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January 2021

What’s Hot? What’s Not? A Roundtable Discussion on 2021 Vehicle Launches

January 15 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Electric vehicle availability is shifting into high gear, but automakers still rely on traditional moneymakers as well in 2021. The COVID-19 pandemic and its uncertainty continue to affect the economy and impact how people buy cars, but in 2021, automakers will continue to roll out fresh metal. In this hour, we’ll talk about what’s fresh, what’s hot and what’s not.  What are the most important and interesting vehicles likely to hit the road in 2021? Which new models are risky…

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34th Annual Automotive Outlook Conference

January 21 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

34th Annual Automotive Outlook Conference January 21, 2021 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. (EDT) SAA’s Automotive Outlook Conference helps automotive industry professionals gain a better understanding of the year ahead. The 34th edition of the event will take on even greater importance as the global auto industry recovers from the effects of COVID-19. Will the New Year bring a brighter horizon? Will the new normal be a better normal? Attend the information-packed online event to learn what experts from around…

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February 2021

Ford’s 2021 Trends Report Explores How Consumers are Adapting to Life During a Pandemic

February 23 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

No one saw 2020 coming the way it did… So, what does it all mean for 2021 and beyond? As a professional futurist, Ford's Sheryl Connelly long embraced the mantra that “No one can predict the future, but that doesn’t mean we can’t prepare for it.” Yet even the most prepared organizations couldn’t have anticipated the pace and fury of change that unfolded over the course of 2020. Now, as we barrel into 2021 and look forward to a post-pandemic…

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March 2021

Rethinking Our View of Mobility — a Virtual “Fireside” Chat Magna CEO Swamy Kotagiri

March 18 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Rethinking Our View of Mobility Join the SAA on March 18 for a virtual “fireside” chat featuring Magna CEO Swamy Kotagiri with Michael Ramsey, Vice President, Analyst at Gartner Research. During this candid conversation, Kotagiri will share his thoughts on: The future of mobility Predictions for industry-wide growth Magna’s approach to evolving mobility and how it aligns with secular trends in electrification, advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS) and mobility as a service Recent collaborations formed with Fisker and LG Electronics…

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YPN Lunch & Learn: Leading with a Growth Mindset

March 31 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Is a "growth mindset" critical to your success?  During this highly collaborative and interactive workshop, you will explore what has contributed to your success to date and what you desire to achieve in the future. You will also explore how the pandemic has impacted your ability to contribute and lead, whether you lead a team or lead indirectly as an individual contributor. By the end of the workshop, you will have a personal action plan you can start to implement…

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April 2021

8th Annual Automotive Recalls Summit

April 14 @ 1:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Webinar United States

Held in partnership with: Sponsored by: In hindsight, 2020 was a year defined by disruption – auto recalls were not immune. Over 300 new unique light vehicle recalls, affecting almost 28 million vehicles, required a new approach to recall response, during a time when ‘safety’ was being redefined. Further, new variants were detected involving battery risks, software risks and component integration risks, among others. This event brings the latest insight for both OEMs and suppliers seeking vaccination of auto recall…

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Lunch & Learn: Last Month’s Sales Today! Access the Earliest View of How Automotive Markets Around the World are Recovering from the Pandemic

April 28 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Last Month’s Sales Today!  Access the Earliest View of How Automotive Markets Around the World are Recovering from the Pandemic (Free Event) Join SAA´s latest lunch-and-learn featuring IHS Markit on April 28th.  IHS Markit will take a look at how different markets are faring as the world recovers from the pandemic. IHS Markit experts will show you how you can take the pulse of the industry in over 150 countries – available through the SAA website. View the recovery month-over-month and year-over-year. …

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May 2021

New Immigration Policies and Their Impacts on the Automotive Talent Base

May 12 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

New Immigration Policies and Their Impacts on the Automotive Talent Base Following the implementation of the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA) and the changes to immigration policy brought by the Biden Administration, this session will provide an overview of the U.S. and Canadian immigration policies and the impact to companies on recruiting and retaining their foreign workers. Speakers:   John Brendel Partner Dentons       Laurie Tannous CEO Laurie Tannous and Associates       Dave McKechnie Partner & Chair,…

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12th Annual OEM Purchasing Executives Summit

May 25 @ 9:00 am - 12:30 pm

12th Annual OEM Purchasing Executives Summit Co-Hosted By: In Partnership With:   This online event features the reveal of the 2021 North American Automotive OEM-Supplier Working Relations Index® (WRI®) Study along with reactions by GM, Ford, Toyota, Nissan and Honda purchasing executives. The WRI® study is a comprehensive annual survey of working relations between Tier 1 suppliers and their OEM customers from the supplier’s perspective. The study, in its 21st year, collects and analyzes the opinions of more than 700…

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June 2021

Toyota R&D Advanced Mobility Update

June 8 @ 9:30 am - 11:00 am

Note: This is a re-scheduled event and will be virtual. No action is required if you have previously registered for this event. If you are not sure if you are registered, send an email to info@saaauto.com.  Technology is radically reshaping mobility in ways that will profoundly impact communities around the world. SAA members are invited to hear directly from Toyota executives and receive an update on the world’s largest automaker’s R&D activities relating to the next generation of mobility on June 8,…

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