A sustainable network makes us stronger: GMIC

The Green Meetings Industry Council (GMIC) has been the most effective force for change in the meetings industry movement to find and integrate more responsible practices.  A wellspring of ideas, resources and friendships for the rapidly expanding network of committed business professionals who have discovered it, the GMIC is like no other meetings industry association. 

The GMIC is as much a tribe as it is a driver of business;  the culture is one characterized by palpable excitement and optimism for the potential of the future imbued with a fiery passion for leaving the world a better place.  Jaded enough, perhaps,  to know that idealism alone will not result in needed positive change for industry, members have come together to share best practices, uncover new technologies, and make incandescent the messages for the cause of sustainable, responsible ‘green’ practices for business.  In this way, this is an organization focused on creating business results in a faster, smarter way.

Next month, from 9 through 11 February, 2010 in Denver, Colorado, USA, the GMIC will hold the Sustainable Meetings Conference.

The emerging APEX Green Meeting Standards, itself a direct result of the passionate GMIC network of committed professionals, will serve as a framework for much of the content of the conference.

For any meetings industry professional who understands that we are stronger as a network of unified talents and voices, and who seeks practical resources and ideas to speed improved business performance, they are strongly encouraged to register and attend.  This conference is the most powerful conference and education experience for green meeting planners and suppliers.  Plan to come.

See you in Denver!


  1. Julie Baylor says:

    I’m looking forward to this event! Thanks for the article, and hope to see you there!

    • Michael Luehrs says:

      Great, Julie, thank you. Spread the word and let’s see if we can help to make it the biggest GMIC event yet. Denver has done an amazing job to welcome this group and the speaker list and content is some of the best so far. I’m very much looking forward to it (as you can tell!)
      Please forward to others and invite them to comment, perhaps on what they’d like to get out of the event? Or a favorite GMIC experience from a previous conference?
      Looking forward to hearing more!

  2. Roy says:

    It’s hard to be humble with ancestors like mine!

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