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GENERAL ELECTION: MIA calls on Labour Government to get behind events sector

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The Meetings Industry Association’s (MIA) chief executive, Kerrin MacPhie, has responded to Labour’s landslide UK general election win, saying the body will be pressing the new government on the challenges being faced by the sector. From its latest quarterly MIA Insights that were published yesterday (4 July), just 4% of professionals felt that the sector […]

mia appoints EDI officer

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The Meetings Industry Association (mia) has appointed VisitBritain/VisitEngland’s Debra Lang to its voluntary board of directors to lead on its diversity, equity and inclusion work. Lang, who is the Director of HR & Professional Services of the national tourism agency, will be using her extensive experience to develop a strategy and best practice framework for […]

Butlin’s and Studio 36 venue achieve AIM Accreditation

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Butlin’s has further strengthened its position as a leading British venue for conference events by achieving AIM Accreditation from the Meetings Industry Association (mia) at all three resorts and becoming a member of beam, formerly the HBAA. All three Butlin’s Resorts in Bognor Regis, Minehead and Skegness, have achieved AIM Accreditation from the UK’s nationally […]

The mia optimistic as the end of England’s COVID-19 restrictions is announced

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The Meetings Industry Association (mia) has responded to the UK’s ‘living with COVID’ plan, as UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson announces the end of all restrictions in England from April 2022. Kerrin MacPhie, chief executive of the mia, said: “While yesterday’s announcement does not yet declare victory over COVID-19, it will provide many organisations with […]

Green Tourism and The Meetings Industry Association form strategic partnership to drive sustainability agenda

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Green Tourism and the Meetings Industry Association (mia) have secured an exclusive five-year partnership to drive standards for sustainable business meetings and events.  Following the launch of Green Tourism’s ‘Green Meetings’ standard in June 2021, the mia has joined forces with thesustainability support programme. The partnership will help mia members secure Green Tourism’s accreditation, which has a strict […]

UK venues have already lost £117m of business due to Omicron

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New research from the mia (Meetings Industry Association) has revealed the extent of event cancellations and postponements as a result of the Omicron Covid-19 variant. In its latest survey of 222 organisations serving the events industry, including venues, hotels, suppliers and event agents, the association estimates that UK venues have already lost over £117m of […]

mia raises concerns over £1bn hospitality fund

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The Meetings Industry Association (mia) has highlighted concern in response to the recent announcement from the Chancellor of the Exchequer. Kerrin MacPhie, Chief Executive of the mia, said: “While today’s announcement of a £1bn fund for hospitality is a welcome start to recognising the current state of affairs, we cannot afford to look at this at face value. With cash […]

Meetings Industry Association reacts to the Government’s Plan B

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The Meetings Industry Association (mia) has reacted to the Prime Minister’s Plan B announcement. Kerrin MacPhie, Chief Executive of the mia, said: “Based on the latest scientific data we understand that the Plan B restrictions will need to be put in place, to help reduce the transmission of the Omicron variant of COVID-19. “However, this […]

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 […]


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