Michael’s approach to engaging an audience in a discussion is warm, provocative, and thoughtful. He can quickly tap into the energy of the room while keeping the balance to drive deep meaningful discussion.
Janet Sperstad, CMP
Meeting and Event Management
I have been fortunate to experience Michael’s facilitation skills on several occasions with differing groups, both large and small, and have been amazed at his ability to keep all involved and interested while resulting in effective outcomes. I would highly recommend Michael’s services.
Erin Tench, CMM, CMP
Executive Director, Pennsylvania Pink Zone
Pennsylvania State University
It is a rare occurrence to come across someone who can take a wide range of topics and infuse them with humor while educating the audience with immediate takeaways. Michael offers up impressive and relatable real life expertise and knowledge, with an extensive career in the meetings and event industry. Michael is a charming and engaging thought leader who has spoken on behalf of the Convention Industry Council’s APEX Standards Committee numerous times across the US and internationally. As immediate past chair of the committee, Michael has brought incredible leadership and knowledge to the group. He has the true ability to bring people together towards a common goal and can work with various group dynamics and always makes others feel at ease.
Director of Programs and Services
Convention Industry Council
I not only use all the brains that I have, but all I can borrow.
Michael has always been the greatest advocate of the role Chapters play in any association. He understands strategy, people interaction and volunteer engagement like no others. There is no one better than him to facilitate an association Board, chapter or leadership retreat.
Eric Rozenberg, CMM CMP
President, Event Business Formula
Past Chair, MPI
Michael Owen is a master facilitator and respected industry speaker. He brings expertise, strategic leadership, and passion into his work – and as important - humor and empathy. As a proven Meeting Professional International (MPI) past board member and past chapter president, he is a natural choice to lead meeting/event/hospitality organizations to reach new heights and achieve its desired outcomes..
Dr. Amanda Cecil, PhD, CMP
School of Physical Education and Tourism Management (PETM)
Department of Tourism, Conventions and Event Management (TCEM)
Michael is an outstanding communicator. Michael is very approachable has a wide industry knowledge and can manage any type of meeting and conference session with his extensive experience as a moderator. Any topic he covers has been extensively researched and he constantly updates his repertoire of excellent presentations.
I first came across Michael through MPI chapter leadership and he has been a reference for as well as a good friend ever since. I have co-presented with Michael and collaborated in volunteer roles always with great results. I can highly recommend Michael in all of these roles.
Miguel Neves, CMP
Senior Online Community Manager, IMEX Group
President, Meeting Professionals International - UK & Ireland Chapter Co-Chair, Events Industry Council APEX Standards Committee.