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Meetings Industry Association (MIA) has restructured its Board
The Meetings Industry Association (MIA) has restructured its Board and Council. The restructure is a progressive element of the association’s ongoing three year strategic plan and ensures that, as the UK’s leading trade association for the meetings industry, the MIA continues to fully represent the industry in the most effective way during changing times. The changes were announced and overwhelmingly ratified by members at the MIA’s Annual General Meeting in London.

Newly elected Chairman of the MIA, Peter Darnell, comments; “As we experience membership growth, with new members joining us from a wide variety of industry sectors, especially in response to our AIM accreditation, this re-structure extends the reach of the association, providing a structure for broader representation. With more board members, each industry sector will be better represented and with council members providing sector intelligence, we can further improve the response to members’ needs.”

The new structure consists of an elected Executive Board responsible for strategic planning and overall direction of the association, and consists of Chairman, Chairman Elect, Chief Executive, Treasurer, Sales & Marketing Director and Secretary. The Executive Board will meet monthly and be supported by an Industry Council, again elected by the membership, and made up of representatives from every aspect of the meetings and events industry including Hotels, Convention Centres, Academic and Unusual Venues, Stadiums, Destinations, Convention Bureau and Industry Suppliers.

In addition to the Executive Board and Industry Council, the MIA membership will continue to be supported by the administration team based in Kelmarsh.

Peter Darnell continues; “Although the meetings industry, both here in the UK and elsewhere, has been experiencing a very challenging climate, the MIA is still on course to achieve the objectives of our three year plan and continue to support our members in the ongoing recovery in the market.”