Meetings Industry Association

DCMS confirms events for up to 30 can continue in the UK, amid industry confusion

The UK Department for Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS) has confirmed that business meetings and events for up to 30 people can continue, following some confusion over the government’s ‘Rule of 6’ announcement which went into force 14 September. UK industry body, the Meetings Industry Association (mia) said that clarification received from the government meant that business events could still take p...

UK association survey reports 126,000 industry job losses and £2.4m per venue

A survey by the UK’s Meetings Industry Association (mia) has reported that the average venue value loss reported as a result of coronavirus pandemic is £2,398,600 (US$3.14m). The association also estimates that 126,000 events jobs have already been lost in the UK during this period. Over a third of 197 responding venues (34%) are reporting values between £1m and £5m for lost business as a result o...