On March 30, the industry came together to celebrate Global Meetings Industry Day (GMID)—an international day of advocacy showcasing the undeniable value that business meetings, trade shows, incentive travel, exhibitions, conferences and conventions bring to people, businesses and communities.

Our message was clear: #MeetingsMatter, and without this sector, our progress in so many vital areas would be stalled. When we convene in-person, we advance understanding in critical fields and strengthen connections between people—long-term benefits that simply can’t be replicated in a virtual setting.

This year’s activation saw record engagement, with 45 million impressions worldwide on social media and 70 events held in 35 countries. For additional highlights and industry spotlights from #GMID2023, take a look at our Recap Deck

Thank you to everyone who joined us to celebrate #GMID2023! We look forward to activating together during next year’s Global Meetings Industry Day on April 11, 2024.

Save the date: It's never too early to start preparing for the future! Mark these upcoming GMID dates on your calendar: 

  • April 3, 2025


GMID 2024


Global Meetings Industry Day Team

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