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  • Meetings Mean Business relaunches Worth Meeting About campaign

    Industry campaign showcases the importance of face-to-face meetings for business and society The Meetings Mean Business Coalition (MMBC) has relaunched its Worth Meeting About campaign with an expanded lens that uses major world events, case studies and personal testimonials to highlight the industry’s role in driving progress and innovation. Leveraging digital tactics and storytelling, the coalition will emphasize the message that when it’s important, it’s Worth Meeting About. “Worth Meeting About brings to life the value behind meetings and the…

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  • Meetings Mean Business Coalition goes global

    American-led coalition will work with international partners to unite the meetings industry around the world The Meetings Mean Business Coalition (MMB), a cross-industry communications and advocacy initiative, is introducing a platform for industry professionals in every corner of the globe to better advocate for the power of face-to-face meetings. A newly created licensing agreement will allow partners in countries and regions outside of the United States to use MMB branding, messaging and research to form one strong, cohesive voice for…

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  • MPI official statement re: U.S. executive order on immigration

    “We are concerned the recently signed U.S. executive order on immigration and refugees could have negative impacts on our global membership community and the meeting and event industry. MPI is lending its full support to the Meetings Mean Business Coalition and their efforts to monitor this issue and understand potential implications. We will unite with fellow coalition members to advocate for our industry, sharing updates with our members on how Meetings Mean Business is ‘reaffirming that it’s critical to strike…

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  • Meetings yield healthy return on investment for small business owners, especially in tech sector

    New survey shows small business owners continue to prioritize investments in face-to-face meetings Small business owners report that in-person meetings facilitate and enhance their ability to innovate, engage and collaborate, according to a new survey released by the national coalition Meetings Mean Business (MMB). As a result, 91 percent of small business owners plan to spend as much or more on travel for meetings in 2017 as they did in 2016. “The small business owner community is a critical contributor…

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  • Meetings Mean Business launches business leader video series

    Business leaders share how meetings build trust, foster engagement and generate new business The Meetings Mean Business Coalition® (MMBC) has launched a new business leader video series to showcase authentic stories of how and why meetings matter across all professions. The inaugural three video vignettes reflect the widespread reach of meeting face-to-face, profiling a trade association, a not-for-profit, and a corporation. MMBC will continue to debut new videos throughout the year to highlight how meetings build trust, foster engagement and…

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  • SITE Global Education Week will celebrate Global Meetings Industry Day

    SITE Global Education Week, 11-15 April 2016, is an annual initiative designed to create awareness and celebrate the impact that the global incentive travel industry has on business and economic growth. Throughout the week, SITE will offer webinars on topics specific to the incentive travel industry. In addition, SITE chapters around the world will host regional events to address the needs of their marketplace and showcase the rich expertise of the SITE member network. During Global Meetings Industry Day (GMID)…

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  • Meetings industry advocates announce first-ever Global Meetings Industry Day

    On April 14, 2016, leaders from across the meetings and events industry will come together to support the first Global Meetings Industry Day (GMID). Led by the advocacy coalition Meetings Mean Business (MMB), GMID will showcase the real impact that business meetings, conferences, conventions, incentive travel, trade shows and exhibitions have on people, business and communities. “GMID will unite the meetings industry in a way that has never been done before,” said David Peckinpaugh, MMB co-chair and president of Maritz…

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  • Meetings and events industry joins together to launch the first annual North American Meetings Industry Day in 2015

    For the first time, the greater meetings and events industry across the United States, Canada and Mexico will join together to host the North American Meetings Industry Day (NAMID). The event on Thursday, April 16, 2015 will bring together industry professionals and showcase the substantial value of meetings, conferences, conventions, incentive travel, trade shows and exhibitions. The industry supports driving positive business outcomes, creating personal relationships and building strong communities. Meetings industry organizations and chapters from the U.S., Canada and…

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