Honorable Mention Chapter Award
Honorable Mention Chapter Award



Global Meetings Industry Day - *postponed*

April 14, 2020
9:00 AM - 2:30 PM
UrbanBeat Event Center
1213 Turner St
Lansing, Michigan
United States

9:00am - 10:00am- CMP Breakfast,

10:00am-10:30am-Mentor Cafe

10:00am-11:00am- Registration, and Networking

11:00am- Keynote Speaker -Jan Spence- Dare to Be Different! 3 Keys for Goal-setting Success

12:30pm-1:30pm - Lunch

1:45pm- 2:30pm -Guest Speaker -Darren Ing, Vice President of Tourism Coalition of Michigan - Industry update 

2:30pm Event Concludes


Many conversations about meetings start with the logistics: “What are the dates? How many people? How many room nights?” However, some event professionals are missing the mark when it comes to setting goals for a truly successful event - one that will truly “WOW” the attendees (and client). In fact, research shows that only 4% of people meet their goals each year. Part of the issue may be that using an old, traditional approach to goal-setting often leads to mounting frustration and undue stress. In this interactive, high-energy session, Jan Spence will provide participants with a fresh, innovative perspective on how to develop a game plan to transition from being “just” another meeting supplier or planner to becoming an indispensable strategic partner to their event industry counterparts. Attendees will learn and implement her easy step-by-step process right away and also share these techniques with others to promote further success. Participants will learn new ways to empower themselves and others to get rid of unnecessary roadblocks, focus on what makes them successful, and then capitalize on these new methods. Based on Jan’s extensive experience helping organizations, associations, and individuals explore their full potential, she will expose attendees to a different approach to goal-achieving.


Jan Spence is an international speaker, author, and consultant.  With contagious charisma and a zest for life which make her an excellent motivator and leader, this TEDx speaker has used her vast knowledge in sales,  communications, finances, and employee engagement to help numerous clients including Pillsbury, Walmart, and Frito-Lay.

Jan and her husband, Mitch, launched the second FiltaFry franchise in the US in 2003.  As CEO, Jan built such a successful operation that they were awarded the “2005 Franchisee of the Year” by the International Franchise Association.  Meeting their four-year plan, they sold the business in 2007 at 300% ROI.   Since then, Jan has circled the globe as a trainer, consultant, and speaker for franchisees, organizations, and companies.

Having been interviewed by Entrepreneur magazine and the Big Dog Morning Show in Jesup, Ga, Jan shares her story of fulfilling her lifelong dream of playing women’s professional full-tackle football. As a member of the National Speakers Association, Jan combines the lessons she learned through that experience with her business experience to inspire people to make a difference through “Cheer Leadership.” Known for her highly interactive, entertaining, and inspirational style, she recently taught in Panama, Romania, Switzerland, Uganda, and Australia.

Jan serves on the boards of Meeting Professionals International – North Florida and Compass Finances God’s Way – Florida. She is active with the local Association of Talent Development chapter and the Beach Church in Jacksonville, Florida.  She and her husband of eighteen years enjoy traveling the world when not at home attending Jaguars football games and cultural events.

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