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2017 Michigan CEO Summit

Registration Now Open!

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.

*Please note BLM will be posting a list of attendees approximately 30 days before the event. 

Luncheon Keynote

Andrew Liveris
Executive Chairman, DowDuPont

Don’t miss this rare opportunity to hear directly from Andrew Liveris, Executive Chairman of DowDupont! 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!


Opening Keynote Speaker

Brian Walker

President & Chief Executive Officer

Herman Miller, Inc.

Featured Speaker

Jim Hackett

President & Chief Executive Officer

Ford Motor Company


Mike Miller

Director, Google Technical Services



Phil Hagerman

Chairman & Chief Executive Officer

Diplomat Pharmacy

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 Blair Apsey

President & Chief Executive Officer

ITC Holdings Corp.

Florine Mark

President & Chief Executive Officer

The Weight Watchers Group, Inc.

Sandy Pierce

Chairman - Huntington Bank, Michigan;

Private Banking and Regional Banking Director

Lou Anna Simon


Michigan State University


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.

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 Jennifer Hayes at 313-259-5400 or jenniferh@businessleadersformichigan.com

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.


Sponsorship Opportunities

Interested in being an event sponsor? If so, please contact Courtney Masiarczyk at 313-259-5400 or via email.

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