4th Quarter Industry Insights Video

Featuring Steve Wybo of Conway MacKenzie

In this edition of Industry Insights, Wybo examines: State of the automotive supply base; Long-term outlook and supplier strategy; and state of the capital markets around automotive.

What's New at the SAA

34th ANNUAL AUTOMOTIVE OUTLOOK CONFERENCE

SAA’s Automotive Outlook Conference helps automotive industry professionals gain a better understanding of the year ahead.  The 34th edition of the event on Jan. 21 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 the world foresee in 2021.

 

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THE AUTOMOTIVE INDUSTRY THROUGH THE EYES OF FINANCIAL EXPERTS

Key to the post-COVID automotive industry will be the role of the financial community. Banks, private equity, turnaround specialists, lenders, and others will play critical roles. SAA members on December 10 heard insights from financial experts who reviewed hurdles and opportunities, outlooks on consolidation, investment opportunities, how the automotive industry is viewed by Wall Street, and much more.

5TH ANNUAL MOBILITY INNOVATIONS SUMMIT

Members and guests of the Fifth Annual Mobility Innovations Summit on Nov. 18 heard from  Matt Tsien, Executive Vice President and Chief Technology Officer at General Motors, on how GM is driving innovation throughout the company. Winners of the Mobility Innovation Awards were also recognized. 

AUTONOMOUS VEHICLE TECHNOLOGY: WHAT'S NEXT?

Autonomous driving specialist Daniel Bartz joined the SAA’s Young Professionals Network on Nov. 4 for a Lunch and Learn, and provided great insight on where autonomous driving is headed. Don't miss future YPN Lunch and Learns!

 

TOYOTA'S GLOBAL EFFORTS TO ACHIEVE MOBILITY FOR ALL

Technology is radically reshaping mobility in ways that will profoundly impact communities around the world.  Join us to hear from two of Toyota North America’s senior executives about how the company is leading the way to this mobility future.

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  • Direct and personal access to industry leaders
  • Exclusive events across the broad scope of the automotive industry
  • Networking and interaction with key influencers

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SAA NEWSLETTER

The Latest SAA Newsletter

Jan 5, 2021

• Great Deal to Start the Year: Two Webinars for the Price of One
• 34th Annual Automotive Outlook Conference to Feature Global Experts
• Roundtable to Examine What’s Hot and What’s Not in 2021 Vehicle Line-up
• Despite “Remarkable” Rebound, Auto Industry Faces Many Challenges in 2021
• Auto Suppliers Bloodied, But Not Beaten
• Auto Sales in 2020 Expected to Hit Lowest Point in Nearly a Decade
• Ford Looks at Consumer Life, Post-Pandemic
• The Car Industry Survived the Pandemic. Here’s What the Future Holds
• New Car Sales See Mixed Finish in December After Tumultuous Year
• The Automakers That Have Won Big or Lost Ground Going Into 2021
• Cuts Likely as Fiat Chrysler-PSA Tie-Up Nears Approval
• Auto Sales are Down, but Dealer Profits are Up, in Topsy-Turvy 2020
• Used-Car Sales Likely Down for 2020, But Close Year on High Note
• 4th Quarter Industry Insights Examines the State of the Automotive Supply Base

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2021 EVENT LIST

2021 SAA Events

Dec 1, 2020

The SAA has a robust line-up of events planned for 2021. Check regularly for updates.

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COVID-19 UPDATE

Automotive COVID-19 Recovery Series Helps Navigate a Path to a “New Normal”

Oct 14, 2020

IHS Markit has published three insight pieces providing research and perspectives into how the U.S. new and used vehicle ecosystems have already evolved from their pre-COVID-19 days, and, more importantly, what the more settled post-COVID-19 world, when it does arrive, will look like. These papers help navigate a path to a “new normal” in such unique times.

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ANALYST INSIGHT

Light Trucks and SUVs Continue to Dominate New Vehicle Sales

Jan 5, 2021

Demand for higher-priced vehicles from retail buyers at the end of 2020 helped lift U.S. auto sales out of a springtime slump and buffered the impact of a sharp drop in fleet sales to rental-car companies. Automakers likely sold about 15.9 million new vehicles on a seasonally adjusted annualized rate basis in December, down 4.7 percent from a year ago, according to an average of five market researcher forecasts.

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MANUFACTURING OUTLOOK

Manufacturing & Distribution 2021 Outlook

Jan 8, 2021

As we head into 2021, middle-market manufacturers have many reasons to be optimistic about the coming year, but headwinds persist. What lies ahead? Plante Moran experts share the key themes and trends likely to have an impact.

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SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT

New Survey: Aluminum Remains Fastest Growing Automotive Material, Emerging as a Preferred Metal for EVs

Aug 21, 2020

The Detroit 3 (FCA, Ford, GM) and their international counterparts and suppliers with manufacturing and assembly in North America have started to return to life this week after a two-month lockdown due to the novel coronavirus (COVID-19). The automakers have redesigned assembly lines and added additional training for autoworkers in an increased effort to avoid additional outbreaks of COVID-19 that could throw off production for a second time.

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Jan. 19 Q’d Up: Leading a Revolution in Vehicle Thermal Management

Jan 14, 2021

Mark your calendars for the North American International Auto Show’s Q’d Up Mobility event on January 19 to learn about post-COVID-19 visions and changing demands in passenger comfort through the automotive industry’s transformational path.

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What Biden Means for the Auto Industry

Nov 21, 2020

President-elect Joe Biden played a central role as vice president during the Obama administration, pulling together a task force that is widely credited with saving General Motors and the then-Chrysler, along with as many as 1 million American automotive jobs. Looking forward, the fast-evolving transportation industry is expected to play a central role in Biden’s plan for economic recovery.

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EVENT RECAP

The Case of CASE

Nov 22, 2020

The SAA held its 5th Annual Mobility Innovations Summit on November 18. During the event there was a keynote by Matt Tsien, GM executive vice president, chief technology officer, and president, GM Ventures; and presentations by four companies that were vying for the SAA Mobility Innovation Awards. AutoBeat’s Gary Vasilash also provided his thoughts on mobility innovation which can be read here.

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