You’re invited to be part of a grassroots attempt to break the GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS™ title for the Largest Audience for a Virtual Conference on the 14 April 2020.

To break the record we need 15,000 people connected virtually at the same time.


Just 30 Minutes

All we need is for you to join us for 30 minutes on the 14 April 2020 and be part of #GMIDGOESVIRTUAL.

That’s it, that’s all we need, just spare us half an hour of your time and make a difference.

We promise that the session will be interactive and relaxing, it will be fun and serious and of course it will be fast paced and professional. It will be all of these contradictions because that is what event professionals are known for.

In this engaging 30 minute session we will be connecting with thousands of #EventProfs from all over the world to celebrate #GMID20 virtually.

This interactive session is designed to provide attendees with a forum to have their voices heard while contributing to valuable industry research.


Event Professionals Matter

The Global Meetings Industry Day (GMID) was created to be an international forum for advocacy, awareness and celebration for the meetings & events industry. Each year, event professionals from around the world come together to raise the collective voice of their community.

In 2020, GMID looks very different. COVID-19 has massively impacted all industries and the events sector is no exception. Based on advice from the World Health Organization (WHO), Health Canada and governments around the world, there will be no physical events this year for GMID.

But eventprofs wanted to meet and come together. To do so virtually was the answer. Having decided that, they set out to attempt to break a world record.

Event professionals work in a world of tight deadlines, ambiguity and conflicting demands from stakeholders. They smile, they challenge and they deliver experiences that help transform all sorts of industries that they serve. But, they are often working behind the scenes and become the invisible glue and help that makes conferences, exhibitions and events so memorable. Organisations of all types benefit by using event professionals. Their events are enhanced and better Return on Investment is shown.

Event professionals have been hit hard, not least because of the huge number of small businesses and freelancers that make up the creative space. Getting them and their supporters together to break a world record and have a ‘virtual hug’ seems appropriate right now.


Join Us

Please join us and be part of the conversation.


Join us for an uplifting celebration of the positivity, resiliency and tenacity of the people who help deliver exceptional events time and again.


A GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS™ Attempt Takes Place –  April 14, 2020

Check your Time Zone for when to join.

9 AM PDT | 12 PM EDT | 1 PM ADT | 5 PM UK | 6PM CET| 9.30PM IST| 3 AM ACT

The Virtual meeting room will be open 15 minutes prior so log in and be ready to start on time.

The GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS ™  Attempt is 30 Minutes*

We need everyone to be logged on for at least 30 minutes.

This FREE event will be webcast and open to all.

The webcast will be recorded and shared following the event.


Help Us Spread the Word

Please help us spread the word far and wide. We need all the help we can get to break the record. It is a massive target and every person that takes part will make a difference.

This initiative was kicked off on 13 March 2020, and has received the support of major industry associations and stakeholders. It’s a great start but we need help.

I am one of around 40 event professionals playing a part to bring this virtual event together.

Please use the hashtag #GMIDGOESVIRTUAL


5 Things You can do to Help

You can follow on Twitter, LinkedIn, Facebook and Instagram.

You can share your comments, thoughts and suggestions.

You can spread the word to your friends, colleagues and family.

You can download GMID images and share them to your networks.

You can register and join us on the 14th April 2020.

More Information

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