Past events

Global Executive Briefings

Exclusive luncheons for our corporate members and their guests

Fall 2019

Engage with issues of importance to the West Michigan business community in small-group settings. 

All events held at:


University Club

10th Floor, 111 Lyon St. NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49503

Discounted parking available in building lot


Luncheon and Program

12:00 - 1:30 p.m.


Cost per event: Corporate and Educational Members - $35

Deadline to reserve/cancel is two business days before the luncheon. No shows will be billed.

Past Events

"A Moderated Conversation on German- U.S. Business Relations"



Wolfgang Moessinger

German Consul General for the Midwest



Birgit Klohs

President & CEO, The Right Place, Inc.

Tuesday, October 8

This program is hosted in partnership with Wunderbar Together, World Affairs Councils of America, and the American Council on Germany.

With gratitude to RoMan Manufacturing.

"2019 Canadian Elections and its Impact on Business"



Maryscott Greenwood

CEO, Canadian American Business Council

opening remarks by

Joseph Comartin

Canadian Consul General, Detroit

Friday, October 25


The program is sponsored by the Gerald R. Ford Presidential Library and Museum in collaboration with the Consulate General of Canada in Detroit and

the Gerald R. Ford Presidential Foundation. With gratitude to Warner Norcross + Judd.

"A Forward Looking Conversation on Japan-U.S. Relations"



Tsutomu Nakagawa

Japanese Consul General for the Midwest



Paul Quinn

Executive Director, JPMorgan Private Bank 

Tuesday, October 29


With gratitude to Amway.

With gratitude to

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