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    miaList 2021 industry excellence roll of honour revealed

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    The Meetings Industry Association (mia) has revealed the individual names and teams who have secured a place on its coveted annual miaList. Competition once again remained extremely high for a place on the prestigious roll of honour, which for a decade has been recognising and celebrating the outstanding individuals working within the business meetings and events sector. […]

    Outgoing mia chief exec receives fitting recognition ahead of retirement

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    The Meetings Industry Association’s chief executive, Jane Longhurst, has been named M&IT Personality of the Year in recognition of her commitment to the business meetings and events sector, ahead of her retirement next month. Since commencing the mia leadership role in 2004, Longhurst has been championing the business meetings and events sector, collaborating with and […]

    The mia appoints Kerrin MacPhie as chief executive

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    The Meetings Industry Association (mia) is naming Kerrin MacPhie as Chief Executive when Jane Longhurst retires this autumn. MacPhie, who will commence her new role spearheading the mia on November 8th, brings a wealth of business meetings and events experience having previously held senior posts in destinations, associations, hotels and convention centres, as well as a number […]

    Mia reveals Ignite conference

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    The Meetings Industry Association has announced the Ignite conference, set to take place on Thursday November 4th at the Millennium Gloucester Hotel, London. Tourism minister Nigel Huddleston will be the opening guest speaker at the Meetings Industry Association’s forthcoming conference, designed to equip the sector with foresight to navigate the ongoing evolution of the events sector. Aptly […]

    The Meetings Industry Association publishes best practice guidance for the sector

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    The Meetings Industry Association (mia) has issued its latest best practice guidance for venues and business meetings and event organisers, as restrictions continue to ease across the UK. The comprehensive guidance, which has been issued following the government’s publication of non-mandatory advice, encourages venues and organisers to continue asking event attendees to wear face masks, while also […]

    The mia to publish further events and meetings guidance

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    The Meetings Industry Association (mia) has announced it will be publishing guidance for the sector following confirmation that business meetings and events can resume in England from July 19th. Jane Longhurst (pictured), chief executive of the mia, said: “While it is hugely positive news that business meetings and events can resume in England from next Monday, we […]

    mia reacts to the Government’s Step 4 delay

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    The Meetings Industry Association (mia) has responded to the Prime Minister’s announcement that the Government’s move to Step 4 of its roadmap will be delayed until July 19th at the earliest. Jane Longhurst, chief executive, said: “We understand the necessity for the Government to delay the move to Step 4 – the final stage of its […]

    Meetings Industry Association reports ‘outstanding year’

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    The Meetings Industry Association (mia) has had an “outstanding year” providing “real value to members”, despite the most challenging environment the sector has ever faced. Proudly recalling the successes of the year, which have seen the mia retain 91.54% of its members, Chair Steve Jones said at the association’s AGM: “I believe the membership levels have held […]

    JUNE 21ST EVENTS REBOOT: Venues urged to believe in their product

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    Venues should remain firm on their pricing as we come out of the pandemic, was the clear message from panellists of the Meetings Industry Association’s (mia) Extraordinary Matters anniversary event. Taking place a year after the first session of the popular series, the mia welcomed seven prominent industry figures who have all appeared as panellists during […]

    Meetings Industry Association to host first virtual Connect event

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    The UK’s leading venues and booking agents will come together this March for the Meetings Industry Association’s (mia) first ever virtual edition in its award-winning Connect series. The event, now in its seventh year, provides a unique platform for business meetings and events industry professionals to engage and build relations with agents while giving parties […]