Coffee Break with Plante Moran (virtual) — M&A Automotive Market Direction

What are SAA Coffee Breaks? We know your time is limited and valuable. SAA's Coffee Breaks are 15-minute presentations on timely and relevant topics. SAA Coffee Breaks are free and open to the industry. Join the SAA as Plante Moran subject matter experts examine what they see in M&A and why 2024 is stacking up…

YPN Happy Hour

Como's Restaurant 22812 Woodward Ave #100, Ferndale, MI, United States

There is no cost to attend for YPN members, but registration is required. 

Critical Legal Issues and Trends Facing the Automotive Industry (Webinar)

Held in partnership with: SAA’s exclusive legal partner Foley & Lardner will provide an in-depth review of some of the most critical legal issues and trends facing the automotive industry in 2024. Topics will include a review of cybersecurity issues facing the industry, including ransomware and other threats, and a discussion of key concerns related…

11th Annual Automotive Recalls Summit

Detroit Marriott Livonia 17100 Laurel Park Drive North, Livonia, United States

Held in partnership with: The number of vehicles affected by recall in the U.S. in 2023 was the highest we have observed in the past decade. Moreover, 2023 saw a near-record number of automotive light vehicle recalls, second only to 2021. Yet, the average recall size remained stable from 2022. Still, 2023 saw multiple recalls…

Accelerating Change: Advanced Look at Urban Science/Harris Poll Insights

Urban Science 400 Renaissance Center, Suite 2900, Detroit, MI, United States

This event is held in partnership with: Accelerating change: advanced look at Urban Science/Harris Poll insights regarding dealer relevance, proprietary Urban Science EV sales microstudy Several Urban Scientists – some of the auto industry’s leading experts – will present insights and perspectives that will better position OEMs and dealers to make decisions based on the…

YPN Networking Event at Prefix Corp.

Prefix Corporation 1400 S Livernois Road, Rochester Hills, MI, United States

Prefix Corporation began in 1979 as an engineering services company, developing innovative design and engineering solutions for the automotive industry. Today the company operates multiple facilities in Michigan and has become a single-source American manufacturing, prototype, and concept vehicle solutions provider to automotive, aviation, motion picture, amusement, and various additional industries. Join the YPN for an…

15th Annual SAA/MEMA Original Equipment Purchasing Executives Summit

Marelli 26555 Northwestern Highway,, Southfield, MI, United States

Held in partnership with:   The 15th Annual SAA/MEMA OE Purchasing Summit will be held on May 21 and is 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 with Itay Michaeli,…

Coffee Break with Foley & Lardner: Supplier Risk from EV Delayed Programs

Featuring SAA’s Exclusive Legal Partner:   Many automotive suppliers face ongoing uncertainty and risk from automakers’ EV programs. Delays in EV production or investment have compelled some suppliers to request volume guarantees or other protections in customer contracts. This coffee break will provide an overview of the mounting risk of EV programs and what automotive…

Chinese EVs and the Trend Toward Global Automotive Modular Evolution

Caresoft Global 31770 Enterprise Drive, Livonia, MI, United States

SAA's event last year at Caresoft was a smash hit as attendees had the opportunity to see up and close the teardown and benchmarking of numerous EVs. This year, the event plans to be even better as Caresoft will showcase six Chinese EVs, along with numerous domestic models. You won't want to miss this event.…

Lunch & Learn Webinar — Untethered: The Transformative Power of Wireless EV Charging

We are witnessing what is arguably the biggest transformation in our lifetime – the electrification of cars – and we’re putting a cord into where there never was one before. We’re going backwards! Why? WiTricity CTO Morris Kesler will delve into how improving the charging ecosystem will improve our environment and our daily lives by:…