2016 Agenda

Tuesday, May 31

1:00 pm

Arrival and Conference Registration

Location: Garden Terrace

MLive Conference App Help Desk Open

Location: Garden Terrace

Opportunity Detroit and Quicken Loans Media Center Open

Location: Terrace Room

Refreshments

Sponsor: Ilitch Holdings Inc.

Location: Parlor
3:00 pm

A Taste of Mackinac

Hosted by John Hancock

Location: John Hancock Cafe

PAC to the ’80s Ticket Sales

Location: Garden Terrace

AT&T Government Center Open

Location: Cottage Restaurant
5:00 pm

Welcome Reception: Michigan’s Congressional Delegation

Sponsor: Toyota

Location: Geranium Bar
6:00 pm

Opening Night at the Stables

Sponsors:
Accenture
Crain’s Detroit Business
General Motors
GS3
PwC

Location: Grand Hotel Stables

Wednesday, June 1

6:00 am

Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan Media Row Open

Location: Main Dining Room
7:00 am

Opportunity Detroit and Quicken Loans Media Center Open

Location: Terrace Room
7:30 am

Conference Registration Open

Location: Garden Terrace
8:00 am

PAC to the ’80s Ticket Sales

Location: Parlor

Attendee Business Center Open

Location: Grand Hotel Registration Desk
8:30 am

MLive Conference App Help Desk Open

Location: Parlor
9:00 am

AT&T Government Center Open

Location: Cottage Restaurant

Coffee Service

Hosted by Michigan Health & Hospital Association

Location: MHA Bar

Pure Michigan Photo Booth

Hosted by Pure Michigan

Location: Art Gallery

Risk Takers: Kids Reap Rewards When Leaders Leave Comfort Zones to Drive Detroit Schools Reform

Hosted by The Skillman Foundation

Panel:
Tonya Allen, President and CEO, The Skillman Foundation
Goeff Hansen, Senator, State of Michigan
Daniel Quisenberry, President, Michigan Association of Public School Academies
John Rakolta Jr., Chairman and CEO, Walbridge

Moderator: Mary Kramer, Publisher, Crain’s Detroit Business

In March 2015, the Coalition for the Future of Detroit Schoolchildren released its “Choice is Ours” report, which recommended reforms to improve Detroit’s broken education landscape. Since then, the independent coalition of diverse Detroit stakeholders—including business, nonprofit and community leaders, clergy, parents and educators—fought to pass Senate legislation that would address school debt, restore local control, and establish a Detroit Education Commission. The unlikely relationships built throughout the process were critical to the progress made to date. What role can Detroit businesses play in strengthening the city’s schools and ensuring a strong workforce for future generations?

Location: Brighton Pavilion

Mackinac Slow Roll

Sponsor: Saint Joseph Mercy Health System

Jason Hall, Co-founder, Slow Roll Detroit
Lila Lazarus, Owner, Lila Productions LLC

Location: Pool House
10:30 am

Tea Garden Brunch

Location: Tea Garden

AT&T Hosted Event: Meet and Greet

Hosted by AT&T

Speakers:
Alycia Meriweather, Interim Superintendent, Detroit Public Schools
Steven Rhodes, Transition Manager, Detroit Public Schools

Location: Cottage Restaurant
11:00 am

Mackinac 101 Attendee Orientation: Making the Most of the Conference

Location: Brighton Pavilion
12:00 pm

Opening Remarks

Speakers:
Dennis Archer Jr., President, Archer Corporate Services; CEO, Ignition Media Group; Chair, 2016 Mackinac Policy Conference
Sandy Baruah, President and CEO, Detroit Regional Chamber

Location: Theatre
12:20 pm

Governor’s Welcome

Rick Snyder, Governor, State of Michigan

Gov. Snyder kicks off the 2016 Conference, setting the stage for the important statewide conversation to take place throughout the three days of main stage programming and welcoming attendees to engage in Michigan’s continued reinvention.

Location: Theatre
12:35 pm

Keynote Address: Brian David Johnson

Sponsor: Consumers Energy

As the futurist in residence at Arizona State University’s Center for Science and the Imagination, Brian David Johnson, former futurist for Intel, will provide insights on technology disruption leading to business opportunities and new models for business growth. He will also challenge leaders to imagine what tomorrow will look like in Michigan and think about an actionable vision for the state’s future.

