The Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority and leaders from Caesars Entertainment, MGM Resorts International, The Venetian and The Palazzo, and Wynn Las Vegas led a Global Meetings Industry Day panel discussion at the Las Vegas Convention Center.
Steve Hill, CEO/president of the LVCVA, was among the GMID panelists cheering on the return of meetings. He was joined by Chandra Allison, The Venetian Resort; Chris Flatt, Wynn Resorts; Stephanie Glanzer, MGM Resorts International; and Michael Massari, Caesars Entertainment.
Alan Kleinfeld, director, Arrive Conference Solutions, was on the agenda for the North Florida Chapter of Meeting Professionals International GMID event at the Daytona International Speedway. His topic: how to begin an emergency action plan.
A hybrid event at America's Center StreamStage venue organized by Explore St. Louis, Maritz Global Events, and MPI St. Louis featured a panel discussion on conducting safe meetings. The panelists, from left: Matt Dewey, America’s Center; Leonard Lawson, St. Louis Auto Show; Jennifer DeLuca, CMP, Inland Marine Expo; Ashley Patrick, CMP, Intalere; Amy Kramer, Maritz Global Events; and moderator Greg Bogue, Maritz Global Events.
New York City
GMID 2021: Someday this mask will be a collector’s item.
New York City
Fred Dixon, president and CEO of NYC & Company, kicked off the New York City GMID event at the Conrad New York Downtown. The event was organized by MPI Greater New York, the New York chapter of the Professional Convention Management Association, the Northeast chapter of the Society for Incentive Travel Excellence, and EventFluence.
New York City
Jerry Cito, executive vice president, convention development at NYC & Company
It’s been a while since we’ve seen this: In-person badges awaiting pick-up. The MPI Minnesota Chapter held its GMID event at the new Omni Viking Lakes Hotel in Eagan, Minn.
The GMID brunch and panel discussion hosted by MPI’s Minnesota chapter welcomed members of the International Live Events Association, the Professional Convention Management Association, Minnesota Festivals and Events Association, National Association of Catering and Events, Society of Government Meeting Professionals, and the Society for Incentive Travel Excellence.
In honor of GMID, Simpleview held its first in-person/hybrid all-staff meeting in over a year at its headquarters in Tucson, Ariz. The company provides technology tools to destination marketing organizations.
The MPI Orlando Chapter met for GMID at Ole Red Orlando, a restaurant and event venue in Icon Park.
Before a panel discussion on the recovery of the meetings industry, Orlando-area meeting professionals had a chance to catch up.
Meeting Professionals International held an epic 12-hour virtual event for GMID from the Grit Productions & Expositions’ studio in the Dallas/Fort Worth area. To the right is the day’s host, Lori Pugh Marcum CMP, CMM, manager of global education and event production, MPI Academy.
Several of Manhattan’s most iconic buildings lit up blue for Global Meetings Industry Day.