Michael Shannon

Ashfield Event Experiences

Michael Shannon, CMP, is Director, Business Development, Northeast for Business Events Canada, a division of Destination Canada. His responsibilities include promoting Canada as Meetings and Events Destination from the Mid-Atlantic to the Northeastern US. A thirty+ year veteran of the hospitality industry and graduate of the University of Denver, School of Hotel and Restaurant Management, Michael has spent his career in a variety of hotel operational and sales & marketing positions. Michael has worked for MGM Resorts International, Westin Hotels & Resorts and the Los Angeles Convention & Visitors Bureau. In addition, Michael spent over eight years on the intermediary side of the business in a meeting & event planning company. Active in Meeting Professionals International since 1994, he served on the board of directors and is a Past-President of the New Jersey Chapter. Michael has also Chaired several MPI International Committees and served a three-year term on the International Board of Directors. Honors from the New Jersey Chapter include Chapter Supplier of the Year as well as the recipient of the Meeting Professional of the Year. Michael has been published in The Meeting Professional, and has presented programs on topics such as: Starting your own Business; Negotiation Skills; Everyday Ethics for the Meeting & Sales Professional and How to Achieve Work Life Balance. Michael has been a Platinum Series Speaker at various MPI Chapters as well as a speaker at MPI International Conferences and served on faculty for MPI’s Institutes program. Michael resides in New Jersey with his wife Michelle and two children, Ashley and Matthew and their beloved dogs, Bella and Scout.

Presenting on the following days:

Sunday, June 3 | 2:15 PM - 3:15 PM
Ethical Challenges for Meeting Professionals

Sunday, June 3 | 8:30 AM - 9:30 AM
Ethical Challenges for Meeting Professionals