FUEL: Detroit 2016 Adds Three Heavy-Hitters to their April 21 Leadership Event

-Menswear Designer, John Varvatos and Detroit Police Chief, James Craig Join Prominent Line-up of Speakers and Stefanini signs on as a Platinum Sponsor-

Mar 15, 2016, 16:00 ET from FUEL Leadership, LLC

DETROIT, March 15, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- FUEL: Detroit 2016 has added menswear designer - John Varvatos and Detroit Police Chief James Craig to the prestigious lineup of esteemed keynote speakers set to hit the Sound Board stage in the MotorCity Casino Hotel on Thursday, April 21 and signed Stefanini, global IT provider of business solutions as the Platinum sponsor of the second annual leadership event.  

With a mission to elevate professional performance throughout the world,  FUEL: Detroit promises to deliver insight, inspiration and practical tools to support achievers at all levels of their careers.  Whether you are a millennial just entering the workforce or senior-level executive, this motivating, dynamic, all-day conference will provide you with an experience that will forever transform the way you lead. 

"John Varvatos and Chief Craig join a list of locally and nationally renowned speakers who exude energy and passion," said Josh Linkner, Chairman and Co-Founder.  "They are a perfect addition, as their collective wisdom will challenge those to believe in their own talents, experiences and power to fuel future success."

Other high-octane heavy hitters and brilliant thinkers rounding out the day include:

  • Michael Strahan, legendary Super Bowl champion, NFL Hall of Famer, co-host of ABC TV's LIVE with Kelly and Michael
  • Martha Stewart, iconic business woman and media mogul
  • Mark Kelly, American Space Shuttle astronaut and husband to former Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords.
  • Marcus Buckingham, New York Times bestselling author on employee productivity and the best leadership and management practices,
  • Jacques Panis, President of Shinola
  • Veronika Scott, founder and CEO of The Empowerment Plan
  • Paul W. Smith, WJR 760 AM morning show host will emcee the event.

EY is the presenting sponsor of FUEL: Detroit for the second year in a row. Stefanini also joins other sponsors Crain's Detroit Business, Motor City Casino-Hotel, Shinola Detroit, WJR 760 AM, HOUR Detroit, HelloWorld, ITC, Corp!, Continental, Varnum, CooperStandard, dbusiness and Twitter.

"We are very excited to be at FUEL: Detroit 2016; its concept reinforces our brand values. Driven by our founder, Marco Stefanini – our company promotes an entrepreneurial spirit - with a focus on agility, flexibility, quality and innovation. We bring these values into our customer engagements and services solutions," said Antonio Moreira, CEO at Stefanini North America and Asia Pacific. "The spirit of FUEL Leadership is a great match to our company and we look forward to developing a great partnership that inspires and energizes leaders to be successful," affirmed Mr. Moreira.

"Stefanini is a company that is focused on innovation and rapid expansion in the U.S. which aligns perfectly with FUEL's mission," said Dave Zilko, CEO of Fuel Leadership.  "We are thrilled that Stefanini has embraced FUEL's unique local and national events, and we are equally excited to have them join us as we begin to produce and launch Daily Fuel, original digital content focused exclusively on business performance."

To register for the 2016 FUEL: Detroit, please visit FuelLeadership.com.  Doors open at 7:00 a.m. at the MotorCity Casino Hotel's Sound Board, 2901 Grand River Avenue in Detroit. 

About Fuel Leadership  
FUEL Leadership elevates professional performance by delivering high-energy, live business conferences and compelling, original content. FUEL focuses on achievers at all stages of their careers, from millennials entering the workforce to senior executives. FUEL hand selects businesses' most powerful minds to share insights and practical takeaways delivered in a live conference setting with the feeling and energy of a rock concert. For more about FUEL Leadership visit FuelLeadership.com

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