Welcome to the April edition of our monthly news! This month I give an overview of why is the perfect time for you to register with us, introduce our new partnership with London & Partners, how you can nominate someone for the upcoming miaList and more!
NEW for 2017 is the London & Partners #LondonIsOpen tour, spanning 136 kilometres and 20 destinations across the city. Find out more about the campaign, the partners taking part and how you can get involved by following #LondonIsOpen.
Nominations for the Meetings Industry Association's (mia) prestigious miaList 2017 are open. The miaList recognises individuals who inspire those around them, go above and beyond the call of duty and play an instrumental role in making the organisation they work for so successful.
Laurie Scott is Director of Business Development at Visit Belfast. His role is to manage the Convention and Visitors Bureau, Travel Trade and Cruise Sales and Marketing departments. In this month's newsletter, we've asked Laurie some questions to get to know more about what he does.
Simon Clayton, Chief Ideas Officer at RefTech, looks at the EU's new data protection regime and its importance to the meetings and events industry. Read the article to get an insight into one of the most important issues we all need to be thinking about.
Phil Veal, Executive Chef at the Marriott, Leeds, and Jennifer Young, Head of Conference Leeds look at what apprentices can learn from the conferencing industry and how important they are to it's future.