Tenth Annual Automotive Outlook Symposium

The Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago May 29-30, 2003, will host its eleventh annual Automotive Outlook Symposium at the Detroit Branch of the Chicago Fed. The day-and-a-half conference will focus on the long- and short-term forces shaping the vehicle industry.


The event includes a presentation by Chicago Fed Senior Economist William Strauss who will give the consensus outlook from Symposium participants.

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12:00 PM
12:00 PM
Technology and Regulation: Meeting the Challenges of the Future

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

CAFE: A Solution in Search of a Problem—History, Economics, and Policy
Tom Walton, Director of Economic Policy, General Motors Corporation
Kevin McMahon, Partner, The Martec Group, Inc.
Small Line Diesel Engines as Winning Commercial and Regulatory Strategy
Consumer Demand for Alternative Powertrain Vehicles
Walter McManus, Executive Director of Global Forecasting Services, J. D. Power and Associates
9:00 AM
Morning Presentations
Consensus Economic Outlook
William Strauss, Senior Economist and Economic Advisor, Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago
Heavy Truck Industry Outlook
Ken Vieth, Co-principal, Americas Commercial Transportation Research Company
Paul Taylor, Chief Economist, National Automobile Dealers Association
Sales Outlook from the Dealers' Perspective
12:00 PM
1:15 PM
Afternoon Presentations
James Meil, Manager - Economic Analysis, Eaton Corporation
Suppliers' Perspective
Tom Kontos, Vice President, Industry Relations and Analytical Services, ADESA Corporation
Used Vehicle Outlook
3:00 PM

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