FUEL’s fun, fast-paced conference at Sound Board to motivate business leaders


Shinola President Jacques Panis will speak at Fuel: Detroit 2016. - COURTESY PHOTO.
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  • Shinola President Jacques Panis will speak at Fuel: Detroit 2016.

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On the fast track to become the hottest ticket in town for executives, entrepreneurs, and corporate elite, FUEL Leadership’s second annual FUEL: Detroit 2016 business event, presented by EY, has shifted into higher gear.

With a powerhouse lineup of captivating, nationally-known headliners who have achieved the pinnacle of success, the 2016 FUEL: Detroit event is set to inspire and energize attendees from 7 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, April 21 at the Sound Board in MotorCity Casino Hotel, 2901 Grand River Avenue in Detroit.

Legendary Super Bowl champion and NFL Hall of Famer Michael Strahan, the popular co-host of ABC TV’s LIVE with Kelly and Michael and special co-host of Good Morning America in addition to his role as a FOX NFL Sunday analyst, leads FUEL: Detroit’s 2016 assemblage of all-star speakers and game-changing experts. Martha Stewart, iconic businesswoman, media and merchandising mogul, and magazine publisher, and Mark Kelly, retired American Space Shuttle astronaut, U.S. Navy Captain and husband of former Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords, are also among FUEL: Detroit’s 2016 stellar presenter lineup.

“Those driven to succeed have an insatiable appetite for information, ideas and practical tools to further their professional trajectory,” says Josh Linkner, chairman and co-founder of FUEL Leadership. “FUEL: Detroit harnesses the high-profile horsepower of the nation’s top achievers, and provides current and future leaders with a flurry of actionable tips, tactics, and true stories to motivate them to aim higher and exceed their goals.”

Other scheduled speakers include Marcus Buckingham, a New York Times bestselling author on employee productivity and the best leadership and management practices, Jacques Panis, president of Shinola, contemporary fashion designer John Varvatos, founder of the Empowerment Plan, Veronika Scott and Detroit Police Chief James Craig. WJR 760 AM morning show host Paul W. Smith will emcee the event.

“Detroit is making national headlines as the country’s comeback city, and has become an epicenter of progress, ingenuity and opportunity,” says Dave Zilko, CEO of FUEL Leadership. “FUEL: Detroit 2016 is perfectly positioned to harness this energy by bringing local and national thought leaders together for a high impact day of inspiration and transformation.”

For more information visit FuelLeadership.com.

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