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2021 Mackinac Policy Conference Pushed Back

DBusiness- September 25 ,2020

By: Grace Turner 

The 2021 Mackinac Policy Conference has been rescheduled in light of the COVID-19 pandemic, and the new dates will serve as a prelude to the North American International Auto Show in Detroit that commences the following week.

The Detroit Regional Chamber announced the new dates are Monday, Sept. 20-Thursday, Sept. 23. It is hoping the usual 1,500 business, government, and civil leaders will be able to attend the event, set to take place on Mackinac Island.

The Detroit auto show, meanwhile, will begin a series of pre-events leading up to the public show at the TCF Center in downtown Detroit, along with outdoor spaces — Motor Bella to be held near and around the Detroit Opera House starts on Friday, Sept. 24. Multiple events, including the Charity Preview on Friday, Oct. 1, lead into the public show (Oct. 2 to Oct. 8).

“After careful analysis, the chamber reached the conclusion that we could not be certain that public health conditions, including vaccine distribution and corporate travel policies, would make a traditional spring conference that lives up to our attendees’ expectations a reality,” says Sandy K. Baruah, president and CEO of the chamber.

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