Baltimore Convention Center, Room 301/302 (use Pratt Street Entrance, near Hyatt & Sheraton) Schedule:
11:00 am – 11:30 am
Global Meetings Industry Day Rally
11:30 am – 1:00 pm
The Real Value of Your Meetings (Educational Panel).
Lunch is included, courtesy of Baltimore Convention Center &
Tour of Baltimore Convention Center for meeting professionals
On April 14, 2016, the PCMA Chesapeake Chapter will join forces with the advocacy coalition Meetings Mean Business (MMB) to showcase the real impact that business meetings, conferences, conventions, incentive travel, trade shows and exhibitions have on people, business and communities. In honor of Global Meetings Industry Day, the PCMA Chesapeake Chapter will hold a rally and educational panel in Baltimore.
Join us for a fun and festive rally to promote the value and impact that the hospitality industry brings to Baltimore, Maryland, and our region. This is your chance to show your passion for the amazing industry that we’re a part of, and to support the many thousands of jobs directly impacted by meetings and conventions in our region! We need lots of energy to make this event a success, so bring your enthusiasm and be ready to cheer!
The rally will be followed by an educational panel featuring Baltimore’s hospitality industry leaders, who will discuss the economic impact of meetings on the city, and a training to help you articulate the financial and strategic impact of your organization’s meetings. Have you ever wondered what sort of impact your events have on the local community, and how facilities and cities determine whether to bid on a piece of business? This session will offer planners a deeper understanding of the economic significance of their business, so that they can best articulate the full value of a meeting and improve leverage in site negations and contracting.
This session is appropriate for professionals at all levels, including very senior level. This educational session maps to the CMP-IS domains in the following areas:
Domain A: Strategic Planning (Skill 1, Skill 3)
Domain H: Site Management (Skill 20)
About Global Meetings Industry Day: GMID marks the expansion of North American Meetings Industry Day (NAMID), held earlier this year in the United States, Canada, Mexico and parts of Latin America. NAMID included 88 events across the continent as well as robust conversations online and 3.2 million social media impressions. Proclamations of support were issued by the governor of Wisconsin and mayors of Toronto, Buffalo and Washington, DC. A NAMID billboard was featured all day in Times Square and Caesars Entertainment “Turned the Strip Blue” in Las Vegas with NAMID logos and signage. In Mexico, a collaboration agreement was signed between the federal government, the tourism board and all 11 Meetings Industry Associations. To learn more about the PCMA Chesapeake Chapter, visit http://www.pcma.org/chapters/chesapeake. To learn more about GMID, visit http://www.meetingsmeanbusiness.com/GMID.
The PCMA Chesapeake Chapter gratefully acknowledges our event sponsors.