2012 National Meetings Industry Day

National Meetings Industry Day (NMID) is being celebrated across Canada on Thursday, April 19, 2012 in recognition of the significant economic and community impact of the meetings industry. This special day will highlight our Canadian meetings and events industry and communicate its value to the general public, business community and governments.

Edmonton Tourism, the Shaw Conference Centre and Meeting Professionals International (MPI) Greater Edmonton Chapter are organizing a breakfast (7:00am – 10:00am) to celebrate NMID 2012 in Edmonton.  This year we are thrilled to have a new panel format with:

  • Ron Gilbertson, President and CEO of Edmonton Economic Development Corporation
  • Bruce Okabe, CEO of Travel Alberta
  • Simon O’Byrne, Chair of the Downtown Vibrancy Task Force and a Senior Principal at Stantec

They will be delivering a panel presentation about “Major Trends Meeting And Event Professionals Don’t Dare Ignore” during our morning celebrations.

This celebration is being supported by many local industry partners, planners, suppliers and associations such as Canadian Association of Professional Speakers (CAPS), Canadian Society of Association Executives (CSAE), and Edmonton’s Food Bank to name a few.

This event is also being held as a fundraiser with all proceeds being donated to Edmonton’s Food Bank to support their recently launched food recovery program. Our goal is to raise $15,000 for this initiative.

As my second year involved with this event as Co-Chair , it  has been a tremendous honour to collaborate with the Edmonton meeting and event industry and continue the momentum that is building to recognize what we do.

For more information visit: www.nmid-edmonton.ca