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Ninth Annual Automotive Outlook Symposium

The ninth annual Automotive Outlook Symposium was held at the Detroit branch on May 30–31, 2002 and drew industry analysts from vehicle manufacturers, suppliers, and consulting firms. The Thursday session (co-sponsored by J. D. Power and Associates) featured roundtable discussions on the issues of labor and production costs. The Friday session featured presentations on the industry outlook from various perspectives. Additionally, 34 analysts contributed forecasts to the 2002–2003 consensus outlook.

Thursday, 05/30/02
12:00 PM
Welcome
12:00 PM
Addressing Global Cost Competitive Pressures in the "New Economy"

Co-sponsored by J. D. Power and Associates.

12:00 PM
Focus on Labor Costs
Sean McAlinden, Director, Economics & Business Group, Center for Automotive Research, Altarum Group
Pia Orrenius, Senior Economist, Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas
12:00 PM
Focus on Production Costs
Larry Achram, Vice President, Advanced Vehicle Engineering, DaimlerChrysler
Friday, 05/30/03
9:00 AM
Morning Presentations
William Strauss, Senior Economist and Economic Advisor, Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago
Ellen Hughes-Cromwick, Senior Economist, Ford Motor Company
Ken Vieth, Co-principal, Americas Commercial Transportation Research Company
Paul Taylor, Chief Economist, National Automobile Dealers Association
12:00 PM
Lunch
1:15 PM
Afternoon Presentations
Dave Andrea, Director, Forecasting Group, Center for Automotive Research, Altarum Group
Tom Kontos, Chief Economist, Manheim Auctions
3:00 PM
Adjournment
Event Information
Date
05/30/02  - 05/31/02
Location

Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago - Detroit Branch
1600 E Warren Ave
Detroit, MI 48207

Event Contact
Ella Dukes
(312) 322-5757
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