Global Meetings Industry Day (GMID) is an annual international day, scheduled this year on Thursday, April 21, that promotes advocacy and showcases the undeniable value that business meetings, trade shows, incentive travel, exhibitions, conferences, and conventions bring to people, businesses, and communities.  

This is the 6th year of GMID with the focus on celebrating all the industry has accomplished after bracing 2020 and moving forward with cautious optimism for future in-person events. Businesses from around the world will meet together – virtually and in-person – for collaboration on best practices and industry insights. Participate in the digital conversations by using #GMID21 and tune in throughout the day to MPI’s free online broadcast.

The overall theme for GMID this year is “Meet Safe” which emphasizes the need for organizations to continue meeting, with a transition to safe in-person events as a way to come together after the pandemic. Visit the Meetings Mean Business page for more information on GMID.

Myrtle Beach is known for our meeting spaces, convention center, and group accommodations, as well as countless options for restaurants, shopping, and attractions! We have worked hard over the last year to put many practices into place for meetings and groups to also “meet safe” in the Myrtle Beach area.

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The Myrtle Beach Convention Center, one of the east coast’s premier meeting facilities, recently became Global Biorisk Advisory Council (GBAC) accredited, which is the gold standard for safety procedures in the industry. The Myrtle Beach Convention Center is also one of the largest in the southeast, offering ample space for groups to meet safely. The Myrtle Beach International Airport is also GBAC accredited and offers flights from nine different airlines and many nonstop destinations. The Myrtle Beach International Airport was also named the Best Small Airport award, and recently added 10 nonstop destinations offered by Southwest Airlines.

The Myrtle Beach area offers so many activities that everyone in your group is guaranteed to love. From eco tours, such as kayaking or paddle boarding, and team building exercises to amusement parks and museums, there are a plethora of options for entertainment after a day of meetings. Peruse our website for details on everything The Beach has to offer.

Please contact Cyndi Mohr and Lori Lampo for more information on meeting in the Myrtle Beach area. Our team has seen an increased demand for meeting and convention space for the fall of 2021, and the majority of 2022 and 2023 – a demand stronger than ever before. Whether you're planning a family reunion, motor coach group tour, music festival/performance soiree, student group outing, sports group event or reuniting with fellow retired military friends, we invite you to plan your next group get-together with us now.

With all these enticing advantages, we believe your meeting belongs at The Beach. View our video below for more information on all that is waiting for your group in Myrtle Beach.