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AUTOMOTIVE LIGHTWEIGHTING SUMMIT

Join us on September 25 for SAA's second Automotive Lightweighting Summit which includes the leading insights, presentations and discussion of lightweighting trends. Don’t miss this opportunity to hear about the innovative and strategic ways OEMs, mills and suppliers are approaching weight savings. 

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US-CANADA TRADE RELATIONS

Hear from industry, government and academic specialists on Canada-U.S. trade relations, specific to the automotive sector.  This will be an insightful and timely examination on a topic that is sure to impact both countries’ automotive industry in the near- and long-term.  Register now for the Oct. 17 event. 

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YOUNG PROFESSIONALS NETWORK

Learn how the YPN can help you network and provide valuable insights to help grow your career.

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FOLLOW US ON TWITTER

The SAA is now on Twitter. Follow us at #SAA_Auto

ABOUT US

The Society of Automotive Analysts is an organization that provides members with:

  • Direct and personal access to industry leaders
  • Exclusive events across the broad scope of the automotive industry
  • Networking and interaction with key influencers

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SAA NEWSLETTER

The Latest SAA Newsletter

• SAA to Delve Into Lightweighting at Upcoming Summit
• SAA Partnering with NAIAS: Your Help Needed in identifying Topics and Speakers
• Panel of Experts to Address State of U.S.-Canada Trade Relations and Impact on Automotive Industry
• Lightweighting: Now Comes the Hard Part
• All Future Volkswagen Models to be Electric by 2030
• The Auto Industry Is a Major Obstacle to Trump’s NAFTA Deal
• Harvey’s Destroyed Cars Give Auto Industry Hope
• The Auto Industry Can’t Ignore the Electric Vehicle Revolution Any Longer

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2017 Event List

2017 SAA Events

The SAA has a robust line-up of events planned for 2017. Check regularly for updates.

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SAA IN THE NEWS

Suppliers in Crosshairs of Elevated Recall Environment

U.S. light-vehicle recalls set an all-time record last year and experts predict they will remain elevated in coming years, so parts suppliers should get their houses in order to overcome potentially costly penalties and litigation.

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Meet Michael Sullivan — the 2017-2018 SAA Scholarship Winner

Meet Michael Sullivan – the 2017-2018 recipient of the SAA Thought Leader of Tomorrow Scholarship.  Sullivan is a senior at Oakland University with a 3.75 GPA and majoring in Management Information Systems. Q) When did you know you wanted to go into the automotive industry? A) I’ve always had a connection to the automotive companies…

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New Car Sales for August: Winners and Losers

U.S. light-vehicles sales slipped 1.8 percent last month and the seasonally adjusted, annualized pace of sales fell to the lowest level — 16.13 million — since February 2014 behind a late-month wallop from Hurricane Harvey. It was the eighth straight monthly decline for an industry that a week ago was forecast to record its first sales advance of the year. That was before Harvey slammed into coastal Texas and left much of Houston, the nation’s fourth-largest metro area and a major truck market, paralyzed by floodwaters.

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THOUGHT LEADER INSIGHT

Unprecedented Growth Expected for Automotive Aluminum as Multi-Material Vehicles Ascend, New Survey of Automakers Says

Over the next decade, automakers will continue to increase the adoption of high-strength, low weight aluminum in new car and truck construction at a faster pace than any time in history. Total aluminum content is expected to grow from 397 pounds per vehicle (PPV) in 2015 to 565 PPV by 2028, representing 16 percent of total vehicle weight, according to a survey of automakers conducted by Ducker Worldwide reaffirming continued market share growth for aluminum into high-volume vehicles. This is consistent with the emerging trend of automakers transitioning to a multi-material vehicle (MMV) design approach, choosing aluminum for doors, hoods and trunk lids, body-in-white, bumpers and crash boxes.

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