Conference Agenda

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Schedule is Subject to Change. More Information Regarding Speakers/Speaker Topics to Come.

Wednesday, May 29, 2024

9:30 am – 11:00 am Exhibitor Booth Set Up

10:30 am Conference Check-in Open

11:00 am – 12:00 pm Lunch and Exhibits Open

12:00 pm – 12:15 pm  Welcome
Katie Dominguez, MSIA Chair

12:15 pm – 1:15 pm  Bridging the Gap: Building an Effective WC Program
Patty Hostine, Corporate Risk and Insurance Manager at Xylem

1:15 pm – 1:30 pm Break/Visit with Exhibit Booths

1:30 pm – 2:30 pm What is going on with No-Fault?
Fransico Lozano, Kitch Attorneys and Counselors

Optional – Space Limited: Gypsy Distillery and Mackinaw Trails Winery Tour (Transportation Included)

(Food and drinks will be available for purchase at venues)

3:00 pm  Depart from Hotel Lobby

Group 1

3:15 pm – 4:30 pm Mackinaw Trails Winery

4:45 pm – 6:00 pm Gypsy Distillery

6:15 pm – Arrive at Boyne Resort

Group 2

3:15 pm – 4:30 pm Gypsy Distillery

4:45 pm – 6:00 pm Mackinaw Trails Winery

6:15 pm – Arrive at Boyne Resort

6:00 pm – 8:00 pm Conference Reception and Exhibit Booths Open
Hors D’oeuvres and Cocktails

Thursday, May 30, 2024

8:00 am – 9:00 am Breakfast and Exhibit Booths Open

9:00 am – 9:15 am Welcome
Katie Dominguez, MSIA Chair

9:15 am – 9:45 am Legal Issues Affecting Employers: Workers Compensation Administration Rule Changes
Dawn Drobnich, MSIA Executive Secretary

9:45 am – 10:45 am Slip and Fall/Premises Liability: Recent Changes to the Law
Attorney Kari Melkonian and Attorney Laura Alton, Collins, Einhorn, Farrell

10:45 am – 11:00 am Break/Visit with Exhibit Booths

11:00 am – 12:00 pm KEYNOTE SPEAKER
Kaitlyn Buss, Assistant Editorial Page Editor for The Detroit  News

12:00 pm – 1:00 pm Lunch and Exhibit Booths Open

1:00 pm – 1:45 pm The Workers’ Disability Compensation Agency Update
Workers’ Disability Compensation Agency

1:45 pm – 2:00 pm Kids’ Chance of Michigan
Brooke Blower, MI Chapter President 

2:00 pm – 2:15 pm Break/Visit with Exhibit Booths

2:15 pm – 3:15 pm Labor Shortages and the Effect on Work Comp: Panel Discussion
Roxanna Perez, Director of Risk Management at FireKeepers

3:15 pm – 3:30 pm Conference Wrap-Up

4:00 pm – 5:30 pm Join Us on the Patio for an Evening of Fun
Hors D’oeuvres, Cocktails, and Music

Friday, May 31, 2024

9:30 am -10:30 am The Coffee With The Board/Complimentary Skybridge Event (Optional)

Save the Date: The MSIA 2024 Fall Conference will be on October 3, 2024, at Laurel Manor in Livonia