What's New at the SAA
2023 THROUGH THE EYES OF FINANCIAL EXPERTS
Join the SAA on December 6 to hear insights from financial experts who will review hurdles and opportunities, outlooks on consolidation, investment opportunities, how the automotive industry is viewed by Wall Street, and much more.
36th ANNUAL AUTOMOTIVE OUTLOOK CONFERECE
The 36th Annual Automotive Outlook Conference, SAA’s flagship event, will look at what 2023 has in store for OEMs and suppliers and provide updates and forecasts on North American economic outlook, sales dynamics, vehicle production, electrification and autonomous vehicles. The event will be held Feb. 2 at Marelli in Southfield, MI.
RECRUITING, STAFFING & RETENTION HAS DRASTICALLY CHANGED
MOBILITY INNOVATIONS SUMMIT
The sustained movement toward automotive electrification opens the doors to new solutions to address critical industry needs. Lightweighting is more important now than ever and technologies that enable the future of mobility are a fundamental building block to our future. SAA's Mobility Innovations Summit on November 15 reviewed the latest ideas and solutions. Winners of the Mobility Innovation Awards were also named.
EXCLUSIVE NAIAS TOURS
Automotive industry thought leaders led SAA members and guests through exclusive and detailed tours of the 2022 North American International Auto Show. In addition to the tours, attendees spent the day using their Industry Day Pass credentials to visit the entire show floor and Automobili-D. Experts from Ducker, Plante Moran, and LMC Automotive led the tours that examined the latest technologies and vehicles.
In the latest SAA Quarterly Insights, get to know Foley & Lardner and learn more about the firm's automotive practice.
Winter is Coming: The Auto Industry Faces Significant Risk Exposure from the Looming European Energy Crunch
With energy prices in Europe skyrocketing, placing business bottom lines in triage mode, a harsh winter could place certain automotive sectors at risk of being unable to keep their production lines running.Read More
Traditional automakers in China are likely to boost their electric vehicle (EV) market shares by absorbing more of the cost increase caused by ongoing supply-chain bottlenecks, says Fitch Ratings. They will be supported by their more profitable internal combustion engine vehicles (ICEVs) and more robust funding access, compared to the EV start-ups.Read More
Results of the 22nd annual North American Automotive OEM – Supplier Working Relations Index® (WRI®) Study show in spite of supply chain shortages and production volatility, transition pains to electric vehicles, logistics constraints, and increasing raw material costs impacting automakers and suppliers, two of the six major U.S. OEMs made substantial improvement in their WRI® scores and two held steady, while two others fell – one significantly.Read More
The number of consumers looking to buy EVs globally has hit 52%. This is the first time 50% has been exceeded, and it represents a rise of 22 percentage points in just two years.Read More
On May 16, Stellantis rescinded its new purchase order terms and conditions for North America and reinstated the prior version of the terms and conditions. Suppliers should check out Foley’s article for a breakdown of the changes to make sure you know how they will apply to your contracts going forward. If you have any questions regarding the article’s content, please contact Vanessa Miller or Nicholas Ellis.