TORONTO – Event professionals around the world gathered virtually this week in an attempt to break the Guinness World Record for the largest audience for a virtual conference.
On April 14, 2020, event professionals from across the globe got together for the Global Meetings Industry Day (GMID) that went completely virtual as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. The day was created to be an international forum for awareness and celebration for the meetings and events industry.
The idea to beat the current world record happened just a month ago when Anh Nguyen, a certified meeting planner, tweeted out the idea to her peers.
The idea caught on, and thanks to Meetings Mean Business Canada, India, Mexico and the United States, came to life at 12:00 p.m. EST on April 14.
In order to beat the world record, Meetings Mean Business said they needed to have at least 15,000 people signed into the virtual session for the entire 30 minutes.
Unfortunately, event hosts were not able to confirm if the record was broken during the live stream as the world record attempt needs to be formally audited by Guinness and this could take some time.
We will update this news story as new information regarding the attempt becomes available.