Ep 085 - GMID preview & the Importance of Live Meetings with Michael Massari
Trade Show University for Virtual & Live Events
Caesar Entertainment's Chief Sales Officer, Michael Massari, is also the Co-Chair of Meetings Mean Business. He joins Trade Show University to talk about the importance of live meetings and events, the advocacy being done, and the upcoming Global Meetings Industry Day on April 8, 2021.Please find out how you can get involved! Visit these sites:Meetings Mean Business - https://www.meetingsmeanbusiness.com/ Meet Safe Travel - https://www.meetsafe.travel/Caesars Means Business - caesarsmeansbusiness.com-----------------Also - please subscribe to Trade Show University and watch for our upcoming exclusive coverage of the Global Meetings Industry Day (GMID) event and panel discussion featuring Michael Massari and other industry leaders!
This episode of Lessons from Leaders is brought to you by Smart Meetings, the go-to source of information for meeting and event professionals. For more information on Smart Meetings, please go to https://www.smartmeetings.comOur guest on this episode is Michael Massari, the Chief Sales Officer for Caesars Entertainment. Mike has enjoyed a very distinguished and diverse career. He is proud of his humble beginnings at age 15 as a busboy at a suburban Philadelphia catering hall, which introduced him to the hospitality business. After graduating from Cabrini College, he became the manager of the same establishment and then moved on to the hotel business where he served in sales roles with the Sheraton Valley Forge and the Wyndham Franklin Plaza hotels (with a short stint in Boston in between) before moving to Las Vegas in 1998 to open the Venetian as Director of Sales. For the past 20 years he has worked for Caesars Entertainment in a variety of senior sales roles and was appointed Chief Sales Officer in 2017. Throughout his career, Mike has established himself as a trusted and respected executive in the hotel and meetings/events industry and has served on numerous boards including Meeting Professionals International and US Travel Association, among others. He earned his bachelors degree in business administration from Cabrini College and an MBA from the Paul Merage School of Business, University of California, Irvine.In this thought-provoking podcast, Mike takes us on his journey from busboy to his current role, and shares his views on what it takes to be a good leader, in good times and bad.LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/mmassari/ Website: https://www.caesars.com/
Las Vegas Reopens: Caesars and Michael Massari Get Back to Business
Meetings Today Podcast
June 4, 2020, marks the day when Las Vegas awakens from its coronavirus shutdown slumber, with major casino-resorts reopening their doors at least for leisure travelers. Caesars Entertainment is joining the party by reopening its Caesars Palace and Flamingo properties, with more set to join them shortly. Meetings Today’s Tyler Davidson caught up with Michael Massari, chief sales officer for Caesars Entertainment, to get updates on the casino and entertainment giant; his team’s reaction to having the shutdown hit right before the launch of its crown jewel CAESARS FORUM conference center; what visitors to Las Vegas can expect when they arrive; and his take on how the meetings industry will fare in the next year. The Las Vegas meetings and events landscape is always evolving. Stay up to date with what’s new on our Las Vegas destination page!
NGC #041: The Growing Power and Practicality of Face-to-Face Communication with Michael Massari
Next Generation Catalyst Podcast: Millennials / Generation Z / Workplace Trends / Leadership
In this episode of the Next Generation Catalyst Podcast, we interview Senior Vice President of Caesars Entertainment, Michael Massari. We discuss the importance of face-to-face communication and tips and tricks for effective face-to-face communication.