Global Meetings Industry Day 2017 Events

Lusaka, 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.

Pretoria, South Africa

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

CSIR International Convention Centre
Meiring Naude Road
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.

Penang, Malaysia

Penang Meetings Industry Day
1 PM

14A & 16A (1st Floor), The Whiteaways Arcade,
Lebuh Pantai,
10300 George Town,
Penang, Malaysia

In show of the state's commitment to strengthening the meetings and Business Events industry in Penang, the Chief Minister of Penang will be proclaiming 6 April 2017 as the Penang Meetings Industry Day. The proclamation will be signed on 4 April during a special Penang Meetings Industry Day press conference.

Tokyo, Japan

MPI Japan Chapter Board Meeting
6:30 PM

Roppongi Academy Hills, Tokyo, Japan

MPI Japan Chapter Board Member will get together for the Global Meeting Industry Day the first time in Japan.


Wellington, New Zealand

GMID Breakfast and Launch of Association for Women in Events NZ
8:30 AM

Cliftons, Level 28, The Majestic Centre, 100 Willis Street, Wellington, New Zealand 6001

The first event in the world for GMID! Celebrating the contribution of women to the events industry worldwide, with speakers from USA, Europe, UK, New Zealand. Supported by the IACC and CINZ.

Berkshire, England

Why Site GB
8:30 AM

Cliveden House
Taplow, Berkshire, England SL6 0JF  

The SITE GB chapter invites you to join us for an exclusive breakfast event to introduce the benefits of membership and opportunities to extend your professional network in the greater meetings and incentives industry.

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

Cologne, Germany

Optimale Präsentationsergebnisse - Hintergründe und Best Practice Cases
6:30 PM

Steigenberger Hotel Köln
Habsburgerring 9-13
50674 Köln

Der Erfolg von Präsentationen hängt von unterschiedlichsten Faktoren ab. Neben den Inhalten, der Form und nicht zuletzt den Zahlen gibt es eine Vielzahl häufig unbedachter Faktoren. Sich im Vorfeld eines solch wichtigen Termins die richtigen Gedanken zu machen, ist hilfreich und zielführend. Damit Sie bei dieser Aufgabenstellung eine Einschätzung für sich selbst und für Ihre Zielgruppe gewinnen zu können, freue ich mich Ihnen Impulse zu geben, sowie Tipps und Tricks für Ihren persönlichen Präsentationserfolg.

Copenhagen, Denmark

GMID17 Salon
10 AM

IDA Mødecenter
Kalvebod Brygge 31
1780 København K

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.

Dublin, Ireland

The Future of the Meetings Industry
3 PM

Bank of Ireland
1 Grand Canal Square

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

Dubrovnik, Croatia

Technology Trends in the Meeting Industry
10 AM

Masarykov put 20
Dubrovnik 20000, Croatia

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

Gijón, Spain

Día Mundial de la Industria de Reuniones

AC Hotel By Marriot
Av. de Oviedo, 15 33211 Gijón

During two days ending on the 6th April 2017 all the Industrial Professionals of Asturias (Spain) will meet to analyse the challenges and opportunities for the future of the whole region as MICE destination.The two days event has been organised by the 3 business and professionals associations of the Main cities of the Region (Oviedo, Gijón, Avilés) making our own the motto "One industry, One voice."

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 ( on March 30, 2017.

Manchester, England

Creating a sustainable events industry webinar
9 AM

Fourways House,
57 Hilton St,
M1 2EJ
*Due to the nature of the event, virtual attendance is required.

A panel of event and sustainability professionals will be talking about the power of events and will be explaining how the word sustainability refers to essential event trends which event professionals will need to understand by 2020 including:

1- Meet the goals of global governments through the UN Sustainable Development Goals
2-Enhancing event attendee engagement through community initiatives which have a positive social impact
3-Measuring return on investment for an event, beyond the economic argument
4-Standards and best practice event sustainability around the world

The panel will also share opportunities for event professionals to be in action as part of the Positive Impact campaign 'Telling the Story of the Power of Events during the UN Year of Sustainable Tourism.'

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.

