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2015 Michigan CEO Summit

Thursday, November 12th, 2015

8:00am - 2:00pm

Westin Book Cadillac Detroit

1114 Washington Blvd, Detroit, MI 48226

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Word on the Street : A Frank Conversation about Michigan's Progress

Michigan is making progress, but is anyone noticing? Get an eye-opening view of the steps other states are taking to be competitive and what outsiders and rivals say about our state.
Albert Berriz, Chief Executive Officer, McKinley, Inc.
Barry Broome, President & CEO, Greater Sacramento Area Economic Council
Moderator: Christy McDonald, Anchor, MiWeek

Staying in the Game Keeping a Competitive Edge in a Rapidly Changing World

Learn how three CEOs have evolved their products and business strategies to keep pace with the times.
Dennis Mannion, President & CEO, Detroit Pistons and Palace Sports & Entertainment
Brian Walker, President & CEO, Herman Miller, Inc.
Moderator: Nancy Kaffer, Columnist, Detroit Free Press

The Hard Facts About Michigan's Competitiveness

Review data on how Michigan stacks up to its competitors on an array of key performance measures.
Doug Rothwell, President & CEO, Business Leaders for Michigan

Getting Real How New and Seasoned Entrepreneurs Survive and Thrive

Get an insider’s look at the obstacles, opportunities and available support for entrepreneurs in Michigan.
Abir Ali, Creative Director, Designer & Co-Owner, Ali Sandifer Studio
Chip George, Chief Executive Officer, Comfort Research
Carl Winans, Co-Founder, Mega Tiny Corporation
Moderator: M. Roy Wilson, President, Wayne State University

Everyone Can Have a Role in Growing Michigan Jobs and Our Economy

Learn what some companies are doing to help grow more jobs in Michigan while they grow their bottom line.

Did You Know - Interesting facts about Michigan and its Homegrown Businesses

Entrepreneurs: Ali Sandifer Studio, Mega Tiny Corporation, Comfort Research

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