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May 2023 Chapter Meeting

May 17, 2023
11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Champion Mill Conference Center @ Spooky Nook Sports
600 North B Street
Hamilton, OH 45013
MPI Ohio
Phone: 513-563-8674

2023 Trends in the Meetings Industry - Challenges and Solutions

Wednesday, May 17, 2023

Kim Corcoran, CMP
Destination MI/
Meetings MI

We are back to full steam ahead in the meetings industry, but there are new hurdles to jump this year!  Food costs, staffing, and inflation are making budgets tight, attendance numbers are difficult to anticipate, last minute bookings are flipping like hot cakes, and everyone needs to be an expert in hybrid meetings.  Luckily, our relationships between planners and suppliers are stronger than ever – so let’s work together to anticipate these challenges and find solutions.  Get ready for an interactive session that will help you make the most of 2023!

Program Takeaways:

  • Identify trends so you can anticipate challenges and proactively improve your events.
  • Find solutions to budget issues, uncertain registration numbers, and last minute bookings.
  • Learn how to manage expectations and communicate with your stakeholder.

SPEAKER:Kim Corcoran 2020

Kim Corcoran, CMP, is an experienced meeting professional that currently owns and operates Destination Michigan, where the primary focus is connecting destinations, hotels, and service providers with meeting planners. 

In 2007, Kim was instrumental in starting Meetings Michigan, a state-wide marketing initiative with the Michigan Economic Development Corporation (MEDC).  This organization bands together CVBs, hotels and service providers throughout the state for the common cause of bringing more out-of-state meetings revenue to Michigan.  She is still actively involved as the Executive Director, as the organization celebrates 16 years together.

Kim holds a bachelor’s degree in Marketing/International Business, a master’s degree in Sports/Recreation Administration, and a Certified Meeting Professional designation.  She is a past President of MPI, Michigan Chapter, and is currently an honorary faculty member at The MSU School of Hospitality Business.

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Are you ready to embark on an adventure? The Incredible Race will take you through a series of challenging tasks that will require you to think on your feet, work as a team, and push yourself to new heights. You'll be competing against other teams, each one vying for the ultimate prize of being crowned the Incredible Race champions!
Don't miss out on this incredible opportunity to experience the thrill of the race and be part of an unforgettable event!
Sponsored by Meetings Michigan


Champion Mill Conference Center @ Spooky Nook Sports

600 North B Street
Hamilton, OH 45013

Warehouse Hotel at Champion Mill
Group Name: MPI Ohio May 2023 Chapter Meeting
Group Access:
    Group ID: 340
    Password: 690000432

11:00 am - 11:30 am:  Networking
11:30 am - 12:00 pm:  Lunch 
12:00 pm -   1:00 pm:  Program 
 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm: The Incredible Race sponsored by Meetings Michigan
 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm: Cocktails and Prizes!

MPI Ohio has been approved by the Events Industry Council (EIC) as a Preferred Provider of the below-listed continuing education courses, which qualify for CMP continuing education credit. Determination of continuing education credit eligibility or Preferred Provider status does not imply EIC’s endorsement or assessment of  education quality. This program has been approved by the Events Industry Council for 1 hour CE under Domain A: Strategic Planning.
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Members (Preferred & Premier): $45
Non Members & Essential Level Members: $85
Students: $15
Fees include a $5 donation to the MPI Scholarship Fund

Sunday, May 14, 2023
To receive a refund, you must cancel by Friday, May 12, 2023. No shows will be billed

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