Fredericton Convention Centre

Global Meetings Industry Day Celebrated

Fredericton (April 13, 2016)

Leaders from across the meeting and event industry are coming together to support the first Global Meetings Industry Day (GMID) on Thursday, April 14, 2016.  Simultaneous events will be held in Fredericton and Halifax, hosted by Meetings Professional International (MPI) Atlantic chapter.

2016 marks the first Global day, as MPI chapters in Europe and South America follow Canada’s lead, where National Meetings Industry Day has been celebrated for the past 20 years.

GMID is designed to shine a light on the substantial impact meetings and events have on businesses, economies and communities. Meeting and event industry association chapters, corporations, destinations, partners and more will hold events in destinations all across the United States, Canada and Mexico to support this day.

The Fredericton event will be celebrated at the Fredericton Convention Centre beginning at 11:30 with a lunch featuring guest speaker Joel Richardson, Vice President, New Brunswick & PEI Divisions, Canadian Manufacturers & Exporters (CME). Also during this event a New Brunswick leader will be recognized with an MPI Influence Award, as each Canadian chapter recognizes one person or organization in their community who has made a difference to the meetings industry.

The Fredericton lunch will be followed by Advantage New Brunswick, a showcase of 30 exhibitors from across the province representing hotels, meeting venues and destination management organizations, who will connect with meeting and event delegates from associations, government, corporations and not-for-profit organizations from 1:00pm-3:00pm. This biannual event brings together event planners and partners to exchange information, best practices and to discuss new trends in the industry.

More than 100 delegates from across New Brunswick are expected to attend the Advantage NB Showcase.

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Media are welcome to attend all events.  For lunch we require an RSVP to ensure we have seat for you.

For more information:
Patricia Donnelly
About Meetings Planners International (MPI)
MPI was founded in 1972 and has more than 20,000 members, representing 86 countries, from 71 clubs & chapters. MPI’s mission is to provide MPI members, chapters and the global meeting and event community with innovative and relevant education, networking opportunities and business exchanges, and to act as a prominent voice for the promotion and growth of the industry.
About The Fredericton Convention Centre 
The Fredericton Convention Centre, located in downtown Fredericton, features a 1,159-square-metre (12,480 square foot) ballroom, which can accommodate a banquet for 1000 people or 100 exhibit booths, and can be configured into multiple rooms for conference breakout sessions.  The facility includes an additional 799-square-metres (8,600 square feet) of flexible meeting space, ideal for concurrent conference sessions, executive board meetings and special events. 
FCC features a high definition video conference room, complimentary high-speed internet, and programmable digital signage.  It is connected to the 709-seat Fredericton Playhouse and Chancery Place.  Delegates are within walking distance of the many cultural attractions, shops, boutiques and restaurants of New Brunswick’s Capital City.
Since opening five years ago, the FCC has served more than 120,000 delegates for all sizes of events, from small meetings to multi-day conferences and trade shows with hundreds of delegates. For more information on FCC, visit

Global Meetings Industry Day
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