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MPI & MMB Coalition Partner to Present GMID Virtual Event

Global Meetings Industry Day 2018

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MPI and Meetings Mean Business Coalition Partner to Present

Global Meetings Industry Day (GMID) Virtual Event

WHAT: Meeting Professionals International (MPI) and the Meetings Mean Business Coalition (MMBC) are collaborating to present a free, 12-hour live stream of Global Meetings Industry Day (GMID) events taking place around the world. The GMID Virtual Event begins at 6 a.m. CDT on Thursday, April 12th, highlighting events starting in Europe, and concludes at 6 p.m. CDT with broadcasts from North America.

This inaugural special event will demonstrate the power, reach and scale of the global meetings industry and feature interviews with industry leaders, behind the scenes content, CMP-eligible educational sessions and more. Thanks to the GMID Virtual Event sponsor, Mexico Tourism Board, participants will be able to access the free live stream at any time throughout the day as well as view an archived recording later.

To register and view the broadcast schedule, visit www.mpiweb.org/events/gmid. Please note, more local events will be added to the schedule over the next few weeks.

WHY GMID MATTERS: GMID convenes leaders from across the meetings and events industry to ensure that the media, elected officials and the general public understand how meetings foster strong relationships, drive positive outcomes and support vibrant communities. Meeting professionals across the world participate in this international day of advocacy, with more than 120 events held across six continents in 2017. This year’s tagline is "Real results, real impact, all around the world."

The foundation for GMID began with Canadian Meetings Industry Day, a longstanding annual tradition developed by the MPI chapters in Canada that then grew into 2015’s North American Meetings Industry Day (NAMID). In 2016, the first global expansion of this initiative was launched. For more details about GMID or to find a local event, visit meetingsmeanbusiness.com/gmid.

ABOUT MMBC: Meetings Mean Business is an industry-wide coalition that showcases the undeniable value that business meetings, trade shows, incentive travel, exhibitions, conferences and conventions bring to people, businesses and communities. By rallying industry advocates, working with stakeholders, conducting original research, engaging with outside voices and more, the coalition brings the industry together to emphasize its importance. Comprised of over 60 members, the coalition unites the meetings industry with one strong and powerful voice. For more information, visit www.MeetingsMeanBusiness.com.

ABOUT MPI: Meeting Professionals International (MPI) is the largest meeting and event industry association worldwide. The organization provides innovative and relevant education, networking opportunities and business exchanges, and acts as a prominent voice for the promotion and growth of the industry. MPI has a global community of 60,000 meeting and event professionals including more than 17,000 engaged members and its Plan Your Meetings audience. It has more than 90 chapters and clubs in 19 countries. “When we meet, we change the world.” www.mpiweb.org


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