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Global Meetings Industry Day – Central Texas Chapter

April 12, 2018

Nine Texas Meeting and Events Industry Associations will come together to network and advocate for the Meetings & Events Industry. On Thursday, April 12th, GMID events will be held across the globe to demonstrate the measurable impact that meetings have on businesses, economies and communities.

You will not want to miss this opportunity to be a part of an event that will showcase the undeniable value that business meetings, trade shows, incentive travel, exhibitions, conferences and conventions bring to people, businesses and communities.


Meetings and conventions benefit communities. Conventions help create jobs, promote small business and build partnerships. This panel will discuss how meetings drive business growth across globally and in the state of Texas, the value of hosting events as well as the long-term economic impact from meetings attendees.


  • Cathy Breden, CMP, CAE ,EVP, Chief Operating Officer at International Association of Exhibitions and Events
  • Gus Vonderheide, Vice President Global Sales at Hyatt Hotels
  • Steve Genovesi, Executive Vice President at Visit Austin
  • Darel Cook, Director of Expositions at Promotional Products Assn Int’l


Kevin Olsen, Founding Partner at Keyway

Networking Reception

Immediately following the panel discussion, please stay for the NETWORKING & FUN!  Connect with your industry colleagues and enjoy Live Music Entertainment provided by the Austin CVB.


Early Bird Pricing: $35 (early bird pricing ends April 5)

For more information click here.



Brazos Hall
204 E 4th St
Austin, TX


3:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.