Global Meetings Industry Day (GMID) 2018

April 12, 2018
3:00 PM - 6:00 PM
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Calgary TELUS Convention Centre
120 9 Avenue SE
Calgary, AB T2G 0P3
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“Global Industry. Local Impact.”

“Research into the impact of international conferences on a city’s economic development has evolved beyond easily measurable tourism-related metrics, like direct spend on hotels and restaurants. Today, there’s growing focus on the long-term benefits following a conference, both for local business and academic communities, as well as for visiting professionals and their organizations.” - Greg Oates. October 2016.

Global Meetings Industry Day (GMID) brings together leaders from across the meetings and events industry to showcase the real impact that business meetings, conferences, conventions, incentive travel, trade shows and exhibitions have on people, business and communities. Meeting professionals across the world participate in the international day of advocacy, with more than 120 events held across 6 continents in 2017. 

Come join the conversation with our host, Dave Kelly, and a panel of local experts on the importance of the meetings industry and the power it has to drive positive business outcomes, build strong communities and create valuable personal connections.

3:00PM – 3:30PM: Registration and Networking
3:30PM – 3:45PM: Welcome Remarks
3:45PM – 4:45PM: Panel Discussion with Q&A
4:45PM – 6:00PM: Networking Reception


Dave Kelly
Celebrity Host & Emcee

Dave Kelly

Dave Kelly is a story teller. But more than that, Dave Kelly has the unique gift of enabling those around him to also tell great stories.

As a moderator and host, he has travelled the world working with groups like EO and YPO/WPO to facilitate world class conversations that are as personal as they are inspiring.

From Delhi to Stanford, from Toronto to Amman, Dave uses his extensive television and theatrical experiences to bring out the best in those who lead - whether they lead nations or businesses, whether they lead quietly or with volume.

If there is a theme that Dave has discovered in the thousands of interviews and conversations with some of the best thinkers, writers and leaders in the world - it is that we are all human, we are all in this together, and there is something we can all learn.

That and there isn’t a presentation in the world that can be saved by PowerPoint.

Dave’s current production is Dave Kelly Live – a fantastic live talk show playing at the majestic Grande Theatre.

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Amy Johnson
General Manager

Hyatt Regency Calgary

Amy Johnson

Amy Johnson, a 30+ year hospitality veteran with 17 + years with Hyatt Hotels, was part of the opening team for Hyatt Regency Calgary.  Amy is General Manager of Hyatt Regency Calgary, returning to Calgary in 2016 after 10 years working with Hyatt Hotels in Chicago.  Where Amy served as Corporate Director of Sales, Revenue and Event Operations for the Americas with Hyatt Hotels Corporation, traveling the globe.

Prior to Hyatt Amy’s Canadian hotel experience includes 15 + years holding senior leadership positions with Delta Hotels & Resorts and with (Canadian Pacific Hotels & Resorts) Fairmont Hotels & Resorts in F&B and Event operations. Since returning to Calgary, Amy has joined the Calgary Hotel Association Board of Directors and the UNICEF Calgary Patron’s Council.

Amy’s pictured with her dog Sasha at the Hyatt Regency Calgary on Love Your Pet Day.


Event Sponsors 





Event Supporters

MMB Canada

 PCMA Canada West



$45.00 MPI-GCC - Member Registration

$65.00 Non Member/Guest Registration

$25.00 MPI-GCC - Student Member Registration

$45.00 PCMA Canada West - Member Registration