2007-2008 Season

7/11/2007  12:00 p.m.

The New Face of Private Investment: Driving the Resurgance of U.S. Manufacturing

The Honorable John W.  Snow

The Honorable John W. Snow Chairman
Cerberus Capital Management, L.C.

“ The great advantage we convey to the companies that become part of Cerberus is freedom.  ”

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8/24/2007  12:00 p.m.

2007 Detroit Lions Kickoff Meeting

 Rod  Marinelli

Rod Marinelli Head Coach
Detroit Lions

“ Our expectations are high. ”

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9/6/2007  12:00 p.m.

Opportunities and Challenges Facing American Workers

 Ron  Gettelfinger

Ron Gettelfinger President
International Union, UAW

“ We believe healthcare should be a right and not a privilege. ”

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9/12/2007  12:00 p.m.

Harnessing Global Intellectual Capital to Create Corporate Value

 Raman   Roy

Raman Roy Chairman & CEO
Quatrro BPO Solutions (pty) Ltd.

“ Geography is history, because distances don’t matter anymore. ”

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10/2/2007  12:00 p.m.

The Last Two Feet: Preserving our Healthcare System and Improving our Quality of Life

 John   Hammergren

John Hammergren Chairman, President & CEO
McKesson Corporation

“ We can’t have a system of health care, if we don’t automate it. ”

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10/3/2007  12:00 p.m.

Our Shared Energy Future

 James  Mulva

James Mulva Chairman & CEO

“ Congress needs to bridge the gap for new energy sources and that process is going to take decades. ”

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10/9/2007  8:30 a.m.

America in the Global Economy: Protecting and Empowering U.S. Workers

The Honorable John  McCain

The Honorable John McCain U.S. Senator from Arizona
2008 Republican Presidential Candidate

“ Let nobody be fooled, if our best companies large or small are overtaxed and uncompetitive, it is the American worker who suffers. ”

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10/30/2007  12:00 p.m.

Delivering America's Energy Security

 Clarence P. Cazalot Jr.

Clarence P. Cazalot Jr. President & CEO
Marathon Oil Corporation

“ We’re going to need as much of as many sources of energy as we can for the future. ”

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11/7/2007  12:00 p.m.

Brand Transformation: From Philosophy to Reality

 Jon  Luther

Jon Luther Chairman & CEO
Dunkin' Brands, Inc.

“ If you don’t get people to follow you, you’re just a guy out for a walk. ”

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11/13/2007  12:00 p.m.

China - U.S. Economic and Trade Relations: Present and Future

His Excellency Zhou  Wenzhong

His Excellency Zhou Wenzhong People's Republic of China
Ambassador to the United States

“ With the energy pollution and the labor intensive production lines moving to other parts of the world, the United States is bound to import relevant products, whether they are from China or not. ”

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12/12/2007  10:30 a.m.

The State of the Auto Industry

 Keith  Crain

Keith Crain Chairman
Crain Communications, Inc.

“ For R & D, Detroit is not only the past, it is the future. ”

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1/11/2008  12:00 p.m.

2008 Presidential Candidate Mike Huckabee

The Honorable Mike   Huckabee

The Honorable Mike Huckabee
2008 Presidential Candidate

“ My goal is not to make rich people poor. It's to make it so that poor people have a shot at the American Dream and maybe becoming rich themselves. ”

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1/14/2008  12:00 p.m.

2008 Presidential Candidate Mitt Romney

The Honorable Mitt  Romney

The Honorable Mitt Romney U.S. Presidential Candidate and
former Governor of Massachusetts
Official Mitt Romney Website

“ Free trade has to be fair in both directions, and when the playing field is level, America can compete with any country in the world - and we will win.  ”

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1/18/2008  12:00 p.m.

Detroit's Economic Plan

The Honorable Kwame  Kilpatrick

The Honorable Kwame Kilpatrick Mayor
City of Detroit

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2/25/2008  12:00 p.m.

Technological Status Quo - The Oxymoron of Our Times

 Gary  Shapiro

Gary Shapiro President & CEO
Consumer Electronics Association (CEA)

“ It is free trade agreements which ensure our access to technologies and the creation of new economy jobs. ”

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3/7/2008  12:00 p.m.

The 2007-2008 Detroit Red Wings

 Mike  Babcock

Mike Babcock Head Coach
Detroit Red Wings

 Ken  Holland

Ken Holland Executive Vice President & General Manager
Detroit Red Wings

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3/18/2008  12:00 p.m.

Talent: The Fuel of Growth-- Facing Tomorrow's Challenges Today

 Sharon  Allen

Sharon Allen Chairman of the Board of Directors
Deloitte LLP

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4/3/2008  12:00 p.m.

Tough Talk - Straight Answers: How Michigan's Economy Affects You

 Dana   Johnson

Dana Johnson Chief Economist
Comerica Bank

 Susan   Tompor

Susan Tompor Personal Finance Columnist
Detroit Free Press

 Ron  Humenny

Ron Humenny President
Starfire Investment Advisers, Inc.

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4/14/2008  12:00 p.m.

Fortune Favors the Brave: The Net Gain of Security in a Risk-Based World

The Honorable Tom  Ridge

The Honorable Tom Ridge President & CEO
Ridge Global LLC

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4/22/2008  12:00 p.m.

A Nation at Work

The Honorable Margaret  Spellings

The Honorable Margaret Spellings Secretary
U.S. Department of Education

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4/23/2008  12:00 p.m.

The 2008 Detroit Tigers

 Jim  Leyland

Jim Leyland Manager
Detroit Tigers

 David  Dombrowski

David Dombrowski President, CEO & General Manager
Detroit Tigers

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5/8/2008  12:00 p.m.

A Light in the Darkness: The Privilege of Making a Difference

 Baroness Caroline  Cox

Baroness Caroline Cox Chief Executive Officer, Humanitarian Aid Relief Trust (HART)
Former Deputy Speaker, Britain's House of Lords

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5/12/2008  12:00 p.m.

Michigan: First in Challenges, First in Solutions

The Honorable Debbie  Stabenow

The Honorable Debbie Stabenow United States Senator (D)
State of Michigan

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5/15/2008  12:00 p.m.

The Bottom Line on Reputation

 Jeffrey  Julin APR

Jeffrey Julin APR Chair & CEO
Public Relations Society of America (PRSA)

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6/10/2008  12:00 p.m.

A Conversation with Michael Dell

 Michael  Dell

Michael Dell Founder, Chairman & CEO
Dell Inc.

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6/23/2008  12:00 p.m.

Annual Membership Meeting

 Michael  Morris

Michael Morris Chairman, President & CEO
American Electric Power Co.

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