Interviewer: Lou Anna Simon, President, Michigan State University

Location: Theatre
1:15 pm

The Internet of Things: Opportunities and Obstacles in a Connected World

Sponsor: Meijer

Panel:
Rick DeVos, Founder and CEO, Start Garden
Rob Huber, Vice President, Innovation and Ventures, Faurecia
Bryan Jones, CEO, JR Automation
Brian Steketee, CEO and Founder, Modustri

Moderator: Tom DeVries, Principal, Thoughtfull

The Internet of Things (IoT) is revolutionizing the world around us. As the undisputed leader in designing, creating and manufacturing the things that make the world move, Michigan is uniquely positioned to lead the next phase of development for millions of next-generation, connected products. This panel will feature experts in the manufacturing, automotive and tech startup sectors, who will discuss the current landscape of IoT and the opportunities it presents for Michigan.

Location: Theatre
2:00 pm

Break

Ice Cream Social

Sponsor: Plunkett Cooney

Location: Sadies Ice Cream Parlor
2:25 pm

Keynote Address: Dan Ammann

Entering the mobility era, the automotive industry is set to experience more change in the next five years than it saw in the past 50. With General Motors shifting its mobility strategy into high-gear, GM President Dan Ammann will provide insight on the convergence of the automotive industry and technology in pursuit of the connected vehicle, the future of next-generation mobility and the role of ride-sharing startups such as Lyft.

Interviewer: Daniel Howes ,Columnist and Associate Business Editor, The Detroit News

Location: Theatre
3:05 pm

The Convergence of Auto and Tech: Adapting Michigan’s Economy Amid Unprecedented Change

Sponsor: Ford Motor Co.

Panel:
Gary Peters, Senator, U.S. Senate
Ted Serbinski, Managing Director, Techstars Mobility
Matthew Simoncini, President and CEO, Lear Corp.
Ken Washington, Vice President, Research and Advanced Engineering, Ford Motor Co.

Moderator: KC Crain Jr., Executive Vice President, Director of Corporate Operations, Crain Communications Inc.

As the pursuit of the driverless vehicle intensifies, the automotive industry is faced with new challenges and disruption and must be more nimble to position itself for long-term success. A panel of automotive, technology and government leaders will explore the rapidly evolving and converging world of the automotive and technology industries and the steps Michigan can take to adapt to this transformation.

Location: Theatre
3:45 pm

Mackinac Moment

Sponsor: General Motors

Speaker: Mona Hanna-Attisha, Director, Pediatric Residency Program, Hurley Medical Center; Assistant Professor, Pediatrics and Human Development, Michigan State University

Location: Theatre
3:55 pm

A One-on-One Conversation with Dan Gilbert and Dennis Archer Jr.

Speakers:
Dennis Archer Jr., President, Archer Corporate Services; CEO, Ignition Media Group; Chair, 2016 Mackinac Policy Conference
Dan Gilbert, Founder and Chairman, Quicken Loans and Rock Ventures

Location: Theatre
4:25 pm

Keynote Address: Mike Duggan

Sponsor: DTE Energy

Mike Duggan, Mayor, City of Detroit

Location: Theatre
5:15 pm

The Grand Event

Sponsors:
Detroit Medical Center
Eli Lilly and Company
EY
Greektown Casino-Hotel
Miller Canfield

Location: Parlor and Porch
9:00 pm

PAC to the ’80s Reception

Hosted by the Detroit Regional Chamber’s Political Action Committee

Sponsors:
Consumers Energy
DTE Energy
ITC Holdings Corp.

Attendees will be able to enjoy an open bar and snacks, as well as dance all night long to Lansing’s very own STARFARM, who will perform their “totally awesome” catalogue of ’80s songs.

This event is replacing the traditional PAC Reception at the Grand Hotel and benefits the Chamber’s PAC, which supports pro-growth, bipartisan candidates across the state. By attending, you are making a contribution to the political success of Michigan. No corporate contributions can be accepted at this event.

NOTE: This reception requires a separate registration.

