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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. 

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FORD 2023 TREND REPORT

This webinar will examine how society is adapting – how consumers, communities and businesses alike are rewriting the rules of living, working, buying, traveling and more. Jen Brace, Ford’s Trends and Futuring Manager, will discuss consumer trends to watch and present highlights of the automaker’s annual Further with Ford Trends Report. 

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SMART 3D ELECTRODES TECHNOLOGY

EV battery performance is lagging. There are no batteries today that offer both long-range and fast charging. The basic battery structure hasn’t changed in the last 30 years. While other companies are focusing on chemistry to improve batteries – Addionics is focusing on the battery physics – by creating the next generation of batteries with smart 3D electrodes.

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2023 THROUGH THE EYES OF FINANCIAL EXPERTS

Attendees of SAA's December 6th event heard insights from financial experts who reviewed the hurdles and opportunities, outlooks on consolidation, investment opportunities, how the automotive industry is viewed by Wall Street, and much more.

 

RECRUITING, STAFFING & RETENTION HAS DRASTICALLY CHANGED

Members and guests heard from the experts at Job.com during a Nov. 30 Lunch & Learn to hear and partake in a discussion about the latest trends in recruiting, staffing and retention. The evolving auto industry has changed the way managers must view their future and existing workforce. 

 

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. 

In the latest SAA Quarterly Insights, get to know Foley & Lardner and learn more about the firm's automotive practice. 

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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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INDUSTRY UPDATE

Winter is Coming: The Auto Industry Faces Significant Risk Exposure from the Looming European Energy Crunch

Oct 11, 2022

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.

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Traditional Automakers to Ramp Up EV Competition in China

Jul 16, 2022

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.

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STATE OF RELATIONS

Toyota, Honda Finish 1-2; General Motors Finishes at 3rd in Annual Supplier Working Relations Study

Jun 12, 2022

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.

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This is Where Electric Vehicle Adoption is Headed Between 2022 and 2025

Jun 21, 2022

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.

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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.

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