Key Cost Trends for 2015 and Beyond

Presenter: Michael Dominguez & Joseph Rael

Thursday, September 24, 2015
2:00 PM EDT
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Now that we’re halfway through 2015, it’s time to take stock of the key indicators to forecast how the costs of meetings will play out for the rest of the year.

Will F&B prices spike? Will room rates continue their rapid rise? How about transportation and IT costs? What can you and your organization expect the rest the year and beyond?

Arm yourself with knowledge now to make the key decisions that will safeguard your budget, protect your company, association or other organization, and keep your job secure!

Join Meetings Focus, Michael Dominguez, Senior VP of Hotel Sales for MGM Resorts International, and hospitality industry analytics expert Joseph Rael of Smith Travel Research at 2pm ET/11am PT on September 24 to discover the latest industry financial trends that will impact your meetings and events.


By participating in this video webcast, you will learn the following:

  • How key meetings markets are faring, and what to expect
  • How budget items such as F&B, transportation, accommodations and IT services are trending, cost-wise
  • What decisions you need to make now to guard your bottom line and increase profitability

Earn CEs: CIC has reviewed the learning objectives of this activity and has indicated that attendees will receive 1 CE hour in the Financial Management Domain of the CMP International Standards.

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