Leading Meeting Professionals

Professional Convention Management Association

New York Chapter: Leadership Institute

Presented By New York Area

Event Details:

Where: New York Institute of Technology Auditorium
1871 Broadway (between 61st and 62nd Streets)
New York, New York
When: October 01, 2013 8:00 AM Central Daylight Time

Transforming Meetings from Ordinary to Exceptional

Registration & Breakfast: 8:00 - 9:00 AM
Program: 9:00 AM - 12:30 PM

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Sponsored by:

VISIT FLORIDA® and Greater Fort Lauderdale Convention & Visitors Bureau

 Program Description

Session 1: Alignment: The Critical Link between Strategy and Operations Presented by Joanne Smikle, a PCMA Best In Class Speaker

The alignment between strategy and operations is one for the most elusive components of many business organizations.  Find out what you as a leader can do to make this alignment happen.  This systematic approach will pay great dividends to your employees, members and stakeholders.  This session is designed for senior executives able to garner resources and impact large and small scale change significant enough to impact both strategy and operations. 

After this session you will be able to:

  • Identify the infrastructure needed to change the game to align strategy and operations
  • Create a culture of congruence between strategic intent and operational reality
  • Link performance measurement to strategic goals

Session 2: A Rapidly Changing Hospitality World

Presented by Mike Dominguez, Senior VP Corporate Hotel Sales MGM Resorts International

What do planning professionals need to stay successful in a rapidly changing hospitality world? Michael Dominguez's in-depth look at how the economy has changed the way hotels do business will provide current, credible and relevant content that will prepare today's planners for tomorrow's challenges. He will share insights to understanding the cost pressures that are affecting the hotel industry's bottom line, as well as how hotels develop their pricing.

After this session you will be able to:

  • Understand the driving issues in the hotel industry and how that impacts meetings
  • Find out what economic conditions to expect for 2014 and beyond
  • Understand a hotel's profit/loss statement, cost pressures and restriction

Registration Fees:
If you register before September 23rd
Members: $65 | Non-Members $75 | Students $25

If you register after September 23rd
Members: $75 | Non-Members $85 | Students $25