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August 2015

CIC Expands APEX Committee Leadership

ALEXANDRIA, Va.

The Convention Industry Council (CIC) announced that Kelly Peacy CAE, CMP, Senior Vice President of Education and Events at PCMA, Betsy Bondurant, CMM, CTE, President of Bondurant Consulting and Michael Dominguez, CHSE, Senior Vice President of Hotel Sales at MGM Resorts International, will be joining the leadership of the CIC's Accepted Practice Exchange Standards Committee (APEX).

The APEX Standards Committee Chair Michael Owen says the appointments will increase the depth and skills of the members of the committee to take on various trade issues and develop resources for the industry.

“We are thrilled to have these three exemplary individuals join APEX,” Owen said. “We believe their perspectives and breadth of knowledge of the issues affecting the convention and meetings industry is invaluable.”

Recently, APEX has evolved to utilize the APEX Workgroup model, which brings together a diverse cross-section of stakeholders to conduct research and devise knowledge-based responses to issues affecting the industry, creating whitepapers and best practices.

Together with MaryAnne Bobrow, Dominguez served as co-chair of the Hotel Room Block Poaching Workgroup, which earlier this year released a toolkit for stakeholders to combat the issue.

In Dominguez’s current role, he provides oversight for the company’s sales strategies in the convention, leisure and transient segments, including industry relations, diversity sales, and MGM Resorts events, and he has experience identifying gaps to better understand the wholesale hotel room market.

With over 30 years of industry expertise in hotel sales, meeting and tradeshow management, including 12 years of direct involvement in the discipline of Strategic Meetings Management, Bondurant will be taking over as chair of the eRFP workgroup formerly chaired by Christine “Shimo” Shimasaki, CMP of DMAI’s empowerment.

Peacy, who manages the design, planning and delivery of PCMA’s two main annual events, Convening Leaders and EduCon, PCMA’s online learning productions, and CMP Online Prep Courses and Webinars, brings a breadth of knowledge to the team as well as direct connection to the CMP Community.

View all of the APEX resources here:
http://www.conventionindustry.org/StandardsPractices/APEX.aspx

About APEX

The Accepted Practices Exchange (APEX) is an initiative of the Convention Industry Council that promotes development and implementation of industry-wide accepted practices to create and enhance efficiency throughout the meetings, conventions and exhibitions industry.

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