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.