2016 DMCVB Family Reunion Planning Seminar

October 14, 2016  

Nearly 1,000 attendees are expected for the Detroit Metro Convention & Visitors Bureau’s Family Reunion Planning Seminar this Saturday at Sound Board at MotorCity Casino Hotel.

Detroit, Mich. – Nearly 1,000 people are registered for this Saturday’s family reunion planning seminar hosted by the Detroit Metro Convention & Visitors Bureau (DMCVB). The complimentary event at Sound Board at MotorCity Casino Hotel provides family reunion planners all the information they need to plan a successful family reunion in metro Detroit.

“Family reunion business in Detroit is very significant, consuming more than 15,000 room nights and generating an excess of $16 million in direct visitor spending,” said Bill Bohde, DMCVB Senior Vice President, Sales and Marketing. “The increasing number of new developments makes this a bigger draw than ever for reunion business.”

Attendees will have the opportunity to learn more about the DMCVB and the complimentary services they provide to reunion planners. There will also be breakout sessions focusing on the first-time reunion planner, social media and activities throughout the region. The event will begin with a trade show featuring 60 exhibitors, including representatives from metro Detroit hotels, restaurants, attractions, and service providers. Exhibitors include: MotorCity Casino Hotel, The Henry Ford, Westin Southfield, Motown Museum, Great Lakes Crossing Outlets, Wyndham Garden Sterling Heights, Buffalo Wild Wings, Tuskegee Airmen National Museum and Alexis Novelty.

The seminar schedule is as follows:
8-9:30 a.m. Attendee registration and continental breakfast
8-10 a.m. Trade Show
10-11:25 a.m. General Session
11:40 a.m.-12:25 p.m. Breakout Sessions
• Reunion Planning 101
• Social Media 101
• Be a Tourist in The D – Great ideas and activities for your guests
12:25-12:45 p.m. Conclusion of Event and Prize Giveaways

Learn more about how the DMCVB can help you plan your family reunion.


The Detroit Metro Convention & Visitors Bureau is a private, not-for-profit organization whose mission is to market and sell the metropolitan Detroit area on a worldwide basis as a destination for leisure and business travel including conventions, trade shows, corporate meetings, tours and incentive travel to maximize additional visitors, visitor expenditures, state and local tax revenues and job opportunities.
More than 700 businesses are represented in the DMCVB’s membership. The DMCVB was founded in 1896 as the world’s first convention and visitors bureau. visitdetroit.com