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.

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12:00 PM
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
  • The Cost of Productivity, Big 3 Automotive Labor Relations
Sean McAlinden, Director, Economics & Business Group, Center for Automotive Research, Altarum Group
  • Global Production Sharing: The Mexican Case
Pia Orrenius, Senior Economist, Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas
12:00 PM
Focus on Production Costs
  • Economic Challenges in Today's Automotive Industry
Larry Achram, Vice President, Advanced Vehicle Engineering, DaimlerChrysler
9:00 AM
Morning Presentations
  • Consensus Economic Outlook
William Strauss, Senior Economist and Economic Advisor, Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago
  • 2002–2003 Light Vehicle Sales Outlook
Ellen Hughes-Cromwick, Senior Economist, Ford Motor Company
  • Heavy Truck Industry Outlook
Ken Vieth, Co-principal, Americas Commercial Transportation Research Company
  • Sales Outlook from the Dealers' Perspective
Paul Taylor, Chief Economist, National Automobile Dealers Association
12:00 PM
1:15 PM
Afternoon Presentations
  • What Does Wall Street Want from the Automotive Industry?
Dave Andrea, Director, Forecasting Group, Center for Automotive Research, Altarum Group
  • Used Vehicle Outlook
Tom Kontos, Chief Economist, Manheim Auctions
3:00 PM

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