President, Ford Motor Company Fund & Director of Development, Michigan Central Station Revitalization
Sandy K. Baruah
President & CEO, Detroit Regional Chamber of Commerce
An introduction to the day's industry breakout sessions which provides a broad overview of developments which are creating a stronger, more diversified economy for Detroit.
Please note: all sessions outside of breakout sessions & lunch will take place at The Beacon.
8:30am | Check-In Opens
9:15am | Welcome from Conference Organizers
9:30am | Keynote Address: Connecting Past, Present, and Future in Revitalization Efforts
10:15am | Breakout Session Introduction: Growth Across Industries in Detroit
11:00am | Industry Breakout Sessions: Part I
12:00pm | Lunch & Impact Project Showcase (meal and showcase located at Qzine)
1:15pm | Industry Breakout Sessions: Part II
2:30pm | Small Business & Entrepreneurship Panel
3:45pm | Closing Panel: Envisioning Future Detroit - Real Estate, Urban Planning, and the Physical Shape of the City
5:00pm | Closing Remarks from Conference Organizers
After the conference, please join us at the Detroit Beer Company from 5:30pm – 7:30pm for a reception to celebrate an engaging day of conversation and connections.