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November 17, 2010 Ford Conference and Event Center, Dearborn, MI 9:00 AM - 7:00 PM Michigan is emerging. Our state is reinventing itself and its workforce — just as we have before. We are on the cusp of greatness. Our workforce is pushing for this, our business sector is pushing for this and our public servants are pushing for this. Michigan Emerging has brought together the resources to highlight and facilitate that change. Michigan Emerging intends to be the catalyst that brings all that is happening into focus in one space — a non-political, cross-industry, annual event that provides a platform for celebrating the achievements and tenacity of our great state.

WHY IT ALL STARTS WITH M.E. and why you need to be there: • Connect with the right people • Learn what makes business successful • Get insider information from people who have done it • See what’s going on throughout the state • Capitalize on all these resources in one place at one time

AGENDA AT-A-GLANCE 9AM Registration/Networking/Expo 10AM The 30,000-foot View Michael Finney • President & CEO, Ann Arbor SPARK 10:30AM Why Michigan? Rishi Jaitly • Founder and CEO, Michigan Corps 11AM Panel Discussion on Emerging Sectors Tom Porter • General Partner for Trillium Ventures, Kevin Lasser • President, Michigan Homeland Security Consortium, Gerry Zack • Founder, President and CEO, US Renewable Energy Association, Michelle Crumm • Co-founder and Chief Business Officer, Adaptive Materials, Inc. NOON Expo & Lunch 1PM The Power of Collaboration Dr. Bryan K. Ritchie • Co-director, Michigan Center for Innovation & Economic Prosperity, Michigan State University 2-3:30PM Track Sessions Re-educating the Michigan Workforce Keith Cooley • Former CEO, Next Energy Retaining Talent Mary Corrado • President & CEO, American Society of Employers

EVENT DETAILS: 3:30PM 3:45PM 4:30PM 5-7PM

Finding Capital Terry Cross • Founder, Windward Associates Economic Score Card - Michigan Rob Fowler • President, Small Business Association of Michigan Mark Clevey • Program Manager, Launch Pad, Automation Alley Sales and Marketing 3.0 Catherine Juon • Catalyst & Co-Founder, Pure Visibility & Michael Baird • CMO, Girl Scouts of America of Southeast Michigan Diversifying into Emerging Sectors Mark Symonds • CEO & President, Plex Systems /Change Up Dan Keelan • Senior Business Manager, i3Logic Brian Boyle • Publisher, Issue Media Group Break Small Business • The Backbone of Our Economy Todd McCracken • President, National Small Business Association Awards Ceremony Expo / Cocktails

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Michigan Emerging


November 17, 2010


Ford Conference and Event Center 1151 West Village Road Dearborn, MI 48124




$20 in advance or $40 at the door

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Updated 10/11/10

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Updated 10/11/10