The Professional Convention Management Association has several ways to celebrate Global Meeting Industry Day on April 8 as they invite industry peers to collectively discuss a variety of topics such as the implementation of post-pandemic safety measures, vaccination requirements and hybrid events at our series of webinars, Meet-Ups and local chapter events.
Option 1: Webinar
Pandemic Protocol: Who’s Responsible for Enforcing Event Safety?
10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. CDT (Chicago) | 1700 – 1800 CET (Berlin) | 2300 – 2400 SGT (Singapore)
The events industry is more than ready to return to face-to-face meetings and working hard to properly prepare for attendee safety. Numerous mandates and protocols that have been put into place since we last met and everyone is working together to be sure they are followed. But, who is ultimately responsible for enforcement?
Join our panel of industry experts for a discussion about this very question and other points to consider before you return onsite.
Option 2: A GMID Debate
Pandemic Protocol: Is a Vaccine Passport a Solution for the Business Events Industry?
1000 – 1100 CET (Berlin) | 1600 – 1700 SGT (Singpore) | 3:00 a.m. – 4:00 a.m. CDT (Chicago)
Join PCMA’s APAC and EMEA region on Global Meetings Industry Day with a twist as they host a GMID debate.
As the air travel industry, many governments and cities explore, trial and or embrace the idea of a Vaccine Passport yet the World Health Organization is yet to endorse such a concept. Event industry professionals are also devising plans for the return of national and international events with the safety of attendees at the forefront of their plans. So, the questions stands is a Vaccine Passport a solution for the business events industry?
Join some of APAC and EMEA’s experienced event professionals as they debate this important question and the effects positive and negative on our industry. Followed by a global deep dive by sector for you to collaborate and explore what this means for you and your organization.
Option 3: A Virtual GMID Meet-Up
Connect with your PCMA community and celebrate Global Meetings Industry Day at this informal networking event. Attendees will be placed in a virtual reception where they can move from “table” to “table” and meet with various groups.
- GMID Meet-Up
11:00 a.m. – noon CDT (Chicago) | 1800 – 1900 CET (Berlin) | 000 – 100 SGT (Singapore, April 9)
Option 4: Watch Hospitality Today Live
Join Hospitality Today Live on either Facebook Live or YouTube Live on April 8 at 12:15 p.m. CDT for an episode surrounding Global Meetings Industry Day with an interview from PCMA President and CEO, Sherrif Karamat, CAE.
Option 5: Join a local PCMA chapter
Many PCMA chapters will be hosting their own GMID 2021 virtual or hybrid learning sessions:
- Canada West Chapter
- Capital Chapter
- Greater Midwest Chapter
- Greater Philadelphia Chapter
- Gulf States Chapter
- Heartland Chapter
- Mexico Chapter
- New England Chapter
- New York Chapter
- Northern California Chapter
- Power Chapter
- Rocky Mountain Chapter
- Southeast Chapter
Join GMID on social media by following the hashtag #GMID21. We’ll be covering the day’s events on @pcmahq on LinkedIn, Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.
For more info or to register for any of options, visit www.pcma.org/global-meetings-industry-day
PCMA believes that business events can economically and socially transform communities, enterprises and individuals. As the world’s largest platform for business events strategists and their business partners, PCMA’s success is driven by a commitment to providing provocative executive level education, face-to-face networking and business intelligence to its global audience of 7,000 professionals and students. Through its Ascent leadership initiative to promote inclusion and diversity across the business events industry and beyond, PCMA seeks to empower those challenged by gender, sexual orientation, race, ethnicity or disabilities to find success. Headquartered in Chicago, PCMA has 17 chapters throughout the U.S., Canada and Mexico with members in more than 40 countries and regional offices in Switzerland and Singapore. Its brands include the PCMA Foundation, Convene magazine, the Digital Experience Institute which supports the DES certification, the Visionary Awards, PCMA EduCon and various webinars. Its vision is to drive global and economic transformation through business events. For more info, visit pcma.org