Survival Strategies Summit

January 17-18, 2024
The Langham New York, Fifth Avenue

This two-day Summit will focus on topics that are front of mind for meeting planners in this era of disruption: hotel compression, contracts, risk management and more.

Qualified planners will receive complimentary:
– Registration
– Hotel
– Meals
– Depending on the educational program, attendees will receive 3-5 CEUs from the Events Industry Council

*Attendees are responsible for their own transportation


Disruption and Transformation: What Else Should We Expect?—Mike Dominguez, President & CEO, Associated Luxury Hotels International

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

In this session, industry veteran and award winner Michael Dominguez shares perspective on the latest trends and the impact in the hotel industry and meeting dynamics.

Gain a better understanding of the economic environment, how structural changes will have an impact in 2024 and beyond, identify ways to optimize your ability to maneuver through this quickly changing environment.

Followed by a discussion featuring Victoria Batten, Regional Director of Sales & Marketing, North America, Langham Hospitality Group; Jaclyn Bernstein, President & Partner, Empire Force Events; Anne Gorman, Vice President, Sales & Marketing, streamlinevents and moderated by Mike Dominguez.

A Framework for Forecasting Risk—John Cordier, CEO, Epistemix will share how risk modeling and scenario planning can be used in times of uncertainty, whether that be geopolitical, health and disease, or social unrest.
Contracting Strategies for a Seller’s Market—Elaine D. Papas, President, Senior Partner and Founder, Law Offices of Elaine D. Papas
In this challenging hotel environment, this session will discuss strategies to help you negotiate the best deal and the highest level of protection, while ensuring an experience that attendees have come to expect.



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