Thursday, April 12, 2018, is Global Meetings Industry Day (GMID), a dedicated date to focus on and promote the meeting and event industry and enhance your planning skills through free or low-cost professional education (it’s time to get more strategic in your planning). The tagline for the 2018 GMID “Real results, real impact, all around the world.”
MPI has a day-long free live steam planned for 12 hours (7 a.m.-7 p.m., ET), which will explore the GMID festivities from Asia to Europe to North America. This will include educational discussions with experts as well as partners from IAEE, IACC, PSAV and more. Some of the topics scheduled:
- “How to Prepare for the Next Attack on Meetings”
- “One Principle That Will Make or Break Your Negotiations”
- “How to Grow Your Attendance”
- “Inside the Industry: What’s Really Going on Out There”
- “Women in the Industry: Challenges and Resources”
- “Budget Tips for Meeting Organizers”
If you want education in person, there are countless events, organized by numerous industry associations and destinations. Many of these groups are working together for true community gatherings.
For example, the GMID Spring Training! event in Atlanta (3:30 p.m.) is a collaboration between PCMA Southeast, IAEE Southeast, GSAE, SITE Southeast, the MPI Georgia Chapter and SPIN Atlanta.
Over in Chicago, the MPI-CAC Industry Xchange is organized by the MPI Chicago Area Chapter in partnership with a slew of other professional groups. There, participants will enjoy sessions with notable industry names such as Joan Eisenstodt, Tony Lorenz and Christy Lamagna.
There are so many events you can join this GMID. Meetings Mean Business has a comprehensive list of more than 140 GMID events taking place April 12, most of which are in North America.