MIA ended the 2013-14 financial year with 531 members – an 18% increase year-on-year.
It also achieved an increase in income from a rise in memberships, its events calendar and its AIM Higher accreditation scheme for venues.
At MIA's AGM, which took place yesterday (7 April), the association also elected Andrew Mosley, a previous vice chairman, as chair. He takes over from One Great George Street’s Gary Payne, who has reached the end of his two-year tenure.
MIA's chief executive Jane Longhurst also presented a progressive strategy for the year ahead, which included enhanced communication for both the MIA, MIA List and AIM brands, re-launched research projects, more educational events and networking opportunities, collaborative projects with the HBAA and a proactive new MIA Learning and Development Academy.
Longhurst said: "The MIA’s strategy for the year ahead will increase the delivery of exceptional standards and valuable benefits for our members. Through it, we will achieve continued growth, enabling us to resource appropriately for the delivery of our AIM objective; to further raise the accreditation’s profile with corporate buyers."
Mosley added: "My first act as MIA chairman is to thank Gary for his commitment to the MIA and the industry it represents over the past two years during his time as chair. My aim is to continue the excellent work and achievements. The MIA will continue to work to enhance the offering to embers and raise standards in the meetings industry by further raising the profile of AIM."
New Board and Council
The MIA board now consists of the following industry professionals:
Andrew Mosley – Chairman
Mark Chambers – Vice Chair
Jane Longhurst – Chief Executive
Alan Robinson – Honorary Treasurer
Nick Milne – Honorary Secretary