Joint Meetings Industry Council Celebrates GMID

Joint Meetings Industry Council (JMIC) celebrated Global Meetings Industry Day (GMID) on April 11, highlighting the power of collaboration.

JMIC announced in a statement that it “acknowledges the essential role of in-person interactions in creating innovation, promoting cooperation and tackling the urgent issues of our time. Humans have a natural need to gather, exchange ideas, and cooperate for shared purposes, and the meetings industry enables these powerful exchanges.”

“The importance of Global Meetings Industry Day is that it recognizes the significant role of meetings in changing our world for the better,” said James Rees, JMIC president. “At JMIC, we are dedicated to promoting the meetings industry and demonstrating its benefits, from local community legacy to the widest global perspective. Through advocacy and collaboration, we will continue to strengthen the voice of the meetings industry and showcase its lasting benefits and outcomes.”

JMIC added that celebrating GMID is an opportunity to acknowledge the meetings industry’s ability to overcome barriers and cater to all fields around the world. “Meetings are essential for enhancing economic development, stimulating innovation, and advancing social change. They help to determine the future of communities across the globe.

“As we celebrate Global Meetings Industry Day, JMIC invites participants from all sectors of the meetings industry to renew their dedication to working together, innovating, and delivering high-quality results. Together, we can use the power of meetings to build a more equitable, sustainable, and thriving future for ourselves and next generations,” the statement added.

JMIC is a global organization that represents the combined interests of major international industry associations in the meetings and events sector. It advocates for the industry’s impact, value, and sustainability on a global level.

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