Global Meetings Industry Day


For the first time, the greater meetings and events industry around the world will celebrate Global Meetings Industry Day (GMID) on April 14, 2016. Mark your calendars and make plans to join CIC, the Meetings Mean Business Coalition (MMB), and fellow meeting industry professionals as we showcase the real impact that business meetings, conferences, conventions, incentive travel, trade shows and exhibitions have on people, business and communities. 

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. In 2016, MMB will again join forces with the Convention Industry Council (CIC) and other industry partners to host advocacy events and rallies, issue proclamations and champion the value of the meetings and events industry on social media.
Please visit the MMB website for more information and to download banners and materials. See below for a recap of NAMID. 

Top 3 Reasons to Get Involved in Global Meetings Industry Day

1. To help raise the industry’s profile. GMID is an opportunity to engage with business leaders, elected officials, journalists and members of the general public to bring our industry story to the forefront. It’s a chance for us to come together on a single day and champion who we are and what we do with one loud and powerful voice. 

2. To shine a light on the value we provide each and every day. The benefits our industry provides often go unnoticed. By recruiting individuals and organizations from every corner of the globe, we’ll use GMID to demonstrate the critical role that meetings play in developing personal connections, driving positive business outcomes and building strong local communities. Personal stories, tangible examples and proof points on the impact meetings have can go a very long way in making our case through the media, online and at events. Meetings mean jobs, education and training, cross-industry collaboration and billions of dollars in revenue. And we want everyone to know.

3. To make history. GMID will unite the meetings industry in a way that has never been done before. It will galvanize advocates – from the grasstops to the grassroots – and offer an opportunity to be a part of something bigger than ourselves.

 What You Can Do 

First, sign up here and let us know that you’re interested in being a part of GMID.

Second, visit to learn more about the resources available to you and your colleagues. How you participate is entirely up to you, but our hope is that it doesn’t require too much legwork! That’s why we’ve created a toolkit of materials for event hosts, including ideas for event day activities, a template press release, sample social media and newsletter copy – with even more resources to come.
Have a question about GMID or any idea you’d like to share? Email the team at or tweet using #GMID16.
Have a GMID event planned already? Register it here.

Previous Initiatives

  • NAMID 2015