DETROIT, Feb. 8, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- 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 on Thursday, April 21 from 7 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. 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," said 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 at FUEL: Detroit 2016 include Marcus Buckingham, New York Times bestselling author on employee productivity and the best leadership and management practices, Jacques Panis, President of Shinola, and Mitch Albom, New York Times best selling author, journalist, screenwriter, playwright, radio and television broadcaster and musician. Additional presenters will also be announced in the coming weeks. 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," said 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."
EY is back for the second consecutive year as presenting sponsor.
"FUEL: Detroit aligns perfectly with EY's commitment to developing future leaders within our organization and in the greater Detroit business community," said George Lenyo, managing partner of Ernst & Young LLP's Detroit office. "We are proud to partner on this spectacular event which brings in the country's best business minds, and brings out Detroit's best and brightest talent."
Attendees can preregister at FuelLeadership.com for general admission tickets as well as a limited number of VIP tickets, which include preferred seating and breakfast, lunch or a meet and greet with one of FUEL: Detroit's 2016 guest speakers.
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.
SOURCE FUEL Leadership, LLC