Hosted by USGBC Florida, the Sustainable Hospitality Summit will take place Friday, Sept. 20 at the Grand Bohemian Hotel Orlando, in Orlando, Florida. The conference will convene sustainability experts, local leaders, builders, developers and professionals in the hospitality industry.
Over the past few years, sustainable practices have started to gain momentum in the hospitality industry, and more and more hotels are actively pursuing green certifications; more than 500 lodgings across the U.S. have already earned LEED certification.
Dominguez has years of experience in the hospitality industry, most recently serving as senior vice president and chief sales officer for MGM Resorts International. Prior to that, he served as the vice president of global sales, directing sales development for Loews Hotels' growing portfolio. In both roles, Dominguez provided strategic leadership, innovative business development, hands-on sales oversight and implementation of effective sales strategies in the industry.
Dominguez’s keynote will focus on the summit’s themes, exploring how the hospitality industry can minimize its impact on the environment, while maintaining the luxury and comfort customers have come to expect. This year, summit attendees will explore the implications of shifting guest expectations around health, wellness and corporate social responsibility.
In addition to Dominguez’s keynote speech, the summit will feature a discussion around gender inclusion and equality during the Women in Green power breakfast, and explore resilient design in the wake of climate risks, as well as capturing corporate social responsibility through sustainable storytelling.