The Hague, Netherlands

Networking and Relations Capital in an International setting!
2 PM

World Trade Centre
Holland Hall

Leading Business Networking authority, Itzik Amiel, will discuss business networking and relations capital with us and show how to switch relationships to revenue by using his 7C Strategies. Itzik will get everyone connected and make us experience how we can become more effective @networking. The key role meeting professionals have when it comes to networking and connecting people will be underlined. And to highlight the fact that we are celebrating GMID, a live connection with MPI Denmark will be set up and we will connect with them! It’s going to be a true international meeting! Let’s celebrate  #GMID2017

Warsaw, Poland

9 AM

ul. Stokłosy 3
02-787 Warszawa

Forum Obiektów 2017 to trzynaście gorących jak oskarowe hity sesji prezentacyjnych i panelowych mających na celu zderzenie różnych punktów widzenia na tematy wybrane, i intrygujące reprezentantów rodzimych hoteli i centrów konferencyjnych. Ponad 30 prezenterów i panelistów oraz prezentacje case studies nominowanych do MP Power Awards obiektów, rozgrzeje Was do czerwoności. Szczegóły będziemy odkrywać przed Wami stopniowo, jak przystało na premiery filmowe rodem z Hollywood.

Warsaw, Poland

Student Event Day
10 AM

Academy of Physical Education
Street Marymoncka 34, 00-968
Warsaw, Poland

Student Event Day is the conference oragnized by students of Tourism and Recreation faculty on third year. Conference is for students and graduates interested in the organization of events. We want to show our guests most important information about events.

Warsaw, Poland

Global Meetings Industry Day
5:21 PM

ul. Tukana 13
02-843 Warsaw, Poland

For the second time,the greatest representatives of the meetings and events industry in Poland and students interested in business tourism will celebrate Global Meetings Industry Day.
By doing so it wants to showcase the real impact that business meetings, conferences, conventions, incentive travel, trade shows and exhibitions have on people, business and communities in Poland. In the framework of the event scheduled the meeting dedicated to summarize "Meetings Week Poland 2017."

Zagreb, Croatia

Technology Trends in the Meetings Industry
10 AM

Mihanoviceva 1
Zagreb 10000, Croatia

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

Cities across Spain, including Barcelona, Madrid, Granada, Valencia

Various times

GMID, or as it is known in Spain "el dia del orgullo Mice," will be celebrated in various destinations across Spain in 2017. The acts will offer the very best of the MPI educational programs, in diverse Spanish event destinations.The difference in 2017 to past celebrations of GMID is that the "Autonomous Communites" will be brought together. Creating a stronger networking session, and creating more interactions and thus; more opportunities to exchange business ideas. For example; In Madrid the event will be held at 7pm. In Barcelona at 11.30am Again MPI Spain counts on the support of NH Hotels.

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.

Edmonton, Alberta, Canada

GMID 2017
8 AM

Shaw Conference Centre
9797 Jasper Ave
Edmonton AB
T5N 1N9

Breakfast event with speaker (TBC) 


IAPCO Annual Survey Results
10 AM

Employment in the meetings industry is on the rise. In support of this IAPCO will release their Annual Survey results on GMID, and members across the world will be putting faces to some of the millions of people employed through the meetings industry and sharing creative team photos via twitter.

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.

Guanajuato, Mexico

GMID Mexico / Guanajuato 2017
4 PM

San Cristóbal Center (Centro Fox)
Carretera León-Cuerámaro Km 13
Leon, Guanajuato, Mexico

Work tables
Press conference
University Forum
Net Working

Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada

GMID World Cafe
8 AM

Canadian Museum of Immigration at Pier 21
1055 Marginal Road Halifax, NS B3H 4P7

Whether we are organizing local, regional or international meetings & events, it's our job as leaders to demonstrate our value. Let's step up our game and explore value-based selling - it's the best way we can think of to celebrate Global Meetings Industry Day. As supplier or planner, you don't want to miss this 1/2 day event.

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.

London, Ontario, Canada

London Event Professionals GMID
8 AM

London Convention Centre (Ontario, Canada)
300 York Street, London, ON N6B 1P8

We are a collection of London and area event professionals coming together to share best practices and help each other grow. Planners, suppliers, facility managers, speakers, students, all are welcome.

Mexico City, Mexico

Indy: Where muy rapido racing and muy grande MICE groups collide!
10 AM

Centro Banamex
Conscripto 311
Colonia Lomas de Sotelo
Delegación Miguel Hidalgo. 11200
México D.F.

