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Meetings Industry Association updates reopening guidance for sector

The Meetings Industry Association’s (mia) guidance on reopening the business meetings and events industry has been updated to reflect Step 3 in the Recovery Roadmap.

The guidance, which was initially published as part of the mia’s comprehensive package of business support and has been signposted in the government’s guidance for the sector, now features updated protocols all designed to provide essential reassurance to encourage clients to place bookings.

The association is advising the sector that the guidelines – which have been incorporated into the new AIM Secure accreditation criteria – are used in conjunction with its contract guidance, miaTrustedTrace and new business intelligence tool miaTouchstone.

The mia chief executive Jane Longhurst, said: “As part of our role to champion best practice and standards within the industry, the mia continues to carry out extensive national and international research to develop the recommendations for the sector.

“However, our Roadmap to reopening and operating safely is a continually evolving working document. It is essential that venues adopt it alongside any further government updates as they are driven by the latest science and medical advice.”

The mia is also hosting a series of events to support the recovery of the sector.

Coming up, communication expert Richard Newman will be presenting the session ‘Mindset: Presence under pressure’ to help challenge any anxieties and stress and promote wellbeing.

This will be followed with a popular Connect Agent event specifically tailored for venues to facilitate networking opportunities with esteemed booking agents.

Copies of the Roadmap to Re-opening and Operating Safely can be downloaded here. To find out more about the mia’s events schedule please visit: mia-uk.org/Calendar.

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