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State of the Industry Panel – A Disruptive Discussion

November 8, 2018 @ 4:30 pm - 7:30 pm CST

Mark your calendar for this annual program where we bring a panel of industry experts together for an interactive discussion of the most relevant topics in our industry.

Our Panel Will Include the Following Industry Leaders:

Michael Dominguez

Michael Dominguez, Chief Sales Officer for MGM Resorts – Michael speaks at conferences and events worldwide on behalf of MGM Resorts. His insight into the industry and his honest feedback into what hotels want vs. what customers want is always time well spent. Michael will serve as our moderator in addition to providing his expertise.



Hannes Combest, FASAE, CAE

Mrs. Hannes Combest, CAE, is the CEO of the National Auctioneers Association, headquartered in Overland Park, KS. NAA represents the interests of thousands of auction professionals in the U.S., Canada and across the world. Hannes also chairs the ASAE Foundation’s Research Committee, and is very active with the local chapter of KCSAE. She will provide valuable insight into changes that membership associations are facing now and in the future.



Steve Powell

Steve Powell is CEO of his own destination consulting firm, Destination Services. Powell works with both public and private entities to develop their destinations and solve complex issues related to the overall management of the destination and convention/conference centers. He will provide a different perspective for us on the why and how of building infrastructure such as hotels and convention centers, plus share his views on hotel trends, etc.


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Community Service Initiative

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SAFEHOME provides a healing atmosphere where survivors of domestic violence can gain inner strength, build self-esteem, explore options, and establish a life free of violence. Through SAFEHOME¹s shelter and community services, approximately 7,300 individuals each year receive the support they need to lead healthy, independent lives. Their mission is to break the cycle of domestic violence and partner abuse for victims and their children by providing shelter, advocacy, counseling, and prevention education in our community.


Cash donations can be made through the registration portal or need items can be donated at the event (http://www.safehome-ks.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/08/current-essential-needs.pdf)

Will also accepted used clothes, coats, etc. – Time to clean out closets!!!

Any cash or monetary donations collected will go towards the purchase of gift cards on their need list (Casey’s, Price Chopper, Hy-Vee, QT or Walmart)



Thank You to Our Generous Event Sponsors



Thank You to our 2018 Diamond Sponsors




November 8, 2018
4:30 pm - 7:30 pm


Marriott Downtown Kansas City
200 W. 12th Street
Kansas City, MO 64105
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