs -16:00 hrs
IET Savoy Place, London

To celebrate the start of a New Year with a session to help people to connect with what is important to them (personal values) and learn how to consciously live a life which is authentically aligned.

Alan Williams, business coach and internationally acclaimed author, shares how you can enjoy a greater sense of happiness and fulfilment by living your personal values …in practice.  In this session, Alan will explain how you can practice your values every day, starting today! Values are for living not for laminating.

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February 2019


Venue Contracts Workshop
8th February 
09:30 hrs - 17:00 hrs
One Park Crescent - London

Many experienced practitioners in the industry still see the venue contract as either a necessary chore or a tool to make sure the “other side” doesn’t get the better of you. Doing business should be about win:win and the best practice approaches to contracting will ensure that that is the outcome.

This workshop not only discusses the legal necessities, it also focuses on the practical applications and how by adopting appropriate policies and practices, both the venue and its clients can get more out of their relationship. After attending this workshop, your whole approach to the venue contract will change for the better!

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Showround to Conversion

20th February
09:30 hrs - 17:30 hrs
King Power Stadium, Leicester

This is a popular workshop covering the complete showround journey; From making the appointment and establishing needs, to the actual showround, touching on negotiation and closing skills, concluding with the follow up to convert.

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March 2019


Member's Only Business Breakfast- Challenges of managing South Asian Weddings – Venues Vs Suppliers
4th March
8:30 hrs - 10:00 hrs
Birmingham Library, Birmingham

If you are from a venue, conference centre or a supplier to the industry then you should attend our series of Business Breakfasts

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Future Fit Conference
11th March
09:30 hrs -16:30 hrs
Amercia Square, London

We’re taking a giant leap into the future with expert-led insights into the economic and technological evolution of the hospitality industry at our Future Fit Conference 2019.

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The Meeting Industry Association 29th Annual AGM 
11th March 
17:30 hrs - 18:30 hrs
America Square, London

Open to all members of the mia. 

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How to use SEO Strategies to Generate more Profits

19th March
13:00 hrs - 17:00 hrs
IET Savoy Place, London

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Connect Agent Day
27th March
10:00 hrs - 16:30 hrs
DoubleTree by Hilton, Chester

The Connect Agent Day provides a platform for a wide range of industry professionals, with an opportunity to network at the highest level alongside a selection of the UK's top booking agents. These events are always popular and high profile, ofterning trending on Twitter!

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April 2019


Managing your 'space' more profitably 
10th April
09:30 hrs - 17:30 hrs
Woodland Grange, Leamington Spa - Warwickshire

This is a very basic workshop aimed at giving you a taste of what Revenue Management would mean to your Meetings & Events business. 
The foundations of revenue management are based on 1 simple practice, covering 3 basic areas; this being accurate and consistent data capture of:
1) your total demand 2) your competitors 3) your local market

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May 2019


Optimize your Exhibiting at Trade shows, Conferences and Seminars
2nd May
9:00 hrs -17:00 hrs
Manchester Meeting Place, Manchester

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Member's Only Business Breakfast- How to Stop Just Connecting and Start Getting Business via Your LinkedIn Profile
7th May
08:30 hrs -10:00 hrs
Burleigh Court, Loughborough

If you are from a venue, conference centre or a supplier to the industry then you should attend our series of Business Breakfasts. Come along to network and hear Fiona Caldecott giving an insight into LinkedIn before heading back to your desk!

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Rehan Alam: Selling with emotional intelligence
10th May
09:00 - 17:00
Birmingham Council House

Selling with Emotional intelligence is the ideal training course for individuals who want to know how emotions affect us and the people we work with. The course is particularly suited to those working in environments where the sales process is complex or is based on an emotional stimulus.

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June 2019


Out Perform your Competitors with Strategic Online Marketing
4th June
9:30 hrs - 17:00 hrs
King's Venues-London

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The Meeting Show
26-27th June
Olympia, London

Exhibit with us at at the industry leading national trade exhibition. 

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Connect Agent Hosted Dinner
18:00 hrs - 21:30 hrs

The Connect Agent Hosted Dinner is part of a series of events providing a platform for leaders of organisations operating within the meetings and events sector. The dinner provides an opportunity to network and share practice at the highest level.  Our VIP guests will be some of the top booking agents in the country, their role is to connect with the delegates and initiate debate during dinner.

Watch this space! Further details annouced shortly.


July 2019

Sales HIIT
Date TBC

The hugely popular high impact, high intensity sales training day is back! 
With new speakers delivering short, quality bursts of sales expertise, you'll leave motivated and full of ideas. 

Watch this space! Further details announced shortly.


 August 2019


Connect Agent Day
22nd August 
10:00 hrs - 16:30 hrs

The Connect Agent Day provides a platform for a wide range of industry professionals, with an opportunity to network at the highest level alongside a selection of the UK's top booking agents. These events are always popular and high profile; we even trended on Twitter!

Save the date!
Watch this space! Further details annouced shortly.


November 2019

miaList 2019
Date TBC 

Who will you nominate for the miaList 2019? Nominations will be open soon.   
Watch this space! Further details annouced shortly.