JMIC Perspective Articles


If you use the materials, acknowledgement in the form of “Source: Joint Meetings Industry Council” would be appreciated.

Meetings in Times of Economic Crisis
This is an adaptable “opinion style” article that provides a perspective on the role of the Meetings Industry in the global economy during a time of economic crisis. It could, for example, be used for communication with your local business community or for placement in local media as part of the current discussion about the global economy.

Profile and Power: Are We Getting There?
An article updating the progress of the JMIC Profile and Power program and the actions it’s taking to advance the profile of the Meetings Industry. This is intended for use in the industry amongst people and organizations that want to understand the purpose and accomplishments of the P&P program, perhaps because they are thinking about staging a local event or making a presentation to local government.

Understanding the Value of the Meetings Industry

This is an article developed for use in community relations, and explains the many different benefits generated by the Meetings Industry and how the very diversity of benefits has led to us underestimating its economic and community importance. It would make a good introduction to the industry for a business or government audience, or may be of interest to local media, particularly if there is some industry-related development going on in your city.

Who We are – and Why You Need to Know About Us

This is an adaptable presentation in Power Point format that outlines the variety of roles the industry plays and how it delivers its benefits to the community. It’s an ideal start for preparing an orientation presentation for your community or government representatives, and by adding some specific information about local conditions or activities, can be easily customized for different kinds of local audiences.

JMIC Profile and Power Update

An overview presentation, again in Power Point format, this is intended as a tool to enable industry representatives like yourself to explain the Profile and Power program to colleagues and local organizations. It may be part of the first step in developing an awareness program in your community.