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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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February 2020

Are Consumers Ready for the Future of Mobility?

February 18 @ 7:30 am - 12:00 pm
Detroit Marriott Livonia, 17100 Laurel Park Drive North
Livonia, 48152 United States
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Held in partnership with: What is the future of mobility and how do we accelerate that future? How will the future of mobility impact our infrastructure and urban planning? How does adoption of electrification of heavy equipment/freight trucks compare with electrification of passenger vehicles? And, perhaps most importantly, are consumers ready for this future The SAA, in cooperation with Great Lakes GrowthWorks, will examine many of the key issues relating to mobility’s future on Feb. 18, 2020. Hear from a…

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April 2020

Webinar: Short-Term Challenges Facing Automakers Due to COVID-19 Pandemic

April 3 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Revised Global and U.S. Forecasts Due to COVID-19 Get Up to Speed During the Quarantine Brought to you by the:   COVID-19 has disrupted the global automotive industry. With first-quarter results reflecting the early impact of the crisis on auto sales, what are the short-term challenges automakers face from the pandemic? Find out in a FREE webinar featuring leading industry analysts. Registration closed Thursday, April 2 at 1pm. Please note: Everyone who registers will receive the webinar link and instructions…

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Webinar: 7th Annual State of Automotive Recalls Summit

April 29 @ 9:00 am - 11:00 am
Webinar United States

Held in partnership with: Sponsored by: When the SAA and Stout held the first Annual State of Automotive Recalls/Warranties Summit in 2014, it was mentioned that recalls would continue to grow and become the new normal. In 2019, the industry saw a record number of light vehicle recalls, involving 38 million vehicles. Just recently, a recall of 1.8 million vehicles due to a potential fuel pump failure was announced. Attend this year’s Summit to learn about recent trends in the industry,…

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May 2020

Webinar: COVID-19’s Impact on the China Market and the Detroit Three: An Insider’s View

May 6 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

COVID-19 has disrupted the global automotive industry and has exposed numerous challenges for the automotive industry. China, the world’s largest market, experienced the setbacks first seeing car sales collapse 80% in February and 45% in the first quarter. What can we learn from China, and how will China’s struggles and recovery efforts impact the rest of the world? Key discussion points include: China's 2020 sales could fall 20% or between 4-5 million vehicles. The Detroit Three hit new lows in…

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June 2020

Webinar: Will the First Autonomous Vehicles Deliver Packages, Not People?

June 2 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Webinar: Will the First Autonomous Vehicles Deliver Packages, Not People? Featuring Colin Langan Colin will discuss his new study of autonomous vehicle delivery, which will be released in conjunction with the webinar. While most autonomous vehicle (AV) startups have focused on rideshare, Colin believes the autonomous delivery opportunity is more compelling given lower technology hurdles and better economics. He will review why removing the human passenger will enable the technology to reach the market faster. His study highlights the delivery…

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Webinar: How Waymo is Building the World’s Most Experienced Driver

June 17 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Patrick Cadariu will discuss how Waymo is building the world's most experienced driver, the Waymo Driver, which includes state-of-the-art hardware and advanced software integrated as a seamless, single system into their vehicles at the Waymo Detroit assembly facility. The Waymo Driver can power multiple vehicle platforms, from minivans and SUVs to Class 8 trucks, and is currently applied across two key business lines: Waymo One, the world's first commercial self-driving service, and Waymo Via, which is focused on all forms…

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Webinar: An Update on the North American International Auto Show and Future Plans

June 23 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

The Automotive Press Association (APA) has invited SAA members to attend a free webinar that will provide updates on the North American International Auto Show (NAIAS) and the North American Car and Truck of the Year Award (NACTOY) program. This is a free webinar but registration is required. Speakers: Rod Alberts, DADA and NAIAS Executive Director -- Auto shows and how they have evolved -- 2020 NAIAS and what to expect at 2021 NAIAS         Doug North,…

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Webinar: 11th Annual OEM Purchasing Executives Summit

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

Co-Hosted by: Sponsored by:   SAA, in partnership with OESA, will co-host the OESA/SAA 2020 Purchasing Summit on June 25, 2020. The online event feature a presentation of the 2020 North American Automotive OEM-Supplier Working Relations Index Study® (WRI®), along with comments by purchasing executives from GM, Ford, FCA, Toyota, Nissan and Honda. 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…

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