InnSight 2024 MBBA Conference

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Conference & Marketplace

October 27-29, 2024
Grand Staircase at the Amway
Grand Staircase at the Amway
This year’s conference and lodging will again be at the beautiful and historic
Amway Grand in Grand Rapids. Join our innkeepers as we come together to celebrate,
make new friends, and explore vendor options.
Here is a quote from one member who attended our conference in 2023-
“I thank you, Byron and the Board again for a wonderful experience these past two days! It was warm, thoughtful, thought-provoking, and innovative! I was very impressed and learned a lot!
I’m proud to be a part of MBBA! Michigan is one of those states that really “gets it” in every industry. B&B Hospitality is no less. Looking forward to more!”

(Frictionless Guest App to be updated as we get closer)

Lodging at the Amway Grand Plaza

We have negotiated a great rate for our member innkeepers and valued vendors- $144 + 15% taxes, valid Friday-Wednesday (Oct 25th -Oct 29th) – special conference discount rate*
Free wireless internet in-room plus desktop workspace. Parking is $32 for self-parking and $35 for valet per night. (worth the extra $3).
More info to follow
Vendor at a conference table
Darci Bartlett, President of Interim Innkeepers Network & MBBA member-Spring Lighthouse

Showcase Schedule of Events

  • Sunday, October 27th – Meet and Greet in the Entrance area to Vandenburg Room on the second floor (same area as last year)
    • 12 noon-4 pm Vendor set-up
    • 5- 7 pm Cocktail hour with open cash bar and time to mingle with innkeepers & vendors.
  • Monday, October 30th – Morning & Afternoon Conference is located in the Governor’s RoomRoom on the 2nd floor of Amway
    • 8 a.m.-1 p.m. Registration opens at the MBBA Greeting table
    • 7 am-9 am- Breakfast Buffet in the Governors Room
    • 10 am – 12 noon- Hands-on Personalized Vendor Workshops
      • Innkeepers should bring their laptops and their questions to take advantage of our experts and vendors helping you.
        We have ten tables, all with different topics for you to choose up to four-  ½ hour workshop sessions.
        To keep this personal and to encourage our innkeepers to sign up early, we are scheduling three innkeepers per session.( Limited to three per table)
    • 12 noon-Enjoy your box lunch which will be in the Governor’s conference room.
    • 1 pm- President’s Welcome and Introduction to all our Vendors
    • 1:15 – MBBA Annual Meeting
    • 1:30-5 pm- Speakers – (check this link for the current schedule)
    • 5- 7 pm Vendor Marketplace with Cocktail Reception -Vandenberg Room- 2nd Floor
    • 7:00 p.m. Dinner with Keynote Speaker -Governor’s  Room-2nd Floor
  • Tuesday, October 31st – Morning Conference- Governor’s Room 2nd- floor of Amway
    • 9 am- 12 noon – Speakers
    • Noon- Door prizes and Goodbyes

Bookmark this page, as we will update the details as they are finalized. 

Innkeepers and Aspiring  

Register early- before September 12th

$245 first attendee, $195 for second and third attendees

After September 12th

$265 first attendee and $215 for the second and third attendees

Non-members +$50

Vendors

$299 first exhibitor, $199 for the second and third attendees each

For Hotel Accommodations:

 

Added Note: The MBBA Board of Directors reserves the right to approve/disapprove participating vendors.

Cancellation policy: You may cancel your registration with a full refund if a conflict arises by contacting the office two weeks before the event or by October 16th. After that date, no refunds are possible.

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