Leonard Hoops talks about her successful experience in Indiana.

Toronto, Ontario, Canada

GMID 2017 - Face-to-Face, No Matter the Place
7:30 AM

Chelsea Hotel Toronto
33 Gerrard St. West
Toronto, ON M5G 1Z4

Come celebrate the second annual Global Meetings Industry Day (GMID) when leaders from across the meetings and events industry will come together to live the theme “Face-to-Face, No Matter the Place”.

Stay for our third annual Mentor Café, which allows newcomers to the meeting and event industry a chance to connect with industry leaders and trend setters and to ask questions about their careers and the industry in general.



Huntsville, Alabama

MeetHuntsville "Meetings Mean Business" TweetChat
10 AM

500 Church St. NW
Huntsville, AL 35801

You're invited to tweet with us Thursday, April 6, from 10-10:30 a.m. CST for Global Meetings Industry Day. #GMID17 promotes the importance of face-to-face meetings and the impact conventions and meetings have on the economy. During the tweetchat, we will post 5 questions (one every 5 minutes) to engage Huntsville area meeting professionals and event spaces in showcasing the wonderful meeting and event options Huntsville has to offer. Questions like "What’s trending in meetings these days?" and "What’s something unique about your event space or event that you want people to know?" Mark your calendar and join us!


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.



Global Meetings Industry Day at the ANDAZ San Diego
4 PM

ANDAZ San Diego
600 F St San Diego, CA 92101

A special presentation - The Future Landscape of the Meetings & Conventions Business for San Diego will be made by Margie Sitton, Senior Vice President, Sales, San Diego Authority

Laguna Hills, California

The Planner/Supplier Rumble
5:30 PM

Pacific Hills Banquet & Catering
23551 Moulton Pkwy
Laguna Hills, California 92653

You won’t want to miss this session! It’s got a hilarious kickoff, a unique format, serious banter between opposing sides, and truly relevant content for both planners and suppliers. It’s a candid discussion that’s truly rare in our industry, about issues selected right from the audience members themselves via an anonymous poll. You’ll leave with a new level of understanding of “the other side” and how you can be part of the solution, not part of the problem.

Los Angeles, California

The Big Top
3 PM

11648 San Vicente Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90049

Our event is focused on the study, invention, and creative use of digital technologies that leverage our purpose and promote our work.

Sacramento, California

Global Meetings Industry Day - A Salute To Steve Hammond, CEO of Visit Sacramento
4 PM

MIX Downtown
1525 L Street
Sacramento, CA 95814

After more than 40 years in the hospitality industry, Stephen L. Hammond will retire in June of 2017. Over the past 18 years, Steve has been an icon in the Sacramento area and well respected by leaders of Destination Marketing Organizations throughout the country - known by many to have a contagious smile. During his tenure at Visit Sacramento, he modernized the way the organization does business, while taking the organization’s operating budget from 2.5 to 11 million dollars. Please join us as we celebrate Steve and his impressive contributions to the meetings industry.

San Diego, California

GMID Panel & Breakfast
7:30 AM

San Diego State University
Pride Suite - Student Union
San Diego State University
5500 Campanile Drive, PSFA-431
San Diego, CA 92182

This will be a panel discussion lead by Amanda Armstrong. It is meant to be both motivational as well as broadening students view of the Meetings Industry.

San Diego, California

Go Global and Celebrate with MPI San Diego
5:30 PM


Coasterra Float
880 Harbor Island Drive
San Diego, California 92101 

Enjoy an evening on the San Diego Bay featuring culinary inspirations
from Chef Deborah Scott and her team. MPI San Diego will celebrate the importance of face-to-face meetings and celebrations by hosting our annual fundraiser at this spectacular venue with sweeping views of our magnificent city! Incoming Chairwomen Elect, Amanda Armstrong, CMP will be there to address San Diego professionals.

San Francisco, California

Hospitality Grandslam
5:30 PM

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

Networking reception for 8 hospitality associations in the Bay Area.


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


District of Columbia

Washington, DC

It Starts With Us: Creating Connections and Building Bridges
3 PM

The Sphinx on K
1315 K St NW, Washington, DC 20005

This important educational event will combine speaker and panel presentations with a rally that will highlight pending legislation and current administration policies that may affect our meetings. We will feature speakers on important topics such as Care of Duty and of course the importance of advocacy in our profession.


