Industry endorsement of competency
in In-House Meetings Management and commitment to achieving
high standards and ethical practice in the Meetings,
Convention and Business Events Industry.
AIMM Accreditation and how to get
the MEA tick of approval
Accreditation for In-House Meetings Managers (AIMM) was established in late 2003 to cater for those meetings specialists working within corporations and associations with at least three years industry experience.
In-House Meetings Managers have the choice to apply for either AMM or AIMM accreditation. The decision will be based on which accreditation is most suited to their skills and experience.
AIMM accreditation belongs to the individual (and not the company that employs them).
The process is one of rigorous peer review including a competency assessment covering all skills and aspects of the meetings and events industry, an interview and client references.
What are the benefits for me as an In-House Meetings Manager?
Accreditation assists potential clients to identify
those who have achieved the industry standard for experience
and expertise. The Accredited member is required to
re-apply every three years to prove that skills and
knowledge are current and remain at a high standard.
As a meetings manager you will:
Be rewarded and acknowledged for your commitment
to professionalism, high standards and ethical practice
Gain credibility and the respect of colleagues
and suppliers within the industry
Creates opportunities for career development and
Have the opportunity to exchange experiences, problems
and solutions, through relevant continuing education
workshops, forums, seminars and informal discussion
Attend exclusive MEA Accredited members functions
Receive a certificate of Accreditation, pin and
Promotion of AMM status to the industry and the
general public through: Australian Financial Review;
Who's Who; mice.net magazine; National Franchise journal;
MEA website (with specific search facilities for Accredited
What are the benefits of Accreditation
to the Industry?
Accreditation promotes exemplary practitioners and identifies those who have achieved the industry standard for experience and expertise.
Embrace the practice of ‘continuous improvement' thus
raising the industry standards
Sets benchmarks and professional standards that are
consistent and credible across the industry
Encourage consumer confidence when dealing with industry
Provides other industry practitioners and regulatory
bodies with an understanding that industry needs are
being met through a more uniformed level of practice
Enforces the Industry's Code of Ethics
What do I need to be Accredited?
Applicants for AIMM must:
Provide evidence of employment as an In-House Meetings Manager for at least three of the four years immediately prior to the application
Be a current financial member of MEA
Provide evidence of continuing Professional Development
which includes undertaking, developing or delivering
meetings industry education. An accumulation of at
least 100 PD 'points', obtained from a range of PD
categories over the previous three years
Nominate one client and three suppliers as referees who are willing to provide a confidential reference. The client must be a CEO or equivalent in your organisation
Successfully complete an Assessment Task, which
is set by the Accreditation Admissions Panel, or seek
exemption from this task by way of the 'Recognition
of Prior Learning" (RPL) process
Attend a personal interview with members of the
Accreditation Admissions Panel
Be endorsed by the MEA Board of Directors as having met all the standards
What do I need to be Re-Accredited?
To ensure that MEA Accreditation remains credible,
Accredited In-House Meetings Managers need to apply
for Re-Accreditation every three years.
Requirements for Re-Accreditation:
Continue to be employed in the Industry
Be a financial member of MEA
Maintain a minimum amount of Professional Development
(80 points) during the three year period
Provide three referees
Abide by the MEA Code of Ethics
In-House Meetings Managers will be able to retain their
AIMM accreditation if all of the above requirements
are adequately met. The Assessment Task is not repeated,
however, an interview will be repeated every 6th year
to quality assure all candidates still meet the high
standards required by the program.