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The Meetings Industry Association reacts to Boris Johnson’s resignation

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The Meetings Industry Association has reacted to UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s resignation. Kerrin MacPhie, Chief Executive of the mia, said: “We feel that Boris Johnson’s resignation potentially provides an opportunity for the business meetings and events sector as it really feels like wholesale change is in the air. “Despite the distractions of the inevitable […]

mia seeks new CEO as Longhurst retires

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The Meetings Industry Association is seeking an outstanding and inspirational new chief executive, as Jane Longhurst is stepping down to retire. Since taking the helm in 2004, Longhurst has been championing the business meetings and events sector, collaborating and uniting the many different parts of the industry, advocating best practice to raise industry standards launching […]

MIA welcomes ‘refreshing’ roadmap but stresses need for intermedial support

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The Meetings Industry Association (mia) has welcomed the Prime Ministers’ clear consideration for the events sector in yesterday’s roadmap to reopening. Jane Longhurst, chief executive of the mia, said: “Throughout the course of the pandemic we have been calling for greater recognition of the sector and so we welcome the clear inclusion of events within the roadmap. “The […]