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Autobeat Insider Conference: Getting it Right

September 20, 2012

The U.S. auto industry is growing again, but the path to sustainable success continues to shift. This year's AutoBeat Insider Conference will deliver insight and analysis about the opportunities and pitfalls facing the industry over the next five years.

Please join us for a concentrated, one-day conference that reveals what companies are doing—or still must address—to "get it right" in such areas as partnerships, talent retention, global sourcing, cross-market product development, profitability, intellectual property, urban mobility and more. 

Keynote Speaker

Bob Lutz, Keynote Speaker

Bob Lutz: The blunt, outspoken, plain-speaking legend of the automobile industry. 

Bob Lutz is one of the most experienced and high-profile auto executives in the world. Having been in the business for almost 50 years, he has left an incredible mark on all three of the big U.S. automakers—most recently GM, where he reinvigorated its previously undistinguished vehicle lineup. 

Retired Vice Chairman, General Motors Corporation. Author, Car Guys & Bean Counters.

Who Should Attend?

People involved in automotive-related strategic planning, finance, legal issues, human resources, marketing, purchasing, supply chain management, government affairs, global trade and media.

Event Information

Speakers

  • Neil De Koker, President and CEO, Original Equipment Suppliers Association (OESA)
  • Mike Hanley, Global Automotive Leader, Ernst & Young Global Automotive Center
  • John Jones, Director of Talent and Rewards, Towers Watson
  • Sean McAlinden, Ph.D., Executive Vice President of Research and Chief Economist, Center for Automotive Research
  • Aleksandra A. Miziolek, Director, Automotive Industry Group, Dykema
  • Jon Randall, Senior Consultant, Towers Watson
  • David Royce, Vice President, Strategic Planning, TRW Automotive

Agenda*

  • 7:00 a.m. to 8:00 a.m.—Registration, exhibits and continental breakfast
  • 8:00 a.m. to 8:15 a.m.—Welcome
    Bill Hampton, Publisher, AutoBeat Group
  • 8:15 a.m. to 8:45 a.m.
    Neil De Koker, President and CEO, Original Equipment Suppliers Association (OESA)
  • 8:45 a.m. to 9:20 a.m.
    Sean McAlinden, Ph.D., Executive Vice President of Research and Chief Economist, Center for Automotive Research
  • 9:20 a.m. to 10:15 a.m.     
    Aleksandra A. Miziolek, Director, Automotive Industry Group, Dykema
  • 10:15 a.m. to 10:40 a.m.—Break, snacks and exhibits
  • 10:40 a.m. to 11:15 a.m.   
    Mike Hanley, Global Automotive Leader, Ernst & Young Global Automotive Center
  • 11:15 a.m. to 11:50 a.m.
    David Royce, Vice President, Strategic Planning, TRW Automotive
  • Noon to 1:00 p.m.—Lunch
  • 1:00 p.m. to 1:40 p.m.
    John Jones, Director of Talent and Rewards, Towers Watson
    Jon Randall, Senior Consultant, Towers Watson
  • 1:40 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.
    Bob Lutz, Retired Vice Chairman, General Motors Corp.; Author, Car Guys and Bean Counters
  • 2:30 p.m. to 3:15 p.m.—Afterglow, book signing and exhibits

*Agenda subject to change.

When and Where

Thursday, September 20, 2012
7:00 a.m. to 3:15 p.m. (EST)

Ford Conference & Event Center
1151 Village Road
Dearborn, MI 48124

Registration

$195 through August 31, 2012
$225 from September 1, 2012 to September 17, 2012

Contact Information

Paula Doan
AutoBeat Group
313-908-7165
paula@autobeatgroup.com