Connect Agent Day

Wednesday 27th March
10:00 hrs - 16:00 hrs

DoubleTree by Hilton Chester

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Event Summary

The mia believes, and has proven, that it is essential to develop relationships at the highest level between venues and the UK’s top booking agents. The facilities and capabilities of venues, alongside the expertise and reach of agents makes for a very successful partnership in the meetings and events industry.

The day:

The Agents Day provides a platform for a wide range of industry professionals to network with top agents in an unusually informal setting.

The experiential event allows delegates to completely immerse themselves in an intimate series of discussions to gain crucial insights and ask agents any burning questions. It takes form as a full day event with refreshments, lunch and an afternoon of dynamic team building activities.

These events are always very popular; they’ve even trended on twitter!

Timings for the day:

10:00 am: Welcome & Registration

10:45 am: 30 in 30 - Q&A Panel Session

11:20 am: Think In, Talk in Session

12:30 pm: Lunch

14:00 pm: Team building

15:00 pm: Round up & Awards

16:00 pm: 'Happy Hour' Drinks Reception


More agents to be announced shortly… watch this space!



Cloud 9 Event Management

Cloud 9 Event Management

Cloud 9 Event Management Ltd was established in 2003 and is based in the East Midlands. The company has extensive experience in the worldwide delivery of exceptional client events. With a small team, its business covers four key areas which include venue finding, event project management and logistics, client event marketing and support and award ceremonies. Cloud 9 is one of the founding members of the AIEA, and MD Paula Kelsey is the Chair of the Alliance for the next two years. Cloud 9's managing director is also sitting on the board for the Independent Awards Council, which is an initiative to ensure best practice of all awards ceremonies globally. 

 Bien Venue

Bien Venue

Bien Venue is a boutique agency dedicated to creating bespoke events for its clients. Whether the client needs an impressive venue, a memorable experience or an inspiring activity, we help with all thing event-related, such as venue sourcing, team building and corporate entertainment. 

The company has a team of extremely experienced and reassuringly professional staff who in partnership with its clients, add its own unique expertise to ideas with A* service delivery. 



Capita Travel and Events

Capita Travel & Events

Capita Travel and Events is not your average travel management company. It's a forward-thinking travel, meetings and event management company. Supporting a range of UK based organisations, it uses innovative technology, valuable insight, and the expertise of the best people in the industry to help its customers challenge behaviours, and reduce and control costs, whilst putting travellers’ welfare at the heart of any travel and meetings programme.

The company strives to achieve this by living by its company vision: To revolutionise business travel, meetings and events services through our knowledge, curiosity and innovation to enable every customer to realise the value of smarter working.



Pandora Events

Pandora Events

Pandora Events has developed a team of seven dedicated events managers over the last five years, all of whom have a blend of knowledge and experience to help deliver every aspect of an event. Be it a small meeting through to bespoke corporate incentives across the world, single-bed bookings to brand launches for 3,000 attendees, simple travel arrangements to detailed and bespoke luxury travel itineraries, Pandora Events support all aspects of its client's needs and bring in suppliers from theming, audiovisual, staging, performers. acts. support staff and so much more. 

Headed up by Vanessa Carter, her background and lead to deliver a personal and passionate approach about events is why the business will lead, grow and set new standards.


all about venues

all about venues

All About Venues is an International Event Services Company that began in 1996. With a team of 9 and over 70 years of experience, its two key services are venue finding and event management. It offers its clients a free and independent venue finding service and/or full event management and onsite support packages; both on a global basis.  In addition to these services, all about venues is able to book flights, transportation, source room dressing, activities and entertainment quotes.



Hogg Robinson Group

With 14,000 staff in more than 120 countries, HRG is where companies worldwide go for management of their travel, meetings and events, expenses and related data.

Its clients include many of the world's most admired companies. It provides support to its travellers around the world, 24 hours a day, every day of the year. Whatever the destination - a customer's head office, a conference, an oil rig or home - HRG go the extra mile to make sure travellers arrive on time and ready to do business. 

From its frontline service centres to board level, HRG is built on a core of the longest-serving, most dedicated and accommodating people in the industry. Those people, and the relationships they've built over the years, are what make them so good in a crisis. 


The Events Company

The Events Company

The Events Company is an established Events Management company offering one-stop-shop for its clients with innovative people at the heart of the organisation, creating event solutions to help its clients engage and inspire their people, customers and partners. 

Always going the extra mile, The Events Company tailor its services to its clients so that they can communicate their message and strengthen their brand. 

The company creates programmes, events and experiences for anything from team building, gala dinners, awards nights, team away days, conference, incentive trips, themed events, company fun days and more across the UK.

 Click Travel

Click Travel

Click Travel are one the UK’s fastest-growing tech companies - committed to improving the business travel experience by combining cutting-edge technology with outstanding customer service. The company provides an unmatched service for businesses to book and manage business travel, ranging from self-service to full travel management.

They simplify the process of booking travel by providing an online booking platform that aggregates content from thousands of different travel suppliers into a single platform, giving customers a whole world of choice at their fingertips. Supported by an ever-expanding group of passionate, dedicated professionals providing outstanding 24/7 support at its Birmingham headquarters

Click Travel are proud to be TTG’s No 1 Business Travel Agency for 4 years in a row and one of the ‘Sunday Times 100 Best Small Companies to Work For’ for 6 years running.

Ticket Price:

Members Only Early Bird (Limited Availability): £150+VAT - NOW SOLD OUT

mia Member: £200+VAT

Non-Member: £300 +VAT


Special Accommodation rates available for those wishing to stay over the night before.
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What others said:

"The last few MIA events that I have attended have been the best hospitality association events I have been to. They are always so relevant and the formats are current making networking with my peers and agents so much easier." - Lauren Stephenson, EEF Venues

"A thoroughly enjoyable day, and a fantastic way to increase both networking opportunities and industry knowledge." - Rebecca Pickard, Fabulous Fan Fayre

"This was the best agents event that I have attended and I think the format offered more networking and learning opportunities." - Rebecca Towell, Event City


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