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October 2018

Automotive Lightweighting Summit

October 24, 2018 @ 7:30 am - 1:00 pm
Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago, Detroit Branch, 1600 E Warren Ave.
Detroit, MI 48207 United States
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3rd Annual Automotive Lightweighting Summit Wednesday, October 24, 2018 Federal Reserve, Detroit, MI 7:00 a.m. to 8:00 a.m.  Registration and Networking Breakfast 8:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.  Speakers/Program (includes lunch) Registration is Closed   Held in partnership with:Event sponsor: Macro and regulatory factors continue to press the industry for new innovative solutions, which is reshaping traditional business models. Hear from some of the leading stakeholders across the value chain, including remarks from the CEO of Braidy Industries on how this…

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November 2018

The Future of Ford and Corktown

November 28, 2018 @ 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Bobcat Bonnie’s, 1800 Michigan Ave.
Detroit, MI 48216 United States
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Ford Motor Co. is betting on both the future of the automotive industry and the city, with its purchase of the Michigan Central Station. Ford envisions a refurbished Michigan Central Station as the anchor of a two-acre campus dedicated to advanced automotive development – and in particular -- autonomous, self-driving vehicles and shared transit. While its focus is on its automotive future, Ford is also looking to further revitalize Corktown, an already newly energetic Detroit neighborhood. The campus will be the centerpiece of a…

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December 2018

Insider’s Look at Toyota’s N.A. R&D Headquarters & CSRC

December 4, 2018 @ 8:30 am - 11:00 am
Toyota Motor North America N.A. R&D Headquarter, 8777 Platt Road
Saline, MI 48176 United States
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8:30 - 9:30 a.m. -- Registration and Guided Tours 9:30 - 11:00 a.m. -- Toyota Speakers followed by Q&A The SAA has partnered with Toyota to provide SAA members with an insider’s look at Toyota’s N.A. R&D\Headquarters and Collaborative Safety Research Center (CSRC). Attendees will also hear the latest R&D and autonomous driving updates from the world’s largest automaker. By partnering with leading universities, hospitals, research institutions and federal agencies, Toyota’s CSRC is focused on safety research projects aimed at…

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January 2019

Automotive Outlook Conference

January 13, 2019 @ 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Gem Theater, 333 Madison Street
Detroit, MI 48226 United States
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March 2019

6th Annual State of Automotive Recalls Summit

March 27, 2019 @ 7:30 am - 11:30 am
Detroit Marriott Livonia, 17100 Laurel Park Drive North
Livonia, 48152 United States
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Wednesday, March 27, 2019 7:30 a.m. Networking Breakfast 8:15 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. Speakers and Q&A In partnership with:       Event sponsor:       Why Attend: Learn about the latest trends and insights regarding automotive recall size, scope and type. Has the industry's response to the recall crises of several years ago changed the frequency and scope of recalls today? Treading new ground: We will discuss key insights related to component defect risk and risk mitigation opportunities…

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June 2019

10th Annual OEM Purchasing Executives Summit

June 18, 2019 @ 7:30 am - 11:30 am
Faurecia North America, 2800 High Meadow Circle
Auburn Hills, MI 48326 United States
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EVENT IS SOLD OUT.  REGISTRATION IS NOW CLOSED. 7:30 a.m. Networking Breakfast 8:15 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. Speakers and Q&A Location: Faurecia North America, 2800 High Meadow Circle, Auburn Hills, MI Host Sponsor: Event sponsors:   Meet OEM Purchasing Executives and their staff! Attend and Learn Plante Moran's David Andrea will present results of the 2019 North American Automotive OEM Tier 1 Supplier Working Relations Index Study, followed by comments from six OEM executives. An extended Q&A will follow the…

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October 2019

A Tour of Eastern Market (and Pizza & Beer too!)

October 3, 2019 @ 5:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Eastern Market Brewing Co., 2515 Riopelle Street
Detroit, MI 48207 United States
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Join the SAA's Young Professionals Network (YPN) for a fun networking event on October 3, 2019.  Attendees will  meet at the awesome Eastern Market Brewing Co. for networking and then we will take a short tour of Eastern Market led by Jeanette Pierce, founder of the Detroit Experience Factory. The tour will include viewing the new murals that were recently unveiled in the market.   We will then return to the brewery for Supino Pizzeria and hear from Olga Stella,…

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Mobility Innovations Summit

October 17, 2019 @ 7:30 am - 1:00 pm
AAM, One Dauch Drive
Detroit, MI 48211 United States
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For the past three years, the SAA held the Automotive Lightweighting Summit. As the automotive industry has evolved to focus on all types of innovations promoting mobility, so too has the event which will feature a more diverse examination of the technologies furthering tomorrow’s mobility solutions.   The Summit will feature the awarding of the Innovation in Mobility Awards in two categories: Innovations in Lightweighting and Technologies Enabling New Business Models. Judges are currently reviewing the more than 50 entries received to select…

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November 2019

Mobility: Realities and Ground Truths

November 12, 2019 @ 7:30 am - 12:00 pm
Magna, 750 Tower Drive
Troy, MI 48098 United States
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Exclusive Audience with Magna Executives Mobility: Realities and Ground Truths November 12, 2019 SOLD OUT Agenda: 7:30 - 8:30 a.m. - Networking Breakfast and Registration 8:30 - 11:00 a.m. - Presentations from Magna Leadership 11:30 a.m. - Lunch and Technology Overview (Speak to Magna Product Experts in Innovation Showroom; Possible Ride and Drives) Magna is a mobility technology company and one of the largest suppliers to the global automotive industry. An industry that has transformed so drastically in just a few…

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January 2020

Automotive Outlook Conference

January 21 @ 7:30 am - 11:30 am
The Mint, 27000 Evergreen Road
Lathrup Village, MI 48076 United States
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What should you expect in 2020? Will new vehicle sales increase? What markets around the globe have the biggest upside? Where are the biggest risks? What should we anticipate relating to the economy and how will it affect the auto industry? How will electric vehicles, autonomous vehicles and other innovations impact vehicle mix? What do suppliers need to know? These are just a few of the topics that will be addressed at SAA’s Annual Automotive Outlook Conference. Be prepared for…

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