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2013 Point aux Barques Lighthouse Heritage Festival - August 3

Located six miles north of Port Hope in Lighthouse Park

Come Celebrate History!

Michigan Port Collaborative Spring Summit 2013 - Lansing - May 22 

Join Michigan port leaders and their partners! 

Download the agenda here.

See speakers list below. 


Click here to Register for the Spring Summit May 22. 2013  


MPC 2013 MEMBERSHIP INCLUDED in registration fee

2013 Membership in the Michigan Port Collaborative is $100.00, which is included in the the summit registration fee total of $175.00.  Members earn:

  • A vote on MPC policy, governance, funding and more
  • A voice in Lansing and Washington DC, a voice joined with other Michigan ports
  • Membership discounts on future MPC events and materials
  • Unique network with ports and port partners throughout the St. Lawrence Seaway

Join today, which essentially makes the cost of the conference $75.00.

 Reserve Accommodations at the Lansing Radisson Hotel

  • PROMOTIONAL CODE:  MIPO13  (all cap letters, o not zero)

    Special Radisson Hotel Rates for this event:

    $126.95 per night for Single or Double

    Link to hotel.

    Radisson Lansing Michigan:  517.482.0188

    Radisson Toll Free Reservations:  800.333.3333


    The Board of Directors Thanks Our Generous Event Sponsors!

      • Lafarge Corporation
      • Michigan State Housing Development Authority


Spring Summit Speakers - MPC Thanks You!

  • Keynote Speaker, Port Leadership Recognition and Luncheon
    • Arnold Weinfeld, Michigan Municipal League
    • MPC Port Leader Recognition - thanks to all who delivered the 2013 state dredging funds to appreciative Michigan ports and their partners.
  • Federal Great Lakes and Port Policy Updates
    • Beach Hall, Mayor, Rogers City, Moderator
    • Gabe Schneider, US Senator Levin's Office
    • Brandon Fewins, US SEnator Stabenow's Office
  • Managing Extreme GL Water Levels: Dredging and Beyond
    • Fred Stonehouse, Moderator
    • Lana Pollack, Chair, International Joint Commission
    • Mollie Mahoney, US Army Corps of Engineers
    • Van Snider, Michigan Waterways Commission
    • Emily Finnell, Office of the Great Lakes, DEQ
    • Jim Weakley, Lake Carriers Association
    • Rebecca Hancock, International Ship Master's Association
    • Chuck May, Great Lakes Small Harbors Coalition
  • Growing GL Shipping in Michigan 
    • John Jamian, Detroit/Wayne County Port Authority, Moderator (invited)
    • Peter Anastor, Michigan Economic Development Corporation
    • Gregg Ward. Detroit / Windsor Truck Ferry
    • Jim Byrum, Michigan Agri-Business Association
    • Jim Smiertka, Prima Civitas Foundation
  • Environmental and Social Impacts of the GL Marine Transportation Industry
    • Marci Cisneros, Grand Have Convention and Visitors Bureau, Moderator
    • Jon Allan, Michigan Office of the Great Lakes
    • Dr. Tom Johengen, School of Natural Resources, University of Michigan
    • Paul LaMarre III, Port of Monroe, American Great Lakes Port Association
    • Christine Manninen, Great Lakes Commission
  • New tools for healthy working waterfronts
    • Don Gilmet, City of Alpena, Moderator
    • Liz Durfee, NOAA Coastal Fellow / Sea Grant Extension
    • Karen Gagnon, Michigan State Housing Development Authority
    • Todd Parker, Delta Institute


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Post Office Box 80686 

Lansing, Michigan