Join MPI's sixth annual, industry-leading Global Meetings Industry Day: Virtual experience. This live, 12-hour broadcast featured education and activities from all over the world as the meeting industry came together to celebrate, commemorate and honor the millions of global events that impact the lives of billions of people every year.
Global Meetings Industry Day (GMID) is an international day of advocacy showcasing the undeniable value that business meetings, trade shows, incentive travel, exhibitions, conferences and conventions bring to people, businesses and communities. This year’s theme is #MeetingsMatter and we relish this opportunity to celebrate the wonders the future holds for bringing people together in meaningful ways with thousands industry friends and colleagues.
The live broadcast ran from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. US Central Time (06:00 to 18:00 UTC -5), offering community members the opportunity to connect with other industry leaders from all over the world. The broadcast was FREE, but we asked everyone to consider donating US$10 toward supporting the efforts of the MPI Foundation, which has awarded more than US$5 million in grants, scholarships and research since 2009.
GMID: Virtual was the perfect event to rally together—because when we meet, we change the world.
GMID began as Canadian National Meetings Industry Day, which was a 20+ year tradition in Canada created by the Canadian Chapters of MPI. It expanded to North American Meetings Industry Day in 2015 through the efforts of Meetings Mean Business. 2016 was the first global edition, continued to be led by Meetings Mean Business (which is now an arm of U.S. Travel). GMID is currently an initiative of Meetings Mean Business under U.S Travel; however, many industry associations, chapters and organizations host events in its celebration. MPI has hosted our annual 12-hour broadcast since 2018.
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 nearly 14,000 engaged members. It has It has nearly 70 chapters, clubs and members in more than 75 countries worldwide. "When we meet, we change the world." www.mpi.org
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Whether you’re an industry veteran or just getting started in your career, the MPI Foundation is committed to giving back to you and our incredible industry. A donation to the MPI Foundation helps secure the meeting and event profession for the future. When you help the people who bring people together, you help change the world. Donate today!