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Atlanta Area 2018 Global Meetings Industry Day

April 12, 2018 @ 3:00 pm6:30 pm EDT


Come join us Thursday, April 12, 2018 for our annual Global Meetings Industry Day (GMID) celebration. Our event community is gathering for an afternoon of socializing, collaborating, and celebrating. PCMA Southeast is proud to partner with IAEE SE, GSAE, SITE Southeast, MPI Georgia, and SPIN Atlanta for this event.

This year’s festivities will take place at one of Atlanta’s hottest destinations, Live! At The Battery. We’ve added a unique activity that will show the power of our community and give you a valuable takeaway. You won’t want to miss it.

Let’s show the world how the Atlanta event community comes together and rallies on our industry’s biggest day of the year.

Be there –  LIVE! At The Battery.

Event Objectives:
• To commit/ re-dedicate ourselves to designing events and experiences that focus on the unique needs of our participants.
• To celebrate the global impact our industry has for creating valuable experiences for people from every walk of life.
• To connect and collaborate in a meaningful way so as to strengthen existing relationships and build new ones.

Persona Station Activity
Attendees will have a collaborative experience, focusing on how to make events more relevant and personal for our event participants. Using a variety of personas, GMID attendees will create strategies and tactics for several aspects of event planning, resulting in a valuable tool that will be distributed to all attendees who participate in the persona activity. Participants will round-robin their way through four (4) persona stations (15mins each). Challenges will include discussions on marketing, education & learning, creating engagement, and social media. All ideas will be captured via a digital scribe

Persona Tool Kit
Following the event, all Persona Activity participants will receive the ideas collected at each of the Persona Stations. This tool will help kick-start their own planning and creative sessions. Our event sponsor, Shepard will compile all info from scribes, prepare the toolkit document and provide to PCMA SE so that it can be posted as a downloadable within 24 hrs of the event.

Commitment Wall
Following the persona activity, we will all gather outside around our Commitment Wall for a group photo (and video) that we will use for sharing via social channels. Guests are then invited to write a commitment on the wall articulating how they will personally impact the meetings industry in the coming year.


Program Schedule:
3:00 – 3:30p   Arrivals and Socializing (Bar Opens)
3:30 – 3:35p   Explanation of Activity
3:35 – 3:50p   Persona Round #1
3:50 – 4:05p   Persona Round #2
4:05 – 4:20p   Persona Round #3
4:20 – 4:35p   Personal Round #4
4:35 – 4:40p   Gather Outside at Commitment Wall for Group Photo
4:40 – 6:30p   Wall Signing and Socializing (Food Served)


Live! At The Battery Atlanta
825 Battery Ave SE, Suite 600
Atlanta, GA 30339

Attire: Business casual

Registration fees:
Professional Member: $40.00
Associate Professional Member: $40.00
Supplier Partner Member: $40.00
Associate Supplier Partner Member: $40.00
Faculty Member: $40.00
Student Member: $40.00
Non-Member Planner: $40.00
Non-Member Supplier $40.00
Non-Member Faculty $40.00
Non-Member Student $40.00
Onsite Registration $40.00

Two drink tickets and food is included in the registration.

PCMA Southeast is an approved CMP provider. This Program’s CMP clock hours are pending approval.



Don’t delay! Online registration closes at 12pm on Tuesday, April 10. You do not want to miss this year’s GMID!



Thank you to our sponsors:




April 12, 2018
3:00 pm– 6:30 pm
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Live! At The Battery Atlanta
825 Battery Ave SE, Suite 600
Atlanta, GA 30339 United States
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