Meetings Industry Association reacts to the Chancellor’s statement

Jane Longhurst, chief executive of the Meetings Industry Association, said:

“The Meetings Industry Association (mia) welcomes this comprehensive package as a result of the industry’s ongoing collective request for financial support for the business meetings and events sector.

We continue to seek recognition for the struggles this sector is facing so, it was reassuring that this announcement covers all businesses.

“Despite the promises made, it remains unclear whether properties such as hotels and attractions are expected to continue without disruption to guests, staff and business.

“It is good news that the financial measures will include our sector for the next three months and safeguard the continued employment of our talented workforce.

“The mia will continue to engage and listen to its members and the industry who will ensure that these promises are accessible, effective and kept. 

“We encourage the industry to share their experiences and challenges with the mia at: voice@mia-uk.org.”