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October Signature Series

October 27, 2022
11:30 AM - 2:30 PM
Soaring Eagle Casino
6800 E Soaring Eagle Blvd.
Mt. Pleasant, MI

Come Get Spooky with MPI MI!

Contracts…one of the scariest parts of our job. Add in a multi-year pandemic that resulted in thousands of cancelled events and you have the perfect recipe for disaster. That is why MPI MI is bringing in Heather Reid from Planner Protect to discuss venue contract challenges and clauses that were magnified by the pandemic. You will leave feeling better equipped to handle contracts in the ever-changing world we are living in.

After hearing from Heather, we will have our Halloween Horror Stories panel. This is your chance to hear industry colleagues talk about a situation or time when something went significantly wrong at one of their events, the aftermath, and what they would do differently next time.


MPI_HeatherReid_spkrHeather Reid, ARCT, MSc,DES, Founder & CEO, Planner Protect Inc.

With almost $8.7 million tracked in actual savings and avoided risks, Planner Protect Inc. is a first-of-its kind, events consulting agency. Heather Reid, Founder and CEO of Planner Protect Inc., draws on her almost 30 years’ experience as an independent event planner to support event hosts and event industry professionals in negotiating balanced contracts.  Heather has received international recognition for her thought leadership and innovation in the industry.

Tim (T.O.) Otteman, Ed.D, Chair, Department of Recreation, Parks & Leisure Services Administration, Central Michigan University

Ann Bruttell, President and Founder, Meeting Coordinators, Inc.

Jamie Ralph, CMP, General Manager, DoubleTree by Hilton Bay City – Riverfront

Mary Mitchell, Director of Sales & Marketing, Marshall Hotels and Resorts

11:30 AM - 12:00 PM: Registration
12:00 - 1:00 PM: Lunch
1:00 - 1:45 PM: Creating Balanced Contracts for 2023 and Beyond
1:45 - 2:30 PM: Halloween Horror Stories Panel 

This program has been approved for 1.5 hours of continuing education credit towards your CMP.


Venue Details

Soaring Eagle Casino & Resort
6800 Soaring Eagle Blvd.
Mt Pleasant, MI 48858

Persons with disabilities needing of other accommodations for effective participation in our meetings should contact info@mpimichapter.org 12 days prior to the event to request visual, hearing or other assistance. Requests received after the date cannot be guaranteed, but efforts will be made to provide the accommodations.

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