GMID 2020

Global Meetings Industry Day (GMID) -

April 14, 2020

On April 4th 2019, 275 GMID events spanning 44 countries took place, a significant increase in the number of events that were held in 2018.


Your annual participation in Global Meetings Industry Day is crucial to spreading our industry’s value story. Together we will ensure that the media, elected officials and the general public understand how meetings foster strong relationships, drive positive outcomes and support vibrant communities. Hosting an event is also a great way to connect with other meetings professionals in your area and reflect on all the hard work done to advance our industry.

Because, Meetings Mean Business 

The recently launched Global Economic Impact Study validated the importance of Business Events worldwide.  The study sites that business events in 2017 generated more than $1 Trillion of direct spending, over 10 million in direct jobs and globally generated $621 Billion of direct GDP. 

Here’s how you can help advocate for our industry and prepare for GMID 2020:


  • Organize an event to showcase the value of face-to-face meetings

  • Attend an event taking place in your community

  • Engage with local elected officials and business    leaders

  • Participate in the online conversation with              #GMID20

  • Spread the word about GMID to your networks

Register Your GMID Event

Check back for a link to register your GMID event in 2020.


It is important for us in the industry to recognize the importance of meetings and events but let's not keep it a secret! You can use this opportunity to promote the importance of meetings to local government and business leaders.


Make Sure You:
  • Register your event, let the world know you are celebrating and let’s show them that meetings make a global impact. Even if it is your regular meeting day you can register it as a GMID event.

  • Tell people about it! 

    • Promote on social media using #GMID20 leading up to the event and throughout the day on April 14th.

    • Invite the local media.

    • Invite other industry groups to join.

  • If you are hosting an event, there a few resources on this site and additional resources on the MMB US site for your use.


So Many Reasons Why to Host an Event for GMID:
  • To celebrate the important and vibrant Meetings and Events Industry.

  • To showcase new ideas, formats, and content.

  • To share with Government, public and corporate leaders the importance of this industry and its impact on business and the community.

  • To create Awareness.

  • To Advocate & Inform.

  • To Network & Connect.

  • To Learn & Share.

Ideas for your GMID Event:
  • Present an award.

  • Showcase great speakers.

  • Host an educational event.

  • Create a video.

  • Showcase great venues.

  • Opportunity to try new meeting formats.

  • Fundraise for your Community.

  • Job Fair for students wanting to enter the Meetings and Events Industry.

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