April 12 is Global Meetings Industry Day (GMID) and the etouches team is proud to celebrate alongside industry leaders once again!
In case you didn't know, GMID aims to shine a light on the real impact meetings have on businesses, economies and communities. Meeting professionals organizations, association chapters, corporations, destinations, partners and other supporters will hold events in all around the world today to support this international day of advocacy. Events include rallies, press conferences, speaking panels, educational events, award presentations, proclamations and more.
And our industry certainly deserves all the excitement! As this year's tagline is "Real results, real impact, all around the world," we thought we could share some of the countless fascinating statistics that represent those real results and impact that meetings and events have. Check out our infographic below to get an idea of how much the industry affects the U.S. economy alone:
As you can see, this is more proof that the impact meetings and events industry has is something that should be celebrated! Learn more about Global Meetings Industry Day and how to show your support for our industry at meetingsmeanbusiness.com/GMID. Don't forget to join the conversation on social media using the hashtag #GMID18!
Why do you think meetings and events are important to the economy? What's the most interesting statistic that represents the industry's impact? Share in the comments below!