Expanding MIA makes two new appointments

The Meetings Industry Association (MIA) has expanded its team with two new appointments.

Hannah Barry
Hannah Barry
Fatima Ibrahim has joined as marketing assistant, while Hannah Barry takes the position of event executive.

Reporting directly to chief executive Jane Longhurst, Ibrahim will be managing the association's marketing and communications to further raise its profile and its position as the leading association for the meetings and events industry.

The 23-year-old journalism and media graduate, who joins from the logistics sector, will be responsible for driving member engagement and the management of both the MIA’s website and YourEventHub, a new web resource by accreditation process AIM.

Barry will be working alongside events manager Jane Owen to plan all aspects of the MIA’s events schedule, including specifically tailored networking events, educational seminars and workshops, as well as business lunches and learning breakfasts with guest speakers.

The 23-year-old events management graduate, who has also worked for De Vere Venues, will be responsible for overseeing the events on the day as well as the post-evaluation.

Jane Longhurst, chief executive of the MIA, said: "We are delighted to welcome both Fatima and Hannah to our expanding team. Both of their roles are crucial to meet our aims and ambitions as we seek to further grow the MIA and its value to members while delivering more industry insight and highlighting the issues important to the sector."

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