Meetings Mean Business is an industry-wide coalition working to showcase the undeniable value that business meetings, trade shows, incentive travel, exhibitions, conferences and conventions bring to people, businesses and communities.

Comprised of over 70 members, this group—newly merged under the U.S. Travel umbrella—convenes quarterly and works to raise the profile and importance of meetings and events in the media and in the minds of lawmakers. Amplifying the needs of meetings, events and business travel is critical to not only the overall recovery of travel, but also the growth and standing of our industry into the future. 

MMBC participation eligibility: 
  • Included in membership: Chairman's Circle, Board Circle and Association Board Circle levels 
  • Eligible for a fee: Sustaining and Pillar levels, plus select friends of travel 

View the full coalition roster here

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Join us on March 30, 2023 for #GMID2023!

On March 30, the industry will come 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.

The #GMID2023 theme is #MeetingsMatter. The “Meetings Matter” theme will spotlight the economic and societal importance of face-to-face meetings, a critical message to share with elected officials and business leaders which underscores the multi-layered benefits that come from meeting in person.

Visit our GMID 2023 toolkit, which includes a social media guide, ideas for engagement, fact sheets, a video, graphics and more.

Are you planning an event to celebrate GMID 2023? Tell us about it here.

We look forward to activating together on March 30!

Save the date: It's never to early to start preparing for future activations! Mark the next two GMID dates on your calendar: 

  • April 11, 2024
  • April 3, 2025

Meetings Means Business Coalition Leadership

Co-Chairs
Stephanie Glanzer
Chief Sales Officer and Senior Vice President MGM Resorts International
Co-Chairs
Martha Sheridan
President and CEO, Greater Boston Convention and Visitors Bureau