Connect: Bringing agents and venues together


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09 June 2023

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Chelsea Football Club

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Event Summary:

Join us on 09 June 2023 for an interactive and educational day of learning and connecting.

We will discuss current topics, challenges and changes within the meetings and events industry that impact how we do business in the future. These dynamic events guarantee to provide inspiration, insight and the opportunity to network with peers.

Our connect events have grown significantly into well-established and highly sought-after networking opportunities that take place around the country. The mia believes that it is essential to develop relationships at the highest level between venues and the UK’s top booking agents.

The Connect platform is a perfect way to grow your network at an event that brings agents and industry together to learn, network, build and develop long standing relationships.

The event will include topical and informative speakers, panel sessions, agency insights and great debate.

Book your place now to take advantage of our earlybird offer and secure your place at mia's Summer Connect Day...with a twist!


9:30-9:40 Welcome and mia update- Kerrin MacPhie

9:40-9:50 Meetings Intelligence - Katie Cotton

9:50-10:10 Ice-breaker - get to know who's in the room (delivered by Eventurous)

10:10-10:30 The Business of Events: Supporting policy development and Protect Duty adoption - Martin Fullard

10:30-11:00 Corporate Planner insight to venue search and selection: ITV Head of Events - Jo Morris including Q&A sessioin

11:00-11:15 Networking Break

11:15-11:50 Panel discussion: How can you make your venue DEI ready? Moderator: Rory Archibald (New Intent), Glenn Mainwaring (Barbican), Sam Glenister-Batey ( University of Leeds) followed by audience Q&A

11:50-12:10 Inntel's success story in developing and retaining talent through apprenticeships - Sian Sayward Director of People, Partnerships & Strategic Projects

12:10-12:20 Martyn's Law: ahead of draft legislation being released - what is it and how will it affect the industry? - Martin Fullard sets the scene

12:20-12:45 Martyn's Law: Panel discussion on how venues and planners are preparing. Moderator: Martin Fullard, Danielle Bounds (ICC Wales), Emma Thurlow (The Brighton Centre), Lucy Adamson (Chelsea Footbsall Club) followed by audience Q&A

12:45-13:45 Networking Lunch

13:45-14:45 Team building (sponsored by Eventurous)

14:45-15:00 Networking Break

15:00-15:45 Ask the agent sessions - three 15 minutes table sessions 

15:45-16:00 Wrap-up and audience take aways

16:00 Close


Regular Pricing:

Members - £210+VAT

Non Members - £310+VAT


Accommodation: Millennium & Copthorne Hotels at Chelsea Football Club


1 night stay only- 8th June 2023 : £160 + VAT per room per night

  • Double Room for Single Occupancy
  • Rates incluisve of breakfast
  • Rates are exclusive of VAT of 20%
  • £12 +VAT supplement for Double Occupancy 

 Please contact  to book your room at discounted price using  the code "CMIA080623" . 


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