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MMA CEO & Executive Forum

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Registration for the CEO & Executive Forum and the Legislative & Executive Reception will open in early 2015. Circle Tuesday, May 12 on your calendar and attend two great events for one low price!

CEO & Executive Forum
11:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Kellogg Center, 219 S. Harrison Rd, East Lansing

Legislative & Executive Reception
5:00 - 7:30 p.m.
MMA Headquarters, 620 S. Capitol, Lansing

Forum Focuses on Manufacturing's Most Important Issues

The annual CEO & Executive Forum featured a keynote presentation, information on the issues most pressing to Michigan manufacturers, the presentation of the John G. Thodis Michigan Manufacturer of the Year award and plenty of time for attendees to network and connect with their peers.

Keynote: Innovating for a Stronger Michigan
Rich Wells, Vice President of Michigan Operations, Dow Chemical Company

Rich Wells spoke on how The Dow Chemical Company is helping shape the future and what MMA is doing to ensure Michigan has competitive tax structures and smarter regulatory frameworks to retain powerful employers and global innovators.

John G. Thodis Michigan Manufacturer of the Year Award Presentation

PPT Policy & Politics, What it Means for You
Attendees learned how Personal Property Tax (PPT) reform will impact manufacturers and local communities and hear first-hand from a diverse panel of stakeholders how the August ballot proposal will help improve Michigan’s competitiveness and establish stable, reliable funding for local services.

PPT Panelists:

  • Bill Rustem, Director of Strategy for Governor Snyder
  • Kurt Dykstra, Mayor of Holland
  • Patrick H. Curry, President, Fullerton Tool
  • Howard Edelson, Campaign Manager, Michigan Citizens For Strong And Safe Communities

Manufacturing Matters Video Challenge!

We Want Your “Manufacturing Matters” Videos

Rev up your creativity, pull out your camera or phone, and produce a short, 60 second or less video showing the world why manufacturing matters to Michigan and to your company!  We’ll invite Michigan residents to select the very best. Learn more about the Manufacturing Matters video Challenge and how you can get involved!


Advertising and Sponsorship

MMA has opportunities for Event Sponsorship, E-Newsletter advertising and MiMfg Magazine advertising. Find out more here, or contact Mark Lee at 517-487-8532 or email lee@mimfg.org.


2014 Michigan Manufacturing Week Sponsors