April 4, 2019 - April 5, 2019
Registration Now Open for the 2019 GMID Gala Celebration!
Celebrate Global Meetings Industry Day (GMID) 2019 at the annual Gala Awards Dinner at River Stone Manor in Glenville, NY.
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Register for 2019 Annual GMID Gala!

April 4, 2019
6:00 PM - 10:00 PM
River Stone Manor
1437 Amsterdam Road
Glenville, New York
United States
MPI Upstate NY
Phone: 518-382-8322

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Join us for Global Meetings Industry Day (GMID)
Gala Celebration!

Thursday, April 4, 2019
River Stone Manor, Glenville, NY

Global Meetings Industry Day (GMID) brings together leaders from across the meetings and events industry to showcase the real impact that business meetings, conferences, conventions, incentive travel, trade shows and exhibitions have on people, business and communities. Meeting professionals across the world participate in the international day of advocacy, with more than 200 events held across 6 continents in 2018. #GMID19

Global Meetings Industry Day strives to accomplish three things:

  • To define and shape the meetings and events profession in the future; 
  • To help raise the profile of the industry and the benefits it generates for communities and institutions across the United States; and 
  • To discuss the economic impact of meetings in the region with people who are outside of the industry.

MPI Upstate NY
will celebrate GMID 2019 with an annual gala awards dinner at the River Stone Manor in Glenville.

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The Gala is an opportunity for the meeting industry, and everyone supported by it, to come together and celebrate our accomplishments and individuals that have made a significant contribution to our mission. 

Industry Awards
MPI Upstate NY
 supports and applauds members who make an extraordinary effort on behalf of our organization and the events industry. Thank you for nominating an individual for the following categories:

  • Industry Leader
  • Partner of the Year
  • Volunteer of the Year
  • Planner of the Year
  • Rising Star
Final award selections will be conducted at the the Gala.

Are you looking to sponsor an event at the Gala? 

Several partnership opportunities are still available!

Gala Sponsor Coordinator:      Kelli Gormley - ksgormley@gmail.com
Director of Sponsorships:         Laura Vecchio, CMP - Lvecchio16@gmail.com

Sponsors can register using this REGISTRATION LINK.
Registration Deadline:
  March 28, 2019

Event Agenda:
6:00 p.m.     Cocktail Reception
7:00 p.m.     Entertainment & Dinner
8:00 p.m.     Dessert & Awards Presentations
10:00 p.m.   Event Concludes

Spouses, partners and guests are all welcome to attend!
Dress:  Cocktail Attire

The evening will also include:
  • Enjoy expensive wine at bargain pricing through our specialty Wine Pull.
  • 50/50 Raffle - A chance to win cash while supporting the MPI Foundation.
  • Fabulous Silent Auction (also available at www.biddingforgood.com). Preview items and register as a bidder now. Certain items only available at the Gala.
  • 2018 Industry Leader Todd Garofano will be the Master of Ceremonies. Join your industry friends and colleagues as Todd and the local MPI community announce the 2019 Industry Leader.
Event Registration:** 
Early Bird Deadline:  March 15, 2019

  Early Bird Regular
 Premier member  $85   $95
 Preferred Member $85   $95
 MPI Essential Member  $110  $110
 Non-Member  $110  $110
 Student member  $80  $90
 Table of 8  $675  $675
Suppliers: Consider purchasing a full table of 8 and invite your favorite planners to be your guest for this great event!
**On-site Registration will not be available at the Gala.

Housing Information:

The Landing Hotel
21 Rush Street
Schenectady, NY 12305
Booking Link: http://bit.ly/MPI1904
Group Code: MPI1904
Courtesy transportation to and from River Stone will be provided.

Courtyard Schenectady at Mohawk Harbor
240 Harborside Drive
Schenectady, NY 12305
Courtesy transportation to and from River Stone will be provided.

Venue Details

 River Stone Manor provides plentiful complimentary on-site parking.

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