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

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.

Jacksonville, Florida

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,

Winter Park, Florida

GMID 2017: Harnessing The Power of Partnerships
11 AM

The Alfond Inn
300 East New England Ave
Winter Park, FL 32789

This year MPI Orlando invites all Industry Associations of Orlando and beyond to Harness The Power of Partnerships and stand with us on April 6th to join forces in celebration of Global Meetings Industry Day and champion who we are and what we do with one loud and powerful voice! We'll come together, as an industry to raise awareness around the global and local impact that we drive on a daily basis through the Power of Face To Face Meetings Because When We Meet We Change The World! Join us for a networking luncheon, team building activities & escalate your success with the powerful insights of our globally-known industry speakers and keynote.



Atlanta, Georgia

Global Industry, Local Impact
4 PM

Crown Plaza -Atlanta Midtown
590 West Peachtree St. NW
Atlanta, GA 30308

4:00pm – 5:30pm Panel Educational Session
5:50pm-7:00pm Networking Reception


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.


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.


West Des Moines, Iowa

IHDN Promotion & Recruitment
12:30 PM

1045 76th Street, Suite 3025
West Des Moines, IA 50266

Conference Event Management will be visiting our local hotels to educate them on the Iowa Hospitality Donor Network who partners with Eat Greater Des Moines (ChowBank App) to donate leftover food following events and encourage them to participate. If you would like to join us call 515-254-0289 ext 9 (space is limited).

West Des Moines, Iowa

Global Meetings Industry Day - Des Moines
6 PM

Meals from the Heartland
357 Lincoln St
West Des Moines, IA 50265

We'll gather at Meals from the Heartland to package food for hungry people throughout the world. Your registration fee will help defray the cost of the food we're packaging. Our goal is to have a force of 20 volunteers who will package 8,000 meals! The packaged meals will be transported directly to locations where people are undernourished or starving.


Baton Rouge, Louisiana

10 AM

We will have posters at the State Capitol and share the importance of what it means to BR. Press Conference and Lt. Governor who oversees Tourism.

Steps of the State Capitol
900 North 3rd Street
Baton Rouge, LA 70802

Baton Rouge, Louisiana

Meetings Mean Business Press Conference
11:30 AM

Capitol Park Museum - A Louisiana State Museum

Join Visit Baton Rouge as we celebrate Meetings Mean Business, an industry-wide global coalition to showcase the undeniable value that business meetings, trade shows, exhibitions, conferences and conventions bring to people, businesses and communities.

New Orleans, Louisiana

Meetings Mean Business Day - New Orleans
12:30 PM

New Orleans Ernest N. Morial Convention Center
La Nouvelle Ballroom

In conjunction with IAVM Region V Annual Meeting, local hospitality leaders will be invited to participate in a lunch which will feature Don Freeman, Chairman of the Freeman Company.


Baltimore, Maryland

GMID 2017
11 AM

Baltimore Marriott Waterfront
700 Aliceanna Street
Baltimore, MD 21202

On April 6, 2017, leaders from across the meetings and events industry will come together to support the second annual Global Meetings Industry Day (GMID). GMID events will be held across the globe to demonstrate the measurable impact that meetings have on businesses, economies, and communities.


Boston, Massachusetts

Global Meetings Industry Day - April Educational Meeting
8:30 AM

The Met Back Bay
Dartmouth Street
Boston, MA

Breakfast meeting focusing on:
-Best Practices for Creating Personal Connections
-Driving Positive Business Outcomes
-Building Strong Communities

The conversation will be guided by Beth Stehley, who will share research highlighting the impact meetings and events have at each level. Working in small groups, participants will share the following:
-Successful strategies implemented at their own events
-Innovative ways to create personal connections
-Ways to drive positive business outcomes, and build strong communities


Minneapolis, Minnesota

Global Meetings Industry Day: The Super Bowl Comes to the Twin Cities
11 AM - 4 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.

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.


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.

