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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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Highlights from the 2017 Michigan CEO Summit

On November 9, 2017, nearly 500 business executives, community leaders and policymakers met at the sixth annual Michigan CEO Summit to discuss what it takes to succeed and prosper both as individual enterprises and as a state.

Designing for Disruption

How the future of your workplace is the future of your business.
Brian Walker, President & CEO, Herman Miller, Inc.

How Competitive is Michigan: 2017 Benchmarking Report Results

Is Michigan a “Top Ten” state? Review the most recent data to see where Michigan ranks against the states we compete with most
Doug Rothwell, President & CEO, Business Leaders for Michigan

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, Google

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, CEO, Diplomat, and CEO, Skypoint Ventures

Introduction: The Many Roads to Success

Get to know the panelists from the 2017 MI CEO Summit session, "The Many Roads to Success."
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, Huntington National Bank
Lou Anna K. Simon, President, Michigan State University

The Many Roads to Success

Hear from a panel of successful Michigan 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, Huntington National Bank
Lou Anna K. Simon, President, Michigan State University
Moderator: Ron Fournier, Publisher, Crain's Detroit Business

Liberate The Human Journey: A Discussion with Jim Hackett of Ford Motor Company and Doug Rothwell, BLM

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 helping people move freely through the world of the future.
Jim Hackett, President & CEO, Ford Motor Company
Moderator: Doug Rothwell, President & CEO, Business Leaders for Michigan

Making America Stronger

Hear David N. Farr chairman of the largest manufacturing association in the nation, a global business leader, discuss what it will take for manufacturers in Michigan and the United States to win in a fiercely competitive global economy and how to advance this mission in Washington.
David N. Farr, Chairman & CEO, Emerson, and Chairman, National Association of Manufacturers

Making America Stronger: A Discussion with David Farr and Christy McDonald

MiWeek Anchor Christy McDonald moderates a discussion with David N. Farr, Chairman of the National Association of Manufacturers, about the future of manufacturing in America.
David N. Farr, Chairman & CEO, Emerson, and Chairman, National Association of Manufacturers
Moderator: Christy McDonald,, MiWeek Anchor, Detroit Public Television

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