Great Lakes Hazards Coalition

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Spring Conference, May 23rd, Detroit, MI

Plan to attend the 2017 GLHC Spring Conference on Tuesday, May 23rd at The Olympia Club,                       Joe Louis Arena,  Detroit, Michigan.  Register today.

Conference Details:

Tuesday, May 23rd, 2017, 8:00 - 4:00

The Olympia Club, Joe Louis Arena, 19 Steve Yzerman Drive, Detroit, MI 48226 (Free Parking Available)

Breakfast and Lunch will be Provided

There is no charge to attend this conference, however, you must register by Friday, May 19th

To Register email Captain Cathy Goldsmith at

Presentations will include: 

Mr. Rich Fenton, Vice President for Corporate Security, Safety and Investigations, Ilitch` Holdings

                                The New Little Caesars Arena and the SAFETY Act

Mr. Ernie Lorson, DHS PSA Detroit; Mr. Mike Baker, DHS PSA Lansing; Mr. Sam Duchac, Outreach Coordinator, Region V

                                Department of Homeland Security, Office of Infrastructure Protection, Region V Update

Dr. Craig S. Gordon

                                The Perils of Efficiency: One of the Nation's most economically vital systems, the iron mining - integrated steel production - manufacturing supply chain is potentially one of the least resilient to disruption. The Poe Lock at the Soo Locks connecting Lakes Huron and Superior is a potential single point of failure in this supply chain. An unexpected 6-month closure of the locks would have devastating consequences for industries dependent on this supply chain, particularly the automobile manufacturing industry, and the National economy.

Hotel Information:

Motorcity Casino Hotel, 2901 Grand River Avenue, Detroit, MI 48226.   For Reservations call 866-782-9622.

The Great Lakes Hazards Coalition

The Great Lakes Hazards Coalition is a public private partnership created to strengthen communication, collaboration, and planning in the Great Lakes Region - eight U.S. states and two Canadian provinces - in order to enhance protection, preparedness, mitigation, response and recovery of the Region’s critical infrastructure and key resources (CIKR).

Initiatives and Events

The Great Lakes Hazards Coalition conducts biannual meetings throughout the Great Lakes Region with a focus on different aspects of CIKR or security issues. The Great Lakes Hazards Coalition also participates in studies and exercises important to protecting CIKR in the Great Lakes Region. Click here for more information about ongoing initiatives.

Currently, the Great Lakes Hazards Coalition is focused on the “Beyond the Borders” campaign started by President Obama in 2011. 

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