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Your June issue of Meeting Minutes

28 June 2019   (0 Comments)

miaList shortlist revealed!

The shortlisted candidates for the coveted miaList 2019 have now been revealed following a fantastic selection of entries and a difficult panel decision from this year’s judges.

Shining a spotlight on the very best talent within the business meetings and events sector, the miaList recognises the individuals who go above and beyond the call of duty, inspire those around them and play an instrumental role in making the organisation they work for so successful. 

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

View the shortlist

The Meetings Industry Association will be encouraging visitors to The Meetings Show to support its #20PercentLess campaign by pinning their organisation’s name to a live pledge wall located in the mia Pavilion (F700).

Find out more

Having reached the halfway point of 2019, mia chief executive Jane Longhurst spoke to Boutique Hotel News to review the year so far and look at what lies ahead for the hotel meetings industry over the next six months.

Read the full article

This month we're asking the industry to reveal more about Brexit and how it may have impacted your recruitment practices. 

Find out the thoughts of the industry in next month's Meeting Minutes!

Take the one-minute survey!

Upcoming Events //

It's time to HIIT those targets 🎯
19 July, The Studio, Birmingham

Back by popular demand, our highly anticipated Sales HIIT returns to Birmingham this July with a whole raft of fresh ideas and strategies to help shake up your sales strategy.

Too many people get stuck on the fast-paced conveyor belt of everyday sales routines, and this high intensity, high-impact training day will help you fine-tune your own unique winning strategy. 

Sessions will cover:
  • How to hit your 2019 targets
  • Secrets of successful sales
  • Getting leads from Instagram
  • Finding your WHY to reach your goals
  • Utilising Key Account Management
  • The role of emotion
  • There are no such thing as bad prospects, only poor salespeople
  • Mental boxing
Book your place
Optimising AV Solutions: The Ultimate Client Experience
23 July, The Barbican, London

With your outstanding venue and unprecedented AV expertise, you have the tools to transform the client experience at events and dazzle them with remarkable capabilities.

This session will outline how the delegate experience can be improved through more effective display solutions, as well as incorporating greener printing into your operations as part of a wider sustainability initiative.

Connect Agent Day
22 August, The Majestic, Harrogate

Back by popular demand, our award-winning Connect Agent Day returns this Summer.  With a continually growing line-up of impressive agents, you won't want to miss out.

Harrogate will play host to a day of learning, interactive networking and initiating relationships between venues and booking agents for the start of an invaluable business collaboration; you’ll also have some fun along the way!

Book your place
Book your place
Partnerships //
The Meetings Show is back today – and the focus is on you

The UK's leading event for the inbound and outbound meetings indsutry returns today, and this year the focus is all on you.

Whether you plan board meetings for 10 or large-scale events for thousands, you'll find plenty of inspiration for your next event at the show. 

Find out what's on at the show
Career Centre //
Latest job listings:
  • 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 //
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