Jane Longhurst

Jane Longhurst is chief executive of the Meetings Industry Association (mia) – the largest association for the meetings industry for the UK and Ireland. She has a strong event management background, spanning nearly 30 years having directed events for MacMillan Publishing, Emap Healthcare and the IET. During her 13 years at the mia, Jane has spearheaded a number of initiatives including the development of AIM – the national quality standard for the meetings industry, which was launched in April 2007.

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Recent Articles

The halfway point

Feature / 19 June 2019

Jane Longhurst, CEO of The Meetings Industry Association reviews the year so far and looks at what lies in store for the hotel meetings industry over the next six six months.

Turning the tide

Feature / 04 April 2019

As the tide turns against single-use plastic Jane Longhurst, CEO if the MIA, encourages the industry to do its bit in reducing its its plastics use.

Over and over

Feature / 14 September 2018

Jane Longhurst underlines the importance of maintaining standards through accreditation to help stand out from the crowd and secure your hotel repeat business.

The talent challenge

Feature / 31 July 2018

Jane Longhurst, chief executive of the Meetings Industry Association, explores the notion of instilling a caring culture within your hotel business to aid staff retention.

Do you take this business?

Feature / 15 June 2018

MIA chief executive Jane Longhurst looks at how boutique and lifestyle hotels can capitalise on changing trends in the wedding market.

Meetings venues are adapting to changing times

Feature / 01 May 2018

Despite some uncertainties regarding the strength of the economy, the meetings industry has benefited from a strong start to 2018 says MIA chief executive Jane Longhurst.

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