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Annual Conference Exhibitor & Sponsorship Information

April 17 – 19, 2018 • Cobo Center, Detroit

Exhibitor Packet Information

Cobo Center

Sponsor & Exhibitor Information


For Information on hospitalities contact Event Manager Deneen Hansen at  517/327-2585; dhansen@msbo.org

Road Construction

For up-to-date road construction information, click here.
Mi Drive is your resource for planning your route with road construction information as well as traffic incidents and even road cameras. You can get Mi Drive online and on your smartphone or mobile device.

Exhibit Show Hours:

Wednesday, April 18, 2018:
2:15 – 5:00 p.m.

Thursday, April 19, 2018:
11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

Exhibit Show Set Up:

Tuesday, April 17, 2018:
12:00 – 5:00 p.m.
The hall is locked for the evening and a security guard is present to watch over equipment.

Wednesday, April 18, 2018:
8:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Exhibit Show Breakdown:

Thursday, April 19, 2018:
1:00 – 6:00 p.m.

Room Block Pirates

MSBO has recently been notified by an associate member that they were targeted by what the industry calls a “room block pirate.” Yes, this is a real issue.

MSBO does not work with outside companies for overnight accommodations. We recommend only booking overnight rooms directly with hotels using our room blocks so you can get the preferred rates.

If you are contacted by someone claiming to be with MSBO or any company that says they are closely associated with MSBO and want to book your accommodations for the 2018 MSBO Annual Conference, they are not being truthful. If you have any questions or this happens to you, please contact Deneen Hansen at 517.327.2585 or email dhansen@msbo.org.

Overnight Accommodations:

Detroit Marriott at the Renaissance Center (Host Hotel)

NOTE: This hotel is full on Tuesday and Wednesday night, April 17-18
400 Renaissance Drive, Detroit, MI 48243
P 313.568.8127
Rate: $159 (+6% state tax and 9% local tax)
Online Reservations: Click the link below to make your overnight reservations:
Phone Reservations: Call 877.901.6632 and mention the Michigan School Business Officials room block.
Marriott Rewards = Free Wi-Fi
Please note that you will want to add your Marriott Rewards number to the reservation to receive free Wi-Fi during your stay either at the time you make the reservation, modify your reservation later, or add it at check in. If you don’t have a Marriott Rewards account, create one at no charge at: https://www.marriott.com/rewards/createAccount/createNewAccount.mi?enrollmentSourceCode=5ISD

Parking Information: Click here for Detroit Marriott at the Renaissance Center parking Information.

Holiday Inn Express & Suites Downtown Detroit

2030 Washington Blvd.
Detroit, MI 48226
Rate: $134 (9% local tax, 6% state tax)
Parking: $27 (subject to change)
Phone: 313.887.7000
Code: Michigan School Business Officials

Courtyard Marriott Detroit Downtown

333 E. Jefferson Avenue
Detroit, MI 48226-4352
Reservations: 800.321.2211
Book your group rate for MSBO
Code: Michigan School Business Officials
Rate: $159 (9% local tax, 6% state tax)
Deadline: 03/26/18

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Michigan School Business Officials
1001 Centennial Way - Suite 200, Lansing MI 48917
msbo@msbo.org (517) 327-5920