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GMID April 4th

April 4, 2019 @ 4:00 pm8:00 pm PDT

Fourth Annual Global Meetings Industry Day (GMID)

Join us on April 4, 2019 as leaders from across the meetings and events industry will come together to support the Fourth Annual Global Meetings Industry Day. GMID events will be held across the globe to demonstrate the measurable impact that meetings have on businesses, economies, and communities. The San Francisco GMID celebration will be a truly unforgettable experience bringing together an unprecedented number of eleven total Bay Area Industry Associations together to network and advocate for the Meetings & Events Industry.   You will not want to miss this opportunity be a part of an event that will showcase the undeniable value that business meetings, trade shows, incentive travel, exhibitions, conferences and conventions bring to people, businesses and communities.

Hilton Union Square
Thursday, April 4, 2019 | 4:00pm – 8:00pm
333 O’Farrell St, San Francisco, CA 94102


The Hilton San Francisco Union Square will be the first time host of GMID, and you will be a part of this landmark event at the largest hotel on the West Coast.  This San Francisco icon has all the resources needed to make every event a memorable success.  Their flexible meeting space spans over 130,000 square feet and features state-of-the-art sound, lighting, and Audio Visual capabilities.  And a little fun fact: their Event Team offers more than 80 years of experience in ensuring successful events with flawless execution.  With large, flexible ballrooms and more than 30 additional meeting rooms ranging in size from 430 to over 1,000 square feet, Hilton San Francisco Union Square offers plenty of event space for any occasion.


Event Pricing:

  • Planner $45.00
  • Supplier $65.00

*Registration after March 31st are subject to a $20 increase.


2019 participating industry organizations include:

PCMA Northern CA Chapter
MPI Northern CA Chapter
ILEA Northern CA Chapter
SPIN Northern CA Chapter
IAEE Northern CA Chapter
NACE Silicon Valley Chapter
GMIC Northern CA Chapter
HSMAI Northern CA Chapter
SITE Northern CA Chapter
Bay Area Business Travel Association (BABTA)
Corporate Event Marketing Association (CEMA)


Net proceeds from GMID 2019 will be shared between two beneficiary organizations—one global and one local.

ECPAT-USA – Human trafficking and the commercial sexual exploitation of children is a global crisis and one to which the meetings industry is dedicated to ending. Join us in supporting ECPAT-USA, the first U.S.-based nonprofit to work to end the issue. In partnership with ECPAT-USA, several industry organizations have signed The Code of Conduct for the Protection of Children from Sexual Exploitation in Travel and Tourism.

St. Anthony Foundation – Homelessness is an issue with which the Bay Area is very familiar. It is of special concern to the meetings and tourism industry. The St. Anthony Foundation mission to support homeless and needy individuals is guided by five values: healing, community, personalism, justice, and gratitude. GMID 2019’s gift will support the purchase of much-needed capital equipment.

To make an additional donation to be shared between our two beneficiaries, please complete as a part of your event registration. Volunteers will also be on site at GMID to accept your donations by cash, check, or credit card.



April 4, 2019
4:00 pm– 8:00 pm PDT


Hilton Union Square
333 O'Farrell Street
San Francisco, 94102 United States
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