For the second year in a row, companies around the world will participate in Global Meetings Industry Day. Events will be held on April 6, 2017 at dozens of locations across the globe to advocate for the importance of in-person business meetings, conferences and trade shows, as well as to share the latest industry-relevant news and research. EmpireCLS is excited to be participating in #GMID17. Our representatives will be attending the event hosted by MPI Greater New York and NYPCMA at the New York Marriott at the Brooklyn Bridge.

Meetings Professional International (MPI) was founded in 1972 as a way for business professionals to network and share information to help grow the industry. MPIGNY is one of more than 90 chapters of the organization that exist worldwide. Along with the New York Area chapter of the Professional Convention Management Association (PCMA), the group will be holding its second event. One of the primary topics of focus will be the future of professional meetings, as well as what types of opportunities will be available in the industry.

Why do face-to-face meetings matter?

In the digital age, it’s easier than ever to connect instantly with people around the world; yet no matter how far technology advances, there will never be a substitute for meeting someone in person. An additional level of understanding is added to a conversation when you can clearly detect nuanced gestures, hear subtle changes of tone or feel the grip of a new business partner’s hand as you seal the deal.

Always arrive on time and in style.

First impressions matter. That’s why EmpireCLS provides services like corporate limo services that are second-to-none. We have our own fleet of luxury vehicles to transport you reliably to your next meeting or event. Our chauffeurs always arrive early to ensure that you reach your destination on time.

Never stop innovating.

Innovation is at the heart of our industry, and #GMID17 brings that idea to the forefront by rallying together a variety of professionals who make great meetings happen. EmpireCLS has continually been an innovator in the event transportation industry, offering the latest reservation and tracking technologies, as well as advanced safety features for all of our executive car services. We are also working to improve technology in the field of Strategic Meetings Management (SMM).

Global Meetings Industry Day is a fantastic opportunity to meet with other professionals in the industry and to catch a glimpse of what the future holds.

To stay up to date with #GMID17, follow @MPISCC and @MPIGNY on Twitter.