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Driving Forces in Meetings and Events

September 20, 2016 @ 11:30 am - 1:30 pm


Mike Smith’s Presentation

Portland Development Commission Presentation

Michael Dominguez Presentation will be posted next week

A joint meeting sponsored by Travel Portland and MPI Oregon

11:30 am – 12:00 pm • Registration and Networking
12:00 pm – 1:30 pm • Keynote Luncheon
1:45 pm – 2:45 pm • Breakout

Speaker – Michael Dominguez, MGM Resorts International

Our industry has become more complex with issues like room piracy, cyber security, and meetings advocacy.  It is critical to understand economic concerns and forecasts that will dictate behavior in the meetings environment.  Industry veteran Michael Dominguez shares the latest trends and how they affect your meetings.

Learning Outcomes:

  • Examine pricing demands in today’s meeting market.
  • Understand behavior changes in audiences of the future.
  • Review the future of meeting room design and the influences behind the trends.

Breakout from 1:45 – 2:45 pm

After learning about driving forces in meetings and events from a global perspective, you’ll have an opportunity to join an afternoon breakout where we’ll focus on Portland and new development planned for downtown and the Lloyd District.  Shawn Uhlman is the PR Manager for the Portland Development Commission and he will highlight new businesses slated for our city over the next two years.  Mike Smith, CDMP, VP of Convention Sales for Travel Portland, will discuss new hotel projects that will open by 2019 and the impact this will have on our current occupancy and ADR.


September 20, 2016
11:30 am - 1:30 pm
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Stephanie Kennedy
(503) 626-8197


Portland Marriott Downtown Waterfront
1401 SW Naito Parkway
Portland, OR 97201 United States
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