Speaker Series

Creating Commerce Through Conversation

The West Michigan Global Initiative Speaker Series features luncheon lectures from esteemed experts, offering insight on business, public policy or cultural issues. The purpose is to enhance the profile of the West Michigan region by bringing together notable dignitaries and community leaders, while providing an important forum to forge better business relationships.

Highlights of the series:

  • Annual events each spring
  • Hosted in Grand Rapids or at various West Michigan locations
  • Complements the Grand Rapids Economic Roundtable by keeping a tie to the Netherlands
  • Additional events may be sponsored in Lansing
  • Sponsorship opportunities available
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Founding Sponsors


  • AlpInvest Partners
  • Eenhoorn LLC
  • Haworth, Inc
  • Huizenga Group
  • MERS of Michigan
  • The Carlyle Group
  • Burke E. Porter Machinery
  • Alticor
  • RDV
  • The Windquest Group
  • Amway
  • InnerWorkings
  • Meijer
  • Effen Vodka & DeKuyper
  • Dempsey Ventures
  • Grey Dunes
  • Michigan Legislative Consultants
  • Varnum Attorneys at Law
  • Grand Valley State University




Contact Us

231 W. Fulton Street
Grand Rapids, MI 49503, United States
Office: 616.530.5500; Fax: 616.530.0850


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