Global Meetings Industry Day

When:  Apr 6, 2017 from 8:30 AM to 11:00 AM (PT)
Associated with  British Columbia Chapter
On April 6, 2017, leaders from across the meetings and events industry will come together to support the second annual Global Meetings Industry Day (GMID). GMID events will be held across the globe to demonstrate the measurable impact that meetings have on businesses, economies and communities.

8.00am - 8.30am - Registration & Networking
8.30am - 9.00am - Breakfast Buffet
9.00am - 9.15am - MPI BC Chapter Welcoming & Housekeeping Comments
9.15am - 10.45am - Disney Institute Program, Keynote Dee Byrnes
10.45am - 11.00am - Closing Remarks

Disney’s Approach to Employee Engagement, presented by Disney Institute
Planners and suppliers alike succeed when they develop an organizational culture that enables extraordinary experiences for employees, clients and attendees. How can you find and nurture great talent, while fostering an environment of outstanding teamwork and effective communication?
Whether you’re an individual business owner, a corporate planner or work with a team of two or two thousand, this session offers practical takeaways that can help you and your team work more effectively and exceed expectations.

Keynote Speaker: Dee Byrnes
Screen_Shot_2017-03-09_at_11_58_30_AM.pngDee began working for Disney in 1977 as a merchandise sales hostess on Main Street U.S.A. at the Walt Disney World Resort in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. Dee also worked in WDWR Human Resource and, in 1989, joined the Euro Disney Opening Team as Manager.
Her sunset role with the Disney organization was as a leader in the creation of the Walt Disney World Human Resources Organization Development department. She was also a key member of the
Disney team that developed and implemented the leadership culture known as "Performance Excellence."

Click here to read Dee's full bio

• Shape your organization’s culture based on desired employee behaviors, and select people who are a right-fit for your culture.
• Adapt training strategies that ensure employees are confident in their roles by creating a holistic plan that drives employee engagement.
• Develop high-quality communication that strengthens your organization’s culture and engages your employees.
• Create a supportive environment through genuine care, including employee recognition and the elimination of workplace hassles
Disney Institute uses business insights and time-tested examples from Disney parks and resorts worldwide to provide relevant illustrations and engaging stories that help organizations develop the customer experience culture they are capable of delivering.
For nearly three decades, Disney Institute has helped professionals discover ways to positively impact their organizations and the customer they serve through immersion in leadership, service and employee engagement.

MPI, ILEA & PCMA Members: $45
Student Members: $40
Non Members: $65

The Fairmont Hotel Vancouver has graciously offered a group rate of $189.00 per night. If you are interested in taking advantage of this discounted room rate, please call the hotel directly at 1-604-684-3131 and mention that you are attending the Global Meetings Industry Day (GMID) event.

Thank you to our event Sponsors
Fairmont Hotel Vancouver
Disney Institute
Jon Benjamin Photography
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Fairmont Hotel Vancouver
900 West Georgia Street
British Columbia Ballroom
Vancouver, BC
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