Entertainment: STARFARM

Location: Gate House

Thursday, June 2

6:00 am

Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan Media Row Open

Location: Main Dining Room
7:00 am

Opportunity Detroit and Quicken Loans Media Center Open

Location: Terrace Room

Conference Registration Open

Location: Garden Terrace

AT&T Government Center Open

Location: Cottage Restaurant

Attendee Business Center Open

Location: Grand Hotel Registration Desk
8:00 am

Pure Michigan Photo Booth

Hosted by Pure Michigan

Location: Art Gallery
8:15 am

Remarks

Speaker: Sandy Baruah, President and CEO, Detroit Regional Chamber

Location: Theatre
8:30 am

2015 To-Do List Results

Speaker: Mark Davidoff, Michigan Managing Partner, Deloitte; Chair, Detroit Regional Chamber

Location: Theatre
8:45 am

Keynote Address: Daymond John

Sponsor: Bank of America

From humble beginnings to becoming a self-made millionaire, Daymond John, founder of the global fashion company FUBU and co-host of ABC’s “Shark Tank,” is the personification of the American dream. Drawing on decades of entrepreneurial expertise and his latest book “The Power of Broke,” John will share insight on the importance of goal-setting and thinking outside the box for businesses and entrepreneurs at a time when Detroit and Michigan are working to build an entrepreneurial ecosystem that spurs economic growth and job creation.

Introduction: Matt Elliott, Michigan State President, Midwest Region Executive, Business Banking, Bank of America

Location: Theatre
9:00 am

Coffee Service

Hosted by Michigan Health & Hospital Association

Location: MHA Bar

Refreshments

Sponsor: Priority Health

Location: Parlor
9:45 am

Pitch Mackinac

Sponsor: Comcast Business Solutions

The state’s entrepreneurial spirit comes alive on Michigan’s Center Stage in a pitch competition featuring startups from Detroit and Grand Rapids. The companies will pitch their business plan to a panel of expert judges, including Mackinac keynote speaker Daymond John of ABC’s “Shark Tank.”

Entrepreneurs:
Anthony Hatinger, Co-founder, Detroit Ento
Theodore Kozerski, Co-founder, Detroit Ento
Matt Gira, Co-founder, Fathom
Danny Vessells, Co-founder, Fahtom

Judges:
Paul Glantz, President, Emagine Entertainment Inc.
Patti Poppe, President and CEO-Elect, Consumers Energy
Paul W. Smith, Host, WJR News/Talk 760 AM

Emcee and Judge:
Daymond John, CEO and Founder, FUBU; Co-host, “Shark Tank”b

Location: Theatre
10:15 am

Break

Smoothie Station

Sponsor: Deloitte

Location: Art Gallery
10:30 am

Pitch Mackinac Winner Announcement

Location: Theatre
10:35 am

Mackinac Moment

Sponsor: General Motors

Speaker: Joel Kahn, Clinical Professor of Medicine, Wayne State University; Author, “Dead Execs Don’t Get Bonuses”

Location: Theatre
10:45 am

The Value of Defense: Protecting and Growing Michigan’s Assets

Panel:
Keith Johnson, President, ThermoAnalytics Inc.
Charles Perham, Executive Associate, Matrix Design Group
Debbie Stabenow, Senator, U.S. Senate
Gary Whited, President, General Dynamics Land Systems

Moderator: Nolan Finley, Editorial Page Editor, The Detroit News

Sometimes overlooked, Michigan’s defense assets create jobs and revenue in communities throughout the state. As a leader in defense contract procurement, and innovative technologies shared between the automotive and military industries, the state remains vulnerable if certain assets were to be reassigned or eliminated. Recognizing the economic impact of the industry, panelists will explore opportunities to grow and leverage the state’s defense assets to boost economic opportunities for Michigan businesses in the defense and homeland security sectors.

Location: Theatre
11:30 am

Keynote Address: Ron Fournier

Sponsor: Delta Air Lines

Best-selling author and senior political columnist Ron Fournier will draw on his work reporting on the White House, Congress, and both political parties to offer insight on national politics and the political landscape heading into the November presidential election.

Location: Theatre
12:15 pm

Detroit Students: College and Career Ready

Hosted by JPMorgan Chase & Co.

