Global Meetings Industry Day (GMID) - An International Day of Advocacy Print

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“Global Industry. Local Impact.”

Registration opens on Monday, March 12th

“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.

Our exciting roster of panelists will be introduced to you throughout the coming weeks! 

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

Your Host: 

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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Greater Calgary Chapter Board Slate 2018/19

Greater Calgary Chapter Board Slate

March 5, 2018

The Greater Calgary Chapter Nominating Committee has selected the following individuals, whom we believe to have the skills, dedication and integrity to provide outstanding leadership to our chapter during their term of office.  Please be aware that as a member in good standing you have the right to review and challenge the slate of directors as indicated in the chapter bylaws.  If positions remain uncontested, the slate of officers will be considered approved by a unanimous vote after 30 days.  Please congratulate and thank these members for their service.


The Chapter Board of Directors elects the following slate of officers. They are identified in this communication so members can view the full board proposed for the upcoming term. 


Name and Company





Jade Marage, CFA Society Calgary


President Elect

Tyler Trapp, Hotel Blackfoot


Immediate Past President



Vice President Operations & Finance



Vice President Membership

Adam Thomas, Marriott International Hotels


Vice President Marketing & Communications



Vice President Education

Sue Summers, e=mc2 events


Vice President Sponsorship

Melanie Maduik, PwC Canada


Vice President At Large

Susan McGregor, Calgary Economic Development


Vice President At Large

Jen Thacker, OneWest Events Inc.


Please direct any questions to: Stephanie Barkley, CMP, Immediate Past President,

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Lots of movement at The Rec Room!

Thank you to all of you who came out to get moving at The Rec Room. It was a lot of fun to connect with our #eventprofs in a comletely different setting. See what you missed!


Thanks again to The Rec Room, Fitter First, FMAV & Ambassador Limousine without whom this awesome event would not have been possible!




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