June 17th -19th, 2015 ~ The Westin Peachtree Plaza - Atlanta

#GMIC2015

About GMIC
The Green Meeting Industry Council (GMIC) is a global organization dedicated to furthering sustainability in the meetings industry. Our goal is to help create better meetings through increased efficiency and reduced environmental impact, all the while improving the attendee experience. We accomplish this goal in a number of ways:
Providing Expertise + Knowledge

We educate the global meeting industry by sharing best practices and innovative solutions that are driving sustainability in meetings across the world. Our website provides members with a variety of e-learning, case studies and webinar opportunities. Our annual conference brings the most creative and effective sustainable meetings experts together each year to teach, learn and network with each other.

Creating A Supportive Community

Our members come from all over the world, from large companies and small businesses, and they are united in a desire to make the global meetings industry more efficient. Our 13 chapters in North America and Europe help realize global sustainability solutions by connecting members through local educational and networking events.

Fostering Innovation + Efficiency

Our years of experience have taught us that sustainable meetings are better for both the environment and meeting attendees. Sustainable meetings also increase visibility for meeting planners, companies and sponsors, demonstrating leadership and commitment to a reduced environmental impact, greater efficiency and increased corporate responsibility.

Created in 2004, GMIC works to provide the global meetings industry with best practices gleaned from the world's top experts in sustainable meetings. Our tools and educational events can help your organization create better, more efficient and truly sustainable meetings, whether you are just starting out or taking the next step to enhance your existing sustainability goals.


Mission:  The mission of the GMIC is to transform the global meetings industry through sustainability.

Vision: By 2020, GMIC envisions a transformed meeting and event industry, driving towards sustainability which:
  • Achieves strategic goals that serve the economic, environmental, and social interests of all    stakeholders.
  • Incorporates the principles of sustainability as standard operating practice.
  • Integrates international sustainability standards into its management, organization and reporting
    Impacts positively on the local and global society through diversity and inclusivity.
  • Promotes health, well-being, creativity and business effectiveness.

Why Attend The GMIC Sustainable Meetings Conference?


Whether you are an experienced meeting professional or in the beginning stages of implementing sustainable event practices, the annual GMIC Sustainable Meetings Conference will help you create sparks in your meeting design by integrating sustainable solutions to benefit all stakeholders.

Gain Insight + Tools

Keep abreast of new developments, cutting edge techniques, latest technological tools and best practices for integrating sustainable event strategies into your upcoming meetings and events. Attain CEU/CMP credit for attending the GMIC Sustainable Meetings Conference.

Expand your Network

The annual Sustainable Meetings Conference draws a network of experienced meeting professionals who understand that sustainability is a strategic skill necessary to support their companies' core values and achieve bottom line results. Attending the SMC is the first step in making these thought leaders and decision-makers a part of your network while enhancing your professional skills.

Explore Solutions

The GMIC Sustainable Meetings Conference is collaborative platform to meet global sustainability challenges head-on. Find the balance between live and virtual meetings to maximize attendee engagement while minimizing your footprint. Discover better methods to assess the financial and social returns of sustainable alternatives. Improve your bottom line.