The Royal Society has joined the Meetings Industry Association (mia) – one of the fastest growing associations in the conference, meetings and events sector.

As part of its membership, the Royal Society has secured the mia’s highly acclaimed AIM accreditation. AIM is the UK’s nationally recognised standard for venues and service providers in the meetings, conferences and events industry and has 50 strict criteria that venues must meet to achieve accreditation.

Jane Longhurst, mia chief executive, said: “We’re delighted to welcome The Royal Society as our latest member. Securing AIM accreditation acts as a guarantee to buyers that when they choose The Royal Society, they’re choosing a venue that cares about best practice and actively strives to meet and exceed their expectations. With so many dedicated conference centres and hotels, sporting and academic venues to choose from nationwide, it offers a smart method to quality control their selections that could ultimately save them time, anxiety and reputational risk later down the line.”