Marie O’Connor, Head of Conference Oxford, said "Over the last six months our member venues have faced huge challenges, dealing with lockdown, the closure of their venues, the mass cancellation of events, contracts needing to be renegotiated, preparing their venues for reopening and throughout this period of uncertainty, the mia have proved invaluable in the support and expert advice they have provided. Their guidance is particularly appreciated given the ever changing circumstances and ongoing challenges facing the meetings and events industry.
A very important element of the mia membership process is achieving the AIM accreditation, the UK’s only recognised quality standard for the meetings industry and we are so pleased that many of our member venues have already achieved the new AIM Secure which assures our customers of first-class service, excellent facilities and a total commitment to upholding legal compliance and health and hygiene protocols. Conference Oxford looks forward to working closely with the mia in the knowledge that they will do everything possible to help mitigate the impact of COVID-19 on the meetings and events industry."
Ellen Brady, Head of Events at Pembroke College said “I have found the mia’s practical and thorough COVID-19 guidance and advice invaluable for helping us to work through the turmoil created by the pandemic. I’m immensely grateful for their advocacy and support of the events industry.”
Kate delNevo, Venue Hire and Marketing Manager at the Bodleian Libraries added “The mia have provided excellent guidance during this very difficult time. In addition, we found their series of free webinars on a range of different topics, to be been extremely beneficial.”