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2018 Automotive Outlook Conference

January 14, 2018 @ 10:45 am - 2:45 pm

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31st Annual Automotive Outlook Conference

Sunday, January 14, 2018

Gem Theater, Detroit, MI

10:45 a.m. – 11:45 a.m. Networking Brunch
11:45 a.m. – 2:45 p.m. Presentations
2:45 p.m. Shuttles to Automobili-D

Please Note: To receive an optional NAIAS Media Pass for 1/17/18 You Must Register before 1/11/18 (No Exceptions)

3:00 – 6:00 p.m. Automobili-D Access

4:30 – 6:00 p.m. Shuttles Returning to Gem

Hear expert views on:

  • How supportive will the economic environment be for the auto industry and is the U.S. economy poised to accelerate?
  • Which markets will drive growth in the global automotive industry? Where is the opportunity or risk? Will sourcing trends continue to realign?
  • Is the surge in SUV growth globally sustainable?
  • Is electrification reality or hype? Are internal combustion engines doomed?
    What is the outlook for and impact of emissions regulations?
  • What are the financial markets concerned with in 2018 as it relates to autos? Is the U.S. past peak for good?

Special Bonus:

Attendees receive EXCLUSIVE ADMISSION after Outlook to Automobili-D which features:

  • Over 50 tech startups from around the world
  • 90 mobility companies exhibiting (suppliers, tech companies, OEMs, etc.)
  • Over 100 thought-leaders will take the stage to address the latest in the mobility industry
  • Attendees receive a floor pass to NAIAS at Cobo Center good for Wednesday, Jan. 17, 2018

Keynote Speaker:

Chris Thomas

Founder and Partner


Chris is responsible for a wide range of critical processes ranging from deal sourcing and execution to corporate operations and business strategy. Chris also acts as a business development executive on behalf of Fontinalis’ portfolio companies.

Financial and Business Outlook Panelists:

Emily Kolinski Morris

Chief Economist

Ford Motor Co.



Kevin Riddell

Senior Manager, Americas Powertrain Forecast

LMC Automotive


Mark Fulthorpe

Director – Light Vehicle Production Forecast

IHS Markit


James Albertine

Senior Analyst – Automotive

Consumer Edge Research, LLC


Ducker Worldwide is the event host and will moderate the panel and Q&A sessions.



January 14, 2018
10:45 am - 2:45 pm
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Gem Theater
333 Madison Street
Detroit, MI 48226 United States
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