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The Michigan CEO Summit has released the agenda for the event, being held Thursday, March 15 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Westin Book Cadillac Detroit.

The day’s agenda starts with “Building a New Michigan,” where attendees can find out how Michigan can prioritize investments that leverage its unique assets and strengths to our best advantage. Panelists include Meritor Inc. president and CEO Charles McClure, Charter One Michigan president and CEO Sandra Pierce, and McKinsey & Co. managing partner Hans-Werner Kaas.

Next is “Driving Growth Through Innovation & Entrepreneurship,” information  about the role entrepreneurs play in shaping Michigan’s future economy. Panelists are Michael Miller of the Ann Arbor office of Google Inc., Michigan State University president Lou Anna K. Simon and Herman Miller Inc. president and CEO Brian Walker.

Next is “Investing in Michigan,” where attendees will learn how Michigan businesses across the state are making investments in their local communities and driving the local economy. Panelists are Perrigo Co. board member and former CEO Michael Jandernoa, Wolverine world Wide Inc. chairman, president and CEO Blake Krueger, Valassis chairman Alan Scultz and Brig Sorber, president and CEO Two Men and a Truck International.

The luncheon keynote, “Committing to Michigan,” will be delivered by Taubman Inc. chairman, president and CEO Robert Taubman.

The first afternoon panel, Learning from Michigan’s Alumni, will offer candid feedback from national executives about challenges and opportunities for Michigan. Panelists are Amazon Marketplace vice president and general manager Peter Faricy, Early Stage Partners managing director James Petras, and John Webb, principal of JAM, Just Add Marketing.

Ford Motor Co. executive chairman William Clay Ford Jr. will offer an afternoon keynote, “Growing Manufacturing & Mobility,” will cover how Michigan can leverage its automotive expertise to lead all forms of mobility in the future.

And Whirlpool Corp. chairman and CEO Jeff Fettig will wrap up the event with “Why Michigan Can Win,” a speech on how Michigan can succeed and how you can be a part of Michigan’s turnaround.

Register today at: www.businessleadersformichigan.com/events.

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