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2018 Michigan CEO Summit

Thursday, November 1st, 2018

8:00am - 2:00pm

The Westin Book Cadillac Detroit

1114 Washington Blvd., Detroit, MI 48226

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Join the state’s top business and community executives for a fast-paced, half day of thought leadership, solutions and ideas at the 2018 MI CEO Summit on November 1 at The Westin Book Cadillac Detroit. With an all-star lineup of speakers, unparalleled networking opportunities and cutting-edge topics to help your business succeed, the Michigan CEO Summit is the do-not-miss event of the year! This event has sold out six years in a row – reserve your spot today!

Opening Keynote: One Michigan

Hear from the leader of one of Michigan's top companies on how we can come together and unleash our state's competitive power.

Patti Poppe

President & CEO

CMS Energy & Consumers Energy

21st Century Health Care: What's on the Horizon?

Find out how new technologies, therapies and changing cost structures are transforming the face of health care in Michigan.

Daniel J. Loepp

President & CEO

Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan

Lara Latham

Vice President, Healthcare Systems


John Hendrickson

President, C&H Solutions LLC

Former CEO, Perrigo

Next-Generation Family Businesses: Standing the Test of Time

Family-owned businesses face a unique set of challenges. Learn how leaders successfully transition their corporate heritage into winning strategies for the future.

Ron E. Hall Jr.

President & CEO

Bridgewater Interiors, LLC

Ben C. Maibach III

Vice Chairman & Chief Community Officer

Barton Malow Company

Brig Sorber

Executive Chairman

Two Men And A Truck/International, Inc.

Robert S. Taubman

Chairman, President & CEO

Taubman Centers, Inc.

Breaking Through Traditional Barriers: Growing Your Bottom Line Through UX

The user experience -- or UX -- encompasses all aspects of a consumer's interaction with your organization. Learn how to develop a powerful UX that allows you to acquire new business and build brand loyalty.

Chris Granger

Group President, Sports & Entertainment

Ilitch Holdings, Inc.

Julia Oswald

Senior Vice President, Business Insights, Strategy & Consumer Insights


Brian Pugh

Director of Digital User Experience


Luncheon Keynote: Are You Doing Everything Possible to Prepare for What's Next?

One of the most respected CEOs in the transportation industry shares ideas for keeping your organization on top during times of rapid disruption and change. Learn how to manage in the midst of disruption through mindful planning, data analysis and a smart investment strategy.

Richard Anderson

President & CEO



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, hotel accommodations, or parking.

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 1 to be eligible for a refund. A cancellation fee of $25 will be deducted from your payment. After October 1, 2018, refunds will not be provided; however, registration may be transferred to another individual. Transfer requests must be received by Business Leaders for Michigan by 5:00pm on Friday, October 12 to be eligible for a transfer.

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, in its social media channels, and in collateral materials used for future events, all without further authorization, consent or compensation.

Media Credential Policy

Business Leaders for Michigan values its relationships with members of the working media. That is why we seek to ensure reporters have adequate space for gathering information at summits, conferences and events.

For those reasons, we grant media credentials only to working journalists from bona fide newsgathering outlets. These include publicly read newspapers and news services (either print or online) and radio and television stations. Bloggers and podcasters are not classified as members of the working media at this time.

We define a “working journalist” as someone employed by an independent media outlet in one or more of the following capacities:







Freelance writers must present proof that they have been retained by a bona fide newsgathering outlet for the express purpose of covering the event. Credentials will not be granted to non-editorial staff (e.g., business managers, sales teams).

Independent media outlets are:

-Published primarily for the dissemination of news

-Regularly issued, and

-Editorially independent of any political, governmental, commercial, or special interest group. Applicants who report for newsletters or other publications for such groups are not considered working media.

Business Leaders for Michigan reserves the right to deny or revoke media credentials for any reason.

Cameras and Video

Video cameras and recording devices by credentialed media are permitted by prior arrangement with BLM staff. Business Leaders for Michigan reserves the right to ask a reporter with a camera to leave the event at any time.

Photographers are welcome to take photographs at BLM events, but must not use a flash.

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


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