HPN Global Meetings Industry Day 2021


Contact: Desi Whitney


April 8, 2021


[Scottsdale, AZ] – Today, HPN Global joins organizations across the globe to support the annual Global Meetings Industry Day (GMID). GMID, led by the industry advocacy coalition Meetings Mean Business (MMB), showcases the proven value that business meetings, conferences, conventions, incentive travel, trade shows and exhibitions bring to businesses and the economy. This year’s GMID theme is Meet Safe, recognizing the industry’s top priority of operating meetings and events with health and safety top-of-mind.

The current landscape for meetings and events is one of the most challenging in our history. Even so, industry professionals rise to the occasion time and time again – from GMID 2020, where event planners in all regions swiftly pivoted their plans to virtual; to today, where businesses and destinations are holding safe in-person events and embracing the hybrid-model as necessary.

Today, we come together in all settings, stronger and more united than ever, to demonstrate the unwavering value of our industry with leaders in business, government and the media.

Showcasing our industry’s value has never been more important – particularly in the United States.

“The participation of organizations such as HPN Global is critical to GMID’s success,” says Fred Dixon, president and CEO of NYC & Company and co-chair of MMB. “It reveals the true power of our industry, our emphasis on convening with health and safety top-of-mind and projections for a strong recovery impacting businesses and local economies around the world.”

HPN Global Executives along with key industry partners developed a video to show our GMID 2021 support that will be pushed out to our extensive network of clients and suppliers on April 8 via a variety of social media outlets. The video demonstrates the excitement we have for the return of in person meetings and the importance of meeting safely to help the global economic recovery.

“We at HPN Global could not be more thrilled to support and commemorate Global Meetings Industry Day. We have remained laser focused on not only showcasing where and how meetings can be held, but how they can be held safely. We believe the synergy and attention on our beloved industry created by today’s activities around GMID will showcase how critical meetings are to conducting business across the globe, Harold Batiste, Senior Vice President, Sales Operations at HPN Global.”

GMID was created in 2016 to raise the profile of the meetings and events industry. Last year brought a new challenge with the international impact of COVID-19 that brought the industry to a standstill. We did, however, convene with meeting professional organizations, association chapters, corporations, destinations, elected officials and business leaders through MPI’s 12-hour GMID event broadcast. And this year we will celebrate safe in-person, hybrid and virtual meetings alike from California to Luska, Zambia and everywhere in between.

“Since its inception, GMID has galvanized partners globally and empowered advocates to communicate our industry’s ability to support businesses and local communities,” said Michael Massari, chief sales officer at Caesars Entertainment, Inc. and co-chair of MMB. “This year’s GMID is a testament to the incredibly resilient meetings and events professionals and our dedication to securing much-needed relief and recovery for the industry.”

Participate in the digital conversations by following @MeetingsMeanBiz and @hpnglobal on Twitter, using #GMID21 and #HPN21 and watching the live-stream of events provided here by MPI.


About HPN Global

HPN Global has grown to be one of the largest, most global Site Selection and Venue Finding companies through its unique business model and unparalleled service. Our team is the most experienced in the industry. The speed, efficiency and data capture of the system are unique in the industry. Learn more by visiting www.hpnglobal.com

About Meetings Mean Business

Meetings Mean Business is an industry-wide coalition to showcase the undeniable value that business meetings, trade shows, incentive travel, exhibitions, conferences and conventions bring to people, businesses and communities. By rallying industry advocates, working with stakeholders, conducting original research, engaging with outside voices and more, the coalition brings the industry together to emphasize its importance. Comprised of over 60 members, the coalition unites the meetings industry with one strong and powerful voice. For more information, visit www.MeetingsMeanBusiness.com.