Agenda

12:30pm Registration open and refreshments available
1:30pm

Welcome

Tuesday, January 10:
1:35pm
  • Karen Newman, America’s Automotive Leader,
    IBM Global Business Services
1:45pm
  • Carlos Ghosn, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer,
    Renault-Nissan Alliance
2:20pm
  • Adam Jonas, Managing Director, Morgan Stanley
3:25pm

Session: Public Policy/Fuel Regulations/Energy
What's the policy going to be and what's it going to take to adhere to it?

  • Mitch Bainwol, President and CEO, Alliance of Automobile Manufacturers
  • Roland Hwang, Transportation Program Director, Natural Resources Defense Council
  • Kent Niederhofer, President, Ricardo, Inc.
4:25pm
  • Robert S. Carter, Group Vice President and General Manager - Toyota Division,Toyota Motor Sales, U.S.A., Inc.
5:00pm Networking Reception – sponsored by Microsoft
6:30pm Dinner – sponsored by Polk
7:45pm Presentation of the Polk Automotive Loyalty Awards
8:00pm
  • Steve Girsky, Vice Chairman, Corporate Strategy, Business Development, Global Product Planning, and Global Purchasing and Supply Chain, General Motors
  • John Krafcik, President & CEO, Hyundai Motor America
9:10pm Afterglow – sponsored by Commonwealth of Virginia
Wednesday, January 11
8:00am

Continental Breakfast – sponsored by Government of Canada

9:00am

Welcome

9:05am
  • Dave Breen, North American Automotive Leader, PwC
9:15am
  • Earl J. Hesterberg, President and Chief Executive Officer,
    Group 1 Automotive
9:50am
  • Bill Krueger, Vice Chairman, Nissan Americas
10:25am

Coffee Break – sponsored by Government of Canada

10:45am
  • Jim Farley, Group Vice President, Global Marketing,
    Sales and Service,
    Ford Motor Company
11:20am
  • Mary T. Barra, Senior Vice President, Global Product Development, General Motors
Noon

Lunch – sponsored by ATX

1:30pm

Session: Marketing
How are automakers using social media? How are they protecting themselves from brand bashing?

  • Scott Keogh, Chief Marketing Officer, Audi of America
  • Don Romano, President, Mazda Canada and
    Chief Marketing Officer,
    Mazda North American Operations
  • Matt VanDyke, Director, U.S. Marketing Communications,
    Ford Motor Company
3:10pm

Break – sponsored by Government of Canada

3:30pm

Session: Purchasing
Innovation, Technology and Collaboration

  • Rob Deni, Vice President Global Supply Management, Drivetrain Group, BorgWarner
  • Emilio Esparza, Director, Purchasing, Valeo North America
  • Dan Knott, Senior Vice President, Purchasing & Supplier Quality, Chrysler Group LLC
  • Rebecca Vest, Vice President, Purchasing, Renault-Nissan Purchasing Organization
  • Robert Young, Vice President Purchasing, Toyota Motor Engineering & Manufacturing North America, Inc.
5:00pm Networking Reception – sponsored by BorgWarner
6:30pm Dinner – sponsored by Polk
7:30pm Presentation of the Automotive News/PwC
Shareholder Value Awards

Recognizing the top companies for their total
shareholder value return performance.
7:45pm

Presentation of the BorgWarner Trophy  

BorgWarner Championship Driver’s Trophy
8:00pm
  • Sergio Marchionne, Chairman and CEO, Chrysler Group LLC
8:45pm

Afterglow – sponsored by Commonwealth of Virginia

Thursday, January 12:
8:00am

Continental Breakfast

8:30am

North American International Auto Show

Discounted access to the NAIAS during its second industry preview day, before it opens to the public. Shuttle transportation will be provided to and from Cobo Center and the Detroit Marriott Renaissance Center.

9:00am

Session: China
What's the status of China automotive industry and where are the opportunities for growth?

  • Jack Z. Chen, Chairman & CEO, Transworld Capital Group
  • Dr. Christina Lampe-Onnerud, Founder and International Chairman, Boston Power
  • Timothy D. Leuliette, Managing Director, FINNEA Group
  • Jack Perkowski, Founder & Managing Partner, JFP Holdings
  • Robert J. Remenar, President and CEO, Nexteer Automotive
Noon

Last shuttle to return

Program subject to change without notice.

  • Exclusive Lead Sponsors

  • IBM
  • Price Waterhouse Coopers
  • Global Partner

  • SPX
  • Diamond Sponsor

  • Polk
  • Platinum Sponsors

  • Agero
  • BorgWarner
  • Canada
  • Exerian Automotive
  • Microsoft
  • Virginia Economic Development Partnership
  • Silver Sponsors

  • Kony
  • Lousiana Economic Development
  • MSX International
  • Bronze Sponsors

  • OESA
  • Scenaria