Global Meetings Industry Day

Global Meetings Industry Day (GMID), held on April 4, 2019, will bring together leaders from across the meetings and events industry, showcasing the impact that business meetings, conferences, conventions, incentive travel, trade shows and exhibitions have on our industry. Meeting professionals across the world participate in the international day of advocacy. In 2018, over 206 events were held in 41 countries.

PCMA chapters across the country are planning events to showcase the value our industry brings across the board. See below if your PCMA chapter is hosting or partnering with an event or find an event closest to you.

How would you like to get involved?

  • Help spread the industry’s value story with resources from the Meetings Mean Business Communications Toolkit.
  • Click here to share promotional graphics with your social networks using our pre-drafted text, or words of your own!
  • Don’t forget to use #pcma and #GMID18 in your posts — make sure you’re following @pcmahq on FacebookTwitter and Instagram.

Get started

Interested in hosting a GMID event? You’ve come to the right place! The materials on here will help you host a high-impact event that contributes to the international day of advocacy. We’ve outlined three simple steps below to help you get started:

Step 1: Start the Planning Process
Fill out the GMID 2019 Event Registration Form. This form will ensure you are included on future GMID host emails.

Step 2: Get Supporting Materials
The resources and materials below will help you plan your event and ensure that as an industry we continue to speak about GMID with a united voice.

Step 3: The Day Of

    • Use the #GMID19 hashtag in your social media posts
    • Follow and participate in the online conversation
    • Share your event photos and recaps with MMB
    • Invite the media and elected officials to attend and learn about the importance of meetings in your community.

Promote your event:

  • Share promotional graphics with your social networks using our pre-drafted text, or words of your own!
  • Don’t forget to share pics from your event! Upload your GMID event photos here. Make sure to include the event name and people featured in the file name e.g., Capital Chapter_Jane Doe_John Doe.png
  • Look for a GMID event near you or view local PCMA Chapter events below.
  • Share how much you care by using #pcma and #GMID18 in your posts — make sure you’re following @pcmahq on FacebookTwitter and Instagram
  • Keep the advocacy going post-event by uploading your photos. Make sure to include the event name and people featured in the file name e.g., Capital Chapter_Jane Doe_John Doe.png

Attend a PCMA GMID event near you!

Join CanSPEP & PCMA Canada East in Ottawa for GMID 2018

Join CanSPEP (Canadian Society of Professional Event Planners) and the Canada East Chapter of PCMA (Professional Convention Management Association) for an early morning session on the state of the meetings industry in Canada – and where we go from here. 
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Global Meetings Industry Day – Vancouver

This presentation will give a glimpse into the future of the food and beverage world. Stay ahead of your competition & get tips of how to plan great events where your guests will be talking about the fabulous food & use these tastes & tips to plan for success.
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Global Meetings Industry Day – Edmonton

This year, MPI Greater Edmonton Chapter, PCMA Canada West, ILEA Edmonton, and Canadian Association of Professional Speakers are teaming up to bring you the event with thousands of industry professionals celebrating all over the globe.
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Global Meetings Industry Day – Calgary

Come join the conversation with our host, Dave Kelly, and a panel of local experts on the importance of the meetings industry and the power it has to drive positive business outcomes, build strong communities and create valuable personal connections.
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Global Meetings Industry Day (GMID)

Join the PCMA Capital Chapter and MPI-Potomac for an afternoon filled with education, networking and advocacy, as we dive into hot topics and research that will impact both the meetings and conventions industry as well as our local communities for years to come.
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Industry Xchange 2018

The meetings industry in Chicago is big and bold. Be a part of your meeting community at this year’s Industry Xchange. Join us at the new Wintrust Arena on Thursday, April 12, 2018 and be part of the most important day in Chicago’s meetings and event industry. This year’s Industry
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Lunch, Learn & Laugh – Dallas Comedy House

Join us for a fun and interactive improv-based business skills workshop! 
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GMID Education & Networking

Registration is open for our annual celebration and recognition of Global Meetings Industry Day in Boston.  Continuing education credit available. Cost:  $50 for PCMA & MPI Members, $60 for nonmembers, $25 for students/unemployed members.  On-site registration $70. There is a limited number of tabletop sponsor opportunities.  Contact PCMANE president-elect Cara
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Global Meetings Industry Day Events

Please save the date for our POWER Chapter events celebrating Global Meetings Industry Day on April 12, 2018. Events are being planned in Cleveland, Columbus and Pittsburgh. Details and registration coming soon!
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Atlanta Area 2018 Global Meetings Industry Day

Come join us Thursday, April 12, 2018 for our annual Global Meetings Industry Day (GMID) celebration.
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Global Meeting Industry (GMID) Celebration

Join PCMA Southwest & Pacific, MPI SoCal, and SITE SoCal to Celebrate GMID in Los Angeles
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