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Austin GMID Event

  • 14 Apr 2016
  • 3:00 PM - 6:00 PM
  • Texas State Capital, 1100 Congress Ave Austin, Texas

For the first time, the greater meetings and events industry around the world will celebrate Global Meetings Industry Day (GMID).  Join SPIN, the Meetings Mean Business Coalition, and fellow meeting industry professionals for a Rally and Press Conference at the Capitol as we showcase the real local impact that business meetings, conferences, conventions, incentive travel, trade shows and exhibitions have on people, business and communities.

A panel discussion with some of the brightest minds in the meetings and events industry will follow the rally:

  • Paul Van Deventer, President & CEO | MPI
  • Deborah Sexton, President & CEO | PCMA
  • Cathy Breden, CAE, CMP, Exec. Vice President & COO | IAEE
  • Ken Sanders, President | Freeman AV
  • Mike Dominguez, co-chair Meetings Mean Business & Sr. Vice President of Sales | MGM Resorts
Moderated by Kevin Olsen, Founding Partner | Keyway, LLC
Participating industry association area chapters:
  • MPI (Meeting Professionals International TX Hill Country Chapter)
  • International Association of Exhibitions and Events – Central Texas Chapter (IAEE-CTC)
  • Professional Convention Management Association Lone Star Chapter
  • Texas Society of Association Executives
  • International Association for Venue Management- Region 6
  • Senior Planners Industry Network- Austin Chapter
  • International Special Events Society- Austin Chapter
  • Society for Incentive Travel Excellence- Texas Chapter
  • Hospitality Sales and Marketing Association International- Austin Chapter 
  • Society of Government Meeting Planners- Texas Lone Star Chapter
               3:00-4:00pm - Rally at the Capitol and Press                                       Conference
              4:00-4:30pm - Registration
              4:30-6:00pm - Moderated Panel Discussion with                                   Industry Leaders - Q&A

                    Early Bird Registration - $25
                    Standard and Onsite* - $35
             *(Standard Registration begins April 7)

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