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Global Meetings Industry Day Goes Virtual

Posted: 4/13/2020

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Global Meetings Industry Day Goes Virtual

Lake George NY - Industry advocates across the tourism and meetings industries from around the world, were set to once again celebrate Global Meetings Industry Day on April 14th, 2020. A time to recognize the importance of the meetings industry as a whole, the economic impact it has to communities and businesses, and the value it brings. Meetings Mean Business, composed of over 60 members, brings together industry advocates under one umbrella.


During the middle of March, The Lake George Area started to see the effects of COVID-19. The meetings industry as a whole slammed to a halt as fears of the virus spreading became more real, more events started to disappear from the calendar. Now, New York is shut down as we all participate in social distancing. On March 31st, Meetings Mean Business announced that it will be postponing their in-person celebration. The important thing is that Global Meetings Industry Day is not cancelled, Meetings Mean Business will hold 2 virtual broadcasts. “We are proud of the resilience and continued commitment that industry professionals have shown, and we stand together in navigating this crisis.” stated in Meetings Mean Business statement. 


Here is what you can participate in on April 14th. 


  • “GMID Virtual”  A 12-hour broadcast hosted by Meeting Professionals International
  • “GMID Goes Virtual” A first-of-its-kind 90 minute webcast, also attempting to achieve the world record for the largest virtual meeting!


During these difficult and challenging times, it is important to come together during times of need to help one another, to step up and show what being a part of the community is all about. That is why Meetings Mean Business welcomes you to share how you took action in your community. We know many people in our area have done a tremendous job helping their community and we would love to hear about it at


The Lake George Regional Convention & Visitors Bureau made astonishing accomplishments in 2019, booking 13,323 room nights with 54,040 attendees visiting The Lake George Area throughout the year. From sporting events, business conferences, festivals and tournaments, the Lake George CVB played a big role in bringing in tremendous revenue to the region. Meetings play a big role in the economy of the Lake George Area, and the CVB as well as local businesses have worked hard to bring and market the region as the top meetings destination in the country.


MMB hopes to have a new date for when we can all meet in person to celebrate, but for now, lets connect from the safety of our homes.

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