miaList Team shortlist revealed!

The shortlisted teams for the coveted miaList 2019 have now been revealed.

The miaList team award, sponsored by Core Process, is designed to honour teams working in the business meetings and events industry who have collectively made a significant impact on their organisations.

Two team titles will be included on the roll of honour, recognising both a venue team as well as a supplier and agent team. 

Show your support and join us at Central Hall Westminster on 7 November as we celebrate these achievements and reveal the 2019 miaList.

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Academic Achievement Awards - Nominations now open!

The Academic Achievement Awards is back for its third year as we continue to recognise the talent of those about to embark on a career in the sector. 

Nominations are now open for this year's well-acclaimed 'Rising Star' award, with course tutors encouraged to put forward one undergraduate and postgraduate.

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Venues of Excellence supports the mia's #20PercentLess pledge

Venues of Excellence is supporting our plastics pledge and will be encouraging its 52 member venues to eliminate single-use plastic from their businesses by 2025.

Join over 60 venues, hotels and suppliers on our pledge wall!

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We're on the shortlist!

We're thrilled to have been shortlisted as a finalist in the Association Excellence Awards' 'Best Association Awards Event' category!

Recognised for the evolution of our prestigious miaList, the winner of the award will be announced on Friday  11 October.
Successive success for
Sales HIIT

Back by popular demand, our Sales HIIT event returned earlier this month geared to flex the sales muscles of the industry. 

Building upon the resounding success of last year's event, we were thrilled to deliver yet another fantastic programme that was highly-valued by delegates. 

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The Plastics Problem:
Water Bottles

As part of our #20PercentLess initiative, we've been encouraging the industry to pledge their commitment against single-use plastic. 

Water bottles are just one of many plastics we're encouraging you to remove from your operation, but why and how? 

#20PercentLess working group member Rachel Shairp explains all... 
Upcoming Events //
Connect Agent Day
22 August, The Majestic, Harrogate

Are you keen to build more fruitful working relations with some of the UK’s leading booking agents?
Our award-winning Connect Agent Day is back, and it’s coming to Harrogate!
Join us for a day of learning and interactive networking with eleven key agents, many of which are debuting at their first Connect Agent event.
The clever and innovative day seamlessly blends an insightful panel debate where your burning questions will be answered alongside fun and relaxed networking specifically designed to spark the beginning of a range of invaluable business collaborations.
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How to negotiate effectively
8 August, Luton Hoo, Bedforshire


Offering a range of new questioning techniques to shine a light on the buying motivations of prospective clients, Philip will teach you how to master the art of negotiation.

Scrutinising the behaviours of experienced business people and buyers, get tactical in your sales pitches and learn what differentiates selling and negotiating.

Throughout the day, you’ll cover how to handle your customers’ demands, grant concessions and secure positive results to ensure the right agreements for your venue.

Increase sales: Change your mindset
13 August, IET: Savoy Place, London

Join expert sales trainer and coach Rehan Alam to examine what emotional intelligence is, how it applies to each individual and how to control and manage emotions for increased sales and improved communications.
You will be guided in building a personal strategy that can be applied in your own organisation to improve bottom line results, considering how emotions can influence a complex sales process or emotional stimulus such as weddings, conferences or event bookings.

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Partnerships //
Five reasons you need sustainable displays

Being a sustainable and responsible business is a goal that many corporations take as seriously as their bottom line. Over at Epson UK, they're no different. For Epson, constantly striving to be a sustainable business is a commitment and a promise.

48 of Epson's displays are TCO certified, but what does this mean? Is this a big deal for customers? Well, here are five reasons why you should take notice. 

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Record numbers at The Meetings Show 2019

The Meetings Show 2019 was the most successful edition of the meetings and events industry trade show to date, with record numbers recorded across the board.

With visitor attendance up 11%, the event was heralded a huge success by those part of the mia Pavilion as it continues to be recognised as an "integral part of the UK inbound and outbound meetings industry."

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Career Centre //
Latest job listings:
  • Conference Team Manager
    Accor, London
  • Meetings & Events Sales Office Manager
    Clayton Hotel Chiswick, London
  • Event Planner 
    Whittlebury, Northamptonshire
  • Meeting & Events Sales Office Manager
    glh hotels, London
  • Internal Events Coordinator
    The Royal Society, London
To apply, search or submit an opening, please login to the members portal and click here.
Member News //
Have news to share? Members can send their latest news to news@mia-uk.org to feature on our website, social media channels and newsletter. 
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Extend your reach
We offer members a number of opportunities to advertise their business to buyers and bookers. Members are encouraged to take full advantage of the opportunities available.

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