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700 N. Fairfax Street, Suite 510
Alexandria, VA 22314





Join us for the 2016 Sustainable Meetings Conference

Register to attend the Sustainable Meetings Conference and join professionals from all corners of the meetings and events industry — planners, suppliers, service providers, and destination representatives — around a single mission: transforming an industry by integrating sustainability into the entire life-cycle of event planning and execution. Learn more and register. 

GMIC/UNLV Research Release

GMIC Webinars are free for GMIC Supporters; webinar is worth 1.0 CE Credit toward your CMP Certification.

This year, GMIC commissioned a multi-phase study that was conducted by Dr. Dina Zemke and Dr. Yen-Soon Kim from the William F. Harrah College of Hotel Administration at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas (UNLV). The purpose of the study was to analyze how corporate brands underscore their sustainability practices through live events in gain a clear vision of the current sustainable/green practices in the meetings and events industry. The study was made possible thanks to support from the Las Vegas Sands Corporation and the Thailand Convention & Exhibition Bureau. 

During the webinar, you will: 
1. Hear the results of the study and learn how to use benchmarks for comparison with your sustainable practices. 
2. Understand how organisations that are focused on sustainability can strengthen their positions. 
3. Learn how to use the research findings to demonstrate the business value of sustainable events. 


GMIC, A Council of the Convention Industry Council

Green Meetings Industry Council (GMIC) has become a Council of the Convention Industry Council with a specific charter and mandate to advocate and educate around sustainability in the meetings and events industry operating under the direction of CIC’s board. 

The passionate supporters that provide much of GMIC’s current membership base will be a valuable asset in taking on local issues and offering educational opportunities for fellow supporters.  GMIC individual and business members will transition to individual supporters and sponsors, and local GMIC Chapters will be invited to continue their local communities through supporter “networks.”  This announcement was made to GMIC members on a special webinar on February 24. Following is a copy of the  webinar. 


Click here for FAQs about the new combined CIC/GMIC force. 



GMIC In the news:


Links to the MeetingsNet article and other press:

Green Meeting Council Relaunches as Part of CIC - Meetings Net

Green Meeting Industry Council Merges with the Convention Industry Council - Meetings & Conventions 

Green Meeting Merges with CIC - Smart Meetings 

Meetings Groups Merge to Further Sustainability in the Events Industry - Associations Now

Green Meeting Industry Council Reorganizes - Green Lodging News