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Last Updated: 12/19/2016

Automotive Insights Conference

January 12, 2017

Automakers and suppliers have long faced the need to adapt to ever-changing global competition, customer preferences and industry regulation. Up to now, automakers have been resilient in their ability to adapt, controlling costs while at the same time adhering to customer-driven performance requirements. Have light vehicle sales already peaked or can they continue to rise? What does the sales outlook mean for North American production volumes in short and the long run? And how might possible changes to CAFE regulation impact engine technology going forward? In an effort to get insights into these questions and much more, the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago, Detroit Branch and Detroit Association of Business Economists (DABE) and WardsAuto will co-host this conference on Auto Insights at the Detroit Branch.

Thursday, 01/12/17
8:30 AM
Registration and Networking
9:00 AM
Opening Remarks and Economic Update
Paul Traub, Senior Business Economist, Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago-Detroit Branch
9:15 AM
WardsAuto Vehicle Sales and Production
The production forecast draws on WardsAuto's unique industry perspective and experience to provide insights into automotive manufacturers' production plans.
Haig Stoddard, Industry Analyst
10:00 AM
Break
10:15 AM
An Assessment on Powertrain Technology Costs Associated with Meeting CAFE and GHG Standards
U.S.  automakers are facing increasingly stringent domestic and global emissions regulations. Their challenge will be controlling costs while still adhering to customer-driven performance requirements. While the results of the recent presidential election may alter the course of Corporate Average Fuel Economy (CAFE) regulations, automakers cannot overlook these challenges, which will be critical to success.
Brett Smith, Co-Director, CAR Management Briefing, Center for Automotive Research
11:15 AM
WardsAuto Powertrain Outlook
The WardsAuto Powertrain Production multi-year forecast of engine transmission and electric motor technologies, respectively, will be presented.
John Sousanis, Director, Information Content
12:00 PM
Lunch
12:30 PM
Discussion on the Past, Present and Future of the Automotive Industry
Automakers and supplies have long faced the need to adapt to ever-changing global competition, customer preferences and industry regulation. In an effort to get insights as to how automotive suppliers have adapted in the past and are preparing for the future.
Moderator
David Andrea, Executive Vice President of Research, Center for Automotive Research
Speaker
Joseph Anderson, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, TAG Holdings, LLC
1:30 PM
Summary and Closing Remarks
Paul Traub, Senior Business Economist, Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago - Detroit Branch
Martin Lavelle, Business Economist, Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago - Detroit Branch
2:00 PM
Adjourn or Optional Tour of the Detroit Branch Cash Visitors Center
Event Information
Date
01/12/17
Registration Deadline
Tuesday, January 10, 2017
Location
Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago, Detroit Branch
1600 E Warren Ave
Detroit, MI 47207
Fee:
$30
Event Contact
Ella Dukes

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