Conference Venue: Detroit Yacht Club
You need to book your own accommodation!
The Detroit Marriott at the Renaissance Centre will be the main hotel venue. This is is located in the heart of down town Detroit on the famous RiverWalk, where you can enjoy cafes, restaurants, and shopping in the Renaissance Centre - or enjoy a drink on the outdoor patio overlooking the Detroit River. A dedicated website is now available to book your hotel room online.
Detroit: a city of challenges and opportunities
After the Global Financial Crisis, industry deserted Detroit with catastrophic economic downturn leading to a $18.5 billion debt, and staggering 50% unemployment in some neighborhoods. But after filing for bankruptcy in 2013, the city has been rising from the ashes and reinventing itself – thanks to innovation, collaboration and ecological solutions - see here for more on these initiatives.