Connect: Bringing agents and venues together

 Connect Agent Day March 2020 

mia Connect Virtual - back by popular demand!

Wednesday 26 May
10:30 hrs - 13:00 hrs
Register your place

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, make for a very successful partnership in the meetings and events industry.

Now more than ever it is imperative to re-connect those strong connections and lasting business relationships. The Connect event allows delegates to immerse themselves in an intimate series of discussions to gain crucial insights and ask agents burning questions. Find out how venues and agencies are faring right now, how they are planning for recovery and what their strategy is to prepare for the future.

This is a fantastic opportunity for you to connect with the people you haven't had the chance to do so in the past 12 months.

Discussion points:

- Rate strategy

- Changes for the future

- Client confidence

- Overcoming challenges for 2021 and beyond

- Where should venues be targeting

Venue in the spotlight:

This is an exclusive opportunity for mia member venues to present in front of some of the UK's top booking agents. This session will allow you to shine a light on your venue's new offerings, providing an educational opportunity for agents and an opportunity for venues to demonstrate your hybrid capabilities. 

Venues will have 15 minutes to present to an audience of approximately 5 agents in 3 different groups, giving the venue an opportunity to showcase what their virtual offering looks like for potential clients. This will then be followed by a 5 minute Q&A, to allow the agents to really get to grips with your venue's hybrid options. This is the perfect opportunity to show agents why your venue stands out within the industry.

Presentation points to consider:

  • Showcase your virtual facilities
  • What does it look like?
  • What technical solutions can you offer clients?
  • What is included within your packages?
  • How does it work?

Programme for the day:

10:45 hrs - Welcome
11:00 hrs - 'Reopening Business' - Agent & Venue Panel
11:30 hrs - Discuss & Debate
12:00 hrs - Virtual networking - open screen opportunity whilst you grab a coffee
12:15 hrs - 'Lets talk events' - Agent Panel
12:45 hrs - Discuss & Debate
13:00 hrs - Connect Event Close 

For venues registered to attend the Venue in the Spotlight presentation, this will start at 13:30 hrs.

Confirmed agents


mia Member: £45 + VAT

mia Member: £125 + VAT (Including exclusive 'Venue in the Spotlight' presentation to agents)

Non-Member: £100 +VAT