Eventinterface announced their involvement in the first-ever Global Meetings Industry Day (GMID). On April 14, 2016, they will join forces with the advocacy coalition Meetings Mean Business (MMB) to showcase the real impact that business meetings, conferences, conventions, incentive travel, trade shows and exhibitions have on people, business and communities.
“GMID will unite the meetings industry in a way that has never been done before,” said David Peckinpaugh, former MMB co-chair and president of Maritz Travel. “The growth and success of our industry are critical to the world’s economy and we look forward to communicating our value on the global stage.”
“With the help of organizations such as Eventinterface, we will demonstrate the critical role our industry plays in building personal relationships, driving positive outcomes and supporting strong communities,” said Michael Dominguez, MMB co-chair and senior vice president of corporate sales at MGM Resorts International.
Eventinterface will celebrate by bringing together meeting planners for a roundtable discussion on the importance of meetings in their respective organizations and companies. The event will be hosted in Scottsdale on April 14 from 5:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. Email MemberServices@Eventinterface.com if you are interested in attending.
“We see on a daily basis the importance of meetings and the long-term relationships these face-to-face gathering create,” said Al Wynant, CEO and Co-Founder at Eventinterface. “Thousands of attendees use our platform to register for conferences and meetings, but more importantly, they use our platform to connect based on interests pre-meeting, leading into stronger on-site relationships and continued engagement post-event. These personal meetings coupled with technology does not lead to diminished meeting attendance, but increases it year after year, building stronger relationships, and increased business and learning opportunities. It is therefore that we wanted to participate in this first-ever Global Meetings Industry Day, celebrating and highlighting the importance of face-to-face meetings.”
GMID marks the expansion of North American Meetings Industry Day (NAMID), held earlier this year in the United States, Canada, Mexico and parts of Latin America. NAMID included 88 events across the continent as well as robust conversations online and 3.2 million social media impressions. Proclamations of support were issued by the governor of Wisconsin and mayors of Toronto, Buffalo and Washington, DC. A NAMID billboard was featured all day in Times Square and Caesars Entertainment “Turned the Strip Blue” in Las Vegas with NAMID logos and signage. In Mexico, a collaboration agreement was signed between the federal government, the tourism board and all 11 Meetings Industry Associations.
To learn more about GMID, visit http://www.meetingsmeanbusiness.com/GMID. Follow and participate in the digital conversations at @MeetingsMeanBiz on Twitter and by using the hashtags #MMBusiness with #GMID16.
Eventinterface is a platform for meeting and conference planners. It helps planner be more efficient, builds new revenue streams and creates powerful communities before, during and after meetings and events. Eventinterface simplifies and automate many of the tasks meeting and conference planners must do. We allow the planner to easily collect and analyze attendee data, gather, share and monetize event content. Eventinterface makes your events and meetings better. For more information, visit www.Eventinterface.com.
About Meetings Mean Business
The Meetings Mean Business coalition was created in 2009 to showcase the incredible value that business meetings, travel and events bring to the U.S. economy. Its members span all facets of the face-to-face meeting and events industry, which have come together behind a common goal: providing the resources, tools and information to show the real impact the industry has on businesses, economies and communities. For more information, visit www.MeetingsMeanBusiness.com and download our app on iTunes and Google Play.