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Meetings Industry Association to publish further sector guidance

The Meetings Industry Association (mia) will be publishing guidance for the sector following confirmation that business meetings and events can resume in England from 19 July.

And it is pushing the government for any guidance, recommendations or observations from the pilot events that took place as part of the Events Research Programme.

Jane Longhurst, chief executive of the mia, said: “While it is hugely positive news that business meetings and events can resume in England from next Monday, we know the sector will be keen to implement everything it possibly can to reassure risk adverse bookers and safeguard customers and employees.

“We’ve already made huge positive steps to demonstrate enhanced hygiene and infection control measures through the introduction of AIM Secure accreditation, but as the prime minister has urged, we all need to proceed with caution.

“Therefore, as part of our continued work championing best practice, we are currently pushing the government for any guidance, recommendations or observations from the pilot events, which could be reflected and or clarified in our guide. While we understand that the government does not intend to issue mandatory guidance, we believe it is essential to guide the industry to ensure consistency across the sector – an essential part of rebuilding confidence among cautious bookers.”

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