• Fourth Annual Global Meetings Industry Day (GMID) Celebrated by NYC & Co.

    POSTED March 29, 2019

The Meetings Mean Business Coalition (MMBC) is having its fourth annual Global Meetings Industry Day (GMID) Thursday, April 4th. NYC & Company, New York City’s official destination marketing organization and convention & visitors bureau, is proud to support the event. Iconic structures in Brooklyn and Manhattan will shine blue (MMBC’s signature color) to raise awareness of the impact of face-to-face meetings on the global economy and NYC. NYC & Company will also lead and participate in the Tristate Meeting Planner event, drive awareness efforts on the local level, sponsor and partake in regional activations nationwide and join global gatherings.

“It continues to be an honor to annually light New York City blue in celebration of GMID,” says Jerry Cito, executive vice president, Convention Development. “NYC & Company is pleased to spotlight the impact of our industry globally and encourage reflection on the power of face-to-face meetings.”

On April 4 from sundown to 2 a.m., the following Midtown Manhattan partners will shine blue for GMID: the Javits Center’s glass-enclosed 15-story Crystal Palace; the Empire State Building; and the spires of One Bryant Park and 151 West 42nd St. In Lower Manhattan, One World Trade Center and Pier 17 at the Seaport District. Brooklyn’s landmarked Coney Island Parachute Jump will join the annual GMID lightings for the first time.

The city’s celebrations will continue when the NYC & Company Convention Development team hosts the annual Tristate Meeting Planner event from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Union Park Events. Nearly 250 planners from across the region will gather for a night of networking.

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“Everyone has seen the rise of the MAPS 3 Oklahoma City Convention Center on the east side of Scissortail Park, and its completion will be another MAPS game-changer for our City,” says Mayor David Holt. “Today’s logo unveiling is another milestone on that path.”


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