In late March 2023, leaders in the New Orleans hospitality industry met at the Hyatt Regency to celebrate Global Meetings Industry Day (GMID) - an international day of advocacy showcasing the value that business meetings, trade shows, incentive travel, exhibitions, conferences and conventions bring to people, businesses and communities. GMID is led by Meetings Mean Business, an industry-wide coalition comprised of over 60 convention & visitor bureaus and hospitality organizations.