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Joint Industry Virtual Event: A Meeting of the Minds

HSMAI Ohio is pleased to partner with other meetings industry professional organizations!



Wednesday, June 24th, 2020
2PM–3:30PM EST

Meeting Professionals International (MPI) – Ohio Chapter, Ohio Hotel & Lodging Association (OHLA), Ohio Society of Association Executives (OSAE) and The POWER Chapter of the Professional Convention Management Association (PCMA) to bring together an industry-leading virtual event to demonstrate the collaborative nature of Ohio’s meetings industry.


Leaders and representatives from each organization will gather in a virtual Fishbowl to help hash out best practices, steps to move forward to ensure guest safety and satisfaction, answer the questions of customers and clients and work to better understand each other as we work together to recover our industry from COVID-19. 


We are pleased to welcome special guest, industry mastermind and our moderator, Michael Dominguez, President & CEO of Association Luxury Hotels International!


Agenda

  • Welcome & Introduction of Panelists
  • Virtual Fishbowl Discussion with Q&A from Audience
    • Maintaining Safety
    • Contract Discussions
    • Meeting Features
    • Legal Items
    • & More!
  • Wrap Up and Thank You!

Moderator Spotlight

In June of 2019, Associated Luxury Hotels International (ALHI) named Michael Dominguez as its President and Chief Executive Officer. Previously, Michael has served as Senior Vice President and Chief Sales Officer for MGM Resorts International (MGMRI). Prior to his tenure at MGMRI, he directed sales development for Loews Hotels’ growing portfolio as their Vice President of Global Sales. In both roles, Michael provided strategic leadership, innovative business development, hands-on sales oversight and implementation of effective sales strategies in the MICE and transient segments. 

Finding Success in the Middle of Chaos

Tuesday, June 9th, 2020
2PM EST

During this pandemic, there is so much going on it’s sometimes hard to sort out what needs to happen next. Yet, you know that this is not the time to do nothing because these times will not last. We will be back to business “as usual”, although we don’t what “as usual” will look like. What we do know is we need to continue to make sure we are poised and ready when we are back to business.

That is what this workshop is all about. In this interactive virtual workshop, you will learn to:

· Identify and celebrate your wins. Yes, you are still having wins!

· Plant the right seeds now and build relationships

· Revamp, reframe and reengage



SPEAKER SPOTLIGHT

Bob Anderson, President, Star Performance

Bob Anderson’s entertaining and upbeat presentation style has earned him rave reviews from many hospitality organizations. He was named one of HSMAI’s Top 25 Extraordinary Minds in Hospitality Sales, Marketing and Revenue Optimization in 2015. Anderson has served as a hospitality business coach, results-driven trainer and business development consultant for more than 25 years. He presents a unique approach to sales and sales prospecting through his three systems, Building the Sales Pipeline, Building the Culture of Service and Point of Contact Reservation Selling. Bob is also a member of the HSMAI Sales Advisory Board.

Women In Lodging CONNECT Virtual Meeting

Have you ever considered what it mentally takes to always be the planner? According to the 2017 Bright Horizons Modern Family Index, working women are twice as likely to be managing the household and three times as likely to be managing their kids’ schedules as their male partners. This phenomenon is called emotional labor, a concept magnified while many women face added pressures of unemployment, job insecurity, or on the opposite side of the spectrum, work overload during the COVID-19 crisis. 

Please join us for Women in Lodging’s next live virtual meeting!

Thursday, May 14th, 2020
1PM – 2PM
Cost: FREE

About the Program

Join us as we have Female Mompreneuer, founder of a’parently, Marti Post speak on what the mental load means for women, why the new work rules ask us to revisit our identity as moms and women, and how to manage emotion & productivity. Find more information on Marti’s mini-session here.

We are also welcoming Dr. Laurie Hommema from OhioHealth to walk us through how to better manage the mental load, talk about the importance of self-care, and have an open discussion about mental health in a time of crisis.


