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Sustainability in Events and the Workplace

4-4-2019 at 2:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Join MPI Pittsburgh and its sister organizations on Global Meetings Industry Day (GMID) as they come together with other industry professionals around the world to showcase the power of meetings, events, conventions, exhibitions and more. The third annual GMID is being coordinated locally with industry professional outside of the MPI community to take a holistic look at sustainable events. Learn about sustainable venues, food waste, how to plan a zero waste event, and build best practices for your company.

Global Meetings Industry Day (GMID) will shine a light on the real impact meetings have on businesses, economies and communities. Meeting professional organizations, association chapters, corporations, destinations, partners and other supporters will hold events in all around the world to support this international day of advocacy. Events include rallies, press conferences, speaking panels, educational events, award presentations, proclamations and more.

At its base, GMID is a grassroots, local media and messaging event. Meetings Mean Business helps organize by harnessing the industry’s excitement and energy and engaging elected officials and media. This helps you take our messages to the grassroots level and make newsworthy events which will show how meetings support local economies, connect people and drive positive business results.

Speakers include:
Conor McGarvery, LEED AP, Director of Operations
David L. Lawrence Convention Center

David Primm, Chief Program and Impact Officer
412 Food Rescue

Emily Palmer, Zero Waste Events Manager
Pennsylvania Resources Council

Autumn Secrest, Sustainable Business Program Manager
Sustainable Pittsburgh


2:00 pm - 6:00 pm


David L. Lawrence Convention Center
1000 Fort Duquesne Blvd.
Pittsburgh, PA United States


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