Introduction: John Carter, Michigan Market Leader, JPMorgan Chase & Co.

Remarks:
Tonya Allen, President and CEO, The Skillman Foundation
Mike Duggan, Mayor, City of Detroit

Panel:
Herman Gray, President and CEO, United Way for Southeastern Michigan
Dave Meador, Vice Chairman and Chief Administrative Officer, DTE Energy
Alycia Meriweather, Interim Superintendent, Detroit Public Schools

Moderator: Chauncy Lennon, Head of Workforce Initiatives, JPMorgan Chase & Co.

Location: Grand Pavilion

W.K. Kellogg Foundation and The Kresge Foundation Hosted Session

Hosted by W.K. Kellogg Foundation and The Kresge Foundation

Increasing the Bottom Line: Why Michigan Businesses Are Investing in Early Childhood Development

Panel:
Kenyatta Brame, Executive Vice President, Cascade Engineering
Richard DeVore, Regional President, Detroit and Southeast Michigan, PNC Bank
Rip Rapson, President and CEO, The Kresge Foundation
Joe Scantlebury, Vice President, Program Strategy, W.K. Kellogg Foundation

Moderator: Chastity Pratt Dawsey, Reporter, Bridge Magazine

Companies across Michigan are taking the lead with real success stories in adopting family-friendly strategies and programs and are showcasing the high return on investment in early childhood development, ensuring Michigan has an educated and skilled workforce. This session, co-hosted by the W.K. Kellogg Foundation and The Kresge Foundation, will discuss the role of business in early childhood education and development and the role of policy in improving conditions for children and families in Detroit and across Michigan.

Location: Brighton Pavilion

AT&T Hosted Event: Meet and Greet

Hosted by AT&T

Speaker: Stephanie White, Executive Director, Equality Michigan

Location: Cottage Restaurant
1:30 pm

Mackinac Moment

Sponsor: General Motors

Speaker: Soledad O’Brien, CEO, Starfish Media Group

Location: Theatre
1:40 pm

Detroit: An Opportunity for Inclusion and Economic Prosperity

Sponsor: PNC Bank

Remarks: Richard DeVore, Regional President, Detroit and Southeast Michigan, PNC Bank

Panel:
Rev. Wendell Anthony, President, NAACP-Detroit
Xavier de Souza Briggs, Vice President, Economic Opportunity and Markets, Ford Foundation
Sheila Cockrel, President, Crossroads Consulting and Communications Group
Sebastian Jackson, Founder, The Social Club Grooming Co.

Moderator: Soledad O’Brien, CEO, Starfish Media Group

Remarks: Richard DeVore, Regional President, Detroit and Southeast Michigan, PNC Bank

As the 50th anniversary of Detroit’s historic summer of civil unrest in 1967 approaches and the city’s revitalization continues, this panel will explore insights on lessons learned 50 years later and what steps the city can take to move forward inclusively through the lens of the Detroit Historical Society’s “Detroit 67: Looking Back to Move Forward” project.

Location: Theatre
2:25 pm

Government and Philanthropy Working Together to Help Flint Recover and Rise

Panel:
Brian Calley, Lieutenant Governor, State of Michigan
Karen Weaver, Mayor, City of Flint
Ridgway White, President, Charles Stewart Mott Foundation

Moderator: Christy McDonald, “MiWeek” Anchor, Detroit Public Television

Location: Theatre
3:00 pm

Quality Schools: Building a Sustainable Funding Model for Education

Panel:
Kati Haycock, CEO, The Education Trust
Michael Sentance, Consultant, Education Reform

Moderator: Stephen Henderson, Editorial Page Editor, Detroit Free Press

Schools across the state are often challenged to meet a diversity of student populations and needs while also facing increased state and federal mandates, disproportionate student-to-teacher classroom sizes, and decreased revenue sharing. Drawing on best practices from programs across the country, a panel of national education experts will discuss how financially distressed school districts can adequately meet the needs of students without sacrificing quality of curriculum. Hear insights on how school districts that face increasing financial distress can provide adequate resources so that every child, no matter their background, is positioned for success in the 21st century.

