Ford’s Jim Hackett to Present at Sixth Annual CEO Summit in Detroit on Nov. 9


The 2017 Michigan CEO Summit will be hosted by Business Leaders for Michigan at the Westin Book Cadillac Hotel in downtown Detroit on Nov. 9. Since its inception in 2011, the event has brought together business, community, government, and non-profit leaders to discuss and share strategies on talent recruitment and retention, evolving technologies, and other challenges and opportunities CEOs face.

“Our organization is proud to host these summits featuring leaders at the forefront of their industries or at the leading edge of the latest trends,” says Doug Rothwell, BLM’s president and CEO.  “The event is designed to foster conversations, connections and collaboration, and practical learning. The 2017 CEO Summit promises to deliver all that and more with a speaker lineup that includes keynotes from Brian Walker of Herman Miller, Jim Hackett of Ford Motor Co., and Andrew Liveris of DowDuPont, three top Michigan executives recognized globally.”

The summit’s agenda includes talks and panel discussions on growing a business, the further of the industry, the changing technology landscape, and competing in a global marketplace.

The full 2017 Michigan CEO Summit agenda includes:

The Future of the Office
Leadership, technology, and why place matters more than you think.
Brian Walker, president and 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 and 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

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, diplomat and CEO, Skypoint Ventures

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 and CEO, ITC Holdings Corp.
Florine Mark, president and 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

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 and CEO, Ford Motor Co.

Luncheon Keynote Speaker: 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 Liveris, executive chairman, DowDuPont

Tickets to the annual CEO Summit are $150 and include breakfast and lunch. Seats are limited, and more information can be found here.

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