Fourteenth Annual Automotive Outlook Symposium

On May 31– June 1, 2007, the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago hosted its Fourteenth Annual Automotive Outlook Symposium. The symposium began on Thursday, May 31, in the early afternoon with a tour of the Global Engine Manufacturing Alliance (GEMA), a joint venture of DaimlerChrysler, Hyundai and Mitsubishi Motors. A dinner followed the tour and was hosted by J. D. Power and Associates. On Friday, June 1, the symposium convened at the Detroit Branch of the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago. The focus was the forces shaping the vehicle industry. The topics included: the view from Wall Street, the vehicle sales outlook from the OEM (original equipment manufacturers) perspective, medium- and heavy-duty truck industry outlook, dealers' and suppliers' perspective on the sales outlook and the consensus outlook of symposium participants.


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06/01/07
8:30 AM
Continental Breakfast
9:00 AM
Welcome
Speaker
William Strauss, Senior Economist and Economic Advisor, Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago
Van Jolissaint, Chief Economist, DaimlerChrysler Corporation
9:00 AM
Break
9:00 AM
Speaker
Kenny Vieth, Partner, Americas Commercial Transportation Research Company
Speaker
  • The Automotive Outlook: The View from Wall Street
Robert Schulz, Director and Analyst, U.S. Based Automakers for Standard and Poor's
12:00 PM
Lunch
1:15 PM
Speaker
Paul Taylor, Chief Economist, National Automobile Dealers' Association
3:00 PM
Adjournment

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