The Detroit Economic Club (DEC) was formed in 1934 as a non-partisan, non-profit organization committed to the discussion and debate of important business, government and social issues. The DEC continues to provide a platform for distinguished international dignitaries and business leaders, who represent the changing global environment. It is known internationally as an important venue for prominent business and government leaders – a forum they can use to explore issues that will help shape the dynamic 21st century economic environment.
The DEC is proud to have hosted every U.S. President since Richard Nixon. Our speakers are CEOs of Fortune 100 companies, U.S. Cabinet members, and other senior state and national government officials. Major announcements are often first delivered at our podium.
Dear Detroit Economic Club Members and Guests:
For over 80 years, the Detroit Economic Club has been a platform for the discussion and debate of the day’s important business, government and social issues. We are proud to be recognized today as one of the top speaking forums in the world!
With an exceptional lineup of high profile speakers and tremendous networking opportunities, the Detroit Economic Club remains a vital Detroit institution that is making a positive difference in our region and around the world.
We pride ourselves on inclusion and encourage you to join the club today!Beth Chappell
President & CEO
DEC Speaker Timeline
Scroll through some notable speakers over the years