What's on

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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mia Destinations Summit

11th-12th February
08:30 hrs - 17:30 hrs
Hilton Liverpool City Centre, Liverpool

A two-day event, developed and delivered by convention bureaux from across the UK, looking at key topics and subjects relevant to convention bureaux and destinations. 

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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

The South Asian events industry can be a lucrative new revenue stream for venues. However, it's not an easy sector to break into and there are several factors venues need to consider before entering this niche market.

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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

The AGM is every member's opportunity to hear first-hand from the association's Secretary, Nick Milne, the Teasurer Ivor Turner and the Chief Executive, Jane Longhurst about the past year, the financial standing and the association's strategy moving forward.

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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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Getting the most out of business relationships
18th April
13:00 hrs -17:00 hrs
Cloth Hall Court- Leeds Beckett University, Leeds

A dynamic and interactive workshop which will challenge thought processes and invite the audience to consider their own ways of improving their sphere of influence at work.

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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 Meetings Show
26-27th June
Olympia, London

We provide our AIM accredited members with the opportunity to exhibit in a cost effective and hassle-free way at the industry leading national trade exhibition - The Meetings Show.

Exhibiting under the AIM brand indicates to buyers that you are a quality venue or supplier. For destinations, joining the pavilion is a good opportunity to showcase all the AIM accredited venues in your area.

The Meetings Show features a fully hosted buyer programme which guarantees the attendance of top-level qualified buyers with big budgets and high level purchasing responsibility. 

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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


Member's Only Business Breakfast- Your brand beyond the logo
1st July
8:30 hrs - 10:00 hrs
Congress Centre, London

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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Sales HIIT
8th July
Birmingham

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


How to negotiate effectively 
8th August 
09:00 - 17:00
London

We all wish that prospective clients would accept the proposals we submit for their events without us having to negotiate.  However, in today’s competitive market place having to negotiate is often a necessity.

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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.


September 2019


Member's Only Business Breakfast- Achievement Thinking
2nd September
8:30 hrs - 10:00 hrs
TBC, Manchester

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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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.