Global Meetings Industry Day 2017 Events

Lusaka, Zambia

CONFEX ZAMBIA
9 AM

Mulungushi International Conference Centre
8025 Great East Road Lusaka

A Forum for Organisers of Conferences and Exhibitions, bringing together suppliers, policy makers and decision makers for the industry. This is an inaugural event that will annually seek to address matters affecting the local Meeting Industry ,while finding sustainable ways of promoting Zambia as a destination of preference in the Region. The growth of the local Meetings Industry will undoubtedly create wealth and employment.

www.confexzambia.com
www.facebook.com/confexzambia

Pretoria, South Africa

Innovation@work, preparing for multiple futures
10:30 AM

CSIR International Convention Centre
Meiring Naude Road
Brummeria
Pretoria
0001
South Africa

In 1987 SAACI was officially registered as a Not for Profit Association in Tshwane, and 30 years later SAACI returns to celebrate its 30th Anniversary and 31st Congress, in the Capital City of South Africa.

http://www.saacicongress.org/

Catania, Sicily, Italy

MPI ITALIA GMID Networking Cocktail
6 PM

Hotel Nettuno, Catania (Sicily)

Meeting between MasterTHEM students and The Meeting Industry + GMID Networking Cocktail

http://www.mpiweb.it/

Copenhagen, Denmark

GMID17 Salon
10 AM

IDA Mødecenter
Kalvebod Brygge 31
1780 København K
Denmark

The objective is to give and share professional insight about the global meetings industry, as well as to make outsiders better understand what meeting professionals stands for. We share the experience, discussions and content from both our own stage and from the rest of the world (by video streaming). The concept is simple: It is an all-day ’open house’ event - all are welcome to come and go, mingle, linger or stay and work during the day.

http://mpidenmark.dk/event/gmid17/

Dublin, Ireland

The Future of the Meetings Industry
5 PM

The event will focus on the future and much needed innovation in the meetings and events industry.

www.hotel4meetings.com

Dubrovnik, Croatia

Technology Trends in the Meeting Industry
10 AM

Hotel DUBROVNIK PALACE
Masarykov put 20
Dubrovnik 20000, Croatia

This educational event will provide new technology trends used in meetings & events industry today.

www.hupkt.hr

Helsinki, Finland

Political Panel: Economic Growth through Meeting Industry
2 PM

Finlandia Hall, Mannerheimintie 13 e, 00100 Helsinki, Finland

Four high-level politicians representing different parties and geographical regions meet with the industry for a panel discussion during the largest meeting event in Finland (www.kongressimessut.fi) on March 30, 2017.

www.mpifinland.org
www.kongressimessut.fi

Stockholm, Sweden

Golden Binocular
5 PM

Stockholm, Sweden, exact address TBD

Annual competition for the Swedish meeting industry in finding the future trends within meeting & events. During this event, we will vote to choose the winner of the Golden Binocular 2017. The winner will receive flight, hotel and entry to World Education Congress in Las Vegas in June.

www.guldkikaren.se

Zagreb, Croatia

Technology Trends in the Meetings Industry
10 AM

Hotel ESPLANADE
Mihanoviceva 1
Zagreb 10000, Croatia

This educational event will provide new technology trends used in meetings & events industry today.

www.hupkt.hr

Calgary, Alberta, Canada

GMID 2017 - 40 under 40
7 AM

National Music Center - Studio Bell
850 4 Street SE
Calgary, AB T2G 1R1

We will be hosting a breakfast with a panel of 3-4 members of Avenue Calgary's Top 40 Under 40, as several of them are from the meetings and events industry.

http://mpi-gcc.org/GMID___NMID

Edmonton, Alberta, Canada

GMID 2017
8 AM

Shaw Conference Centre
9797 Jasper Ave
Edmonton AB
T5N 1N9

Breakfast event with speaker (TBC)

www.mpiedmonton.org 

Gloucester. Ontario, Canada

Campfire Stories: Lessons in Leadership
5 PM

Infinity Convention Centre
2901 Gibford Dr, Gloucester, ON K1V 2L9

After a fulfilling day of education, the campfire experience will continue into the evening with more networking and an amazing dinner. You will hear from industry leaders about how event professionals are shaping the future of the local economy and find out who among our MPI chapter members know how to keep the campfire burning.

http://mpiottawa.ca/educationevents/gmid/

Kelowna, British Columbia, Canada

Telling Our Okanagan Story - GMID
4 PM

Tourism Kelowna
#202 - 1635 Abbott Street
Kelowna, BC V1Y 1A9

We will be discussing the impact of meetings on our specific community, and how we can differentiate ourselves to attract business to our region.

