The Meetings Industry Association (mia) has launched eight new peer groups to support the evolving needs of the business meetings and events sector.
With assigned chairs, the new special interest groups will groups provide a platform for mia members to engage and explore opportunities, challenges and solutions focused on the following areas – large venues, academic venues, multi-venues, student membership, LGBTQ+, sustainability, destinations, Instant Book, and Stadia. Further focus groups are in the pipeline for 2024.
“Our peer groups are specifically designed to facilitate and encourage much-needed conversations on issues and opportunities related to each area,” said mia chief executive, Kerrin MacPhie.
“The groups purposefully span every corner of business meetings and events and offer a platform allowing our members to collectively join forces to efficiently address issues and identify opportunities to ensure that we as a sector are better equipped to adapt and thrive.”
She added: “They also provide a fantastic touchpoint for us to engage and ensure our support continues to remain truly reflective of the evolving roles and needs of the sector’s multiple stakeholders.”
The mia peer groups will meet regularly, with members from across the UK, and outcomes will be shared with members via the mia’s Members’ portal.