Daymond John to Deliver Keynote Address

John_Daymond_croppedBuilding off the pillar of entrepreneurship, co-star of ABC’s “Shark Tank” and founder of FUBU, Daymond John will give a morning keynote address on Thursday, June 2 at the Conference. From humble beginnings to self-made millionaire, John brings over 20 years of hands-on business experience to the stage. As founder and CEO of FUBU, John steered his company from a concept to a global fashion powerhouse with annual retail sales exceeding $350 million at its peak.

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Dennis Archer Jr. Named 2016 Conference Chair

“At such a pivotal time in Detroit’s and Southeast Michigan’s history, I am honored to serve as Chair of this one-of-a-kind event and look forward to working with the Chamber team to advocate for businesses of all sizes and industries throughout our region.”

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The 2016 Mackinac Policy Conference will be held Tuesday, May 31 – Friday, June 3 at the historic Grand Hotel on Mackinac Island.

The 2016 Conference Pillars are Entrepreneurship, Urban Education and Investing in the Future.


Build a progressive and robust entrepreneurial economy to achieve sustainable job growth and increased capital investment.

Urban Education

Increase Michigan’s educational attainment through a cohesive ecosystem that implements innovative models that prepare students for post-secondary education or training.

Investing in the Future

Grow high-profile business sectors including automotive, advanced manufacturing, defense and IT; to ensure future investment and jobs in Michigan.