On June 1–June 2, 2006, the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago hosted its Thirteenth Annual Automotive Outlook Symposium. The symposium focused on the forces shaping the vehicle industry. The topics included the future for the U.S. automotive industry, 2006–07 sales outlook, heavy truck industry outlook, dealers' and suppliers' perspective on the sales outlook, and the consensus outlook of symposium participants. On Thursday, June 1, there was a tour of a DaimlerChrysler plant and a dinner following the tour. On Friday, June 2, the conference convened at the Detroit Branch of the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago.
Thirteenth Annual Automotive Outlook Symposium
William Strauss, Senior Economist and Economic Advisor, Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago
Paul Ballew, Executive Director of Global Market and Industry Analysis, General Motors Corporation
Ken Vieth, Co-Principal, Americas Commercial Transportation Research Company
David Andrea, Vice President, Business Development, Original Equipment Suppliers Association