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September 2017 Educational Program and Volunteer Fair
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September 2017 Educational Program and Volunteer Fair

When: Tuesday, September 19, 2017
11:00 AM - 1:30 PM
Where: Doubletree by Hilton
4386 Chamblee Dunwoody Rd
Atlanta, Georgia  30341
United States

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MPI Georgia Chapter Attendance Policy: All Essential Level members or non-members are limited to no more than two events in one fiscal year and must pay the Essential Level/Non-member rate. MPI Preferred or Premier Level members are welcome to attend all chapter events at the Member Price.

Are you an MPI Georgia member? Be sure to SIGN IN to your profile BEFORE registering for an event in order to get member pricing.   

Bring Your Boss for a Buck:

We want to help you showcase the value of your MPI Georgia Chapter membership this month with our “Bring Your Boss for a Buck” promotion. Bring your manager or director to the September Educational Event and Volunteer Fair for the discounted price of $1 and show them how your membership continues to benefit you and your organization. They do not need to be a member of MPI Georgia to take advantage of the special pricing. Show them the valuable education we provide at the lunch presentation, introduce them to a new potential client during the networking event or showcase the many volunteer opportunities we have at the volunteer fair that continue to help you grow as a professional.

Please note you must register yourself or a colleague at the regular price in order to receive the promotion. This promotion is limited to one (1) $1 registrant per one (1) early-bird, standard or onsite registrant. 

Session Information:

Fast vs. Furious: C-Suite's insight to forces driving the Meetings Economy

In this dynamic session, industry veteran Michael Dominguez will share latest trends in the meetings industry and what every CEO needs to know. 

As the meetings environment continues to change at a rapid pace, it is important to understand the current economic outlook, how technology is impacting the industry, and factors influencing demand, pricing and availability. Gain a deeper understanding of the variety of issues and complexities shaping behaviors in the industry including security, health and wellness, politics and policies. 

Speaker Information:


Michael Dominguez
Chief Sales Officer
MGM Resorts International

Michael Dominguez is the Chief Sales Officer for MGM Resorts International providing oversight of sales strategies in the MICE and transient segments, including industry relations, diversity sales and MGM Resorts Events & Production Services. 

Michael is actively involved in leadership roles in the Meetings and Events Industry and currently serves as a Past Chairman on the International Board of Directors of MPI.

Michael’s other industry leadership involvement includes board positions with:

  • US Travel Association (Executive Committee)
  • Past, Co-Chair of the Meetings Means Business Coalition
  • Past, Co-Chair APEX Room Piracy Taskforce
  • APEX Standards Committee
  • GBTA Foundation Board
  • HSMAI Foundation Board
  • FICP – Hospitality Professional Advisory Committee
  • Las Vegas Metro Chamber of Commerce Board of Trustees

Mike has also served on Taskforce positions for PCMA, ASAE and CIC.


Awards & Honors listed below:

  • Successful Meetings Top 25 Most Influential People in the Meetings Industry 2013, 2014, 2015 & 2016
  •’s “50 Most Influential Hispanics in the US”.
  • MPI’s 2017 Chairman’s Award
  • MPI’s 2015 Industry Leader Award
  • Smart Meetings 2015 Smartest Industry Leaders
  • LV Hotel Association’s 2016 Industry Leadership Award
  • Lanyon’s 2016 Industry Leadership Award
  • Timothy S.Y. Lam Foundation’s 2017 Leadership Award in Collaboration
  • HSMAI’s 2014 Top Minds in Sales and Marketing
  • Meetings Focus 2014 Trendsetter
  • MeetingsNet 2014 Changemakers

Thank you to our Venue Sponsor:



Thank you to our Educational Luncheon Sponsor:


Thank you to our Exhibitors:



Thank you to our Entertainment Sponsor:


 Thank you to our Premier Annual Sponsors:













10:30am - 11:00am: Member orientation
11:00am - 11:45am: Registration & Networking
11:45am - 1:30pm: Program

Registration Fees:

Before 5:00 PM on Friday, September 8, 2017
Early Bird MPI Georgia Member - $45
Early Bird MPI Georgia Non Member - $70

After 5:00 PM on Friday, September 8, 2017 thru 5:00 PM on Thursday, September 14, 2017
MPI Georgia Member - $55
MPI Georgia Non Member - $80

Student Rates
MPI Georgia Student Member - $20
MPI Georgia Student Non Member - $30

Online registration will close at 5:00 PM on Thursday, September 14, 2017. Please register before this time to ensure that we have space for you!

All cancellations must be received 48 business hours in advance in order to receive a refund.

Onsite Fees
Please note that MPI Georgia charges an additional $5 onsite fee for any registrations completed after the close of online pre-registration for the event.


If you need to cancel your registration a full refund will be granted if cancellation is received in writing before 5:00 PM on Thursday, September 14. After that time there will be no refunds. Please send cancellation notice to Additionally, registration fees may not be applied or transferred to future events.


If you have registered but are unable to attend the meeting, you may substitute another employee from your company at no additional charge. Please send written notification of this change before 5:00 PM on Thursday, September 14 to After that time, substitutions will need to be made onsite.

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