The Who’s Who of Lanyon Live Industry Speakers

Posted by Madeline Hessel on 09/13/2016

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We’ve been working hard to bring you the best of the best when it comes to industry leadership. While our keynote speaker from last year (Elizabeth Pinkham from Salesforce) is certainly a tough act to follow, Brian King’s presentation will definitely be able to stand up among the best of the best.

We’re also excited to bring back our industry panel, expanded this year for even more value. Top minds in the meeting, event and travel industries get together to discuss the current and future trends in business. This panel will include leaders from MMBC, MPI, PCMA and GBTA.

Meet Our Industry Keynote:

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Brian King

Global Brand Officer at Marriott

Brian King is the Global Brand Officer for Marriott Signature Brands as well as the Global Sales Officer at Marriott International. In these dual roles, Brian has a hand in the brand positioning, marketing and long range strategy of the diverse Marriott portfolio. He also plays a leading role in developing products and services for Marriott properties. His extensive experience give Brian a unique and valuable perspective on current trends that are influencing the industry.

Meet Our Industry Association Panel:

These top associations in the meetings, events and travel industries come together to discuss trends, headwinds and how we can all work together to advance business and be better together. Moderated by Tyler Davidson, editor at Meetings Today.


Mike Dominguez

Co-Chair of Meetings Means Business Coalition
Senior Vice President and Chief Sales Officer at MGM Resorts International

Recently named one of The 25 Most Influential People In the Meetings Industry, Dominguez is an industry leader when it comes to topics surrounding the hotelier and planner relationship.


Paul VanDeventer

President and CEO at Meetings Professional International

VanDeventer leads the strategic direction of the association and is responsible for managing its global staff, operating budget, and membership programs and services for MPI. He also works closely with MPI’s Board of Directors and serves as a liaison to the MPI Foundation.


Sherrif Karamat

Chief Operating Officer at Professional Convention Management Association

A twenty-plus year veteran of the meetings and convention industry, Karamat is a key member of the executive team of PCMA and oversees all of PCMA’s major revenue streams including strategic partnerships, Convene and PCMA’s print and digital media products.  


Mike McCormick

Executive Director at Global Business Travel Association

With more than 20 years of travel industry experience, McCormick specializes in travel, tourism, and hospitality. He’s been recognized as one of the "The 25 Most Influential Executives Of The Business Travel Industry" by Business Travel News and is a regular on-air contributor to CNBC and Bloomberg.

Excited to learn more about who’s coming to Lanyon Live? Check out our Keynote Speaker, and breakout session speakers here.


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