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EPISODE 1: Michael Dominguez, Continuing the Conversation 3.0: The State Of The Industry and Top Trends

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In This Episode:

Today’s guest is Michael Dominguez, Senior Vice President, Global Hotel Sales MGM Resorts International – Immediate-Past Chairman, International Board of Directors, MPI; Executive Committee, US Travel Association; Co-Chair, Meetings Mean Business Coalition; Co-Chair, APEX Taskforce on Piracy.

As the economic environment and hotel structure continue to change at a rapid pace, it is important to understand the current outlook, economic concerns, forecasts and emerging tech that will dictate behavior in the Meetings Environment.  Our meeting’s world has become much more complex with a variety of issues from the future of events, technology, room piracy, cyber security, meetings advocacy and Health & Wellness leading the charge.

Show Title: Continuing The Conversation 3.0: The State Of The Industry and Top Trends

TME Show Hosts: Publisher, Founding Editor,  AJ Jardien and Co Founder, Chief-In-Editor, LJ Porter

Expert Guest: Michael Dominguez, Senior Vice President, Global Hotel Sales MGM Resorts International

Total length: 24 minutes

Time Stamp Show Notes

01:27 – Michael’s story

 02:52 – Speed the world operates and how fast things move today

03:50 – Michael’s favorite leader around speed to change, and change management (John Chambers former CEO of Cisco Systems)

05:15 –  Strategic planning needs to be evaluated / plan more “reach outs” every 90 days for organizations

05:45 – How event professionals can stay up-t0-date with emerging technology

07:23 – Move with purpose and speed around event tech – use technology that is tried and tested

08:38 – Behavior changes for 2016 audiences and attendees

08:52 – (AH-HA Moment) Future is about participants not attendees

15:35 – Create spaces that are more intimate and experimental in nature with combination around event setting, technology, and lighting

15:45 – Real wellness components  in meetings “Wellness in meetings”

18:39 – Look at true ROI in engagement models

20:46 – Learning, re-leaning and unlearning

22:12 – Rules has changed, comparison of American Football and how in relates to the meetings and events industry

Stay informed on what’s happening now (and the future) – all while driving into work, on your daily commute, or just catching up on emails. We are TME Podcast Show, with your hosts AJ Jardien and LJ Porter.

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NEXT WEEK WE HAVE…  Corbin Ball, CSP, CMP, DES, MS, an international speaker, consultant and writer helping clients worldwide use technology to save time and improve productivity.

 

 

 

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