Today, April 4, 2019, is Global Meetings Industry Day (GMID)—a
day to celebrate and recognize the impact that business meetings,
conferences, conventions, incentive travel, trade shows and exhibitions have on
businesses across the world.
It’s easy to forget just how important gathering together in
a physical space is for making business connections. In a world where
technology makes it easy to connect from across the world, bringing people
together in the same room is more powerful than ever.
In a survey of business leaders, the Meetings Mean Business
Coalition found that executives report a wide range of benefits of meeting and
And an ultimate ROI for their bottom line
Economic Impact of
Meetings & Events
When you attend as many meetings and conferences as our team
does, you can actually see the economic impact these events have on the local
and broader economies.
Oxford Economics reported on the economic impact of
face-to-face meetings and confirmed what we in the industry already know: the
impact is big.
Every dollar spent on face-to-face meetings and business events generates an additional $1.60 for the U.S. economy.
And the trend is continuing to grow.
Prestige Loves this
We absolutely love being part of this amazing, vibrant,
fast-paced industry. And so do our partners, vendors, and clients.
We look forward to continuing to see the industry grow,
change, and evolved—and are happy to play even some small role in it.
Let us help save you time and make your meeting
or event a success!
Prestige Global Meeting Source, founded in 1986, provides site selection and event services to clients. Our experienced sales partners work to find and contract the best possible hotels, resorts, DMCs and cruises for groups and continue through to full-service event development and management.