Mark your calendars for April 16.
That’s when Meetings Mean Business (MMB), a cross-industry communications and advocacy effort, will join meeting and event industry leaders for the first North American Meetings Industry Day (NAMID). This nationwide day of advocacy is intended to show how much the economy benefits from business meetings, conferences, conventions, incentive travel, trade shows and exhibitions.
To learn more about events planned in the three countries, go HERE. Follow and participate in the digital conversations on Twitter at @MeetingsMeanBiz by using the hashtags #MMBusiness with #NAMID. You also can download the MMB app, on iPhone and Android devices, for ndustry resources and to stay updated on NAMID activities.
To date, events are planned in Tempe, Ariz.; Ocean Springs, Palm Beach, San Mateo and Walnut Creek, Calif.; Boca Raton, Fla.; Atlanta; Chicago; Owings Mills and Rockville, Md.; Freshwater, Mass.; Detroit and Grand Rapids, Mich.; Egan, Minn.; Ballwin and St. Louis, Mo.; Buffalo, New York, Riverdale and Verona, N.Y.; Cleveland; Ivyland and Philadelphia, Pa.; Nashville; Austin, Dallas, Frisco and Plano, Texas; Haymarket, Va.; Bellevue, Wash.; and Washington, D.C.
MMBC was created in 2009 by the U.S. Travel Association to showcase the value that business meetings, travel and events bring to the U.S. economy. It’s led by co-chairs Michael Dominguez, senior vice president of corporate sales at MGM Resorts International, and David Peckinpaugh, president of Maritz Travel.