Thursday Buzz: Celebrating the Global Meetings Industry
Global Meetings Industry Day honors the positive impact of meetings on local economies. Also: Making the most of your online directories.
Today is the third annual Global Meetings Industry Day, a day to celebrate and raise awareness of the positive economic impact meetings and conferences have on businesses and communities.
On GMID, more than 160 events on multiple continents are taking place to highlight the power of events, including educational sessions, celebration breakfasts, Facebook Live chats, and happy hours. You can find all the events here.
“GMID reveals the true convening power of our industry and connects the work we do every day to the long-term impact we have for businesses and economies around the world,” said Paul Van Deventer, president and CEO of Meeting Professionals International and co-chair of Meetings Mean Business in a news release [PDF].
Follow along with today’s events on social media using the #GMID18 hashtag.
Today is #GMID18, celebrating the Meetings Industry around the world & the impact it has. Celebrate today, tomorrow, last weekend or all year, it’s an incredible industry & I’m proud to be a small part of it! #pcma, #loscabos, #MMBusiness pic.twitter.com/ALcUmgjWyT— Sheila Mires (@Sheilamires) April 12, 2018
Real results, real impact and real people, all around the world! This is #GMID18 according to @IBTMWorld #MMBusiness #MeetingsMeanBiz #EventProfs #CorporateEvents #Meetings #Conference #IBTMWorld pic.twitter.com/s5daExNbxM— IBTM World (@ibtmworld) April 12, 2018
Members love the exposure that comes with being included in your organization’s online directory. Are there things your group can do to make your directories even more beneficial?
“Actively promoting your online directory means actively promoting your members, which only increases their loyalty to your organization, writes Colleen Bottorff in a recent MemberClicks blog post.
She recommends promoting online directories through social media and your board’s professional network and by adding reminders in your email newsletters.
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