The Green Meetings Industry Council Announces Strategic Media Partnership with

December 04, 2008 (PRLEAP.COM) Business News
Chicago and Hattiesburg — The Green Meetings Industry Council (GMIC) announced a strategic online partnership with PlannerWire, the News, Information and Community website for meeting and event professionals, to promote awareness of the global importance of green meetings, provide social networking opportunities for members and a platform for sharing information about the GMIC annual conferences.

PlannerWire will feature the GMIC within the association section of This section will allow for important information for prospective members as well as links to the GMIC's membership page will be included. GMIC will have the opportunity to provide editorial and video content in the coming months along with featured webinars on

In addition to the educational forum provided through, GMIC members will also have social networking access through to stay current with fellow members and share industry best green practices. The goal will be to extend the educational and networking experiences of the international green meetings community in an online format.

"PlannerWire fully supports the efforts of the GMIC. We believe that this organization has the opportunity to bring the green meetings movement to the mainstream while providing members the contacts and networking opportunities needed to survive in this down economy. They are an amazing resource for the meeting and event community." says Keith Johnston, PlannerWire Editor. "We hope that we are able to assist them in generating the membership and sponsorship opportunities needed to thrive and succeed!"

"The GMIC understands the vital role of social networking and providing continual education for our growing membership base. We are partnering with online media organizations like PlannerWire because we understand this platform is best suited for our global organization. Our members are the credible voice in the industry and desire engaging ways to share their experiences on a frequent basis. In addition to live conferences and events, we will provide connection and training for members through online formats" comments Tamara Kennedy-Hill, GMIC Executive Director.

To learn more, contact:

Tamara Kennedy-Hill
Executive Director
Green Meeting Industry Council

Keith Johnston
Editor, PlannerWire
(312) 224-1635

About the GMIC:
GMIC, as a member of the Convention Industry Council, is the leading nonprofit professional organization which provides educational resources to planners, suppliers and venues to meet the increased demand for sustainable meeting management in the global marketplace. The GMIC works in partnership with the Convention Industry's Council's APEX and the USEPA to develop green meeting standards. Formed in 2003, the organization advocates full integration of environmental responsibility into return on investment analysis for all meetings. By the year 2020, GMIC envisions green meetings as standard practice with zero net environmental effect. Visit for more information.

About PlannerWire
PlannerWire, free of cost to meeting and event professionals and in association with Event Solutions and Midwest Meetings® magazines, offers a comprehensive social networking and industry information solution set to engage event and meeting professionals worldwide through multiple channels and websites, including, and is the industry's one-stop, efficient source to obtain news and information, enhance the event lifestyle, enrich careers, interact with peers and colleagues, and search for properties, destinations and services, all in one convenient online location. PlannerWire is wholly owned and operated by OnSite Events, Inc and OnSite Event Media. Visit for more information.