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As the economic environment and hotel structure continue to change at a rapid pace, it is important to understand the current outlook, economic concerns, and forecasts that will dictate behavior in the meetings environment. Our meeting’s world has become much more complex with a variety of issues, from room piracy, cyber security, meetings advocacy, and health and wellness leading the charge.
In this dynamic session, industry veteran Michael Dominguez shares the latest trends in the hotel industry and how they affect your meetings and incentives. Gain a better understanding of the economic environment, how structural changes will have an impact in 2016 and beyond, and identify ways to optimize your relationships with hotels and your key stakeholders. We’ll also explore the internal and external forces that will continue to pressure meeting design, content dissemination, and the need to understand we no longer have attendees, but rather participants, in meetings.
From this session, you will learn how to:
- Understand pricing demands in today's meeting market
- Review industry forecast for major North American markets
- Understand the need for change and rapidly changing technology
- Understand behavior change in audiences of the future
- Review the future of meeting room design and the influences behind the trends
- 11:00 am - Registration & Networking
- 11:45 am - Luncheon
- 12:30 pm - Presentation
- 1:45 pm - Program completion & hotel tour
About our speaker, Michael Dominguez, Senior Vice President and Chief Sales Officer, MGM Resorts International:
Mike Dominguez provides oversight for the company’s sales strategies in the convention, leisure and transient segments, including industry relations, diversity sales and MGM Resorts events. Additionally, he offers strategic oversight for the company’s vertical sales efforts, manages the strategy for regional sales offices in Chicago, San Francisco, Dallas, New Jersey and Phoenix and oversees the development and execution of a company-wide sales strategy for top destination accounts.
Dominguez brings more than 25 years of experience to the position. Most recently, he served as vice president of global sales for Loews Hotels & Resorts, where he oversaw sales efforts for 18 luxury hotels in the U.S. and Canada. He also served as vice president of sales and marketing for Palm Springs Desert Resorts CVA and as director of sales at Miramonte Resort & Spa in Indian Wells, Calif.; Sunburst Resort in Scottsdale, Ariz.; Sheraton Hotel & Conference Center in Austin, Texas; and Riviera Palm Springs in California.
Dominguez is a Certified Hospitality Sales Executive (CHSE) from Hospitality Sales & Marketing Association International, and he serves on the International Board of Directors for Meeting Professionals International, Industry Issues and Trends Task Force for the Professional Conference Management Association, the Industry Partner Alliance for the American Society of Association Executives and the Advisory Board for Starcite. He is currently co-chair of the Meetings Mean Business Coalition, and was the Past President for MPI – Southern California Chapter.
Member (PCMA, MPI, OSAE): $45
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