• Going Blue for GMID

     
    POSTED April 12, 2019
     

    One World Trade Center; Credit: Julienne Schaer for NYC & Company

    One World Trade Center; Credit: Julienne Schaer for NYC & Company
  • Going Blue for GMID

     
    POSTED April 12, 2019
     

    Javits Center; Credit: Julienne Schaer for NYC & Company

    Javits Center; Credit: Julienne Schaer for NYC & Company
  • Going Blue for GMID

     
    POSTED April 12, 2019
     

    Coney Island Parachute Jump; Credit: Michelle Rick for NYC & Company

    Coney Island Parachute Jump; Credit: Michelle Rick for NYC & Company
  • Going Blue for GMID

     
    POSTED April 12, 2019
     

    Pier 17 at Seaport District; Courtesy Howard Hughes Corporation

    Pier 17 at Seaport District; Courtesy Howard Hughes Corporation

There was plenty going on for Global Meetings Industry Day on April 4 (the fourth annual Meetings Mean Business Coalition event), but NYC & Company caught everyone's attention by turning some of the city's most iconic buildings blue. Using MMBC’s signature color, the goal was to raise awareness of the impact that face-to-face meetings have on the global economy and NYC.

The following buildings stayed blue rom sundown to 2 a.m.:

Midtown Manhattan: 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.

Lower Manhattan: One World Trade Center and Pier 17 at the Seaport District

Brooklyn: Coney Island Parachute Jump joined the annual GMID lightings for the first time

You'll remember that NYC & Company also did a similar thing for Climate Week NYC.

 

For the first time, all five boroughs of New York City are lighting up rainbow in celebration of WorldPride's first time being hosted in the United States. Additionally, NYC & Company and LGBT MPA are partnering to offer a MICE familiarization trip for LGBTQ+ meeting and event planners. 

 

IACC's 2019 Meeting Room of the Future Report reveals that sustainability is a top priority of meeting planners. Of those who responded to the survey, 44 percent said they believe that ethical operations and sustainable practices will be one of the most important elements for venues by 2024. A major concern of meeting planners is food waste, with 62 percent of respondents noting that they will consider how a venue manages food waste before booking.

 

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