Today, April 16, marks the first North American Meetings Industry Day (NAMID). This day is meant to bring meeting professionals together in order to showcase the value and need of these professionals. The Meetings Mean Business Coalition and co-chairs, Michael Dominguez, senior vice president of corporate sales at MGM Resorts International, and David Peckinpaugh, president of Maritz Travel, brought the day to the United States through inspiration from the Canadian National Meetings Industry Day, created 20 years ago by the Canadian Chapters of Meeting Professionals International (MPI).
Events are being held throughout the United States, along with Canada and Mexico. These include a symposium on tourism and security organized by the secretary of tourism of the state of Jalisco, Mexico, and the Convention Bureau of Puerto Vallarta; the Spring Fling and Industry Networking Event being hosted by the Arizona Chapter of the Hospitality Sales and Marketing Association International; and "Brains, Body, Being," held by the DC/Baltimore Branch of the Senior Planners Industry Network. There will also be a panel discussion on "Meetings Mean Business" being held by the British Columbia chapter of MPI.
Newmarket is a proud supporter of the global meeting professionals industry and this type of initiative.
For more information, visit the NAMID website.