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Global Meetings Industry Day

April 14 @ 9:00 am - 7:00 pm EDT

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Worth Meeting About…Worth Voting For!

Global Meetings Industry Day (GMID) showcases the power that our industry has when passionate professionals come together to prove the value of face to face meetings. Join the PCMA Capital Chapter and MPI-Potomac Chapter for a day of advocacy, education, and networking as we learn to engage legislators, dive into hot topics, and support a worthy cause along the way.

There are two registration options for GMID: Full Hill Day or Afternoon Education, both followed by a networking reception. See schedules below and event rates HERE.

Full Hill Day Event Schedule
8:00 am – 9:00 am         Registration/Light Breakfast
9:00 am – 11:00 am       Advocacy Training
11:00 am – 1:00 pm       Transportation to the Hill, Group Photo Op and lunch in cafeterias
1:00 pm – 4:00 pm         Hill Appointments
4:00 pm                          Hill Appointments conclude, transportation back to venue
Afternoon Education Program
4:00 pm – 4:15 pm         Introductions/Sponsor Remarks
4:15 pm – 4:45 pm         US Travel – Erik Hansen, VP Government Relations
4:45 pm – 5:15 pm         ASAE Advocacy – Mary Kate Cunningham, VP of Public Policy, ASAE
5:15 pm – 5:30 pm         Hill Day Panel – Moderated by Anthony Molino, National Sales Manager, Choose Chicago
5:30 pm – 7:00 pm         Reception

Please note the 2020 All Access Season Pass includes the Afternoon Education session registration. More details here.

Planner Members: apply for the 2020 Scholarship Program to attend the Afternoon Education session. Apply Now.

Global Meetings Industry Day (GMID) brings together leaders from across the meetings and events industry to showcase the real impact that business meetings, conferences, conventions, incentive travel, trade shows and exhibitions have on people, business and communities. Meeting professionals across the world participate in the international day of advocacy, with more than 200 events held across 6 continents in 2020.

Thank You Program Sponsors

Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center, Experience Kissimmee, EventEQ and CMR

Signage Sponsor: Freeman
Photography Sponsor: EPNAC
Marketing Partners: HSMAI DC, AMPs, SGMP NATCAP, PCMA Chesapeake Chapter, IAEE DC Chapter

CSR Activation

As Meeting Industry professionals we understand the importance of the right luggage and travel accessories to get us where we are going.  We are fortunate enough to be able to pick just the right ones. Foster children and families that are forced to move from one location to another are not so lucky, often using trash bags to carry their belongings.  This GMID, lets demonstrate one more way that meetings are good and donate your used (good condition) or new duffel, carrying bags (small and medium sizes) and suitcases and help support them in this small but meaningful way to provide a better transition to their next location.

Donations will go to the following local organizations:
Duffel and carrying bagsPartners for Kids in Care through Child & Family Services Agency. This agency also expressed a need for new toiletry items.
SuitcasesCornerstones Embry Rucker Community Shelter

Not able to attend GMID or don’t want to bring the items to the GMID event?  An additional drop-off as been arranged at the following location: Lisa Luks, 1933 Fisher Court, Falls Church, VA 22043, lluks@helmsbriscoe.com 703-532-0969

Cancellation Policy:
Registrants may cancel up to 7 business days before the event for a full refund, minus a $10 administration fee. No refunds thereafter. Cancellation must be in writing and sent to capital@pcma.org

Event Status:

After careful and collaborative evaluation and with the CDC’s recommendations to limit groups over 50 (Update: now 10) for the next 8 weeks, PCMA Capital Chapter, MPI Potomac Chapter and our industry partners have decided to postpone GMID 2020. We are very conscious of the impact these recommendations have and continue to have on our industry. Our top priority is to ensure the safety of our members and venue staff. Please know this is a postponement and not a cancellation! Once our new date is announced, if you are unable to attend, please contact our team and we will provide a full refund of any registration fees. We ask your patience on this as we continue to assess the situation and next steps. We look forward to gathering with you and our industry once we are able to safely return to face to face meetings. Meetings Mean Business and we will get back to our business as soon as safely possible!



April 14
9:00 am - 7:00 pm
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Ronald Reagan Building
1300 Pennsylvania Ave, NW
Washington, DC 20004 United States
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