MPI Orlando January Education Luncheon

January 15, 2019
11:30 AM to 1:30 PM

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Renaissance Orlando at SeaWorld in the Coral Ballroom and Foyer
6677 Sea Harbor Dr
Orlando, FL 32821
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January Education Luncheon
Pre-registration for this event is now closed.
Walk-ins are welcome! 

January 15, 2019

Renaissance Orlando @ Sea World
Coral Ballroom and Foyer
6677 Sea Harbor Drive
Orlando, FL  32821

Leadership Today - Are You Playing Chess Or Checkers?

We all understand that the world is quite complex today and the responsibility of leading a team has never been more challenging. In a world of multi-generations, multiple communication platforms and numerous distractions Team Dynamics have become complicated.
This program on team dynamics will help identify the necessary understandings if you are going to be successful in building deep and sustainable teams to ensure that you and your organization not only remain relevant…but even remain!

Join us as MGM Resorts International’s, Chief Sales Officer and Immediate-Past Chairman of MPI’s International Board of Directors walks us through important Team Structure: The Importance of Culture,Understanding the importance of humility and starting with building the right team members.

Learning Objectives:

  • Learn what teams look like today
  • Learn the primary difference between Management and Leadership
  • Review a case study of a sustainable, successful culture
  • Learn why you have to start with the right talent and fit if you are to have a successful team
  • Understand the importance of Strength Management and its importance to the team
  • Learn to focus on the behaviors of the team versus the demographic
  • Understand the importance of perseverance in the team dynamic

    The 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.


Michael Dominguez
MGM Resorts International 

Michael Dominguez is Senior Vice President and Chief Sales Officer for MGM Resorts International.  In this role, he provides executive oversight for the global sales strategies of the company’s 42,000 hotel rooms and its three million square feet of meeting space (more meeting space found than in all of New York City). Mr. Dominguez also leads the company’s industry relations and MGM Resorts Event Productions’ efforts.

Prior to joining MGM Resorts in 2012, Mr. Dominguez was Vice President of Global Sales for Loews Hotels & Resorts, where he oversaw sales efforts for 18 luxury hotels in the U.S. and Canada starting in 2008. He began his hospitality career working with Hyatt in 1984. 
Mr. Dominguez also actively serves in various 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. His most recent appointment is to the Board of the Global Business Travel Association (GBTA) Foundation Board.  

Among his other achievements, Mr. Dominguez was named one of Meetings Focus’ 2014 Meetings Trendsetters, among the “50 Influentials” in the 2013’s annual list, one of the 25 Most Influential Hispanics in Business in North America by Hispanic Business Magazine, and one of the “25 Most Influential People in the Meetings Industry” by Successful Meetings Magazine.


Complimentary Self-Parking
Valet available for $35 per car 

Enjoy a plated lunch!

-Pre-Set Salad Course-

Romaine & Kale Salad, Soft Cream Feta Cheese, Roasted Beets, Heirloom Carrots, Pistachio Dukkha,
Honey Roasted Delicata Squash, with Date Vinaigrette

Assorted Rolls and Butter

-Entree Course-

Braised Short Rib with Red Wine Reductions, accompanied by Crispy Leeks, Truffle Whipped Potatoes,
Roasted Brussel Sprouts with House-Smoked Baxon

Vegetarian Option: Plant Based Impossible Burger with Smoked Tomato Sauce, accompanied by Roasted Mushrooms, Herb Roasted Potato, and Crispy Brussel Sprouts

-Pre-Set Dessert Course-

Caramel Banana Cream Bar, Banana Pastry Cream, Marshmallow Graham Blondie, Dulce de Leche, Nilla Wafer



Whether planning a small gathering or a large conference, your attendees will feel relaxed and well-connected from the moment they arrive at the Renaissance Orlando at SeaWorld. Our sophisticated design flows through 185,000 square feet of flexible indoor meeting space making it perfect for your next meeting. Or, create a truly spectacular event as we transform our expansive 20,000 square feet of lush, outdoor event space into your tropical oasis. With an additional 30,000 square feet of versatile event space debuting early 2019, we’re leading the way for larger groups, intuitive technology and locally-inspired experiences.

Non-members and essential level members are welcome to register at the non-member rate only two times during the fiscal year. After attending two meetings we are confident that you are ready to take the next step and become an active, engaged member of the MPI Greater Orlando Area Chapter!

No refunds within 5 business days of the event.  No shows are responsible for full payment.


$50.00 MPI Preferred/Premier level Registration
$45.00 Earlybird rate before January 1

$60.00 Non-Member & Essential Member
$55.00 Earlybird rate before January 1

$10.00 MPI Student Ticket

$5.00 6 Raffle Tickets

$10.00 15 Raffle Tickets

$10.00 Sponsor a Student Member (event reg)

$40.00 Sponsor a Student (membership)

$25.00 Table Host

$300.00 Table Sponsor

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