April 2018 Print

Board Member Exposé


Kim Corcoran, CMP

Vice President of Leadership Development

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. She has also created several events, such as the Michigan Meetings Expo, the Taste of Michigan, and the Destination Michigan Showcase.

In 2007, Kim was instrumental in starting a state-wide marketing initiative with the Michigan Economic Development Corporation (MEDC) called Meetings Michigan. 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 feels very fortunate to be a part of the Pure Michigan tourism strategy focusing on the meetings sector of the market.

Kim holds a bachelor’s degree in Marketing/International Business, a master’s degree in Sports/Recreation Administration, and a Certified Meeting Professional designation (2003). Kim also enjoys speaking on meetings industry topics and working with students. She is a former marketing instructor at Davenport University and is currently an honorary faculty member at Michigan State University (MSU) School of Hospitality Business.

Kim has had a long tenure with MPI, as a board member and past president of the Michigan Chapter (2003-2004). She has been awarded Mentor of the Year (2005), Supplier of the Year (2009), Meetings Industry Advocate (2011), and most recently, Chapter Meetings Industry Leader (2017). She is excited to be serving on the board of directors for her second tour of duty as VP of Leadership Development!

When Kim isn’t working, you can find her enjoying a run outside or chasing after her three children and their many activities!

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MI Meetings + Events Best of Gala


Congratulations to the finalists for The Michigan Meetings + Events Best of 2018 readers' choice awards! We look forward to celebrating with you and announcing the winners and 2018 Hall of Fame inductees on Wednesday, May 23 at the Cobo Center, Portside Ballroom.


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Save The Date

World Education Congress

June 02, 2018 
12:00 AM to 12:00 AM
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Indiana Convention Center
100 S Capitol Ave
Indianapolis, IN 46225

The conference is scheduled for June 2-5, 2018 in Indianapolis, Indiana. Indianapolis is the #1 convention city in the U.S, and it’s the perfect host for WEC’s cutting edge education. Every programming decision MPI is making for #WEC18 is toward the goal of revitalizing you and the events you plan. From the keynotes to concurrent sessions; from the networking functions to the food, #WEC18 will be the place to recharge yourself and the experiences you design.



Planner $899
Supplier $999
Faculty $449
Student $249


Planner $1,099
Supplier $1,199


Planner Membership Bundle $1,199
Supplier Membership Bundle $1,299
Faculty Membership Bundle $599
Student Membership Bundle $259


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Celebration! 2018

Please join us for CELEBRATION! 2018 on June 12, 2018 for a festive evening recognizing outstanding MPI – Michigan Chapter members and sponsors 


6:00 PM – 6:30 PM - Reception

6:30 PM - 7:30 PM - Plated Dinner

Awards Program to Follow Dinner


Individual attendees can make reservations for the event directly with the Hyatt Place at 1-800-233-1234.

Reservations may also be made by logging on to:


Use the Group Code:  G-MPI6 to receive your discounted group rate of $159.00.   Once the arrival and departure date have been entered, click on special rates and then enter the Group Code in the Group Code Box (make sure to include the G when entering the code).

Reservations by attendees must be received on or before May 13, 2018.


*Registration will be opening soon


$65.00 Member Ticket
$85.00 after 07:00 pm May 29

$65.00 Non-Member/Guest Ticket
$85.00 after 07:00 pm May 29

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Membership Information

Global Meetings Industry Day, April 12, 2018: Be a part of something larger than you! Register for the GMID Virtual Event.

  • Celebrate Global Meetings Industry Day (GMID) with $100 off a new Premier or Preferred MPI Membership! Use Promo code: MPIGMID18.


Monthly Renewal Drawing for April 2018

Renewal Drawings:  www.mpiweb.org/renew

Are you up for renewal this month? Renew your MPI membership before the end of June and you will be entered into a drawing for one of THREE great prizes. The winner will pick one! Renew today!

  • 6 month extended membership
  • Complimentary CMP Study Kit  (valued at $312)
  • Receive $200 off any MPI Professional Development Certificate Program

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