Global Meetings Industry Day 2021 was a successful demonstration of how to #MeetSafe in cities and states around the world. Save the dates: GMID 2022 - April 7, 2022, GMID 2023 - April 13, 2023, GMID 2024 - April 11, 2024


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Nearly 250 years after our nation’s founding, see why face-to-face is such a critical part of our government and democracy.

Jim Weddle, former Managing Partner of Edward Jones, explains why Edward Jones continues to invest in face-to-face meetings even when facing a financial downturn.

Dara Khosrowshahi, former president and CEO of Expedia, discusses why meetings matter in a world full of ways to communicate.

About Meetings Mean Business

Meetings Mean Business is an industry-wide coalition to showcase the undeniable value that business meetings, trade shows, incentive travel, exhibitions, conferences and conventions bring to people, businesses and communities. By rallying industry advocates, working with stakeholders, conducting original research, engaging with outside voices and more, the coalition brings the industry together to emphasize its importance. Comprised of over 50 members, the coalition unites the meetings industry with one strong and powerful voice.