About This Meeting
The automotive industry for generations has been the signature characteristic of U.S. manufacturing and was once generally accepted as the foundation of Middle Class America. Shahid Khan arrived in the U.S. more than 50 years ago with aspirations of the very middle class life that defined the American Dream, and would eventually become CEO and President of Flex-N-Gate, one of the world’s top automotive OEM’s.
Today, Mr. Khan dreams of a rebirth of the middle class that others may enjoy. To that end, he has made Detroit central to his mission by building and opening a high-tech plant in a blighted urban neighborhood designed to meet the demands of U.S. carmakers while creating new jobs and breaking the cycle of poverty experienced by many city residents.
Khan will share his views on why Detroit, why now, and why a strong middle class should be a priority for all.
11:30 a.m. Network Café
11:30 a.m. Speaker Reception
Open to DEC Board, Life and Gold Members only with up to two accompanied guests
12:00 p.m. Lunch
12:35 p.m. Program
1:30 p.m. Adjourn