Speaker Spotlight

Marti Bledsoe Post, founder/CEO and mother of two, is the author of Retrofit: The Playbook for Modern Moms. Marti is committed to helping companies keep their working parents engaged and on the path to leadership. She coaches leaders and other working parents to better understand, navigate and solve today’s challenges advancing at home and at work. You may also remember her as a speaker from our 2019 WIL Luncheons!


Dr. Hommema completed her residency at Riverside Methodist Hospital, where she then joined faculty and then 3 years later became the Program Director. Dr. Hommema has received numerous teaching awards and is an active presence in administration within OhioHealth. She is involved with OhioHealth Resilience Collaborative, Committee for Practitioner Health and Wellness, and WE LEAD. Dr. Hommema resides in Upper Arlington and garners much support from her husband and two daughters. 


Agenda

  • Welcome & Introductions
  • OHLA Updates
  • HSMAI Updates
  • Blurry Lines: Women and the Mental Load, Marti Post, A’parently
  • Self-Care & Mental Wellness, Dr.  Laurie Hommema, OhioHealth
  • Q&A

HSMAI Ohio Virtual Happy Hour & Fun Meetup

We had so much fun with our HSMAI Ohio friends on our first virtual meetup that we’ve set up another virtual hangout to stay connected! Join us again to catch up, chat and reconnect.

Please join us for our next live HSMAI OHIO ZOOM meeting!

Friday, April 3rd, 2020
4PM – 5PM


  • Introductions & Welcome
  • Weekly HSMAI National Updates
  • Toast to Personal Success & New Learnings
  • Game Time
  • Let’s Laugh Together
  • Q&A

Info to Join by Phone

Meeting ID: 502 966 024
Phone Audio: +1 646 558 8656 (New York)

HSMAI Ohio Virtual Lunch & Fun Meetup

To all our friends with HSMAI Ohio, we miss you! We have been working to find a way to reconnect. So let’s take some time to catch up and chat!

Please join us for our first live HSMAI OHIO ZOOM meeting!

Friday, March 27th, 2020
12PM – 1PM


  • Introductions & Welcome
  • HSMAI Programming & Education Updates
  • Filling Your Cup (Continuing Education, Mental Health, Wellness Practices)
  • Brief Industry Update from OHLA
  • Q&A with OHLA* Executive Director, Joe Savarise

Info to Join by Phone

Meeting ID: 916 987 377
Phone Audio: +1 646 558 8656 (New York)

*We are saving the Q&A for the end of our call so for those that want to stick around and ask questions, or hear specific updates on the impacts of COVID19 on the hospitality industry you can. If you’d like to submit your questions anonymously, you’re welcome to submit questions ahead of time by texting it to 330-317-2148 between now and Friday.

HSMAI/OHLA/HFTP Revenue Summit 2020

Event Postponed. Details to be posted once rescheduled.

Are your money makers and managers working together to manage your finances effectively?  Does your sales team understand the difference between good and bad business and why a revenue manager placed limitations over certain dates or types of business? Does your accountant understand what it’s like to be under the pressure of a client’s demands and contractual obligations? Does your revenue manager clearly understand accounting procedures and protocols?

This one-day Revenue Summit is an opportunity for your money makers and managers to come together to learn from each other and together how to best manage your property’s finances. 

HSMAI Ohio Chapter Named “Best of the Best” at Mike Leven Leadership Conference

HSMAI Ohio Chapter was recognized by the Hospitality Sales and Marketing Association International Americas 2019 as a 2019 Frank W. Berkman “Chapter Best of the Best” award recipient for small chapter membership as part of HSMAI’s Frank W. Berkman Chapter Award Program. Chapter President Carrie Boor and Managing Director Zachary Boor accepted the award on behalf of the chapter at the annual Mike Leven Leadership Conference at the InterContinental Stephen F. Austin in Austin, Texas.

