Michigan Business Forum

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Tuesday, 27 September, 2016 - 14:00 to 17:00

Michigan Business Forum


Michigan Economic Development Corporation


Manufacturing Technology Centre (MTC)
Ansty Park, Coventry CV7 9JU
United Kingdom

Lt. Governor Brian Calley of the State of Michigan and the Michigan Economic Development Corporation invite you to participate in a Michigan business forum. The program will be targeted towards advanced manufacturing and technology companies in the Aerospace and Automotive sectors that are considering market growth opportunities in the US. Speakers will address key market entry considerations and highlight the advantages of locating and doing business in Michigan. Michigan companies considering opportunities in the UK will also be in attendance.

A networking reception will immediately follow the conclusion of the forum.

Attendance is complementary, however, advanced registration is required due to limited space.

Please register by September 20th http://www.cvent.com/d/bvqkp0

Please direct questions to Susan Proctor at proctors@michigan.org or +1.517.719.0393



14:00 - 14:30    Registration & Networking


14:30 – 14:35    Welcome and Introductory Remarks

Kevin Kerrigan, Senior Vice President, Automotive Office

Michigan Economic Development Corporation (MEDC)


14:35 - 14:45     Welcome and Introduction of Lt. Governor Brian Calley



14:45 – 15:00    Lt. Governor Brian Calley

15:00 - 15:30     Why Michigan Means Success               Kevin Kerrigan, MEDC


15:30 – 15:40    Resources for Trade Opportunities

                        Ajay Desai, Head of UK Department for International Trade (DIT)

                        Coventry & Warwickshire Chamber of Commerce


15:40 – 16:00    Networking Tea


16:00 - 16:50     Panel Discussion – US Market Entry Considerations –

Market Access, Talent, Taxes and Resources

                        Moderator: Kevin Kerrigan (MEDC)

                        Hal Reisiger, CEO, Cosworth

Sarah Russell, Partner, Clayton & McKervey

                        Matt Gibb, Deputy County Executive, Oakland County, Michigan

                         Ajay Desai, (DIT)


16:50– 16:55     Wrap-Up and Reintroduction of Lt. Governor Calley

                        Kevin Kerrigan, MED

16:55 – 17:00     Closing Remarks                                    Lt. Governor Calley


17:00 – 18:00     Networking Cocktail Reception

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