Twentieth Annual Automotive Outlook Symposium

Last Updated: 7/8/2013

On May 30 and May 31, 2013, the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago hosted its Twentieth Annual Automotive Outlook Symposium at its Detroit Branch.

 

The symposium included discussions about the near-term automotive outlook and the impact of last year's automotive labor agreement. On Thursday, May 30, there was a special panel on the role that Mexico is playing in the North American auto industry.  

 

On Friday, May 31, the symposium was held at the Detroit Branch of the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago. A press release summarizing the symposium is available.

 

 


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05/30/13
3:00 PM
The Changing Role of Mexico in North American Vehicle Production

Each speaker has 10-15 minutes for formal remarks; the remaining time will be for questions.

Chair
David Andrea, Senior Vice President, Original Equipment Suppliers Association
  • Mexico as a Manufacturing Location*
Justin Rose, Principal, Boston Consulting Group
Thomas Klier, Senior Economist, Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago
William Cook, Head, Logistics and Customs, Chrysler Group LLC
Scott Paradise, Vice President, Magna International
Ed Yeaste, Chief Financial Officer, INOAC USA, Inc.
5:30 PM
Reception

Reception concludes at 7:00 p.m.

05/31/13
8:30 AM
Conference Registration
Continental breakfast will be available.
9:00 AM
Welcome and Consensus Outlook
William Strauss, Senior Economist and Economic Advisor, Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago
9:30 AM
Vehicle Sales Outlook
C Jenny Lin, Senior Economist, Ford Motor Company
10:15 AM
Break
10:30 AM
Medium- and Heavy-Duty Truck Industry Outlook
11:15 AM
The Dealers’ Outlook
Angela Lisulo, Senior Analyst/Economist, Industry Analysis Group, National Automobile Dealers Association
Jonathan Banks, Senior Director, NADA Used Car Guide Co., National Automobile Dealers Association
12:00 PM
Lunch
1:15 PM
Financing the Infrastructure to Support Alternative Fuel Vehicles: How Much Investment Is Needed and How Will It Be Funded
Joshua Cregger, Project Manager, Center for Automotive Research (CAR)
Ellen Hughes-Cromwick, Chief Economist, Ford Motor Company
2:15 PM
The Suppliers’ Outlook
David Andrea, Senior Vice President, Original Equipment Suppliers Association
3:00 PM
Closing Remarks
William Strauss, Senior Economist and Economic Advisor, Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago
3:00 PM

*Please note: Presentation not available per the speaker's request.


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Hotel Information

Atheneum Hotel
1000 Brush Ave
Detroit ,  MI   48226
(313) 962-2323

Rate: $129, per night

Cut-off Date: May 15, 2013

 

To make a reservation, please contact the hotel directly by calling (313) 962-2323. To access the reserved block of rooms, please mention the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago Automotive Outlook Symposium. Should you need to cancel your reservation, please contact the hotel directly at least 48 hours prior to your arrival.


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Background Materials

Link to our AOS Conference Series page with information on some of our previous symposiums and summary articles.


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