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Expanding mia makes two new appointments

Hannah Barry and Fatima Ibrahim
The Meetings Industry Association (mia), which is one of the fastest growing associations in the conference, meetings and events sector has made two new appointments to expand its team.
Fatima Ibrahim has been appointed as marketing assistant while Hannah Barry takes the position as event executive.
Reporting directly to chief executive Jane Longhurst, Fatima will be managing the mia’s marketing and communications to further raise its profile and its position as the leading association for the meetings and events industry.

As part of the role the 23-year-old journalism and media graduate, who joins from the logistics sector, will be responsible for driving member engagement and the management of both the mia’s website as well as its YourEventHub – a brand new web resource by AIM – the meeting industry’s only nationally recognised accreditation scheme for product and service quality.

Fatima will also assist members with any promotional marketing opportunities should they wish to feature on the new online hub situated at, which helps planners ensure their meetings and events are a resounding success.

Meanwhile Hannah will be working alongside events manager Jane Owen to plan all aspects of the mia’s busy events schedule that includes specifically tailored networking events, educational seminars and workshops as well as business lunches and learning breakfasts with guest speakers. The 23-year-old events management graduate, who has also worked for De Vere Venues, will be responsible for overseeing the events on the day as well as the post-evaluation to ensure the mia continues to provide the very best events calendar.

Jane Longhurst, chief executive of the mia, said: “We are delighted to welcome both Fatima and Hannah to our expanding team. Both of their roles are crucial to meet our aims and ambitions as we seek to further grow the mia and its value to members while delivering more industry insight and highlighting the issues important to the sector.”

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