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Empire State Building Lit Up for Global Meetings Industry Day

Hil Anderson
, Senior Editor
April 13, 2016
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New York, NY – That glowing blue spire in the middle of Manhattan this week was the iconic Empire State Building all lit up in honor of Global Meetings Industry Day.

Thursday, April 14 is officially Global Meetings Industry Day, but leaders of the meetings and events industry along with NYC & Company celebrated a couple of days early with the Empire State Building bathed in blue lights as a salute to the weeklong festivities. Blue is the official color of the “Meetings Mean Business Coalition.”

“As a founding industry supporter of the Meetings Mean Business Coalition, we will be recognizing the profound impact that face-to-face meetings have on our city and on the world,” said Jerry Cito, Senior Vice President of Convention Development for NYC & Company.

The Empire State Building wasn’t the only visible sign of Global Meetings Industry Day to be seen around the Big Apple. The day’s logo was on display on the marquee of the landmark Planet Hollywood, which hosted a meet-and-greet for representatives of the New York hospitality industry. The logo was also featured prominently throughout the week on the outdoor signage at the New York Marriott Marquis, the Big Screen Plaza in Chelsea and on the Vornado billboard in busy Times Square.

Social media will also carry live updates on Global Meetings Industry Day and the Meetings Mean Business Coalition. Check Twitter and Instagram for the hashtags #MMBNYC, #GMID16 and #MakeItNYC. 

Reach Jerry Cito at (212) 484-1269 or



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