Celebrating Global Meetings Industry Day 2022

We’ll just come out and say it: We’re tired of it – and we know you are, too.  

We’re tired of staring into our devices. Two years of virtual meetings has the MAC Productions team – and likely you as well – feeling screen fatigue. Now, we are finally feeling relief as things continue returning to normal we all crave that allows us to celebrate an event like Global Meetings Industry Day (GMID). 

Happening on Thursday, April 7, GMID is celebrated annually by the U.S. Travel Association (USTA) to showcase the importance and benefits of in-person, professional meetings and events. A significant aspect of the travel and hospitality industry, in-person meetings allow people opportunities to network, and learn about new technologies, products and advances across the meetings industry. In addition, they allow for the no. 1 thing that is simply too difficult to replicate in a distant/virtual space: Human connection. The USTA says a majority of decision-makers credit business travel with increased profit and revenue.

According to the 2021 American Express Global Business Travel Back to Blue Skies survey of 1,500 corporate travelers and decision-makers:

  • 90% of those surveyed believe in-person meetings advance professional growth.
  • 88% believe they foster stronger leadership skills, benefit company culture and broaden cultural understanding.
  • 84% believe it increases productivity and helps both attract and retain top talent.
  • 82% believe it improves job performance.
  • 86% of business travelers are excited to get back to business travel.

With so many opportunities for live events this year, consider choosing a seasoned production partner. With 50+ years of industry experience, MAC Productions can handle all of your organization’s audio and visual needs for your next in-person meeting, convention or speaking engagement.  

To learn more about Global Meetings Industry Day, visit https://www.ustravel.org/events/global-meetings-industry-day. To discover all the ways in which the professionals at MAC Productions can help bring to life the vision for your next in-person meeting or conference, click here 


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