CRE V Michigan

Wolverine World Wide's Krueger to speak at ICSC event in Michigan

Blake Krueger, chief executive officer of Grand Rapids, Mich.-based Wolverine World Wide, will serve as the keynote speaker at the 10th Annual International Council of Shopping Centers West Michigan Alliance on March 6. The event, held at 1 p.m. at DeVos Place in downtown Grand Rapids, is co-hosted by the Michigan Downtowns Association.

Blake Krueger, chief executive officer of Grand Rapids, Mich.-based Wolverine World Wide, will serve as the keynote speaker at the 10th Annual International Council of Shopping Centers West Michigan Alliance on March 6. The event, held at 1 p.m. at DeVos Place in downtown Grand Rapids, is co-hosted by the Michigan Downtowns Association.

When asked about Krueger's Keynote Address, Alliance co-chair Anne Marie Bessette of the City of Grand Rapids DDA commented said, “We are just thrilled that a Regional Leader of Mr. Krueger's stature would agree to participate in our event.  We have a great day planned, but he alone is worth the price of admission.”

Founded in 1957, ICSC is the global trade association for the shopping center industry with more than 60,000 members in the United States, Canada and 80 other countries. Membership is made up of real estate developers, mall managers, public officials, economic developers, brokers, investors, consultants, planners, attorneys and others.

The West Michigan Alliance routinely attracts 200 or more of West Michigan's leading deal makers, and is one of the only forums that blends the public and private sector to collaborate, network and share best practices for mutually desirable retail projects.