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Global Meetings Industry Day

April 12, 2018 @ 1:00 pm6:00 pm EDT

Make Your Voices Heard!

MPI Philadelphia Area Chapter and the Greater Philadelphia Chapter of PCMA are thrilled to co-present Philadelphia’s Global Meetings Industry Day (GMID) on Thursday, April 12, 2018.

Meetings are important, and GMID is our chance to come together as an industry to have our voices heard! The conference not only spotlights our Philadelphia-area leaders advocating for meetings business, but also includes a disaster-preparedness workshop featuring Bob Mellinger, founder and CEO of Attainium Corporation. Bob will lead the participants in customized, interactive mock-disaster tabletop exercises known as the Disaster Experience. The conference will close with a celebratory networking reception. Come show your support for our industry with your industry peers and fellow PCMA and MPI members; you will not want to miss this annual event.

In addition to our Philadelphia meeting, hundreds of industry events will be held across six continents on April 12 to recognize and promote this international day of advocacy. This year’s tagline is “Real results, real impact, all around the world.” GMID is organized by Meetings Mean Business (MMB), an industry-wide coalition comprised of leaders across the meetings and events industry. MMB focuses on three themes year-round: Creating Personal Connections; Driving Positive Business Outcomes; and Building Strong Communities.

1:00pm-1:45pm – Registration
1:45pm-4:50pm – Meeting
4:50pm-6:00pm – Reception

Community Service Activity at GMID – Back On My Feet
Back on My Feet (BoMF) is a national non-profit organization focused on helping homeless people gain independence, living skills, and connect them with essential community resources. The organization is focused primarily on physical exercise, specifically early morning runs. Through attending runs and accruing miles, members gain access to job and housing services. Please support BoMF by bringing a gift card that will help cover the cost of running shoes for BoMF participants. Cards accepted include Visa, MasterCard, Modell’s, and Dick’s Sporting Goods.

Registration Information

To register, click here.

Registration fees:
$65.00 – planner, supplier or faculty member of GPPCMA or MPI PHL rate
$70.00 – non-member planner rate
$90.00 – non-member supplier rate
$25.00 – student rate, members and non-members
After 4/8/18, 11:59pm, only onsite registration will be available and fees increase to the following:
$75.00 – planner, supplier or faculty members of GPPCMA or MPI PHL rate
$80.00 – non-member planner rate
$100.00 – non-member supplier rate
$25.00 – student rate, members and non-members (no increase)

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Thank you to our hosts and sponsors!

Aramark – Diamond Sponsor
Pennsylvania Convention Center – Diamond Sponsor
AIC Hotel Group – Gold Sponsor
Philadelphia Convention & Visitors Bureau – Gold Sponsor
Visit Montgomery – Gold Sponsor
San Francisco Travel – Bronze Sponsor
PCMA Education Foundation – Best in Class Speaker Sponsor

Note: This program has been approved for 2.50 CE credit.


Pennsylvania Convention Center
1101 Arch Street
Philadelphia, PA 19107 United States
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