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Honorable Mention Chapter Award



January Educational Program

January 21, 2021
11:30 AM - 1:30 PM
MPI Rocky Mountain
Phone: 720-733-8000

Virtual Zoom Meeting

10:30am – 11:30am – Board of Directors Meeting
12:00pm – 1:30pm – Announcements and Education Program
1:30pm - 2:00pm - Member Orientation

Certainly Uncertain – Preparing for A Dynamic 2021

 Our industry will experience what a Post-Covid environment means to our strategy & meetings in 2021.  The economic environment, hotel structure, service profile and needs have all changed due to our 2020 experience.

Behaviors, content, and preferences will continue to evolve and will dictate behavior in the Meetings Environment.  In addition to the Global Pandemic Uncertainty, 2021 will usher in a new US Presidential administration as well as 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 2021 and beyond. This session will also discuss other threats that could impact the industry which include: Continued Pandemic Uncertainty, Travel Restrictions, and logistical 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 omni-channel experiences have put an emphasis on content and content distribution.

Learner Objectives:

  •  Understand supply and demand issues domestically and globally
  • Review industry forecast for major North American Markets
  • Understand the changes resulting from 2020
  • Understand how adoption curves have changed due to 2020
  • Review what meetings look like in 2021 due to the uncertain environment
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:TBA

Speaker Bio
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Michael Dominguez
President & CEO
Associated Luxury Hotels International (ALHI)

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 executive sales leadership roles 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 on numerous industry leadership boards and is a Past Chairman of the International Board of Directors for MPI.
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 was an invited speaker at South by Southwest 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:

  • Northstar Meetings Group “Top 25 Influencers of the Meetings Industry 2020
  • Induction in the EIC’s Hall of Leaders in 2019
  • HispanicBusiness.com’s “50 Most Influential Hispanics in the US”.
  • Successful Meetings Top 25 Most Influential People in the Meetings Industry 2013 -2015
  • Smart Meetings 2015 Smartest Industry Leaders
  • HSMAI’s 2014 Top Minds in Sales and Marketing
  • Meetings Focus 2014 Trendsetter
  • MeetingsNet 2014 Changemakers

Members: $15
Non-members: $25
Students: $0

EIC_143723-17_PP_Logo_Final_150MPI 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 DomainTBA

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 atwww.eventscouncil.org

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.



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