Famous Detroiters return to city for 2015 homecoming


DETROIT – The second annual Detroit Homecoming will hit the DIA Thursday and Frdiay as "expatriates" and national business leaders return to the city to talk about reinvesting in Detroit. The city says 175 expatriates have registered for this year's event.

Last year's inaugural Detroit Homecoming brought in more than $230 million in direct investment generated through 30 different initiatives.

Discussion events during this year's homecoming include:

  • Great Moments in Sports - A panel discussion with some of Detroit's top sports legends, moderated by ESPN's Mike Tirico
  • What's Ahead for Detroit - Featuring Kevin Plank, CEO and founder, Under Armour, and Dan Gilbert, founder and chairman, Quicken Loans and Rock Ventures
  • Detroit's Major Challenges - Mayor Mike Duggan
  • Reactor Panels - Featuring Ndidi Massay (CEO, Rise), Dave Bing (former mayor and NBA star), George Gervin (NBA Hall of Fame), Lauryn Williams (4-time Olympian), Tim Richey (Detroit PAL), Arn Tellem (Palace Sports & Entertainment), Ron Fournier (National Journal), Bob Woodruff (ABC-TV correspondent), Shawn Ward (designer/entrepreneur), Michael Bolton (singer and producer of a new Detroit documentary.