What's on

November 2018


Connect Agent Hosted Dinner
22nd November
18:00 hrs - 21:30 hrs
Bristol Harbour Hotel, Bristol

The Connect Agent Hosted Dinner enables you to network with the people that matter to you, including the Directors and booking staff from many leading industry booking agents. As a guest at this event, the mia can assure you great networking opportunities in a relaxed and comfortable setting.

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December 2018


Member's Only Business Breakfast- How to retain the best and increase engagement with the rest
3rd December
08:30 hrs - 10:00 hrs
Said Business School, Oxford

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 Tracey Powiesnik giving an insight into staff retention before heading back to your desk!

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How to Identify, Prioritise and Confirm your Prospective Client's Requirements
4th December
09:00 hrs - 17:00 hrs
BMA House, London

This workshop will focus on how to identify and understand your client’s requirements and buying motivations, allowing you to tailor the event to their needs meeting their expectations. Throughout this session you will learn how to show an interest in your contacts rather than trying to be interesting. The session will introduce you to a range of new questioning techniques which can be used with different types of prospective customers.

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Increase Your Personal Impact and Influence
5th December
13:00 hrs - 17:00 hrs
CCT Venues Plus- Bank Street, London

Many great ideas fail simply by being poorly communicated.  Discover how to make your ideas happen, through inspiring and motivating people and get the results and respect you deserve at this half day workshop from the Meetings Industry Association with Richard Newman, an award-winning expert in communication, storytelling and influence. 

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January 2019


 Member's Only Business Breakfast- How to nail the event digital user experience
7th January
8:30 hrs -10:00 hrs
Imago Venues, 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 Ben Barnes from Top Banana giving an insight into the event digital user experience before heading back to your desk!

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February 2019


Venue Contracts Workshop
8th February 
09:30 hrs - 17:30 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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Showround to Conversion
20th February
09:30 hrs - 17:30 hrs
Venue TBC - Midlands

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
Unique Venues Birmingham, Birmingham

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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Future Fit Conference
11th March
10:00 hrs -16:30 hrs
Amercia Square, London

An annual conference designed to help the hospitality industry think about what the future will look could be; Artificial Intelligence, Augmented Reality and Economics. 

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How to use SEO Strategies to Generate more Profits
19th March
13:00 hrs - 17:00 hrs
Venue TBC - London

Further details on this event will be released shortly


Connect Agent Day
Date TBC
10:00 hrs - 16:30 hrs

The Connect Agent Day provides a platofmr 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 event trended on Twitter!

Watch this space! Further details annouced shortly.

April 2019


Managing your 'space' more profitably 
10th April
09:30 hrs - 17:30 hrs
Venue TBC - Midlands

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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May 2019


Member's Only Business Breakfast- How to Stop Just Connecting and Start Getting Business via Your LinkedIn Profile
6th May
8:30 hrs -10:00 hrs
Imago Venues, 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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June 2019


Out Perform your Competitors with Strategic Online Marketing
4th June
9:30 hrs - 17:00 hrs
Venue TBC -  London

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The Meeting Show
26-27th June
Olympia, London

Exhibit with us at at the industry leading national trade exhibition. 
More details to follow.


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.


 August 2019


Connect Agent Day
Date TBC
10:00 hrs - 16:30 hrs

The Connect Agent Day provides a platofmr 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 event trended on Twitter!

Watch this space! Further details annouced shortly.


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.