1:00pm Welcome
  • Dave Breen, US Automotive Sector Leader, PwC
Tuesday, January 11:
  • Daniel F. Akerson, CEO, General Motors
  • Carlos Tavares, Chairman, Management Committee - Americas, Executive Vice President, Nissan Motor Company Ltd.

Session: National Industrial/Manufacturing Policy
Do we need one? How do we create and/or save jobs?

  • Joseph B. Anderson, Jr., Chairman and CEO, TAG Holdings LLC
  • Congressman John Campbell, California's 48th Congressional District, U.S. House of Representatives
  • Paul J. Ingrassia, Author, Crash Course: The American Automobile Industry's Road from Glory to Disaster
  • Wilbur L. Ross Jr., Chairman and CEO, W.L. Ross and Co. LLC
  • Lynn Tilton, CEO & Principal, Patriarch Partners LLC
3:30pm Break
4:00pm Session: Q&A
5:00pm Networking Reception - Sponsored by Microsoft
6:30pm Dinner - Sponsored by Polk
7:45pm Presentation of the Polk Automotive Loyalty Awards
  • James E. Lentz, President & COO, Toyota Motor Sales U.S.A. Inc.
    Managing Officer, Toyota Motor Corporation
  • Ron A. Bloom, Senior Counselor for Manufacturing Policy, Senior Advisor to the Secretary of the Treasury, United States of America
9:10pm Afterglow - Sponsored by Commonwealth of Virginia
Wednesday, January 12:

Continental Breakfast



  • Karen Newman, America's Automotive Leader, IBM
  • Bob King, President, UAW
  • Ian Robertson, Member of the Board of Management, Sales and Marketing, BMW AG

Coffee Break


Session: The Connected Car
Where's the value being created for both the consumer and society?

  • Jeffrey A. DeBest, Group Vice President and General Manager, Global Electronics, Johnson Controls, Inc.
  • Kalman Gyimesi, Automotive and Industrial Practice Leader, IBM Institute for Business Value
  • Helmut Matschi, Member of the Executive Board of Continental AG, Division Interior, Continental Automotive GmbH
  • J. Christopher Preuss, President, OnStar LLC


  • Mike Jackson, Chairman & CEO, AutoNation, Inc.
  • Jonathan Browning, President & CEO, Volkswagen of America, Inc.



Session: Purchasing
What automakers and suppliers need - and want - from each other now.

  • Dan C. Knott, Senior Vice President, Purchasing & Supplier Quality, Chrysler Group LLC
  • Rodney O'Neal, Chief Executive Officer and President, Delphi Corporation
  • Catherine H. Perez, Vice President, Purchasing, Renault-Nissan Purchasing Organization
  • Mike VanNieuwkuyk, Executive Director, Global Vehicle Research, J.D. Power and Associates
  • 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
shareholdervalue return performance.
BorgWarner Championship Driver’s Trophy

Presentation of the BorgWarner Championship Driver's Trophy and the BorgWarner Team Owner's Trophy

  • Ralph V. Gilles, President & CEO Dodge Brand, Senior Vice President Product Design, Chrysler Group LLC
  • Mark Fields, Executive Vice President, President,
    The Americas,
    Ford Motor Company

Afterglow - Sponsored by Commonwealth of Virginia

Thursday, January 13:

Continental Breakfast


North American International Auto Show - Sponsored by Commonwealth of Virginia

Tour 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.


Session: China
How to find and capitalize on opportunities in the world's largest market.

Session programming supported by US-China Automotive Exchange

  • Jun Ni, Professor, Mechanical Engineering, University of Michigan,
    College of Engineering
  • Freeman H. Shen, Senior Vice President, Volvo Car Corporation, Chairman, Volvo Car China
  • Dr. Dazong Wang, President, Beijing Automotive Industry
    Holding Co. Ltd.
  • Ling Wu, Managing Director, Amherst Partners

Last shuttle to return

Program subject to change without notice.

  • Exclusive Lead Sponsors

  • Price Waterhouse Coopers
  • IBM
  • Platinum Sponsors

  • BorgWarner
  • ATX Group
  • Microsoft
  • Polk
  • Virginia Economic Development Partnership
  • Silver Sponsors

  • Accenture | High performance. Delivered
  • Canada
  • Experian AutomotiveExperian Automotive
  • International Automotive Components
  • JDA
  • Kentucky Cabinet for Economic Development
  • MSX International
  • Raytheon
  • AutoWeek
  • Bronze Sponsors

  • Original Equipment Suppliers Association
  • Us-China Automotive Exchange