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Mark Your Calendar for These Key Events

By Shelley Levitt

The Destination Michigan Showcase is back and taking place in person only on October 22 at the Breslin Center on the MSU campus. Complimentary to meeting planners, the event format is a one-hour tradeshow followed by lunch and keynote speaker and then an additional one-hour tradeshow. Mark Ostach, a wellness expert, will share tips and facilitate table discussions on the topic of “Frequent and Last Minute Changes Driving Your Crazy!” For more information visit,

Get ready to head to Motor City! The 2021 Pure Michigan Governor’s Conference on Tourism will take place November 2-4 at the MotorCity Casino Hotel. Among the nearly 20 speakers are Tori Emerson Barnes, Executive Vice President of Public Affairs and Policy for U.S. Travel Association (you can read a column by Barnes in the upcoming Fall-Winter issue of Northeast Meetings + Events); Michael Dominguez, President & CEO of Associated Luxury Hotels International; Claude Molinari, President & CEO of Detroit Metro Convention & Visitors Bureau, and Zoe Moore, inclusive hospitality consultant and strategist. The three days of workshops, keynote speakers and networking opportunities will cover a wide range of topics, from human resources challenges in the hospitality industry to “the need to be decisively indecisive: understanding behavioral changes for the meetings and events industry.” For more information, including how to register, visit