Face-to-face interactions are where progress is made– it builds relationships, ideas are generated, and deals are struck. Meetings, conferences and special events are the catalyst for how face-to-face business is done today – and that’s why Innovative Entertainment is a sponsor and supporter of the 2019 Global Meeting Industry Day event in Northern California!
What Is Global Meeting Industry Day?
Global Meeting Industry Day or GMID is celebrated annually worldwide on April 4th. It’s an industry-wide gathering of professionals to demonstrate the value that business meetings, trade shows, conferences and conventions have on economic growth and communities. When surveyed, 86 percent of executives shared that meetings improved their bottom line, built personal connections and strengthened their teams. Scientifically, it’s been proven that our brains are hardwired to recognize faces and gather information from body language – just one more reason why face-to-face business interaction is so important. ‘In Real Life’ business interactions are something that will never be replicated by a conference call or internet communication. The value of face-to-face interaction can’t be ignored. You can learn more about this important day around the globe by visiting Meetings Mean Business at www.meetingsmeanbusiness.com and following #GMID19 online to experience activities and celebrations around the world.
Join The Celebration In Northern California
Innovative Entertainment is proud to be a supporter and sponsor for the Global Meeting Industry Day 2019 event hosted by MPI Northern California chapter, “Bay Area GMID 2019” on April 4th at the San Francisco Hilton Union Square. This event is open to the public, business professionals, meeting planners and anyone looking for more information about how meetings can grow businesses and networks. You’ll meet others interested in this exciting industry and build relationships, while learning at the same time. The event runs from 4 pm to 8 pm – come and learn what meetings, trade shows, conferences and conventions are doing for the world’s economy, and what they can do for you and your business.
Register To Attend
To register for “Bay Area GMID 2019” visit: https://bit.ly/2uGcFy2
The participating industry organizations include:
PCMA Northern California Chapter
MPINCC – Meeting Professionals International Northern California Chapter
ILEA Northern California Chapter
SPIN Northern CA Chapter
IAEE Northern CA Chapter
Silicon Valley NACE
Green Meeting Industry Council Northern California Network
HSMAI Northern California Chapter
SITE Northern California Chapter
BABTA Bay Area Business Travel Association
Corporate Event Marketing Association (CEMA)
Net proceeds from this GMID 2019 event will be shared between two beneficiary organizations—one global and one local. To make an additional donation to be shared between our two beneficiaries, please complete as a part of your event registration. Volunteers will also be on site at GMID to accept your donations by cash, check, or credit card.
Human trafficking and the commercial sexual exploitation of children is a global crisis and one to which the meetings industry is dedicated to ending. Join us in supporting ECPAT-USA, the first U.S.-based nonprofit to work to end the issue. In partnership with ECPAT-USA, several industry organizations have signed The Code of Conduct for the Protection of Children from Sexual Exploitation in Travel and Tourism.
St. Anthony Foundation
Homelessness is an issue with which the Bay Area is very familiar. It is of special concern to the meetings and tourism industry. The St. Anthony Foundation mission to support homeless and needy individuals is guided by five values: healing, community, personalism, justice, and gratitude. GMID 2019’s gift will support the purchase of much-needed capital equipment.