Director Global Sales
MGM Resorts International
Gary Murakami, GTP, GLP, CMP, CMM is the Director, Global Sales for MGM Resorts International, one of the world’s leading global hospitality and entertainment companies operating a portfolio of destination resort brands including Bellagio, MGM Grand, Mandalay Bay, ARIA at City Center, and The Mirage in Las Vegas, NV. A seasoned hospitality sales executive and innovative strategic leader with expertise in the hotel and convention management industries, Gary is responsible for raising awareness for MGM Resorts International, as well as developing and maintaining key client partnerships in his strategic territories with the corporate, association, and intermediary/third party segments. Gary’s sales background includes previous sales and leadership positions with The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company, Hyatt Hotels & Resorts, and Four Seasons Hotels & Resorts in the group, leisure and business travel segments.
Gary maintains several industry-recognized certifications and designations including his Certified Meeting Professional (CMP) certification from the Events Industry Council (EIC), in addition to the Global Travel Professional (GTP) certification and Global Leadership Professional (GLP) designation and certification from Global Business Travel Association (GBTA). He recently received his Certificate in Meeting Management (CMM) offered jointly through Meeting Professionals International (MPI).
An active member in the global meetings, events and travel industry community, Gary has held a variety of leadership director and committee roles with several industry associations both locally and nationally. He is currently serving on the Professional Convention Management Association (PCMA) Foundation Board of Trustees beginning in January 2019 for a two year term after serving on the PCMA Board of Directors from 2016-2019 and has been a past chapter President of PCMA Northern CA Chapter.
Monday, January 6, 2020
3:30 PM – 4:30 PM