Meetings Matter

As the meeting and event industry gathers April 11 for Global Meetings Industry Day, here’s a look back at meetings that changed the course of history, moments that would not have occurred without a face-to-face meeting. The Magna Carta, 1215 The Maga Carta, also known as the Great Charter, was…

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GMID Unites Meeting Industry for Day of Advocacy

Editor’s Note: This story, originally published in April 2022, has been updated for #GMID2024. When a group of meeting professionals in Edmonton, Canada, came up with the idea to have a day devoted to the profession, little did they know their gathering would be the genesis of what is now known…

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Industry Facts, How to Participate

On April 11, the meeting and event industry will unite for Global Meetings Industry Day, an international day of advocacy and education designed to spotlight the importance and economic impact of business meetings, trade shows, incentive travel, exhibitions, conferences and conventions, along with…

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#MeetingsMatter: Global Meetings Industry Day 2024

When we meet, we change the world. A simple phrase that encompasses the power and value of the meeting and event industry. The industry will unite around the world on April 11 for Global Meetings Industry Day, an international day of advocacy and education designed to spotlight the importance…

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Global Economy Mostly Good News for Hotel Industry

Editor’s Note: Connecting the Dots is a series of monthly conversations with Michael Dominguez, President and CEO of Associated Luxury Hotels International. The series examines issues in the global economy in 2024 that will “connect the dots” to be helpful not only in business but in life as well…

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