St. Louis, Missouri

Celebrate Global Meetings Industry Day - The Future of Meetings
9 AM

Ballpark Village - Fox Sports Midwest
601 Clark Ave.
St. Louis, Missouri 63102

In celebration of Global Meetings Industry Day, MPI St. Louis Area Chapter, Explore St. Louis and Maritz Travel are bringing together a panel of St. Louis' top industry professionals to discuss the current meeting environment. Hear the panelists' insight on rooming block trends, community impact, event design and much more.


Omaha, Nebraska

Global Meetings Industry Day - Omaha
4:15 PM

EVEN Hotels Omaha
2220 Farnam St
Omaha, NE 68102

Join your Heartland Chapter colleagues to celebrate Global Meetings Industry Day (GMID). Each year we gather to recognize the contribution our profession makes to business meetings, conferences, conventions, incentive travel, trade shows and exhibitions. “Meetings Mean Business” for our companies and communities. We'll gather in the lobby of the EVEN Hotel which is wide open and great for networking. The hotel will offer complimentary samples of their Signature Cocktails as well as a 25% off drink coupon and Signature Appetizers for us to enjoy.


Las Vegas, Nevada

Las Vegas Marathon Meetings at High Roller
10 AM

High Roller Observation Wheel
3545 S Las Vegas Blvd.
Las Vegas, NV 89109

Following remarks from local officials and meetings industry professionals, guests will board the High Roller Observation Wheel to participate in a series of marathon meetings. Each pod will be staffed by meetings professionals from a variety of resort partners, including Caesars Entertainment, MGM Resorts International, Wynn Las Vegas, Sands Corporation, Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas and the Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority. Groups will be provided with a hypothetical meeting scenario to work through during a 30-minute window--the amount of time it takes for a single rotation on the High Roller.


New Jersey

Atlantic City, New Jersey

Global Meetings Industry Day in Atlantic City
11 AM

Atlantic City Convention Center
1 Convention Boulevard
Atlantic City, NJ 08401

Panel of speakers to talk about the importance of face-to-face meetings, the impact on the destination and their plans for fostering the growth of meetings in Atlantic City followed by educational sessions.

New Mexico

Albuquerque, New Mexico

Meetings Mean Business in Albuquerque
4 PM

1 Civic Plaza NW
Albuquerque, NM

The local meetings industry and Visit Albuquerque will celebrate the importance of face-to-face meetings and events with guest speakers, giveaways, treats and a special announcement!
Mayor Richard J. Berry will speak and a group photo will be taken. Attendees are encouraged to wear blue.

New York

Brooklyn, New York

Global Meetings Industry Day — April 6, 2017 — New York, NY
2:30 PM

New York Marriott at the Brooklyn Bridge
333 Adams Street
Brooklyn, NY 11201

MPI Greater New York and NYPCMA are uniting once again to gather leading visionaries for a series of engaging discussions on the future of meetings and how we can be empowered to shape the industry. Our opening panel will focus on the future of meetings and opportunities for impact that meeting professionals can have both in and out of the industry.

Buffalo, New York

Play Ball with Visit Buffalo Niagara
2 PM

Coca Cola Field
275 Washington Street
Buffalo, NY 14203

Local planners and partners are invited to join Visit Buffalo Niagara in the Media & Conferencing Suite. A one-of-a-kind multi-purpose business suite that offers a game-day experience like no other for our customers and partners that are like no other!

Clifton Park, New York

Pizza & Specialty Cocktails Anyone?
4 PM

Mazzone Hospitality Corporate Headquarters
743 Pierce Road
Clifton Park, NY 12065

Join us in this interactive Pizza Making event with Mazzone Hospitality's Sean Wilcox and Specialty drinks from Meagan Leary of Heaven Hill. Come and have some fun and meet great Planners and Suppliers. Sponsored by Saratoga Convention & Tourism Bureau.

New York, New York

NYC Talks: Improving Security, Ensuring Success
8:30 AM

Manhattan Center
311 W 34th St
New York, NY 10001

On Global Meetings Industry Day (GMID), join NYC & Company as we hear from T&M Protection Resources, an authority on event security. T&M will present security strategies and best practices for everything from large-scale public events to small executive meetings.

New York, New York

GMID Times Square Billboard Photo
1 PM

Times Square
New York, NY

New York City’s largest digital billboard in the center of Times Square will feature the GMID and MMB logos alongside NYC & Company.

