Happy Global Meetings Industry Day! We have been joining the celebration all week long to shine a light on the importance of meeting in-person.

Meetings matter not only to your company, but to the overall economy- providing multi-layered benefits to people, businesses, and communities. More than 8 in 10 executives state prefer in-person meetings to virtual contact according to a study by Forbes.

Hear from Disney Meetings & Events Cast Members on why they believe that #MeetingsMatter.

“Why do I love meetings? I love meetings because they give us an opportunity to gather, find solutions, create community, and have some magical fun along the way.” – Aleta Barrett, National Sales Assistant Director

“Today is Global Meetings Industry Day. And there are reasons why Meetings Matter. First, they help people share ideas, make decisions, provide updates on client projects, but most importantly, they build team relationships. So keep hosting your meetings! Because meetings means business.” – Kelly Sadler, National Sales Assistant Director

“When I think about why meetings are important, connections are so important here at Disney. We’re always bringing people together to make connections. So that’s really what meetings do for everyone: it’s a personal connection, it’s development- in some cases, it can transform someone’s life, whether it’s business or personal. So, that’s what we think about. Meetings make connections, in all kinds of ways.” – Amy Pfeiffer, Director of Convention Sales & Services at Disney Meetings & Events

“The meetings industry and collaboration in face-to-face meetings really matter. We touch peoples hearts in ways that make a difference.” – Diana Voto, National Sales Assistant Director

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We're eager to help you create the perfect meeting or private event for any size group, theme, and objective. To speak with a Disney Meetings & Events representative about our pricing and options available at our Disney Parks & Resorts destinations in Florida, California, Hawaii or at our international destinations, please contact us or submit a request for a proposal or sign up to stay in touch and continue learning more about Disney Meetings & Events.