The Mackinac Policy Conference – the Detroit Regional Chamber’s annual statewide event – convenes Michigan’s most influential audience to engage in collaborative dialogue on the state’s economic future.

Since 1981, the Conference has provided a unique-in-the-nation experience for Michigan’s top business, government, civic, and philanthropic leaders.

Held at the historic Grand Hotel on Mackinac Island, the Conference brings together nationally recognized speakers and statewide leaders to discuss critical issues facing the state, such as the future of Michigan, economic growth, education, the changing business community, advancing DEI, and more. Chaired each year by one of Michigan’s top business leaders from the Chamber’s board of directors, the Conference concludes with an actionable to do list that transforms dialogue into positive outcomes to create a more prosperous Michigan.

2023 Event Details:

Tuesday, May 30 to Friday, June 2, 2023
Grand Hotel, Mackinac Island


Chamber Members: $2,950
Future Members: $3,900


The Conference will focus on “the Power of &,” which will invite dialogue among speakers and attendees on why Michigan needs an “and” approach instead of “either or” policy solutions. The “and” approach should create a healthy, productive tension among leaders with different points of view. When it comes to Michigan’s greatest issues and opportunities, “the Power of &” brings otherwise polarized sides closer together to provide the needed stimulus for leaders to bring nuanced thinking to problem solving.

Michigan will benefit from an “and” approach when it comes to:

  • Individual Freedom & Collective Action
  • Sustainability & Economic Growth
  • Investing in the Future & Financial Responsibility


Special Program: A Toast to Michigan

MPC23 PAC Reception

Join the Detroit Regional Chamber Political Action Committee (PAC) in A Toast to Michigan, an annual PAC reception that features Michigan’s legislative leaders and other elected officials and celebrates the conclusion of the 2023 Mackinac Policy Conference. The legislative leaders will share how they found themselves in Michigan politics and where they see the state going in the next four years.

Grand Hotel

Don’t miss Michigan’s premier statewide policy event.

The 2023 Conference will be held May 30 – June 2, 2023.