Unveiling our 2020 plans!
Meeting Minutes
30th AGM

Meetings Industry Association reveal exciting year ahead

The Meetings Industry Association has seen continual growth and retention through 2019, highlighting the particular value of its role during challenging trading conditions at its 30th AGM.

With exciting plans in place to celebrate the association's 30th anniversary, mia chief executive Jane Longhurst reveals what members can expect from membership in 2020.

Unveil the plans!


Introducing the 2020/2021 Board

Concluding our 30th AGM we were delighted to announce the appointment of the mia board of directors for 2020/2021, which saw Wyboston Lakes managing director Steve Jones appointed chair.


Your 2020/2021 board of directors

Assessing the impact of the Coronavirus

"It is clear from our findings that our industry has been diligent in its handling of the situation." Engaging with members to find out more about hashtagCoronavirus, Jane Longhurst reveals how the outbreak may be having an impact upon organisations.


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Why we need to tackle the recruitment challenge together

As recruiting and retaining staff in the hospitality industries remains challenging, Jane Longhurst sat down with Hospitality & Events North to discuss the importance of tackling the problem together.

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30th Anniversary Events


Join the celebrations!

As we enter our 30th year the mia will continue its commitment to inspire change across the industry and beyond, starting with our 30th anniversary celebratory events designed to inspire better business. 


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Say hello to our latest members!

We'd like to give a warm welcome to our latest members:

Drayton Manor Hotel
The Studio Venue Company
Doubletree by Hilton Reading M4 J10.

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Upcoming Events //

Connect Agent Day

Connect Agent Day
12 March | London

Looking to build lucrative working relations with some of the UK's leading booking agents? Well look no further as our Connect Agent Day makes its highly-anticipated return for 2020!

We're giving you unrivalled access to more than ten confirmed agents for an action-packed day full of first-hand insights, interactive networking and invaluable business opportunities, with the day tailor-made to spark the beginning of business collaborations.

Recruitment Conference

Addressing the recruitment challenge
27 March | London

With technology and resources becoming ever more important to operations, we mustn’t forget that people are still at the core of our businesses’ biggest successes.

Join recruitment and HR experts at Congress Centre next month and discover how some of the industry's leading recruiters are successfully nurturing talent within their workforces as they share their top tips, innovative techniques and award-winning approaches with you.

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Partnerships //

Epson Display Solutions

The changing workplace: supply or demand?

Our world is changing rapidly, and we are grappling with the fact that the accepted norms of yesterday will not be tolerated tomorrow. 
With the evolving demands of the next generation comes an expectation for better working practices and improved work-life-balance, which is where Epson UK provide effective solutions to manage the shifting cultural attitudes.
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Tomorrow's Talent: "I've had two job offers since winning"

 The winners of The Meetings Show’s first Tomorrow’s Talent initiative are urging event planners and buyers to enter this year’s competition to increase their chances of boosting their careers.

As the deadline for entries for Tomorrow’s Talent 2020 fast approaches (28 February), the successful finalists of 2019 are encouraging professionals with up to three years' experience in the business meetings and events industry to submit their entries.

Core Process

Collaboration underpins #Awesome #EventProfs

Instagram currently boasts 1,607,200  #eventprofs posts. It's a hashtag that we are so used to seeing now, with individuals from the industry using it alongside their social media posts. But as we all know it takes more than one person to create an event, it takes a team, it takes people to work together and collaboration is essential.

So, who is in your event profs’ team, and why and, is your team working as effectively as it could?   

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Career Centre //

Latest job listings:

  • Sales and Events Coordinator
    Fabulous Fan Fayre at Watford Football Club

To apply, search or submit an opening, please login to the members portal and click here.

Industry News //

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