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Educational Breakfast + Member Orientation

15 January, 2020
7:30 AM - 9:30 AM
Columbine Country Club
17 Fairway Ln
Littleton, CO
United States
MPI Rocky Mountain
Phone: 720-733-8000

Wednesday, January 15, 2020
7:30am - 8:00 am – Registration & Networking
8:00am - 8:30 am – Breakfast and Announcements  
8:30am - 9:30 am - Education Program
9:45 am - 10:15 am - Member Orientation
9:45am – 11:00am: Board of Directors Meeting

Program Sponsored By

As the economic environment and hotel structure continue to change at a rapid pace, it is important to understand that there exists an enormous amount of conflicting data regarding industry, economic trends and forecasts that will dictate behavior in the Meetings Environment.  In addition to Global Uncertainty, 2020 will be a Presidential Election in the United States.  Globally the Geo-Political environment remains as uncertain in all parts of the world.
This session will take deeper dive to help gain a better understanding of the economic environment and how behavioral changes will have an impact in 2019 and beyond. This session will also discuss other threats that could impact the industry which include:  Food Born Illness, Health Outbreaks and Travel Issues.  We will also explore the forces of change that will continue to pressure meeting design, behavioral expectations as well as an understanding of how a focus on health and wellness will continue to drive expectations.
Learning Objectives

  1. Understand supply and demand issues domestically and globally
  2. Review industry forecast for major North American Markets
  3. Understand the need for change and rapidly changing technology
  4. Understand the need to research and focus to understand news today
  5. Review the behavioral and technology changes that will impact meeting delivery

This program has been submitted to the Events Industry Council for CMP Preferred Provider review and approval.

EIC_143723-17_PP_Logo_Icon_Final_65The use of the CMP Preferred Provider Pre-Check logo is not an endorsement by the Events Industry Council of the quality of the session. This logo means that this session has met the criteria to be pre-approved for CMP certification credit. – CMP-IS Domain: Strategic Planning & Project Management, 1 CE

Our Speakers: 

Michael Dominguez serves as the President & CEO for Associated Luxury Hotels International (ALHI).   ALHI is a Global Sales Organization with a team of nearly 80 professionals located among 26 offices across North America and Europe, ALHI’s serves a membership group of hotels that are Independent Hotels & Independent Brands that are an exclusive luxury collection.   Prior to joining ALHI, Michael served in sales leadership positions with MGM Resorts, Loews Hotels, Hyatt Hotels, Starwood Hotels and many more. Michael is actively involved in leadership roles in the Meetings and Events Industry and currently serves as the Immediate Past Chairman on the International Board of Directors for Meeting Professionals International. Michael speaks in the industry often on topics of disruption, the state of the industry, the economy, behavioral lessons.  Michael was recognized in M&C Magazines survey of top industry speakers and spoke at SXSW in 2018. Michael’s other industry leadership involvement includes board positions with:
  • US Travel Association (Executive Committee)
  • Meetings Mean Business Coalition (Executive Committee)
  • ASAE’s Board of Directors
  • FICP’s Influence Committee
  • APEX Standards Committee
  • GBTA Foundation Board
  • HSMAI Foundation Board
  • Co-Chair APEX Room Piracy Taskforce
Michael was recently recognized in the industry for numerous honors including:
  • Induction in the EIC’s Hall of Leaders in 2019
  •’s “50 Most Influential Hispanics in the US”.
  • Successful Meetings Top 25 Most Influential People in the Meetings Industry 2013,2014 & 2015
  • Smart Meetings 2015 Smartest Industry Leaders
  • HSMAI’s 2014 Top Minds in Sales and Marketing
  • Meetings Focus 2014 Trendsetter
  • MeetingsNet 2014 Changemakers

Event Pricing: 

Members Student Members Non-Members Non-Member Students
$35 until 12/23/19
$45 until 1/12/20
$55 after 1/12/20
$15 until 1/12/20
$25 after 1/12/20
$65 until 1/12/20
$75 after 1/12/20
$25 until 1/12/20
$35 after 1/12/20





MPI Rocky Mountain Chapter is a CMP Preferred Provider. The use of the CMP Preferred Provider Pre-Check logo is not an endorsement by the Event Industry Council of the quality of the session. This logo means that this session has met the criteria to be pre-approved for CMP certification credit. – CMP-IS Domain TBD

This events attendance roster will be uploaded to the EIC for CE credits tracking (if applicable).If you do not have a EIC account, you can create one

In order for these records to be accepted by EIC, the email used for registration MUST match (case sensitive) the email provided to the EIC for your account.



Venue Details

columbine_cc_150 Angela Suppa
Catering Sales Manager
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