Imagine Your Next Face-to-Face Meeting: The New Attendee Experience
Allison Kinsley, CMM, CMP, CED: Founder & Chief Meeting Architect Kinsley Meetings, Kinsley Meetings is a strategic meeting management agency with a diverse client base. Kinsley Meetings manages over 60 meetings a year, domestically and internationally. Prior to founding Kinsley Meetings in 1993, Allison managed conferences for a variety of associations, including the Pharmaceutical Manufacturers Association, The Healthcare Forum, and the US Space Foundation. Allison’s current volunteer roles include chairing the Event Industry Council (EIC) Accepted Practices Exchange (APEX) Commission and advisory and curriculum committees for the Metro State University of Denver School of Hospitality, Events & Tourism. Past volunteer leadership roles: International Board of Directors for MPI, Vice Chair of the Board of Trustees for the MPI Foundation, Past President of MPI Rocky Mountain Chapter, and member of the Customer Advisory Board for PSAV.
Frank Powell: President & Owner, eventPower
Frank established eventPower, formerly Technology Forums, in 1996, providing full conference management services solely to the federal government and military sectors. Throughout the time of producing these conferences, Frank could not find software that was flexible or powerful enough for his team to run large-scale conferences and meetings. Therefore, he hired a team of skilled programmers and developers to build an extremely robust system specifically for the high-level demands of eventPower's military clients. The software system was designed as a platform for managing large-scale conference logistics, including online registration, onsite registration, call for papers, speaker management, exhibit & sponsor sales, lead retrieval, session tracking, and website development. The software was later branded "eventPower" and is now used by fortune 500 companies, leading associations, independent show producers, and third-party meeting planners.
Hotels and Room Sets
Mike Dominguez: President & CEO, Associated Luxury Hotels International (ALHI)
ALHI is a Global Sales Organization with a team of nearly 80 professionals located among 26 offices across North America and Europe, ALHI’s serves a membership group of hotels that are Independent Hotels & Independent Brands that are an exclusive luxury collection. Before joining ALHI, Michael served in executive sales leadership roles with MGM Resorts, Loews Hotels, Hyatt Hotels, Starwood Hotels, and many more. Michael is actively involved in leadership roles in the Meetings and Events Industry and currently serves as a Past Chairman of the International Board of Directors for MPI. Michael speaks in the industry often on topics of disruption, the state of the industry, the economy, behavioral lessons. Michael was recognized in M&C Magazines survey of top industry speakers and was an invited speaker at South by Southwest in 2018.
Food and Beverage
Stephanie Clemetson: Senior Event Manager, Gaylord National Resort & Convention Center
Stephanie has been in the hospitality industry for close to 20 years, with the last seven years of her career with Marriott International. Her main focus is on corporate events to include Boeing, Quest Diagnostics and Consumer Bankers. Stephanie also manages events with 8,000+ attendees, Inaugural Miss World and the Annual Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) to name a few. Stephanie is a high performer and has been recognized as a Marriott Emerging Leader. The Emerging Leader Program is a nomination-only program of less than 200 associates within the company, designed to develop high-performing managers and leaders who have demonstrated the ability to excel at higher levels of responsibility. She prides herself on authentic leadership by ensuring her clients stay true to their story while navigating through countless decisions made during the planning process. She also takes time to help her fellow associates develop and grow in their roles.
Megan Meyers, CMP: Senior Meeting Architect Kinsley Meetings
With 20 years in the hospitality and meetings industry, Megan began her career in Denver, Colorado, with a Destination Management Company (DMC). She spent over seven years working with clients whose events ranged in size from 10 people to over 4,000 and took place at a variety of venues across Colorado. Megan then spent two years as an independent meeting planner before joining the Kinsley Meetings team in 2010. As a Senior Meeting Architect at Kinsley, Megan manages a variety of client programs for both associations and corporations. From annual conferences to international incentive trips, her clients’ events incorporate every aspect of both strategic and logistical meeting management.