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MEMA/SAA 14th Annual Purchasing Summit

May 23, 2023 @ 8:00 am - 12:00 pm

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The 14th Annual MEMA/SAA Purchasing Summit will be held on May 23, 2023, and will be hosted by Marelli at its Customer Experience Center in Southfield, MI. The summit offers a unique opportunity to hear directly from OEM purchasing representatives.

The event will begin with an industry overview and supplier outlook perspective from Itay Michaeli, Analyst-Autos, Citi. Following this presentation, Dave Andrea, Principal, Plante Moran, will share key highlights from the latest Plante Moran North American Automotive OEM-Supplier Working Relations Index® (WRI®) Study.

Following Andrea’s presentation, purchasing executives from several OEMs will provide commentary on the study results and answer questions from event participants. OEM executives will be announced soon. The event will conclude with an opportunity to network with OEM purchasing executives in attendance.

Attendees of this event will walk away with a better understanding of the following:

  • What the biggest challenges are facing the OEMs going forward, and how OEMs see these challenges affecting their suppliers.
  • How the OEMs’ purchasing organizations are changing in the new EV vs ICE environment – both internally with engineering, manufacturing, etc., and externally with suppliers.
  • How accelerated OEM EV programs inject more risk for suppliers with their uncertain volumes and timing, and how OEMs plan to support their suppliers during this transition.
  • How the new ESG reporting requirements are being handled by OEMs with respect to suppliers.
  • How OEMs are working to solve geo-political issues affecting plant location, technology, materials, and cost – and how their solutions are being communicated to suppliers.

Automotive suppliers with a commercial responsibility or direct customer interface are encouraged to attend this event.

Featured Speakers:

Itay Michaeli






Dave Andrea


Plante Moran



OEM Panelists:

Mike McClelland

Director, Purchasing Strategy




Marc Menden

Executive Director, Global Purchasing & Supply Chain

General Motors



Ryan Grimm

Vice President of Purchasing Supplier Development



Mike Lapham

General Manager, Procurement

Honda Development & Manufacturing of America


Angela Henderson

Director of Global Supply Chain Strategy & Business Office



Lisa Clark

Vice President, Supplier Risk Management





8 a.m.                   Registration, Breakfast, and Networking

9 a.m.                    Welcome and Opening Remarks

9:15 a.m.             Industry Overview and Supplier Outlook Perspective, Itay Michaeli, Analyst-Autos, Citi

9:30 a.m.             Plante Moran North American Automotive OEM-Supplier Working Relations Index (WRI) Study Results, Dave Andrea, Principal, Plante Moran

10 a.m.                 Q&A Session

10:20 a.m.           Networking Break

10:35 a.m.           OEM Panel Session

11:30 a.m.           Closing Remarks

11:35 a.m.           Networking Session with OEM Purchasing Executives

12 p.m.                 Adjourn


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There will be no on-site registration for this event.


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May 23, 2023
8:00 am - 12:00 pm
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26555 Northwestern Highway,
Southfield, MI 48033 United States
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