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07/22/13
MGM Resorts Adopts SpeedRFP to Power the eRFP Process For the MGM Brand and its Individual Websites
Santa Barbara, Calif.: July 22, 2013—Elite Meetings International (EMI) announced today that its cloud-based, request-for-proposal (RFP) system, SpeedRFP, has been selected by MGM Resorts International (MGM) to power the electronic RFP process for mgmresorts.com and for 15 of its top hotels for groups. MGM joins some of the world's most recognized brands and independent hotels currently utilizing SpeedRFP technology to power their website's electronic RFP process. By adopting the system, MGM will raise its hotels' visibility among the more than 62,000 buyer members currently using the SpeedRFP system, while allowing meeting, incentive, wedding, and social planners to efficiently submit RFPs in just a few clicks.


The Exponential Growth of Buyer Members for SpeedRFP

According to Mike Dominguez, senior VP of sales at MGM Resorts International, SpeedRFP represents "something more than just an efficient eRFP technology. We also see it as a valuable marketing tool that places MGM in front of high-quality, active buyers."

"With 10 major hotels on the Las Vegas Strip alone—and 44,000 rooms to fill each night—MGM Resorts International has a commanding presence in one of the world's most popular meeting and convention destinations," says Kelly Foy, chief executive officer at EMI. "We're very proud that they selected SpeedRFP to power their online RFP system, and are pleased that their meeting inventory will now be 'front and center' for more than 62,000 buyer members worldwide."

Along with powering the RFP process for MGM Resorts International's corporate site, SpeedRFP is now an integral part of 15 individual MGM hotel sites, including: Aria Resort & Casino, Beau Rivage Resort & Casino, Bellagio, Circus Circus Las Vegas, Circus Circus Reno, Excalibur Hotel and Casino, Luxor, Mandalay Bay Hotel & Casino, MGM Grand Las Vegas, MGM Grand Detroit, Monte Carlo Resort and Casino, New York–New York, The Mirage Hotel and Casino, The Signature at MGM Grand, and Vdara Hotel & Spa.

To see SpeedRFP in action, visit www.mgmresorts.com.

About MGM Resorts International
MGM Resorts International (NYSE: MGM) is one of the world's leading global hospitality companies, operating a peerless portfolio of destination resort brands, including Bellagio, MGM Grand, Mandalay Bay and The Mirage. For more information about MGM Resorts International, visit the Company's website at www.mgmresorts.com.

About SpeedRFP
SpeedRFP is the fastest, most efficient cloud-based electronic RFP management system for facilitating group business. The system, which is free for planners, recently surpassed the 62,000-user mark and grows, on average, by 106 users each day. Hotels, conference centers, and destination websites easily plug SpeedRFP into their websites to unify, simplify and expedite proposals for group business. For more information, please visit www.SpeedRFP.com, or call 805.879.4479.

About Elite Meetings International
Based in Santa Barbara, Elite Meetings International (EMI) provides integrated solutions to enhance the performance of meeting and hospitality professionals. EMI supports this community through a combination of innovative technology, direct sales support, customized marketing programs, and face-to-face business-building events. Additionally, www.EliteMeetings.com serves as a comprehensive and commission-free tool for sourcing luxury, upper-upscale, and upscale properties. EMI's software products include SpeedRFP™ Universal RFP System for creating, submitting, and managing RFPs online (www.SpeedRFP.com), and FaceTime™ Appointment Scheduler which helps conference attendees identify synergies, manage appointments, and make direct connections with one another (www.FaceTimeScheduler.com). For additional information, please visit www.EliteMeetings.com or call 805-730-1000.