The Meetings Industry Association (MIA) is expanding its membership profile to include corporate and association meeting buyers as well as procurement officers and other professionals tasked with meeting and "conference":http://www.venues.org.uk/searches/conference_venues.asp purchase. The move will see a re-categorisation of MIA membership, to include the three main sectors: "Venues":http://www.venues.org.uk any venue offering "meeting facilities":http://www.venues.org.uk/searches/meeting_rooms_venues.asp. Suppliers: any supplier to the "meetings":http://www.venues.org.uk/searches/meeting_rooms_venues.asp industry, including all third party agencies. Associate: end user buyers.
“We said we wanted to modernise the association,” says Michael Scroop, chairman of the MIA. “This is a forward thinking change to the structure of the MIA; bringing the full range of meetings professionals under our membership and ensuring long term member benefit.”