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Global Meetings Industry Day Anthem

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We forget blog posts. We forget PowerPoint slides. But we remember emotions. We remember how a person, place or event made us 'feel'.

So to help celebrate Global Meetings Industry Day, SongDivision wanted to contribute an anthem that would capture how meeting professionals feel about their work and its incredible impact on people, businesses and communities. We wanted the song to communicate the key messages of GMID, whilst reflecting the love we all have for what we do. And we wanted to share that emotion with the world...

A bit fluffy you may think? Will a song really help our collective cause? Songs are used every day with great effect to increase brand awareness and drive sales of everything from Coca-Cola to Chanel. Songs have helped bring real change in the fight for human rights and against famine and disease. GMID combines both commerce and causes, shining a spotlight on the invaluable impact that meetings have on business and our communities. It deserved its own song!

The creative process behind the GMID Anthem was itself a world first. Via the live-streaming app 'Periscope,’ SongDivision brought industry professionals from around the world into London's legendary Metropolis Recording Studios back in late February. Led by our UK musicians who work with the likes of George Michael, Florence & The Machine and Michael Bublé, participants submitted lyrics and helped choose the chords and style of the song in just thirty minutes. A HUGE 'thank you' to all who were involved.

The first industry person who saw the video actually cried. Happy tears of course. We're hoping you enjoy the anthem as much as they did. We're very proud of it and we hope you are too.

What happens now? The GMID anthem is designed for associations, companies and individuals to promote their local GMID events. The song can be used in many ways - here are some suggestions:

● Share on social media (#GMID16) and tag all your friends you can see in the clip!
● Embed the video in email marketing promoting your GMID event
Open your GMID events with the Anthem
Download the mp3 and use it to 'soundtrack' your own GMID event highlights clip
Choreograph a chapter dance video to the Anthem
Challenge another chapter to an Anthem 'Lip Sync Battle'
Send the Anthem to business leaders and local politicians and use it to discuss the importance of the Meetings & Events Industry
Share it with your kids and let’s raise the next generation of event professionals
Get creative and let us know how you are using the Anthem to promote and celebrate Global Meetings Industry Day!

The song’s chorus highlights the importance of face-to-face meetings: “We bring the world together, there’s always a time and place, cause life’s always brighter, when we’re meeting face-to-face." According to a Meetings Mean Business Survey, “92% say that engaging with colleagues, peers, partners and vendors face-to-face improves their ability to do their jobs effectively.”

SongDivision is thrilled to share the GMID Anthem and video with you, to help celebrate April 14th and remind industry leaders, businesses and employees of the importance and magic of face-to-face meetings. We invite you to watch the video below, share it, tag your friends, have a dance and sing along. We're pretty sure that it's going to get stuck in your head, in the nicest possible way!


Download MP3

Download the mp3 of the GMID Anthem here and use it as the ‘soundtrack’ to your own GMID event highlights reel! All you need to do is include the following slide in your clip.

Download Video

Download the high definition file of the GMID Anthem video clip and play it at your April 14th celebrations! Download here.


GMID Anthem Lyrics

1st Verse

We bring people together, from near or far
Inspire each other to be stars
We make the world a better a place
When we're meeting face-to-face

Face-to-face meetings and events
That educate and stimulate the senses
We build the future, we get things done
We're better when we meet and when we have some fun!


Chorus

We bring the world together
There’s always a time and a place
'Cause life's always brighter
When we're meeting face-to-face

We bring the world together
There’s always a time and a place
'Cause life's always brighter
When we're meeting face-to-face


2nd Verse

Meetings make the world spin around
Personal connections everywhere can be found
Building business in every industry
And giving back to our communities

Every generation gets to join in the fun
Where united like the colors of Benetton
From the Baby Boomers, to Gen X,Y and Z
From every corner of the globe where one big family

Chorus

We bring the world together
There’s always a time and a place
'Cause life's always brighter
When we're meeting face-to-face

We bring the world together
There’s always a time and a place
'Cause life's always brighter
When we're meeting face-to-face


Breakdown

I see you on a Skype call
I hear the words you say
I’ve checked you out on Facebook
But you’re still far away
This digital connection can only go so far
I see your face, I hear your words
But I don’t know who you are!

Chorus

We bring the world together
There’s always a time and a place
'Cause life's always brighter
When we're meeting face-to-face

We bring the world together
There’s always a time and a place
'Cause life's always brighter
When we're meeting face-to-face

Updated on 8/22/2016

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