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2017 Michigan CEO Summit


Thursday, November 9th, 2017

8:00 am - 2:00 pm

Westin Book Cadillac Detroit

1114 Washington Blvd, Detroit, MI 48226

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Join us for the 6th annual Michigan CEO Summit!

Hear from a group of dynamic speakers about what they’re doing to keep their companies competitive.  Find out how you can stay ahead of the curve in today’s ever-changing global marketplace.

*To view a list of attendees, please click here. 

Luncheon Keynote

Andrew N. Liveris
Executive Chairman, DowDuPont

Chairman & CEO, The Dow Chemical Company

Don’t miss this rare opportunity to hear directly from Andrew Liveris, Executive Chairman of DowDuPont and Chairman & CEO of The Dow Chemical Company! Liveris is a respected business leader with an unparalleled view of manufacturing around the globe who will share his thoughts about keeping Michigan – and your business – at the forefront in today’s rapidly-changing world. Reserve your seat early – this event will sell out!


The Future of the Office

Leadership, technology, and why place matters more than you think.

Brian Walker

President & CEO

Herman Miller, Inc.

The Changing Technology Landscape and its Impact on Business

Technology continues to rapidly change. Find out how it is impacting consumers and changing how businesses need to reach their target market.

E.T. Mike Miller

Director, Google Technical Services


Growing a Business and Giving Back

Hear how a family-owned neighborhood drugstore emerged as the nation's largest independent specialty pharmacy in less than a decade and how that family is now using their voice and creativity to transform their local community.

Phil Hagerman

Chairman & CEO, Diplomat

CEO, Skypoint Ventures

The Many Roads to Success

Hear from a panel of successful MI business leaders about how they rose to the top, the strategies they employ to keep their companies ahead of the curve, and what new trends are disrupting the workplace.

Linda H. Apsey

President & CEO

ITC Holdings Corp.

Florine Mark

President & CEO

The Weight Watchers Group, Inc.

Sandy Pierce

Chairman - Huntington Bank, Michigan;

Private Banking and Regional Banking Director

Lou Anna K. Simon


Michigan State University

Liberate the Human Journey

Engage in a discussion surrounding the belief that freedom of movement is fundamental for human progress and smart mobility solutions will be the key to help people move freely through the world of the future.

Jim Hackett

President & CEO

Ford Motor Company

Competing in a Global Marketplace

Hear a global business leader discuss Michigan's ability to compete in the global marketplace and how the future of manufacturing is ever-changing.

Andrew N. Liveris

Executive Chairman, DowDuPont

Chairman & CEO, The Dow Chemical Company


The Michigan CEO Summit is open to anyone interested in attending the event. The event typically attracts business, community, policy and opinion leaders from around the state.

The registration fee for the Summit is $150 and must be pre-paid by credit card or check. The fee covers your Summit materials and admittance to the event. It also includes breakfast and lunch at the event. The fee does not cover travel or hotel accommodations.

Credit card payments are processed via PayPal on behalf of Business Leaders for Michigan. You do not need a PayPal account to register or to process credit card payments.


Upon registering, you will receive an email confirming your registration is complete. If you pay via credit card, you will also receive an email from PayPal confirming your payment.

Cancellation/Refund Policy

Cancellation requests must be received by Business Leaders for Michigan by 5:00pm on Monday, October 9, 2017 to be eligible for a refund. A cancellation fee of $25 will be deducted from your payment. After October 9, 2017, refunds will not be provided; however, registration may be transferred to another individual.

Attendee List

Approximately 30 days before the Summit, Business Leaders for Michigan will post the list of attendees. To view the list, click here. 

Permission Policy

By registering for the Michigan CEO Summit, participants grant permission to Business Leaders for Michigan to use photos and videos taken at the Summit on the BLM website, its social media, channels, and collateral materials used for related future events, all without further authorization, consent or compensation.


If you have any questions about the Summit, please contact Courtney Masiarczyk at 313-259-5400 or via email.

Media Registration

Business Leaders for Michigan welcomes members of the media to attend the event at no charge. Please pre-register and bring your credentials to the event; you will be asked to present them at check-in and display them during the event.


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