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Thursday Buzz: Celebrate Global Meetings Industry Day

By / Apr 6, 2017 (iStock/Thinkstock)

Global Meetings Industry Day honors the positive impact of meetings on communities. Also: Make your next meeting feel a little more like home.

Today marks the second annual Global Meetings Industry Day to showcase the significant impact that meetings and conferences have on local economies and the world.

Meetings professionals on multiple continents are hosting advocacy events, including panels, rallies, award presentations, and more. Follow #GMID17 on social media to learn more about these events and to participate in the online conversation.

Meetings Mean Business, a coalition of industry leaders, created GMID. Visit its website to learn more about the day and to watch last year’s highlight video.

Add a Special Touch

Attendees don’t go to your meeting for a “home away from home” experience, but you can add a a few things to make it feel less corporate and more personal.

Add a touch of home life to your next meeting with a few tips from Christopher Kelly, the president and cofounder of Convene, writing at MeetingsNet.

Kelly advises event planners to create a cozier ambience and to provide unique food and beverages for Instagram moments. He also suggests ways to integrate arts and entertainment into your meetings that will delight your guests.

What’s the best way to manage a remote team? The MailerLite blog shares a few tips from the experts.

Infographic of the day: The HighRoad Solution blog illustrates the benefits of marketing automation.

Get more people to your next event. BizBash reveals how influencer marketing can boost attendance.

Raegan Johnson

Raegan Johnson is a contributor to Associations Now. More »

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