August 2018 Print

Board Member Exposé


Jennifer Berkemeier

VP of Communications

Jennifer Berkemeier is a Sales Manager at Cobo Center, where she has worked for the past seven years. Previously she was the Special Events Director at the Fillmore Theater in Detroit. She is currently the VP of Communications for MPI Michigan Chapter.

Jennifer has been in the meetings and events industry for nearly twelve years. Prior to making the move to events, she was an Executive Assistant at Live Nation Entertainment for thirteen years. She thoroughly enjoys her work in the events industry as it has provided her with years of unique experiences and opportunities, and the chance to meet wonderful people along the way. Jennifer feels privileged to work in the city of Detroit and loves learning about the history and meeting others who live and work there. One of the many benefits of working at Cobo Center has been the opportunity to expand her knowledge of trade shows, conferences and conventions. She loves working in a venue with easy access to the Detroit River and appreciates the amazing views of the river. She is an active member of Cobo Center’s Green Team (works towards sustainability at Cobo Center) and Cobo Center’s Social Media Team.

Jennifer is also a member of ILEA (International Live Events Association), where she is a past Director of Communications. She is a member of the Detroit Regional Chamber on behalf of Cobo Center, and has been a Chamber Ambassador for the past ten years.

Jennifer is a happy single mom to a nine-year old daughter named Helen. In her spare time, she likes to spend time with her daughter, ride bikes, read, cook, hike and travel.

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Just Around the Corner!

2018 August Cocktails & Connections

August 21, 2018 
4:00 PM to 7:00 PM

Stop by, enjoy appetizers & cocktails!! Stay for 15 minutes or the full 3 hours!

This event is designed to encourage attendees to connect with others and learn about the opportunities available through our chapter.

Have a friend, colleague, or peer who is not a member, but is interested in learning more? Bring them too!

Your MPI Michigan Board Members can:

  • Discuss how to make the most of your membership,
  • Share opportunities to volunteer with your chapter, and
  • Teach you how to start the CMP process.

This is a unique opportunity to connect with other members in a casual setting and around your busy schedule. Catch up with old friends, share successes, gain feedback from your peers or make new connections at this event.

The Kensington Hotel
3500 S State Street
Ann Arbor, MI 48108

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Save The Date

September Signature Series

September 18, 2018 
9:00 AM to 6:00 PM
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Bavarian Inn Lodge
1 Covered Bridge Lane
Frankenmuth, MI 48734

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Membership Information

Refer a friend and SAVE!

MPI Membership Pays Off! Refer a friend to MPI and you both save $$$! Friends waive the $50 application fee while YOU save $25 off your next membership renewal.

Monthly Renewal Drawing for August 2018

Renewal Drawings:

Are you up for renewal this month? Renew your MPI membership before the end of August 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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