Meetings Mean Business is an industry-wide coalition working to showcase the undeniable value that business meetings, trade shows, incentive travel, exhibitions, conferences and conventions bring to people, businesses and communities.

Comprised of over 70 members, this group—newly merged under the U.S. Travel umbrella—convenes quarterly and works to raise the profile and importance of meetings and events in the media and in the minds of lawmakers. Amplifying the needs of meetings, events and business travel is critical to not only the overall recovery of travel, but also the growth and standing of our industry into the future.

Voices from around the world came together on Global Meetings Industry Day 2022 to help showcase the value of meetings and business travel.

View the Recap Deck here.   

MMBC participation eligibility: 
  • Included in membership: Chairman's Circle, Board Circle and Association Board Circle levels 
  • Eligible for a fee: Sustaining and Pillar levels, plus select friends of travel 

View the full coalition roster here

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Join us on March 30, 2023 for #GMID2023!

Following years of canceled in-person meetings, the global meetings and events industry will come together on March 30, 2023 to celebrate Global Meetings Industry Day and showcase why #MeetingsMatter to attendees, organizations, communities, businesses and our economy.

Meetings Means Business Coalition Leadership

Michael Massari
Chief Sales Officer, Caesars Entertainment
Martha Sheridan
President and CEO, Greater Boston Convention and Visitors Bureau