Global Meetings Industry Day 2018 Events

Lusaka, Zambia

The Business of Meetings
5:30 PM

Multi Stakeholder event whose main focus is to recognise the role of the local Meetings Industry and how to position it in the national agenda.

Intercontinental Hotel
Lusaka, Zambia

GMID 2018
6 PM (April 11)

Discuss relevant topics in our industry in a short TED style format.

Edmonton, Alberta

GMID 2018
8 AM

Speaker: Roger Haskett
Roger is an award-winning international keynote speaker who ignites positive transformational change in teams and individuals. He creates engagement through topics ranging from the power of play to stress management, performance excellence, and effective communication.

Toronto, Ontario

MPI Toronto Chapter Global Meetings Industry (GMID) 2018
8 AM

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. Last year, more than 120 events were held across the globe including Toronto. 

The Globe and Mail Centre
351 King Street East - Level 17
Toronto, ON M5A 0N1


San Diego, CA

MPI San Diego GMID Celebration
5:30 PM

Join MPI San Diego and the San Diego hospitality community as we come together to celebrate Global Meeting Industry Day.  

Party Pals
10427 Roselle St
San Diego, CA 92121

San Francisco, CA

GMID Hospitality Grand Slam 
5 PM

Please join us for an unforgettable night where numerous Bay Area Meeting and Event Industry Associations come together for networking, food and fun at the Home of the San Francisco Giants! Let's hit GMID out of the park! 

AT&T Park
24 Willie Mays Plaza
San Francisco, CA 94107

Universal City

11 AM

Three organizations are taking the lead to celebrate our industry with an education luncheon featuring Nan Marchand-Beauvois.

Hilton Universal
555 Universal Hollywood Dr
Universal City, CA 91608



Denver, CO

Global Meetings Industry Day Celebration
1 PM

The board of directors of all 13 organizations that make up the Meetings Industry Council of Colorado will come together at the Colorado State Capitol for a talk with an elected official, followed by a tour of the newly renovated Capitol, followed by a reception at the Sheraton Denver Downtown. The reception at the Sheraton will include a brief program about GMID and hopefully another talk from an elected official.

1550 Court Pl
Denver, CO 80202


Boston, MA

GMID Education & Networking
4 PM

PCMA NE and MPI NE are partnering on an Educational and Networking GMID event at the Boston Convention & Exhibition Center, with a focus on Event Security. The event will also include a Sponsorship Exhibit portion. 

Boston Convention & Exhibition Center
415 Summer Street
Boston MA 02210

Cambridge, MA

IASB Annual Convention: Welcome Reception
6:30 PM

This premiere event of the year is the largest gathering of speaker bureau, agency and speaker management professionals in the world.  The annual convention provides members with unparalleled opportunities to learn, engage and build relationships. 

Royal Sonesta
40 Edwin Landing Blvd
Cambridge, MA 02142


Minneapolis, MN

Destination Celebration Minneapolis
4 PM (April 11)

Held on Wed, April 11th, Join us for an evening of social energy, food, drink and prizes. Network with a collection of DMOs and hotel brands to support the Meetings Mean Business Coalition and Global Meetings Industry Day.

105 N 1st St
Minneapolis, MN 55401


Kansas City, MO

Destination Celebration Kansas City
4:00 PM (April 10)

Held on Tues, April 10th, Join us for an evening of social energy, food, drinks and prizes. Network with a collection of DMOs and hotel brands to support the Meetings Mean Business Coalition and Global Meetings Industry Day. 

The Gallery
61 E 14th St
Kansas City, MO 64105


Las Vegas, NV

The Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority (LVCVA) joins leaders from across the Las Vegas meeting and convention industry to celebrate Global Meetings Industry Day 2018. The day is especially important for Las Vegas as the meetings, conventions and trade show industry has a significant impact on the local economy supporting 85,000 jobs and generating more than $12.4 billion in economic impact. 


Dublin, OH

MPIOH Celebrates GMID
4:30 PM

Join MPIOH as we celebrate GMID!

6540 Riverside Dr
Dublin, OH 43017


Philadelphia, PA

GMID 2018
2:00 PM

This event will start with a panel discussion on the state of the hospitality and meetings industries and how legislation, including sanctuary cities, DACA and immigration, affects the city. The second session will explore a simulation of a "real time" disaster and how you can impact the items you do have in your control in a scenario that is not in your control. 

Pennsylvania Convention Center
1101 Arch St
Philadelphia, PA 19107


Seattle, WA

Visit Seattle Annual Meeting
11:30 AM

Visit Seattle's Annual Meeting will review 2017 in the region and a look forward.  This year we will also be recognizing GMID and will focus on the meetings industry in our region.

Sheraton Seattle
Seattle, WA