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LABTA Welcomes

Corporate Partner Of The Month - January 2019

"Connecting The Dots: What Does All The Disruption Mean From A Strategic View"

Guest Speaker(s):

Mike Dominguez, Chief Sales Officer, MGM Resorts International


Wednesday, January 09, 2019



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Program Time:

6:15 PM - 8:30 PM


InterContinental Los Angeles Century City at Beverly Hills


2151 Avenue of the Stars
Los Angeles, CA 90067


(310) 284-6500


$8 Valet


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Event Details:

The year of 2017 is like no other we have seen in decades. From disruption of technological forces that are changing the way we work and play to changes in Washington which will take time to understand its full impact, it is important to understand the context of what is taking place. The speed of change is a force that we will all wrestle with over the next decade.

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 all business environments. The impacts of global political and economic instability still exist although the global economy is growing together for the first time in modern history

Our world has become much more complex with a variety of issues from, cyber security, meetings advocacy, behavioral changes and Health & 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 2018 and beyond, identify ways to optimize your ability to maneuver through this quickly changing environment. We will 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

Learner Objectives:

Understand the need to move fast in changing organizational structure
Take a look at the impact of global political and economic forecasts
Review industry forecast for the US and Global sectors
Understand new competition and disruptive forces that will move us all
Understand behavior changes in audiences of the future
Review what is MYTH versus REALITY in today's environment

Speaker's bio(s):

Mike Dominguez
Chief Sales Officer, MGM Resorts International

Michael Dominguez is Chief Sales Officer for MGM Resorts International providing oversight of sales strategies in the MICE and transient segments, including industry relations, diversity sales and MGM Resorts Events & Production Services.

Michael is actively involved in leadership roles in the Meetings and Events Industry and currently serves as a Past Chairman on the International Board of Directors for Meeting Professionals International.
Michael's other industry leadership involvement includes board positions with:

ASAE Board of Directors
US Travel Association Board of Directors
GBTA Foundation Board
FICP - Hospitality Professional Advisory Committee
Las Vegas Metro Chamber of Commerce Board of Trustees
Meetings Mean Business Coalition

Past Roles:
HSMAI Foundation Board
Co-Chair APEX Room Piracy Taskforce
APEX Standards Committee
Co-Chair of the Meetings Means Business Coalition
US Travel Association (Executive Committee)
Past Chairman, MPI International Board of Directors

Mike has also served on Taskforce positions for PCMA, ASAE and the Event Industry Council.
Michael has been recognized in the industry for numerous honors including:

Successful Meetings Top 25 Most Influential People in the Meetings Industry 2013,2014, 2015 & 2016
Smart Meetings 2015 Smartest Industry Leaders
HSMAI's 2014 Top Minds in Sales and Marketing
Meetings Focus 2014 Trendsetter
MeetingsNet 2014 Changemakers's "50 Most Influential Hispanics in the US"
MPI's Industry Leadership Award 2015
LV Hotel Association's 2016 Industry Leadership Award
Lanyon's 2016 Industry Leadership Award
Timothy S.Y. Lam Foundation's 2017 Leadership Award in Collaboration