The Okanagan Meetings and Events Cafe is a grassroots meetings community started in the fall of 2016 as our region is too small to have its own MPI or PCMA chapter. We meet once a month, with a facilitated topic, in a coffee shop format where contributions from all attendees is encouraged. 

https://www.facebook.com/groups/1801457040127776/?ref=aymt_homepage_panel

Arizona

Phoenix, Arizona

AZMPI Spring Fundraiser
6 PM

Chase Field
401 E. Jefferson St.
Phoenix, AZ 85004

3rd Annual AzMPI Spring Fundraiser at Chase Field. Join us for an evening of networking, great food, silent auction/raffles and, of course, baseball - Arizona Diamondbacks vs San Francisco Giants.

www.azmpi.org

 

Colorado

Boulder, Colorado

RMPCMA April Education Event & GMID
9 AM

Folsom Field Events
University of Colorado Boulder
372 UCB, Boulder, CO 80309

This program is scheduled to provide quality education to our members and celebrate our industry by participating in Global Meeting Industry Day

https://www.facebook.com/RockyMountainChapterofPCMA/?ref=aymt_homepage_panel

 

Florida

Clearwater, Florida

Meetings Academy
9:30 AM

Wyndham Grand Clearwater Beach
100 Coronado Drive
Clearwater, FL 33767

-A full day of education with a minimum of three CMP Continuing Education Credits
-Hosted Buyer Program Opportunity
-CSR opportunithy
-High Level Speakers including Keynote
-Countless Opportunities for Networking
-A Hands-on Experience of Clearwater Beach’s newest hotel featuring 22,000 square feet of meeting space, including over 10,000 square feet ballroom

http://mpitampabayarea.org/meetinginfo.php?id=90&ts=1478019853

Hollywood, Florida

South Florida’s Global Meetings Industry Day Celebration
11 AM

Margaritaville Hollywood Beach Resort
1111 North Ocean Drive
Hollywood, FL 33019

South Florida's top meetings and hospitality associations unite with MPISFL to celebrate Global Meetings Industry Day. Learn from top industry professionals and advocates what our industry means to the communities of Broward, Palm Beach and Dade County. Join us for an exciting networking Lunch.

http://mpisfl.org/meetinginfo.php

Jacksonville, Florida

GMID
11 AM

Hyatt Regency Jacksonville Riverfront
225 East Coastline Drive
Jacksonville, FL 32202

MPI North Florida will once again be celebrating Global Meetings Industry Day and hope you will make plans to join us. Date: Thu, April 6th Host Venue: Hyatt Regency Jacksonville Riverfront Speaker: Paul Astleford, President & CEO,

http://www.mpinf.org/save-the-date-april-6th-is-global-meetings-industry-day/

Illinois

Chicago, Illinois

Industry Xchange (iX 2017)
4 PM

McCormick Place
2301 S King Dr
Chicago, IL 60616

Industry Xchange draws over 500 participants and partners with Chicago’s leading industry associations in the travel and hospitality arena. A full program is built with a focus on education and advocacy for the meetings industry.

http://chicagoindustryxchange.com/

Indiana

Fishers, Indiana

MPI Indiana Chapter IMPRESS Awards
5:30 PM

FORUM Conference and Events Center
11313 USA Pkwy
Fishers, IN 46037

Each year, the MPI Indiana Chapter recognizes chapter members and other outstanding contributions to the Indiana meetings industry with the Indiana Meeting Professionals Recognizing Excellence & Statewide Success (IMPRESS) Awards.

http://www.indianampi.org/index.php?src=events&category=IMPI%20Events&srctype=detail&category=IMPI%20Events&refno=285

Louisiana

New Orleans, Louisiana

Meetings Mean Business Day - New Orleans
12 PM

New Orleans Ernest N. Morial Convention Center
The Great Hall

In conjunction with IAVM Region V Annual Meeting, local hospitality leaders will be invited to participate in a lunch which will feature and yet to be announced national speaker.

www.mccno.com

Minnesota

Minneapolis, Minnesota

Global Meetings Industry Day: The Super Bowl Comes to the Twin Cities
12 PM

Minneapolis Convention Center
1301 Second Ave S,
Minneapolis, MN 55403

Join us as the Twin Cities' meetings and events industry unites in support of Global Meeting Industry Day. Together we'll learn the economic impact that the Super Bowl will have on our hometown.

