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Tuesday, January 16, 2018
12:00pm

Registration opens

1:30pm

Welcome

2:15pm

Mike Jackson, CEO, AutoNation

2:45pm

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

3:15pm

Break

3:30pm

Roland Krueger, President, Infiniti Motor

4:00pm

Johan deNysschen, EVP & President, Global Cadillac

4:30pm

Hiroto Saikawa, CEO, Nissan Motor Co.

5:00pm

Networking reception

6:30pm

Dinner

7:45pm

IHS Automotive 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


Wednesday, January 17, 2018
8:00am

Registration opens
Continental breakfast available

9:00am

Welcome

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

11:00am

Panel: Mobility
Technology and mobility are creating unprecedented opportunities for cities looking to bring in new investments. But with that comes new challenges: Where should testing centers be located and why? Where does the skilled workforce come from? Who regulates these smart cities and facilities? And how is data managed and shared?

  • John Maddox, President & CEO, American Center for Mobility
  • Additional panelists to be announced

12:00pm

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

12:30pm

Lunch

2:00pm

Jonathan Smoke, Chief Economist, Cox Automotive

2:30pm

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
  • Matt Simoncini, President & CEO, Lear

3:45pm

Break

4:00pm

Speaker to be announced

4:30pm

Speaker to be announced

5:00pm

Networking reception

6:30pm

Dinner

7:30pm

Automotive News/PwC Shareholder Value Awards

7:45pm

Presentation of BorgWarner Championship Driver’s Trophy and Team Owner’s Trophy

8:00pm

Carlos Tavares, CEO, PSA Groupe

8:35pm

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

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Libby Irwin, Conference Director:
Phone: (313) 446-0420
Email: lirwin@autonews.com

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Phone: (313) 446-0479
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Phone: (313) 446-6039
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