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Global Meetings Industry Day 2020

April 14, 2020 @ 1:00 pm6:00 pm EDT

3/16/2020 Update – MPI PHL and PCMA PHL are closely monitoring the continuing developments pertaining to COVID-19. We are tracking all travel restrictions issued by the U.S. Government, as well as information and guidance from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the World Health Organization (WHO), and the Pennsylvania Department of Health. We are monitoring discussions and taking direction from MPI and PCMA Headquarters. Key stakeholders are meeting regularly and will continue to provide additional updates as events warrant. If this meeting is canceled and you registered, you will receive a full refund.

3/18/2020 Update – GMID Philadelphia 2020 has been postponed in accordance with the agencies above and the Meetings Mean Business Coalition. Click here to view the MMB statement from today.

3/25/2020 – We are working on a way for our members to commemorate GMID. We will also plan an event when it is safe to meet in person. Please continue to check the website for updates. An email will also be sent to members when plans are in place.

Global Meetings Industry Day Philadelphia
Courage and Compassion in Tumultuous Times

Times are tough, not just within the meetings industry, but in all aspects of our lives. We are entering into a contentious election cycle with huge, world-changing issues that can seem overwhelming to a meeting professional. Every day a new headline arrives, throwing another problem in our face, seemingly challenging us to do something about it as an individual and as an organization. What role do we play in all of this? Can we actually affect change as a business event strategist?

From the potential of gun violence at our meetings, to the changing landscape of immigration policy, we must learn to tackle these issues with courage and compassion. In this session, we will take a look at these threats, analyze the risk they pose to our industry, and discuss what we can do to address them head-on with empathy and humanity.

Learning Objectives:
1)  Describe the scope of the gun violence and immigration policy issues, and how they can affect the hospitality industry.
2)  Explain what role the hospitality industry can play in shaping the policy to reduce the threat of gun violence.
3)  Discuss how planners can mitigate some of the risks around a shifting immigration policy landscape.

Click here for information about the speakers.

Agenda for Tuesday, April 14, 2020:
Registration | 1:00pm – 2:00pm
Program | 2:00pm – 5:00pm
Networking Reception | 5:00pm – 6:00pm

Pennsylvania Convention Center, 1101 Arch St, Philadelphia, PA 19107
Registration will take place outside of Room 114/Nutter Theatre. Please enter at either the East Entrance at 13th and Arch, or the West Entrance at 12th and Arch.

Community Service Collection:
At this event, we will collect supplies for the Nationalities Service Center (NSC). NSC is Philadelphia’s leading immigrant and refugee service organization empowering immigrants to thrive in our communities and pursue a just future.

Please help by bringing donations from the following list:

  • Shampoo (15 oz)
  • Conditioner (15 oz)
  • Toothpaste (6 oz)
  • Shaving cream (5-7 oz)
  • Toilet paper (pack of 4)
  • Disposable razors (individual or pack of any size)
  • Sanitary pads (pack of 28-36 preferred)
  • Deodorant (1.4-2.5 oz, gender-neutral scent preferred)
  • Bath towels (must be new)
  • Pillows (must be new)
  • Basic food staples including cooking oil, salt & pepper packs, sugar, flour, rice, masa, coffee, and tea

Click here to register today!

Note: This program has been submitted for education credit. It is pending review by the Events Industry Council.

Thank you to our sponsors!


April 14, 2020
1:00 pm– 6:00 pm EDT
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Pennsylvania Convention Center
1101 Arch Street
Philadelphia, PA 19107 United States
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