GMID 2020

Global Meetings Industry Day (GMID)

#GMIDGoesVirtual

Global Meetings Industry Day (GMID) took place on April 14, 2020. GMID was created to be an international forum for advocacy, awareness and celebration for the meetings & events industry. Each year, event professionals from around the world come together to raise the collective voice of our community.

In 2020, GMID looked very different.

Due to the advice from WHO, Health Canada and governments around the world, we did not encourage live events for GMID.

But we did meet. We did so virtually.

Event Highlights

GMID MMBC Panel Discussion

GMID in numbers

  • Short lead time ... we had 3 weeks to organize

  • 50 volunteers

  • Over 15,000 registered

  • 173 countries joined us from around the globe

 

We collected information through-out the virtual event using live polling software Slido - over half of the respondents were Meeting and Event Planners.

 

  • 27% of the over 6,000 respondents said their first confirmed live in-person event was set for September and only 8% said it was not until 2021

  • 79% said that less than 25% of their planned live in-person events were going 100% virtual/online

  • 72% of over 7,000 respondents predict that going forward there will be the most demand for hybrid events – both live in-person and virtual/online

  • #1 thing that people want to do when this is all over is TRAVEL!

Resources

Save the Date

Mark your calendars - GMID celebrations are set for April 8 in 2021.

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