With a theme of “Vision 2020” for this year’s Mike Leven Leadership Conference, HSMAI chapter leaders gathered for two days to celebrate excellence in education, communications, membership, partnership, special events, and leadership. The chapters also had the opportunity during the program to discuss best practices and focus on programs to help drive revenue and profits for hotel sales, marketing, and revenue optimization.

For full details of the event, read the conference press release.

Confronting Coronavirus Webinar: Crisis Communication and Marketing Expert Insights

This free HSMAI webinar will provide hospitality professionals with insights on PR, communications, and finding opportunities in today’s challenging environment as coronavirus continues to impact the industry. 

HSMAI President & CEO Bob Gilbert will interview Chris Davidson, EVP, Insights & Strategy, MMGY Global; and Laura Guitar, EVP + Partner, rbb Communications on best practices and perspectives gleaned from communications with their clients.

Thursday, March 12th, 2020
3PM – 3:30PM EST

Registration limited to the first 500 registrants.



SPEAKER SPOTLIGHT

Chris Davidson, EVP, Insights & Strategy
MMGY

Chris Davidson oversees MMGY Global’s travel insights and strategy division. He is responsible for the agency’s portfolio of syndicated and custom research products, including its Portrait of American Travelers® series and its DK Shifflet suite of travel performance products. He also directs the organization’s substantial investment in travel intelligence and how it fuels marketing strategies that drive results.

Chris has 25 years of experience in market research, strategic planning, brand strategy and integrated marketing communications. Prior to joining MMGY, he was a senior executive with Caesar’s Entertainment at both the corporate and property management levels.  ,, During his tenure at MMGY, Chris has had the pleasure of working with industry leaders in travel and tourism, including Tourism Vancouver, Choice Hotels, Omni Hotels & Resorts, Colonial Williamsburg Foundation, Monte Carlo Resort & Casino, Niagara Falls USA and SeaWorld Parks. He is also a recognized speaker at numerous industry conferences and events each year.

Laura Guitar, EVP + Partner
rbb Communications

Laura Guitar leads Reputation & Risk Advisors, a division of rbb Communications, focusing on issues, crisis and reputation management. Her experience includes strategic communications programming, crisis preparedness planning, issue-oriented campaigns, litigation communications, and programs to mitigate risk and reputational impact including during M&A transactions. Laura is specifically focused on mitigating digital and social reputation impacts associated with major brands, corporations, and high-profile individuals.

Her experience includes participation as a member of Delta Airlines’ national crisis response team, crisis support for one of the largest independent retailers of wine & spirits in the US and on-call counsel for the world’s largest fast-food restaurant franchise. Laura has served clients including the Walt Disney Company, Publix, GE Healthcare, the Chinese Ministry of Rail, the University of Florida and multiple health care systems. A graduate of Rollins College, Laura has been recognized for her professional accomplishments and volunteer efforts with a variety of industry and community awards.

Confronting Coronavirus Webinar: Pricing Psychology in Challenging Times

This free HSMAI webinar will provide revenue optimization, sales, and marketing professionals with insights on pricing decision making in today’s challenging environment as coronavirus continues to impact the industry.

Tuesday, March 10th, 2020
1PM – 1:30PM EST

Registration limited to the first 500 registrants. Registrants agree to abide by HSMAI’s antitrust guidelines.



SPEAKER SPOTLIGHT

Carter Wilson, ISHC
SVP, Consulting and Analytics, STR

Carter oversees STR’s Consulting & Analytics practice, which is tasked with using the company’s deep repository of hotel-performance data to answer the most complex of client questions. The Consulting & Analytics group also oversees STR’s Custom Forecast product, the HOST/P&L program, comp set selection and optimization, and the Bandwidth, RPM, and Pulse Reports. Carter has over three decades of experience in the hospitality industry and has extensive public-speaking experience, lecturing frequently at major conferences and company events.