Michael Dominguez Reflects on His Job Change, the Economy, Politics and More (Podcast)

The state of the industry is "uncertain," says the new CEO of Associated Luxury Hotels International, but we've been here before.


As Michael Dominguez moves this week from his role as chief sales officer for MGM Resorts into the CEO post at Associated Luxury Hotels International, some things won't change: his commitment to the meetings industry — and MGM — and knack for sizing up the state of the industry and looking into the future.

For the latest episode of Eventful: The Podcast for Meeting Professionals, we caught up with Dominguez just before he announced his big move, and then checked back in after the news dropped to discuss what the future holds for him, as well as the meetings market in general. His answers are sure to surprise some listeners.

Among the topics of discussion:

  • Why mergers and acquisitions in the tech industry are disruptive in the short term, but will benefit the meetings industry in the long run;
  • Why a lot of misunderstanding surrounds the trade war with China;
  • How extreme weather is affecting F&B and amenity costs, and
  • His continued role as an advocate for the future of the meetings industry.

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