Global Meetings Industry Day, celebrated on April 4, 2019, brings together leaders from across the industry to highlight the impact meetings, conferences, conventions, incentive travel, trade shows and exhibitions have on people, businesses and the economy.
Spearheaded by the Meeting Mean Business Coalition, GMID is an international day of advocacy regarding business value and its $2.65 trillion in global economic impact. In 2018, over 206 events were held in 41 countries. Here are some of the most anticipated events for 2019. For a complete list of what's taking place worldwide, click here.
GMID 2019 Events
The Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority will join with leaders from across the local meeting and convention industry in celebration of GMID 2019.
In Vegas, the meetings industry supports approximately 65,000 jobs with an economic impact of $9.8 billion. Their signature GMID 2019 event will showcase the industry’s strength, in Las Vegas and beyond, as well as the tremendous value of face-to-face meetings.
Attendees at the Vegas-based celebration can expect to receive valuable insights from thought leaders in economic development and also key takeaways for developing compelling and engaging event programming.
Where: Las Vegas Convention Center
When: April 4, 2019, 3:00 p.m. PDT
GMID Event Categories: Economic development, attendee engagement, event programming, etc.
Massachusetts' capital city will bring together meetings and event professionals throughout New England for a day of region-specific networking and education.
Where: Boston Convention and Exhibit Center
When: April 4, 3-7 p.m. EDT
GMID Event Categories: Chapters, education, industry calendar, networking, etc.
The Meetings Industry Council of Colorado will host an educational panel discussion on the hospitality industry in the Centennial State, along with an industry-wide networking reception.
This event is open to all MIC organization board members.
Where: Colorado Department of Administration (panel), Sheraton Denver Downtown (dinner)
When: 4-7 p.m. MDT, followed by dinner reception
GMID Event Categories: Hotel and hospitality industries, etc.
Twelve Texas-based meeting and events industry associations will come together to network and advocate for important industry initiatives. With six highlighted speakers and an expert panel, GMID Austin looks to show the real power of what business meetings, conferences, conventions, incentive travel, trade shows and exhibitions collectively accomplish.
"Great things happen when people come together," says the official 2019 Austin GMID website. "Face-to-face interaction is the platform where deals are struck, relationships are forged and ideas are generated."
Where: Fair Market
When: April 4, 3-6 p.m. CDT
GMID Event Categories: Sales, hospitality, CVB networking, etc.
New York plans to honor GMID by lighting up a number of structures in Brooklyn and Manhattan with blue lights (MMBC’s signature color) to raise awareness of the impact that face-to-face meetings have on the global economy and NYC.
NYC & Company will also spearhead and participate in the Tristate Meeting Planner event, drive local awareness efforts, sponsor and partake in regional activations nationwide and join global gatherings. According to the CVB, nearly 250 planners from across the region will gather for a night of networking.
Where: Union Park Events
When: April 4, 2019, 6-8 p.m. EDT
GMID Event Categories: Venue updates, destination information, etc.