2019 Michigan CEO Summit
Doug Rothwell: Michigan's Future Is NowWe’ve reviewed, analyzed and recalibrated our organization – the same way we do each year with the state’s economic benchmarks.
Ritch Allison: The Pizza (R)evolutionRitch Allison shares how a legacy company stays fresh and competitive – and why he's decided robots will never make his pizza.
Heidi Washington: The Untapped WorkforcePreparing returning citizens for high-demand careers in today's job market.
Highlights from the 2019 Michigan CEO Summit
On November 5, 2019, nearly 500 business executives, community leaders and policymakers met at the 8th annual Michigan CEO Summit to discuss what it takes to succeed and prosper both as individual enterprises and as a state.
Michigan's Future Is Now | 2019 Michigan CEO Summit
For the past decade, BLM has championed economic and policy objectives that advance Michigan's economic growth. Find out what's worked well, what remains to be done, and how our state can continue its trajectory toward becoming a "Top Ten" state for jobs, personal income and a healthy economy.
Is Michigan Recession Ready? | 2019 Michigan CEO Summit
Our state has made tremendous economic gains since the Great Recession. But will the many fiscal and policy changes we've made be sufficient to help us weather future downturns? What more can we do to safeguard Michigan's economy?
Keynote: The Pizza (R)evolution | 2019 Michigan CEO Summit
As the largest pizza chain in the world approaches its 60th anniversary in business, the velocity of change has been unstoppable. From robot deliveries to competitors new, old and unknown, hear directly from the man who has been at the helm for just over a year now. Ritch Allison will share how a legacy company stays fresh and competitive – and why he’s decided robots will never make his pizza.
Here Come the Zs: Effective Multigenerational Communications | 2019 Michigan CEO Summit
Rapid technological innovation and cultural change have drawn bright lines between different generations of employees. How do successful companies create a dynamic work environment among team members, and what does the newest, freshest talent want in a workplace?
The Untapped Workforce | 2019 Michigan CEO Summit
Returning citizens offer a strong labor pool, thanks to rehabilitation programs in Michigan's correctional facilities. Hear how you can recruit and work with this underutilized population of workers.
The Future is in Your Hands – And Your Voice | 2019 Michigan CEO Summit
Artificial intelligence is changing how we live and how business is done. Learn what's possible and how you can capitalize on the future of this powerful technology.
Luncheon Keynote Speaker: The Reality of Retail | 2019 Michigan CEO Summit
As customers, we want what we want, and we want it now. With the retail landscape changing rapidly, how does a consumer giant adapt to buyer demands while competing digitally and retaining an authentic corporate culture? Craig Menear comes home to Michigan to reflect on 20+ years at The Home Depot and how his roots help guide the company's leadership.