Paul Martins, board member at Westminster Venue Collection and director of sales at Cavendish Venues, has been elected as a council member of the Meeting Industry Association (mia).

The mia is one of the fastest growing associations in the conference, meetings and events sector and was founded by a proactive group of hotel and conference centre operators and booking agents to lead the conference, meetings and events industry. With 700 accredited members, it provides accreditation, industry awards, research and a voice to government.

Jane Longhurst, chief executive of the mia said: “We are delighted to welcome Paul to the mia council. During 2018, and indeed into 2019, we will be focussed on three core areas of activity to support members – operational excellence, innovation and business performance. Paul’s support and industry experience will be invaluable across this activity.”

Speaking after his election at the mia’s 28th Annual General Meeting, Paul Martins said: “I am thrilled to joining the mia council, alongside a collection of other excellent event professionals. I look forward to supporting the mia’s aims and objectives.”