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Increased income and steady membership growth recorded at mia AGM

At its 24th AGM, which took place earlier today (7th April), the meetings industry association (mia) announced financial stability, through an increase in income and growth in membership numbers. In addition, members elected a new Chair, and the Chief Executive, Jane Longhurst presented a progressive strategy for the year ahead.

Membership and Income
The mia ended the financial year with 531 members. Membership income increased by 18%. Along with membership revenue, the mia has several other revenue streams, such as events income, and AIM Higher income. Increases were achieved in all of these primary revenue streams.    

New Chairman
One Great George Street’s Gary Payne completed his two year tenure as mia Chairman. With the position vacant, Andrew Mosley, previous Vice Chairman, was elected to fill it. Discussing his acceptance of the role, Mosley said, “My first act as mia Chairman is to thank Gary for his commitment to the mia and the industry it represents over the past two years; during his time as Chair. My aim is to continue the excellent work and achievements. The mia will continue to work to enhance the offering to mia members and raise standards in the meetings industry, by further raising the profile of AIM.”  

Strengthened Member Benefits
The Association’s Chief Executive, Jane Longhurst, presented a strategy for the year ahead which included enhanced communication for both the mia, miaList and AIM brands,  re-launched research projects, more educational events and networking opportunities, collaborative projects with the HBAA and a proactive new mia Learning and Development Academy. Reporting on the mia’s strategy for 2014-2015 she said,

“The mia’s strategy for the year ahead will increase the delivery of exceptional standards and valuable benefits for our members. Through it, we will achieve continued growth, enabling us to resource appropriately for the delivery of our AIM objective; to further raise the accreditation’s profile with corporate buyers.”

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