Connecting The Dots: What Does All The Disruption Mean From A Strategic View

Kansas City, Missouri
Tuesday, January 30, 2018

Connecting The Dots: What Does All The Disruption Mean From A Strategic View
Tuesday, January 30, 2018 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM (Central Time)

InterContinental Kansas City At The Plaza
(816) 756-1500
401 Ward Parkway
Rooftop Ballroom
Kansas City, Missouri 64112
United States

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Program Description:

The year of 2017 was like no other we have seen in decades. From disruption of technological forces that are changing the way we work and play to changes in Washington which will take time to understand its full impact, it is important to understand the context of what is taking place. The speed of change is a force that we will all wrestle with over the next decade.

As the economic environment and hotel structure continue to change at a rapid pace, it is important to understand the current outlook, economic concerns and forecasts that will dictate behavior in all business environments.  The impacts of global political and economic instability still exist although the global economy is growing together for the first time in modern history.

Our world has become much more complex with a variety of issues from, cyber security, meetings advocacy, behavioral changes and Health & Wellness leading the charge. In this dynamic session, industry veteran Michael Dominguez shares the latest trends in the hotel industry and how they affect your meetings and incentives.

Gain a better understanding of the economic environment, how structural changes will have an impact in 2018 and beyond, identify ways to optimize your ability to maneuver through this quickly changing environment.  We will also explore the internal and external forces that will continue to pressure meeting design, content dissemination and the need to understand we no longer have attendees, but rather participants in meetings.


3:30pm – 4:00pm Registration: Rooftop Ballroom Foyer
4:00pm – 5:00pm Mike Dominguez Presentation
5:00pm – 6:00pm Networking & Hotel Tours

Parking Information

Complimentary parking provided in the garage on property.

Registration Fees:

Members: $39 ($49 after January 22)
Non-Members & Guests: $49 ($59 after January 22)

Course Objectives:

  1. Understand the need to move fast in changing organizational structure
  2. Take a look at the impact of global political and economic forecasts
  3. Review industry forecast for the US and Global sectors
  4. Understand new competition and disruptive forces that will move us all
  5. Understand behavior changes in audiences of the future
  6. Review what is MYTH versus REALITY in today’s environment

Clock Hours:

You will receive 1 clock hour for attending this education program.  On your CMP application/renewal this would be categorized toward CMP International Standards –Domain G – Meeting or Event Design . The Events Council Industry will have final approval on education value when your CMP application is submitted.  

Alaska Raffle Information (click tab above for complete information):

We have made it very convenient for you to purchase raffle tickets online during your registration process. The winner of this drawing will be announced at the MPIKC Professional Education Conference in April. Click on the Alaska Raffle Tab above for all of the details.



Contact Information

  • For program questions contact:
    Tony Ballard

    For registration questions contact:
    Aesha Beattle, CMP
    Chapter Administrator

Payment Instructions

  • Choose MasterCard, Visa, American Express, Discover or check.  Make checks payable to MPIKC and mail to:
    P O Box 24183
    Overland Park, KS 66283

    Non-payment does not cancel your registration.  No shows will be billed.

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