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Strategic Planning Summit

September 13, 2016 @ 1:00 pm - 6:30 pm

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1:00 p.m.  Registration

1:30-5:15 p.m.  Presentations and Q&A

5:15-6:30 p.m.  Networking Reception

The Auto industry is at a crossroad and having the right tool set and analysis is key to choosing the correct pathway. Volume growth is slowing, but remains robust at a high topline level.Crossroads

The 2016 SAA Planning Summit will provide a detailed analysis of issues and trends impacting the near- and mid-term automotive market, with emphasis on North America:

  • Will the Economy be supportive or constrain future automotive volume?
  • What will be the impact of Brexit on the global automotive market?
  • Has the US automotive market peaked or how long can growth continue?
  • Is the industry financially healthy (OEMs and Suppliers) and is consolidation at the OEM or supplier level the path forward?
  • New OEMs are entering the industry and model introductions are very high, making it extremely competitive with low margin for error.
  • Regulations will continue to push the industry and impact volume, component use as well as strategies to meet future requirements, while still giving consumes what they want to drive.

Session 1: Near-term Automotive Review and Outlook

The outlook for the automotive market over the next few years covering current and future volume trends and factors affecting growth and financial health, including risks and opportunities.

Speakers include:

  • Moderated by J Ferron, Crain Communications
  • Jim Meil, ACT Research
  • Itay Michaeli, Citi Investment Research and Analysis
  • Jeff Schuster, LMC Automotive 

Session 2: Supplier Challenges in New Automotive Near-term Automotive Environment

The automotive market continues in a rapid state of change. What are the risks in working with new OEMs?

  • To invest or not invest – Do you believe the volumes?
  • Best practices in risk assessment and how to protect yourself

Growth will not continue at the previous pace indefinitely, so how to plan for slower growth

  • Planning for recession or growth stall
  • Top risks to mid-term supplier future and how to mitigate without losing opportunity

Speakers include:

  • Vice president from MPG
  • Supplier executive TBD

Session 3: Competition, Consolidation, Regulation pressure (CAFE, CARB, other)

FCA is looking for merger, Nissan controls Mitsubishi, VW is under pressure, what’s next? Are regulations too stringent to meet legally and what risks do they hold for industry?  Are low fuel prices here to stay and can EVs flourish in this environment? Role of Light Weighting and powertrain advanced technology? Competitive advantage?

Speakers include:

  • Abey Abraham, Ducker Worldwide
  • David Andrea, Center for Automotive Research 

Registration for this event is now closed.


September 13, 2016
1:00 pm - 6:30 pm
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