MIA Finalist for Association Excellence Awards 2018

The Meetings Industry Association (mia) has been shortlisted as a finalist in the Association Excellence Awards 2018.  The association’s highly sucessful Agents’ Day series of events is a finalist in the Best Membership Initiative by an Association category.

Now in their fourth year, the Association Excellence Awards are the acknowledged accolade to recognise and reward the hard-won achievements of UK trade bodies, professional membership organisations and associations. These awards recognise individuals, teams and initiatives and highlight excellence in how trade bodies operate and serve their members.

The Membership Initiative category recognises the project which has clearly identified the needs of their members, used creativity to ensure effectiveness of the initiative, improved interaction with members and advanced the aims of the association. 

The Agents’ Days were introduced in order to address the huge time constraints that agents continually work under where it’s impossible to regularly attend and accept the numerous invitations to attend individual familiarisation trips or showcases, making it hard for venues to have access to them.  The mia developed an informative full-day event to bring the two parties together for equal benefit.

The positive feedback received from the Agents’ Days and their popularity highlight the success of these events in meeting the members’ needs and assisting them in growing their businesses.

Jane Longhurst, chief executive of the mia, said: “We are thrilled that the mia Agents’ Day has been shortlisted for the Association Excellence Awards.  As an association, we strive to provide our members with the opportunities to grow and develop their business.  Our Agents’ Days have always been highly successful at providing our members with unrivalled access to agents in a fun and informative environment combining informative workshop sessions with relaxed networking activities.”

The winners will be announced at the awards ceremony being held on Friday 12 October in London.

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