Experience #GMIDGoesVirtual Again

Missed the event? Experiencing #GMIDGoesVirtual withdrawal? You can watch the full recording of the event here.


Sli.do Poll Results

During our event,  GMID Goes Virtual became the most interactive event in Sli.do history with over 8,800 people participating and 46,790 votes submitted to our polling questions.  A summary of the results is available below.


After The Virus: Business Model

 The University of Westminster has partnered with the organisers of GMID Goes Virtual to run a research project on how companies and freelancers will adapt their business models post-Coronavirus. Complete the survey and help us get a snapshot of how companies are pivoting and changing their business models to adapt.

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The Above and Beyond Foundation

 The Above and Beyond Foundation is comprised of MICE industry leaders who recognize and reward outstanding hospitality industry front-line colleagues: housekeepers, stewards, bus drivers, servers, cooks, AV techs and others. 

The Foundation’s Heart of Hospitality Award honors exceptional industry individuals with a life-changing monetary grant, acknowledgement among their peers, and recognition throughout the hospitality industry. In the last 2 years over $200,000 has been granted to deserving honorees. 

In the wake of the COVID-19 crisis, the HELPING HOSPITALITY urgent aid grant program awards $500 virtual VISA cards to those that have gone above and beyond but have lost their jobs due to the pandemic. Grant recipients are nominated by their (former) employers by clicking HERE. 

Funding for the grants is made possible through tax-deductible donations to The Above and Beyond Foundation. Please join our supporters: IMEX, NorthStar Media Group, and numerous industry individuals to make more grants possible by donating HERE.


SEARCH Foundation

The Special Event Assistance, Relief & Crisis Help (SEARCH) Foundation is a 501(c)3 that was formed in 1997 to assist event, meetings and catering professionals faced with a life threatening illness. Since that time it has expanded to include not only illness, but also catastrophic occurrences.

Since inception SEARCH has funded 100% of qualified cases, and year over year we see the crisis relief requests increase 48%. Our flagship donor program, the SEARCH100, is an ongoing monthly giving plan, of which 100% of proceeds go directly to crisis relief efforts. Annual signature events and support from partner organizations and conferences help professionals in need.

Crisis means many things to many people. Your entire neighborhood washed away in a flood, being ravaged by wildfires, or lost in a tornado. Doctor visits coming back with the dreaded words "it's COVID" or "you have cancer." A car accident that leaves you impaired or hospitalized for an extended period of time. SEARCH is for our industry, by our industry.