January 8 – 10, 2019
San Diego Convention Center
San Diego, California

Diamond Sponsors

Mr. Lenny Talarico, CSEP, CHE

Executive Director
MGM Resorts Event Productions


Lenny‘s involvement in the live event industry includes entertainment, production and event management. As the Executive Director of Events for MGM Resorts Event Productions he oversees a team that services internal as well as revenue generating events at MGM Resorts International properties. He and the MGM team have been recognized with multiple Gala Awards thru Special Events Magazine a division of Penton Media. Lenny has also been named Event Planner of the Year by Event Solutions Magazine and is part of the team to be honored on two occasions by their publication as Event Company of the Year

He is one of a select group of industry professionals to hold the Certified Special Event Professional (CSEP) certification as well as the Certified Hospitality Educator (CHE) credential. He served as president of the International Live Event Association (ILEA) Las Vegas chapter and participated on international ILEA committees. The National Association of Catering and Events (NACE) have honored him for his leadership and service to the hospitality industry and he was named in Biz Bash Magazine as One of the Most Innovative People in Events. In addition to his work as an event producer, he is an instructor at The International School of Hospitality (TISOH) in Las Vegas leading the event design and production curriculum developing the next generation of event professionals.


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