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SAVE THE DATE ~ September 26, 2016

The 2016 West Michigan Policy Forum (WMPF) will be held on Monday, September 26 at the Amway Grand Plaza Hotel and the JW Marriott in downtown Grand Rapids .

You are invited to join the conversation as the WMPF engages more than 500 business and policy leaders from throughout the state to discuss our policy priorities and innovative new pro-business policies that can help continue driving Michigan’s resurgence.

Your participation and voice is critical to continuing the momentum in Michigan.


Morning Speakers

David-Walker

Why are Michigan Cities Going Broke?

David Walker

Walker is a former head of the U.S. Government Accountability Office and currently senior strategic adviser for PwC.

Star-Parker

Embrace Free Market Strategies, End Social Engineering

Star Parker

Parker is the founder and president of The Center for Urban Renewal and Education, a public policy think tank that promotes market-based solutions to fight poverty.

Lunch Speaker

Alec-Ross

A Look at Industries of the Future

Alec Ross

Ross is an Innovation expert and author of The Industries of the Future. He will discuss the major changes in industries that are coming in the next 10 years. The focus will be on an economic analysis and informed perspective on how sweeping global trends are affecting the ways we live, and how today’s parents can prepare their children for tomorrow’s workforce.

Cocktails & Conversations

Newt-Gingrich

A preview to the 1st National Presidential Debate

Newt Gingrich

Former Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich is a contributor to CNN where he continues to advocate bold policy ideas.

Bill-Richardson

A preview to the 1st National Presidential Debate

Bill Richardson

Bill Richardson, a former Secretary of Energy and two-term governor of New Mexico, has authored three books and appears frequently on numerous television news programs.

Register for the 2016 Policy Forum by completing the form below.
Registration cost is $225 per person



Thank You to all of our Policy Forum Sponsors

Signature Forum Hosts

Platinum Sponsors

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Gold Sponsors

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Silver Sponsors

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Past Events

Mini Forum On Education – Creating a Unified Vision!

On June 24th, 2013, the Muskegon Lakeshore Chamber of Commerce, in partnership with the WMPF, hosted a Mini Forum On Education with the goal to develop a unified vision for the future of education for the State of Michigan, and specifically, the Muskegon Lakeshore area. Representatives from the business community interested in creating an education system aimed at better preparing […]

2012 Conference

The 2012 West Michigan Policy Forum was the premier business event of the year and included national, state, and regional thought leaders and experts speaking on topics important to the Michigan business community.

The event was fast-paced, interactive and for the first time ever, engaged attendees in a virtual real-time conversation throughout the event. There were keynote sessions, live and video commercials touching on critical policy issues.

Hitting the Reset Button on Education

A mini-forum partnership between the WMPF and the Kalamazoo Regional Chamber of Commerce. Sponsored by: What: The WMPF and the Kalamazoo Regional Chamber of Commerce will partner on a mini-forum focused on education and public policy. When: December 12, 2011 Where: Western Michigan University I Kalamazoo Speakers: Dr. Tony Bennett, Indiana Superintendent of Public Instruction Dr. John Dunn, President, Western Michigan University […]

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