New York, New York

Empire State Building Lighting in honor of NYC & Co. and Global Meetings Industry Day
8 PM, April 5th

The Empire State Building will be lit in shades of blue to honor Global Meetings Industry Day.

Rye Brook, New York

MeetNow: Ignite The Power of You
10 AM

Doral Arrowwood
975 Anderson Hill Rd.
Rye Brook, NY 10573

Through speakers, interactive exercises, exhibitors and panel, we will be providing a full day of educational programming focusing on the 3 MMB components of Personal Connections, Positive Business Outcomes and Building Strong Communities.

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.

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.


Cleveland, Ohio

PCMA POWER Chapter Presents Global Meetings Industry Day
4 PM

Hilton Cleveland Downtown
100 Lakeside Avenue East
Cleveland, OH 44114

From 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM on April 6, join colleagues and friends for an afternoon celebrating our industry and network with colleagues. Registration is limited, so please register now and be sure to invite your friends and colleagues in the meetings industry!


Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

What Global Business Events Mean to You: From Legacy to Security
2 PM

Pennsylvania Convention Center
1101 Arch Street
Philadelphia, PA 19107

Business meetings and events play a critical role in connecting people and driving positive business results throughout the continent.  Join us on Global Meetings Industry Day, as we get together to learn what global business events mean to you.  From legacy projects to security at face-to-face events and everything in between, we will get together to discuss the future and celebrate our industry!

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Cutting-Edge Legal & Security Issues in Tomorrow's Meetings
11 AM

Cambria Hotel & Suites Pittsburgh Downtown
1320 Centre Ave
Pittsburgh, PA 15219

The social unrest and changing laws affecting gun rights, religious expression, and other areas of everyday life is affecting our attendees’ willingness to attend events in some popular occasions. And Airbnb, Uber and other parts of the sharing economy, as well as tech innovations, are impacting our room blocks, meeting space costs, and guests privacy. This program is an interactive and though-provoking review of the year’s hottest issues. Learn how to address these issues and more.

Puerto Rico

Carolina, Puerto Rico

ISHCA Speaker Series: The Importance of the Meetings Industry in the evolution of Destination Marketing: From Destination Marketing to Destination Architecture
5:30 PM

Universidad del Este
Road 190 Km. 1.8
Bo Sabana Abajo
Carolina, Puerto Rico 00983

This event will feature Mrs. Ana María Viscasillas, Chief Visionary for Business Tourism Services and leader of the DestinationNEXT project for Latin America and the Caribbean for the Destination Marketing Association International as part of the ISHCA Guest Speaker Series talking about her vision and experience in the meetings industry and how its evolution is shaping the future of this industry.

Rhode Island

Providence, Rhode Island

Rhode Island Client Appreciation Event & Ambassador Award Luncheon
11:30 AM

Rhode Island Convention Center
1 Sabin Street
Providence, RI 02903

This luncheon, in conjunction with Global Meetings Industry Day, recognizes local business and community leaders who, though not meeting planners by trade, were instrumental in bringing a meeting or event to Rhode Island. The Providence Warwick Convention & Visitors Bureau honors those, in particular, who were successful in securing business in 2016.

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.

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

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


Austin, Texas

Global Meetings Industry Day Austin
3:00 PM

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

3:00 - 3:45 PM                Registration
3:45 - 4:15 PM                Local Economic Panel Discussion
4:15 PM—5:15 PM         Security Panel Discussion with IAVM, IAEE, ESCA, Homeland Security
5:15 - 5:30  PM               Q&A
5:30 PM—7:30 PM         Taste of TX Reception, Hosted by ILEA Austin Chapter



Dallas, Texas

DallasRocks GMID
10 AM

Two cities, celebrating in Dallas as well as showing us in collaboration with many destinations in Tucson, AZ 75201 and 85701

We will have a video promoting our partners from Dallas and a photo that shows our team that is visiting Tucson during our meeting.

Dallas, Texas

11 AM

Royal Oaks Country Club
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.


Houston, Texas

Global Meetings Industry Day Celebration & CAP'D Breakfast
8 AM

Four Seasons Hotel Houston
1300 Lamar Street
Houston, TX 77010

It's Global Meetings Industry Day (GMID)! Come celebrate with other meeting professionals, discover Four Seasons' recently completed renovations, and learn how predictive analytics can be such a powerful ROI-booster from one of the University of Houston's top business school professors. In this session, you can expect to walk away with how you can leverage Google Trends, a free Big Data source for market intelligence.


