What's New at the SAA

ARE CONSUMERS READY FOR THE FUTURE OF MOBILITY?

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 diverse line-up of mobility experts and come prepared with your questions. 

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AUTOMOTIVE OUTLOOK CONFERENCE

Registration is now open for SAA's Annual Automotive Outlook Conference. Hear insight from leading analysts and economists on what to expect in 2020. 

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MOBILITY: REALITIES AND GROUND TRUTHS

Magna executives provided insights into the new mobility landscape including what impact it will have, how fast things will change and how they are doing more than just adapting. Attendees also learned more about Magna technologies by touring its Innovation Showcase.

MOBILITY INNOVATIONS SUMMIT

SAA members and guests examined the latest innovations in mobility and how these innovations are leading the way in the mobility evolution. In addition to hearing from great speakers, the Mobility Innovation Award winners were announced.

NETWORKING IN EASTERN MARKET

Members and guests joined the SAA’s Young Professionals Network (YPN) for a fun networking event on October 3, 2019.  Attendees met  at Eastern Market Brewing Co. for networking, took a short tour of Eastern Market, returned to the Brewery to hear from Design Core, and enjoyed pizza from Supino's with more networking and cold beer. 

 

3rd Quarter Industry Insights

Industry Insights is a new quarterly video series that will feature industry thought leaders providing compelling perspectives on what lays ahead for our sector.  Our Third Quarter video features automotive industry experts from DuckerFrontier. (video produced by Media Genesis)

ABOUT US

The Society of Automotive Analysts is an organization that provides members with:

  • 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 2, 2020

• Attend Automotive Outlook Conference to Know What to Expect in 2020
• Auto Sales Expected to Top 17 Million Vehicles for Fifth Consecutive Year
• NADA Forecasts Slight Decline in 2020 U.S. Auto Sales to 16.8 Million New Vehicles
• Recalls and Corruption Probes Reshaped the Auto Industry Heading Into 2020s
• Is the Auto Industry Set to Witness a Consolidation Spree?
• The European Auto Industry Is Racing To Ditch Diesel
• Auto Suppliers at a Crossroads
• Top Automotive Stories of 2019
• Top Stories of the Decade: The Automotive Industry in Transition
• Why SUVs are Getting Bigger and Bigger

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2019 Event List

2020 SAA Events

Jan 1, 2020

The SAA has a robust line-up of events planned for 2020. Check regularly for updates.

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ANALYST INSIGHT

The Impact of the FCA PSA Merger on the Industry

Nov 13, 2019

A combined FCA PSA group would become the fourth largest OEM globally, with an annual production volume exceeding 8 million Light Vehicles per year. On that basis, it would surpass Hyundai Group, General Motors, Ford and Honda.

Assuming a binding agreement is reached to create a new automotive giant, there remain significant execution risks associated with combining two sizeable entities.

What does this mean for the industry?

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SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT

Banks, Brokerages Gloomy About Mexico’s Growth in 2020

Dec 18, 2019

Seven banks and brokerages are predicting economic growth of less than 1% in 2020, a new survey shows.

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Tesla, GM and others hyped up emerging technologies in autos. Now they have to deliver

Dec 18, 2019

In the past decade, there has been no shortage of optimism from automakers and tech companies like Uber and Lyft over two major emerging technologies: autonomous and electric vehicles. After years of hype, companies in the space will look to deliver on ambitious promises in the 2020s.

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Meet Marissa DeCook — the 2019 SAA Scholarship Winner

Aug 7, 2019

Oakland University senior Marissa DeCook is the 2019 recipient of SAA’s Thought Leader of Tomorrow Scholarship. Marissa, who grew up in Macomb, Mich., is currently studying Operations Management with a specialization in Supply Chain Management and a minor in Business Analytics.

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THOUGHT LEADER INSIGHT

Demand Load

Aug 1, 2019

A slew of electric vehicles that collectively represent billions of dollars in investment are about to hit the market. Yet even with all that firepower, consumers remain lukewarm to the idea of plugging in.

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