First Annual Namid Comes to South Florida

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Kacey Mullaney
Public Relations Strategist, Paragon Events | 561-243-3073

First Annual North American Meetings Industry Day (NAMID) Comes to South Florida on April 16th

Local events firm Paragon Events chosen to manage meeting

March 16, 2015 | Fort Lauderdale, Florida |Meetings Mean Business (MMB), a cross-industry communications and advocacy initiative, has joined the meetings and events industry to lead the first annual North American Meetings Industry Day (NAMID) on April 16, 2015. This nationwide day of advocacy will spotlight the substantial value derived from business meetings, conferences, conventions, incentive travel, trade shows and exhibitions, and will engage with policymakers, industry elites and business leaders.

A local NAMID celebration will come to Fort Lauderdale, welcoming industry professionals across Florida. Local events firm Paragon Events has been chosen to manage the South Florida arm of the meeting, held at the Broward County Convention Center.

Michael Dominguez, MMB’s co-chair and senior vice president of corporate sales at MGM Resorts International, said, “We are excited to be involved in such a meaningful day that unites our industry not only across the United States, but also across Canada and Mexico. We will demonstrate how meetings build personal relationships, drive positive outcomes and support strong communities.”

“We’re honored to be selected to manage the South Florida NAMID meeting,” says Renee Radabaugh, president and managing director of Paragon Events. “With Green Meeting Industry Council (GMIC) Florida/Caribbean Chapter president Steven Pollock spearheading the program, it’s all-hands-on-deck to create an incredible event for members of our own industry. It’s a privilege to be recognized as a meeting planner for meeting planners.”

“This is a first-of-its-kind event, bringing together South Florida’s meetings industry associations and marketing organizations from Palm Beach to Miami,” says Steven Pollock. “We are all pleased to be providing regional support to the great advocacy work done nationally by Meetings Mean Business. And we are very grateful to Paragon Events for providing us with the highest professional standard of event management to assure that we make the intended positive impression on business leaders, government officials, and the public in general.”

Paragon Events is a full service meetings and event planning firm headquartered in Delray Beach, Florida with office locations worldwide. Founded by Renee Radabaugh in 1989, Paragon Events has evolved into a multifaceted, award-winning organization that provides complete marketing solutions, corporate brand strategy, association management, corporate incentives, destination management, and environmentally-friendly eco-events in addition to comprehensive, tried-and-true event planning services. Paragon Events is celebrating 25 years in the meetings and events industry.

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