2012 Tourism Conference Lighten UP  This conference will provide business owners, managers and staff an opportunity to attend valuable professional and business development break-out sessions. The day will also highlight trends and current news in the tourism industry. “Lighten UP” and take advantage of valuable networking time to share information and tactics.

 May 29th- Golf Scramble – Sweetgrass Golf Course

Open to All: Business After Hours/Reception and Business Showcase Displays – Island Resort & Casino

May 30th- Tourism Conference, Professional Development Workshops and Business Showcase – Island Resort & Casino

Keynote: Bruce Goddard – Lighten UP! A View from a Hearse

He will make you laugh. He will make you cry. But above all, he will make you thankful for the true blessings of life and doing business in a small community.

Luncheon Keynote: David Lorenz, Manager, Public and Industry Relations, Travel Michigan; David oversees Travel Michigan’s public relations activities- the official State of Michigan tourism promotion agency. He also manages Travel Michigan’s efforts in the areas of international marketing, packaged travel, conventions and meetings, industry relations, golf and sports-event promotion.

Professional Development Workshops and Roundtable Topics:
  • Customer Service Excellence
  • Social Media
  • Low Cost Business Marketing
  • Grants and Resources
  • Community Collaboration
  • Tourism Success Stories
  • Industry Concerns
  • Business Promotion and Advertising
  • And more!

Registration Information:

  • $59.00 admission includes continental breakfast and lunch
  • $99.00 showcase booth includes one conference registration
  • $49.00 golf scramble and reception to follow (May 29th)
  • $59 special lodging rate includes:
    • Gaming package
    • Complimentary beverage
    • Restaurant discount

Register ONLINE or call (906) 786-2192 for more information.

 

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