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April 12, 2018: Global Meeting Industry Day Celebration

Global Meetings Industry Day Celebration

Thursday, April 12, 2018
11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Hilton Los Angeles Universal City
Universal City, CA

Global Industry, Local Impact Leaders from across the meetings and events industry are coming together to support Global Meetings Industry Day (GMID) on April 12, 2018. Join MPI Southern California, PCMA Southwest & Pacific Chapter and SITE SoCal to celebrate!

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The meetings, conferences, conventions, incentive travel, trade shows and exhibitions industries will unite to showcase the real impact meetings and events have on businesses, economies and communities.

One Industry, One Voice

2018 Global Meeting Industry Day CelebrationBusiness meetings and events play a critical role in connecting people and driving positive business results throughout the continent. Often the industry’s impact goes unnoticed but the value is unmistakable.

Great things happen when people come together. Face-to-face interaction is the platform where deals are struck, relationships are forged and ideas are generated. That’s what Meetings Mean Business is all about: showing the real power of what business meetings, conferences, conventions, incentive travel, trade shows and exhibitions collectively do for people, businesses and communities.

Creating Personal Connections – Personal relationships are at the core of every business decision and face-to-face meetings provide professionals with that personal interaction, which leads to deeper relationships.

Driving Positive Business Outcomes – Meetings and events deliver profits, help win new accounts, serve as education platforms and allow colleagues and partners to come together to innovate and achieve results.

Building Strong Communities – Outside of the results driven by business meetings, the events and meetings industry creates hundreds of thousands of jobs, generates billions of dollars of revenue and supports communities across the North America.


11:00 AM - 12:00 PM Networking Reception
12:00 - 1:30 PM Education Luncheon
1:30 - 2:30 PM Universal Studios Hollywood Experience celebrating GMID


Nan Marchand Beauvois, Senior Vice President of National Councils and General Manager, ESTONan Marchand Beauvois, Senior Vice President of National Councils and General Manager, ESTONan Marchand Beauvois is the U.S. Travel Association’s senior vice president of national councils, overseeing the National Council of State Tourism Directors, the National Council of Attractions, the Destinations Council and the Meetings Mean Business Coalition. She is also general manager for U.S. Travel’s Educational Seminar for Tourism Organizations (ESTO).

Prior to joining U.S. Travel, Marchand Beauvois was the executive director of the Pasadena Convention & Visitors Bureau, where she worked to brand the city as a year-round business and leisure destination, beyond the Rose Parade and Rose Bowl, in the competitive Los Angeles market. She concurrently led an aggressive sales program for the city’s expanding convention center.

Marchand Beauvois has lent her skills to industry associations and has served as a member of U.S. Travel’s IPW Planning Committee, the California Travel & Tourism Commission International Marketing Advisory Committee, the National Tour Associations Marketing Committee, the TTRA board, the Los Angeles Tourism & Convention Board Marketing Committee. She was also a long-term board member of CalTravel, where she served as chair in 2000-01, and was recently recognized as one of Successful Meetings’ 25 Most Influential People in the Meetings Industry.

Marchand Beauvois studied political science/international relations and romance languages at the University of California at Los Angeles.


Hilton Los Angeles Universal CityLocated a block from the main entrance of Universal Studios Hollywood, this upscale 24-story hotel is 3 miles from Pantages Theatre in downtown Hollywood.

Amenities include an informal restaurant, a lobby lounge and a coffee shop, plus a fitness center, and an outdoor pool with a seasonal bar and a hot tub. There's also a business center and 35,000 sq ft of meeting space, as well as a free shuttle to Universal Studios.

The Hilton Los Angeles/Universal City proudly announces the completion of a multi-million dollar renovation including guestrooms, elevator modernization, lobby, restaurant, lobby bar and meeting space. We look forward to hosting the Global Meeting Industry Day and showing you our new look in person!

Hilton Los Angeles Universal City

Overnight accommodations are available for GMID attendees. The Hilton Los Angeles/Universal City is offering a discounted rate of $209 April 11-13, 2018. Call 818-506-2500 and mention “Global Meetings Industry Day”

To receive the special group rate, attendees must make a reservation no later than March 15, 2018.

Parking: The Hilton Los Angeles/Universal City is offering complimentary self-parking for all GMID attendees. Valet is available at a discounted rate of $10 per car.

When Thursday, April 12, 2018
11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Where Hilton Los Angeles Universal City
555 Universal Hollywood Dr.
Universal City, CA 91608
Dress Code Business Attire
For more information Jessica Rojas
MPISCC Chapter Administrator


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