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Tuesday, January 16, 2018
12:00pm

Registration opens - Sponsored by Thomson Reuters

1:30pm

Welcome

1:35pm

Sachin Lulla, Global Vice President for Automotive Strategy & Solutions Leader, IBM Global Business Services

1:45pm

Mike Jackson, Chairman, Chief Executive Officer & President, AutoNation

2:15pm

Hinrich Woebcken, President & CEO, Volkswagen Group of America, Inc.

2:45pm

Britta Seeger, Member of the Board of Management, Mercedes-Benz

3:15pm

Break - Sponsored by Government of Canada

3:30pm

Speaker to be announced

4:00pm

Johan deNysschen, EVP & President, Global Cadillac

4:30pm

Hiroto Saikawa, President & CEO, Nissan Motor Co.

5:00pm

Networking reception - Sponsored by Georgia Allies

6:30pm

Dinner - Sponsored by IHS Markit

7:40pm

IHS Markit Loyalty Awards
Find out which automotive manufacturers are being recognized for superior performance in customer retention.

8:00pm

Jim Hackett, President & CEO, Ford Motor Company

8:35pm

Afterglow - Sponsored by Accenture


Wednesday, January 17, 2018
8:00am

Registration opens - Sponsored by Thomson Reuters
Continental breakfast available - Sponsored by Government of Canada

9:00am

Welcome

9:05am

Felix Kuhnert, Global Automotive Leader, PwC

9:15am

Scott Keogh, President, Audi of America

9:45am

Masahiro Moro, President and CEO, Mazda North American Operations
Managing Executive Officer Mazda Motor Corporation

10:15am

Klaus Zellmer, President & CEO, Porsche Cars NA

10:45am

Break - Sponsored by Government of Canada

11:00am

Panel Session: Suppliers
Traditional auto suppliers are undergoing a great transformation at this high-stakes moment in automotive history. With so much uncertainty about the future of technology and mobility -- even the very definition of what an automaker does -- suppliers are rethinking the challenges they face and the potential they see.

  • Bill Foy, Senior Vice President of Engineering, Denso International America, Inc.
  • Julie Fream, President & CEO, OESA
  • Ramzi Hermiz, President & CEO, Shiloh Industries

12:15pm

Chris Bangle, Managing Director, Chris Bangle Associates s.r.l.

12:45pm

Lunch - Sponsored by Brose

2:00pm

Jonathan Smoke, Chief Economist, Cox Automotive

2:30pm

Swamy Kotagiri, Chief Technology Officer & President Magna Electronics, Magna International Inc.

3:00pm

Speaker to be announced

3:30pm

Break - Sponsored by Government of Canada

3:45pm

Panel: The Future of NAFTA

  • Óscar Albin, President, Industria Nacional de Autopartes A.C.
  • Thomas F. “Mack” McLarty, III, Chairman, McLarty Associates
  • Flavio Volpe, President, Automotive Parts Manufacturers' Association
  • Rob Wildeboer, Executive Chairman, Martinrea International Inc.

4:45pm

Håkan Samuelsson, President & CEO, Volvo Car Corporation

5:15pm

Networking reception - Sponsored by BorgWarner

6:45pm

Dinner - Sponsored by IHS Markit

7:45pm

Presentation of the BorgWarner Championship Driver's Trophy to the 2017 Indianapolis 500 winner Takuma Sato and BorgWarner Championship Team Owner's Trophy to Michael Andretti from Andretti Autosport.

8:00pm

Carlos Tavares, CEO, PSA Groupe

8:30pm

Conclusion


Thursday, January 18, 2018
Congress attendees have the opportunity to tour the 2018 North American International Auto Show at nearby Cobo Center before it opens to the public.

Contact Us

If you have questions regarding programming/speaker submissions, contact:
Libby Irwin, Conference Director:
Phone: (313) 446-0420
Email: lirwin@autonews.com

For registration questions, contact:
Shauna Vercher-Morrow, Special Events Manager:
Phone: (313) 446-0479
Email: sverchermorrow@autonews.com

To discuss sponsorship opportunities, contact:
Ellen Dennehy, Director of Relationship Marketing:
Phone: (313) 446-6039
Email: edennehy@autonews.com


Lyndsey Walworth, Marketing Coordinator
Phone: (313) 446-6041
Email: lwalworth@autonews.com