Location: Theatre
3:30 pm

Keynote Address: Rick Snyder

Sponsor: Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan

Introduction: Dan Loepp, President and CEO, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan

Speaker: Rick Snyder, Governor, State of Michigan

Interviewer: Rick Albin, Political Reporter, WOOD TV

Michigan is the comeback state, with the tools and resources in place to build a stronger state for today and generations to come. The Governor will share his vision and priorities for pushing Michigan to the forefront as a national leader in effective, pragmatic policy to strengthen economic growth and development that continues the momentum well into the 21st century.

Location: Theatre
4:15 pm

Moving Toward a More Equitable Region: Creating Opportunity and Connecting People to Better Regional Transit Throughout Southeast Michigan.

Hosted by The Kresge Foundation

Panel:
Michael Ford, CEO, Regional Transit Authority of Southeast Michigan
Tracey Nichols, Director, Economic Development, City of Cleveland
Beth Osborne, President, Transportation for America Consulting; Former Acting Assistant Secretary for Transportation Policy, U.S. Department of Transportation

Moderator: Laura Trudeau, Senior Advisor to the President, The Kresge Foundation

Thousands of Southeast Michigan residents lack access to jobs, economic opportunity, education, health, and other services because our region lacks a connected system of reliable regional transit that links destinations throughout Macomb, Oakland, Washtenaw and Wayne counties. Our region must provide more and better options for its people to get from place to place. Discover how Cleveland and other American cities put regional public transit to work and boosted their economy, and explore exciting aspects of the newly-launched Regional Transit Authority Master Plan and understand its potential to increase future investment, jobs and equity in our region and state.

Location: Brighton Pavilion
4:30 pm

AT&T Hosted Event: Meet and Greet

Meet and Greet with Wayne County Executive Warren Evans

Speaker: Warren Evans, Executive, Wayne County

Location: Cottage Restaurant
6:00 pm

The Grand Finale

Sponsor: Van Conway & Partners

Location: Porch
7:00 pm

Dinner on Your Own

On the Island. Off the Record. Bourbon Night

Hosted by Michigan.com

Location: Tea Garden Tent
9:00 pm

MHA: A Toast to Better Health

Hosted by Michigan Health & Hospital Association

Location: MHA Bar

Friday, June 3

6:00 am

Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan Media Row Open

Location: Main Dining Room
7:00 am

Opportunity Detroit and Quicken Loans Media Center Open

Location: Terrace Room

AT&T Government Center Open

Location: Cottage Restaurant
8:00 am

Conference Registration Open

Location: Garden Terrace
9:00 am

Coffee Service

Hosted by Michigan Health & Hospital Association

Location: MHA Bar

Looking Ahead: National Politics and the 2016 Presidential Election Roundtable

This roundtable discussion will focus on several key issues facing Michigan and the nation that are important to the 2016 Presidential election, from aging infrastructure to urban policy. Leaders will take Michigan’s Center Stage to provide opinions and analysis during a point-counterpoint session with national political pundits.

National Commentary:
Harold Ford Jr., Former U.S. Representative; Political Analyst, MSNBC and CNBC
Soledad O’Brien, CEO, Starfish Media Group

Business Leaders:
Dennis Archer Sr., Chairman and CEO, Dennis W. Archer PLLC
John Rakolta Jr., Chairman and CEO, Walbridge

Congressional Leaders:
Bill Huizenga, Representative, U.S. House of Representatives
Dan Kildee, Representative, U.S. House of Representatives

Political Insiders:
Katie Packer, Partner, WWP Strategies and Burning Glass Consulting
Kelly Rossman-McKinney, CEO and Principal, Truscott Rossman

Moderator: Devin Scillian, Anchor, WDIV-TV 4, NBC

Location: Theatre
10:00 am

2016 To-Do List

Speakers:
Dennis Archer Jr., President, Archer Corporate Services; CEO, Ignition Media Group; Chair, 2016 Mackinac Policy Conference
Sandy Baruah, President and CEO, Detroit Regional Chamber
Rick Snyder, Governor, State of Michigan

Location: Theatre
10:30 am

Conference Wrap-Up with Detroit Public Television

Location: Parlor
Grand Hotel

Don’t miss Michigan’s premier statewide policy event.

The 2023 Conference will be held May 30 – June 2, 2023.

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