Last chance to nominate for miaList 2017

By Natalie Blachford

Meetings and events professionals have just one week left to nominate themselves and their colleagues for the 2017 miaList.

Entries to the prestigious accolades, held by the Meetings Industry Association (mia) and supported by The Meetings Show, will close at midnight on Friday 21 April.

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 successful.

Categories open for nomination include Conference and Events, Food and Beverage (Production), Food and Beverage (Service), Front of House, Sales, Marketing, Back of House, Leadership, Team and Agency Team award.

Any person working within the UK meetings, hospitality or events industry is eligible to enter and nominations will be assessed by an esteemed panel of industry expert judges. Shortlisted candidates will be invited to attend a judging lunch, and winners will be announced at the miaList lunch on Friday, 6 October 2017 at Park Plaza Victoria, London.

Full details and application forms can be found here. Completed forms and portfolios of evidence must be submitted by 21 April 2017.

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About the mia

The mia is one of the fastest growing associations in the conference, meetings and events sector, founded by a proactive group of hotel and conference centre operators and booking agents to lead the conference, meetings and events industry, providing accreditation, industry awards, research and a voice to government. It has 530 accredited members.

The mia supports members by:

  • Providing extensive regional networking opportunities on a monthly basis.
  • Helping them to achieve the highest standards of facilities and service through achievement of AIM, the industry standard of quality and excellence.
  • Providing a library of best practice and quality standards guidelines.
  • Promoting AIM to industry buyers.
  • Delivering tangible benefits which support members in the achievement of their own business goals.
  • By the provision of information, education, research and advice all of which lead to improved business performance.
  • By sharing issues of sector importance with them.
  • By raising the profile of business tourism with government.


Mark Chambers, Group Managing Director, Eden Hotel Collection

Jonathan Morris, Commercial Director, The King’s Fund

Rowan Bennett, Head of Marketing & Events, Honourable Artillery Company
Kay England, Chief Executive, imago
Chris Morris, Managing Director, Twickenham Experience
Robin Purslow, Director, Eclipse
Martin Stephens, Director, Off Limits Corporate Events
Paul Szomoru, Head of Business Tourism, Necastle Gateshead Convention Bureau
Mark Taylor, Chief Executive, QEII Centre
Ivor Turner, General Manager, The Lensbury Hotel
David Vaughton, Director, EEF Venues

Andrew Mosley, Past Chair
Nick Milne, Hon. Secretary
Vacant, Hon. Treasurer

Jane Longhurst


Jackson Clark, Managing Director, Patch Media
Tim Clark, Strategic Development Director,
Nicky Harding, Manager, Conference English Riviera
Richard Harrison, Head of Conferences, Warwick Conferences
Ellie Jones, Business Development Manager, Alton Towers Resort


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