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Reflect on Memorable Moments from Past Detroit Regional Chamber Mackinac Policy Conferences

Discussions on Moving Michigan Forward Today


As Michigan’s business, government, and civic leaders continue to work remotely under Gov. Whitmer’s “Stay at Home, Stay Safe” order, many are missing the tradition of the annual Detroit Regional Chamber Mackinac Policy Conference at Grand Hotel on Mackinac Island. For the past 39, years statewide leaders have spent three days each spring discussing Michigan’s critical issues, and in many cases, putting solutions into motion.

For individuals used to attending or tuning in to the Conference the week of Memorial Day, the Chamber and Detroit Public Television are sharing some of the most memorable #MPCMoments.

The #MPCMoments are combined with a discussion among statewide leaders on moving Michigan forward today, which has long been the essence of the Mackinac Policy Conference.


Watch: Looking Back on #MPCMoments

Look back on:
MPC16 Discussion: Dan Gilbert and Dennis W. Archer Jr.
MPC17 Keynote: Amy Liu

Moderator: Christy McDonald, Anchor, One Detroit and DPTV

Move forward with:
Dennis W. Archer, Jr., CEO, Ignition Media Group; Founding Partner, Archer Corporate Services
Ryan Maibach, President and CEO, Barton Malow Holdings; Chair, 2020 Mackinac Policy Conference
Stacy Fox, Founder and Principal, The Roxbury Group


Look back on:
MPC16 Mackinac Moment: Dr. Mona Hanna-Attisha

Moderator: Stephen Henderson, Contributor, One Detroit and DPTV

Move forward with:
Wright L. Lassiter III, President and CEO, Henry Ford Health System
Ridgway H. White, President, CEO, and Chair, Charles Stewart Mott Foundation


Look back on:
MPC16 Keynote: Mayor Mike Duggan | MPC16 Panel: An Opportunity for Inclusion and Economic Prosperity

Moderator: Stephen Henderson, Contributor, One Detroit and DPTV

Move forward with:
Tonya Allen, President and CEO, Skillman Foundation
Sheila Cockrel, CEO, CitizenDetroit


Look back on:
MPC18 Keynote: Gov. Rick Snyder | MPC19 Keynote: Gov. Gretchen Whitmer

Moderator: Nolan Finley, Contributor, One Detroit and DPTV

Move forward with:
Sandy K. Baruah, President and CEO, Detroit Regional Chamber
James Blanchard, Former Governor, State of Michigan
Patti Poppe, President and CEO, Consumers Energy and CMS Energy


Look back on:
MPC15 Keynote: Bill Ford |  MPC16 Keynote: Dan Ammann

Moderator: Nolan Finley, Contributor, One Detroit and DPTV

Move forward with:
John McElroy​​​​​​, Host, “Autoline”


Final thoughts from Sandy K. Baruah and Ryan Maibach


Remembering Favorite #MPCMoments

Notable media personalities known for bringing the Conference highlights into your homes are sharing their favorite #MPCMoments throughout the week.

Zoe Clark and Rick Pluta
Michigan Radio
John McElroy
Autoline
Christy McDonald
One Detroit and DPTV
Devin Scillian
WDIV
Paul W. Smith
WJR Radio