Richmond, Virginia

Meeting & Event Champion Breakfast
8:30 AM

Greater Richmond Convention Center
First Floor, Room E10-CD
401 North 3rd St.
Richmond, VA 23219

Richmond Region Tourism brings more than 200 meetings, conventions and tournaments to the region annually, generating an economic impact of over $115 million every year. But we couldn't have done it without the help of local heroes like the individuals celebrated at the 2017 Meeting & Event Champion Breakfast on Global Meetings Industry Day.

Williamsburg, Virginia

Conference Refugees: Why the Hallway is More Appealing than the Ballroom
11 AM

Great Wolf Lodge
549 E. Rochambeau Dr
Williamsburg, VA 23188

We've all heard it. People say they get more from a discussion in the hallway than they do from the speaker. In this session, Dr. Josh Packard reveals the surprising findings from his own research about the changing nature of institutional participation in the 21st century. Book this session to understand why the future of your business depends on harnessing the power of the hallway conversation in a large audience.


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


Vancouver, Washington

Good to Great – Navigating C-Suite for Long Term Results
11:30 AM

The Heathman Lodge
7801 NE Greenwood Drive
Vancouver, WA 98662

Professionals are often rewarded for handling organizational details. Joining the C Suite requires a different skill set. This session gives meeting professionals a lens to look at the tangible tools for advancement – the strategic components of business, executive needs of professionals, action-oriented initiatives,and technology that can make this possible.
Speaker – Lori Kleiman, HR Topics
Learning Outcomes:
• Learn how to present your initiatives in ways your leadership team will listen
• Evaluate your skill set and growth opportunities to become the leader your organization needs
• Learn to step up to the challenges your business faces today



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.

Asunción, Paraguay

8:30 AM

Cruz del Defensor 1322 e/ Cuartel de la Rivera y Prof. Miguel Torres, Asunción, Paraguay

Conference with the VATEL Students to present the Meetings Industry in Paraguay and its implication in the economy and culture of the country, as well as the commitment of the students as futur professionals in the meeting industry to provide excellence in services.

Bucaramangam, Colombia

Global Industry, Local Impact
2 PM

Avda. 42 No. 48-11

On April 6, 2017, meeting and event industry leaders in Bucaramanga, Santander - Colombia, will meet to support the second Global Meetings Industry Day (GMID). A number of activities will be carried out to demonstrate the economic and social impact of the meetings on economies and communities. Among them will be a press conference, and a central conference to which will be counted especially in the speech of the President of the Association of Convention and Visitors Bureau of Latin America and the Caribbean. These activities will be developed in articulated form with the Bucaramanga Municipal Institute of Culture and Tourism, the Autonomous University of Bucaramanga, Bucaramanga Chamber of Commerce, Bucaramanga Convention and Visitors Bureau and the Association of Convention and Visitors Bureau of Latin America and the Caribbean.

Guatemala City, Guatemala

Celebrating the MICE Industry's as an economy detonator
10 AM

Ciudsd de Guatemala, Guatemala City, Central America

Press release and local Media interviews in 2 live television shows as the release in the local papers quoting the Minister of Economy and the Major of the Guatemala City, promoting the new Convention Center to build in Guatemala City.

Panama City, Panamá

10 AM

Panama City, Panamá

We are planning to host a press conference with all members of our organization and special guests such as local authorities. During that event we will present statistics about the impact of meeting and benefits to all.

San Pedro Sula, Honduras

Global Meetings Industry Day
7:30 AM

San Pedro Sula, Honduras
Cámara de Comercio e Industrias de Cortés

We will be conducting a forum with experts in the industry that will raise awareness among the main actors in the tourism segment that promotes a trensversal and inclusive economic spill, M.I.C.E. Industry.

San Salvador, El Salvador

GMID/Meetings Industry Awareness
9 AM

Ave. La Revolución #222
San Benito, San Salvador, El Salvador

Create awareness through a participation at the event "The experience of nurturing the world". We will be talking in our local press (radio and tv) about the importance of the Meetings Industry as well as in our social media.