Meetings Industry Association reports 9% rise in income

The Meetings Industry Association (MIA) has reported a rise in income and members for the year ending 31 August 2014.

The MIA council
The MIA council

The MIA ended the financial year with an income exceeding £300K, an increase of 9% on the previous year. It also reported ‘solid’ membership figures. 

At MIA’s AGM, which took place yesterday (18 February) at International Confex at Olympia, chairman Andrew Mosley focused on the ‘growing sense of optimism’ within the meetings industry, reporting that clients were starting to spend money and that attendance was up on previous years.

Mosley said: "We have had a strong year financially and demonstrated healthy growth in a large number of our membership programmes. Our primary objective for the year ahead is to grow membership by increasing the delivery of exceptional standards and valuable benefits for our members, and will predominantly be achievable through AIM and AIM Higher accreditations."

As well as its focus on education in 2015, MIA will also launch a new online research and business tool that delivers monthly data to measure the meetings business.

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