Help unite the events industry while breaking a world record for a virtual event!


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Get ready to help break a world record on Tuesday, April 14th

Global Meetings Industry Day Goes Virtual to inspire and bring together the meeting and event planning industry in a time of crisis. This virtual event will not only gather people together but also intends to break a world record.

Global Meetings Industry Day (GMID) is an annual event that, for many years, has served as an international forum for advocacy, awareness and celebration for the meetings and events industry. Event professionals from around the world gather each year to raise the collective voice of their community. In light of COVID-19 and the World Health Organization’s social distancing recommendations, this year’s gathering will now be a virtual event. it’s called GMID Goes Virtual and is an online global event taking place April 14th, at 12pm EST and 9am PST. All of us here at Emerald Events will definitely be taking part.

The organization’s hope is not only to gather everyone virtually, but to also break a world record in the process!

They’re inviting you, and everyone in the worldwide industry, to set the GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS ™ title for Largest Audience For a Virtual Conference. It will be hosted by the heads of Meetings Mean Business Canada, India, and the United States. Stephen Melville, the president of Fraser Valley Event Planners Association (FVEPA) and GMID Goes Virtual team member said,

“This event is all about inspiring the industry. It’s a virtual hug for all of us. It offers support in these uncertain times.”

Finally, we realize this is a challenging time for the event planning industry, so it’s important that we support each other and collaborate to emerge even stronger. This year’s GMID virtual event will be all about resilience, survival, tenacity, and perseverance. The webcast will address how COVID-19 is evolving and affecting the event planning industry and offer solutions, suggestions, and inspiration for how we can all manage and move forward. GMID Goes Virtual’s esteemed panel includes members from government, Business Events Canada, hotels, convention centres, and the planning community.

Thousands of esteemed professionals from all over the world have already signed up, and you can see their names on the site.

GMID Goes Virtual

Tuesday, April 14th, 2020
 12pm EST and 9am PST.
It will be a 90-minute webcast.
You can log in up to  15 minutes prior.
Participants must be logged in to the event for a minimum of 30 minutes in order to break the world record.



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