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2013 Michigan CEO Summit

Wednesday, October 30th, 2013

The Westin Book Cadillac Detroit

1114 Washington Blvd, Detroit, MI 48226

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Hank Meijer - A Winning Strategy 

Hear how Michigan's home-grown grocery and retail legend stays fresh against the competition and wins.
Hank Meijer, Co-Chairman & Co-CEO, Meijer, Inc.

Doug Rothwell on how MI's economy is performing

"Today, things are better. The benchmarking report shows Michigan has reversed course. In many cases, we're out-performing the nation."
Doug Rothwell, President & CEO, Business Leaders for Michigan

Doug Rothwell How Competitive are we? An overview of BLM's Benchmarking Report

How does our state stack up to its competitors? We need to know where we're better - and where we're not - to reach our goal of making Michigan a Top Ten state again.
Doug Rothwell, President & CEO, Business Leaders for Michigan

Brig Sorber - A Winning Strategy

Hear how two men built a moving company people could love, and made it an international powerhouse.
Brig Sorber, Chief Executive Officer, Two Men And A Truck/International, Inc.

How do you win from the start?

Winning takes on a new meaning when you're a start-up. Michigan entrepreneurs provide a "from the trenches" view of how to create a winning formula when you're building from the ground up. Veronika Scott, Founder and CEO, The Empowerment Plan Dug Song, Chief Executive Officer, Duo Security Eli Thomssen, President & CEO, Armune BioScience, Inc.
Moderator: Michael Jandernoa, Board of Directors, Perrigo Company

How do you change the field to win the game? Tomorrow's talent, communities, assets

It's more than the traditional business climate agenda. The new strategies to win include investing in people and communities -- and making the best possible use of our assets.
James Hackett, President & CEO, Steelcase, Inc.
Michael Finney, President & CEO, Michigan Economic Development Corporation
Daniel Loepp, President & CEO, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan
Sandra Pierce, Chairman & CEO, FirstMerit Michigan

Gov. John Engler - Keynote address on national policy

National policy plays a critical role in enabling Michigan to compete and win. Hear one of the nation's premiere business policy leaders outline a winning U.S. strategy.
Former Governor John Engler, President, Business Roundtable

Kurt Darrow: La-Z-Boy, Inc.

Hear how an 85 year-old Monroe-based maker of iconic recliners became one of the world's leading furniture producers.
Kurt Darrow, Chairman, President & CEO, La-Z-Boy, Inc.

Richard Haworth: Bluescape Technology

Get a glimpse of a visual collaborative workspace spanning 160 virtual acres that encourages communication across teams and time zones.
Richard Haworth, Chairman Emeritus, Haworth, Inc.

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