www.mpimn.org

Minneapolis, Minnesota

Destination Celebration 2017
5 PM

Muse Event Center
107 Third Avenue N.
Minneapolis, MN 55401

This event will take place on WEDNESDAY, APRIL 5TH but will still celebrate GMID since it's in the same week! Destination Celebration is an evening networking event where destination sponsor hosts and meeting planners mingle in a casual and relaxed reception environment. Sponsor hosts greet planner guests in a casual trade-show type format while planners have the opportunity to visit multiple destination hosts under one roof and win raffle prizes from destination hosts.

www.mjmeetings.com

Missouri

Kansas City, Missouri

Destination Celebration 2017
5 PM

The Gallery
67 E. 14th Street
Kansas City, MO 64105

This event is take place on TUESDAY, APRIL 4TH but will still celebrate GMID as it's in the same week! Destination Celebration is an evening networking event where destination sponsor hosts and meeting planners mingle in a casual and relaxed reception environment. Sponsor hosts greet planner guests in a casual trade-show type format while planners have the opportunity to visit multiple destination hosts under one roof and win raffle prizes from destination hosts.

www.mjmeetings.com

North Carolina

Charlotte, North Carolina

MPI-CC GMID Celebration
5:30 PM

The Ballantyne Resort
10000 Ballantyne Commons Parkway,
Charlotte, North Carolina 28277

Join MPI-CC to enjoy a casual evening of networking with your industry peers and elected officials as we celebrate Global Meetings Industry Day.

http://mpi-cc.org/meetinginfo.php?id=31&ts=1472158602

Raleigh, North Carolina

MPI-CC GMID Celebration
5:30 PM

Hyatt Place Raleigh West
710 Corporate Center Drive
Raleigh, NC 27607

Join MPI-CC to enjoy a casual evening of networking with your industry peers and elected officials as we celebrate Global Meetings Industry Day.

https://raleighwest.place.hyatt.com/en/hotel/home.html

Rhode Island

Warwick, Rhode Island

2017 DoD Northeast Regional Council Training & Matchmaking
8 AM

Crowne Plaza Providence-Warwick (Airport)
801 Greenwich Ave, Warwick, RI 02886

The mission of this event is to connect small businesses with government agencies and prime contractors so that the agencies and primes can fulfill their procurement goals and the businesses can capitalize on immediate procurement opportunities.

http://www.ribusinessmatch2017.org

South Carolina

Myrtle Beach, South Carolina

MPI-CC GMID Celebration
5:30 PM

Myrtle Beach Marriott Resort & Spa at Grande Dunes
8400 Costa Verde Drive
Myrtle Beach, SC 29572
(843)692-3712

A casual evening of networking with your industry peers and elected officials as we celebrate Global Meetings Industry Day.

http://mpi-cc.org/meetinginfo.php?id=31&ts=1472158602

Texas

Austin, Texas

Global Meetings Industry Day Austin
3:30 PM

Brazos Hall, 204 E. 4th Street, Austin, TX 78701

AGENDA
3:45 PM—4:15 PM Local Economic Panel Discussion
4:15 PM—5:15 PM Security Panel Discussion with IAVM, IAEE, ESCA, Homeland Security
5:30 PM—7:30 PM Taste of Austin Reception

https://www.facebook.com/groups/1783859215211411/

 

Dallas, Texas

GMID
11 AM

Royal Oaks Country Club
7915 GREENVILLE AVENUE
DALLAS, TX 75231
214 - 691 - 6091

Our Theme is: Begin Local, Build Global. Our Richland College students organize and plan the logistics of this event as part of their hands on learning. Our GMID Task force, made up of (1) representative from each Chapter and industry leaders design the program. All local chapters are invited to this 2nd Annual event.

 

Washington

Seattle, Washington

GMID Breakfast and Industry Give Back Day
8:30 AM

Space Needle
400 Broad St
Seattle, WA 98109

8:30am: Registration and Networking
8:45am: Breakfast
9:05am-9:30am: Tom Norwalk/Visit Seattle; GMID Overview and Importance; Impact of meetings industry in the Pacific Northwest; Impact our local companies have globally; Mayor/Governor Proclamation
9:30am-9:40am: Video
9:45am-10:05am: BMGF Speaker
10:05am-10:15am: Q&A
10:15am-10:30am: Conclusion
11am-3pm: Industry Give Back Day
 

Wisconsin

Madison, Wisconsin

Bring Your Meeting Home Luncheon
11:30 AM

The Madison Concourse Hotel & Governor's Club
1 West Dayton Street
Madison, WI 53703

A thank you lunch for local planners and advocates that helped bring meetings, conventions and events to the Greater Madison area.

visitmadison.com