The What, Why, Where

WHAT - Purpose of Event

To create and produce an annual corporate events expo for the state of Michigan that offers new trends in the industry  for all event professionals to attend for networking,  marketing and state of the art education.

Event Goals, Objectives, and Priorities:
Goals -To offer a corporate events expo for the State of Michigan that is endorsed by NACE, ISES, ABC, and other major event industry associations  which will be recognized and credited toward industry standard accreditation
Objectives -To provide a high standard of vendors and educational sessions to the attendees that will provide up- to-date information on the latest trends in the event industry
Priority – For this event to be well received and well attended and to grow in attendance and respect over the years.

WHY - The Michigan Connection

The depressed state of affairs in Michigan can work to our advantage. Instead of wining about the economy and giving up…. the event professionals and service providers in Michigan will soon be banning together to help each other.

 In the past to keep up with their education and the new trends in the event industry,  event professionals  and service providers  in Michigan, would have to spend money for travel and  lodging to attend first-class,  state-of–the-art expos and educational conferences all over the U.S.   

 We are changing this by bringing the top event industry professionals and educational speakers to the State-of-Michigan. This event will always be Michigan based, featuring the local vendor services in the Midwest, keeping the sales and expo dollars in the state.

It is our goal to have educational credits and internships be supported by a Michigan University and local chapters of professional organizations such as ISES, NACE, and ABC.    Our goal is to bring in Michigan State University as an educational partner to give hands-on experience to interns and to work with the University to offer educational courses in the Hospitably and Event industry. 

WHERE - Michigan Meetings and Events Network’s “New Trends & Solutions” Expo 2009

The Inn at St. John's
44045 Five Mile Rd
Plymouth, MI 48170, United States
(734) 414-0600
www.stjohnsgolfconference.com


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