Monday, August 17, 2015

15th annual Great Lakes Women's Business reveal keynote speaker ...

The 15th Annual Great Lakes Women’s Business Conference, the largest women’s business conference in the state of Michigan, is scheduled for September 29-30, 2015 at Suburban Collection Showplace. Title Sponsors are DTE Energy and Dakkota Integrated Systems, LLC. Attendees include women business enterprises (WBEs), Great Lakes Women’s Business Council corporate members, additional Fortune 500 executives, U.S. Government entities and partner organizations.

The Keynote Speaker is  author and VP & Chief Entrepreneur Officer, 3D Systems Corporation. Born in Maoist China, Ping Fu fled a life of poverty to eventually co-found Geomagic, a revolutionary 3D software company. She draws upon her own remarkable journey to highlight the importance of resilience in life and in the cutthroat world of start-ups. For more information on this Speaker please visit

She will be joined by a host of speakers sharing their knowledge and wisdom. Engaging workshops offer a range of topics including crowdfunding, the art of negotiation and mentoring millennials.

The Great Lakes Women’s Business Conference is the largest women’s business conference in the state, attracting more than 700 women business owners, supplier diversity executives and purchasing professionals. The conference is designed to recognize achievement, activate business relationships and accelerate business growth.

A key benefit of the Great Lakes Women’s Business Conference is the numerous opportunities to cultivate business relationships. Conference attendees can achieve 6 months of sales prospecting in one afternoon at Meet the Buyers, an opportunity to meet with 70+ supplier diversity and purchasing representatives. Women’s Business Showcase features 130+ tabletop displays of certified women enterprises.

For the first time, the conference includes a Canadian Trade Mission. This new addition will educate women business owners on doing business across the northern border.

 “I want our members to leave with a sense of focus for the year and new connections,” says Michelle Richards, Great Lakes Women’s Business Council Executive Director. “The goal is for them to complete 6 months of sales prospecting in those two days, to make new friends and leave with more knowledge and wisdom. I want our members to get it all!”

An early bird rate of $175 per person is available until August 28, 2015.


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