Program

Monday, January 19:
3:00pm Special session – Sponsored by Raytheon Professional Services
5:30pm

Welcome Networking Reception – Sponsored by i2 Technologies

Tuesday, January 20:
8:00am

Continental Breakfast – Sponsored by JATO Dynamics

9:00am

Welcome and Speaker Presentations

12:30pm

Lunch – Sponsored by Commonwealth of Virginia

2:00pm

Concurrent Panel Sessions

New Media and Marketing

A finicky generation of consumers is demanding a new breed of vehicles and new, more personalized ways to be approached and convinced about the value of products. Our experts reveal how today's realities are affecting their business models - and what they're doing about it.

The Role of Innovation in Industry Sustainability

As automakers seek to shape collaborative relationships with their suppliers, innovation remains one of the surest ways to add value for yourself, your partners and their customers. Learn how to make innovation work from executives whose companies have success stories to share.

5:00pm

Networking Reception – Sponsored by Microsoft

6:30pm

Dinner – Sponsored by R. L. Polk & Co.

Speaker Presentations

Presentation of the Polk Loyalty Awards – Recognizing automotive manufacturers for superior performance in customer retention.

9:10pm Afterglow
Wednesday, January 21:
8:00am

Continental Breakfast – Sponsored by JATO Dynamics

9:00am

Welcome and Speaker Presentations

12:30pm

Lunch – Sponsored by BBK

2:00pm

Panel Session

Global Product Development for the North American Market

The topsy-turvy auto market has proven again that product is still king. Automakers with the right products in a volatile market will rule while those with the wrong portfolio suffer. Our product development experts disclose what the current turmoil has meant to their companies and how they are capitalizing on it.

  • Barb Samardzich, Vice President - Global Powertrain Engineering, Ford Motor Company
5:00pm

Networking Reception – Sponsored by BorgWarner

6:30pm

Dinner – Sponsored by R. L. Polk & Co.

7:00pm

Speaker Presentations

9:10pm Afterglow
Thursday, January 22:
8:00am

Continental Breakfast – Sponsored by JATO Dynamics

8:30am

North American International Auto Show

Transportation provided to and from Cobo Center and the Detroit Marriott Renaissance Center.

  • Exclusive Lead Sponsors

  • Price Waterhouse Coopers
  • IBM
  • Diamond Sponsor

  • Raytheon Professional Services LLC
  • Platinum Sponsors

  • BBK
  • BorgWarner
  • i2
  • Microsoft
  • Polk
  • Virginia Economic Development Partnership
  • Gold Sponsors

  • Acxiom
  • JATO Dynamics
  • Silver Sponsors

  • Autodesk
  • CSM Worldwide
  • Dykema
  • Kentucky Cabinet for Economic Development
  • Siemens PLM Software
  • Springbok
  • OESA
  • North American International Autoshow
  • AutoWeek