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Last Updated: 9/16/2016

Twenty-third Annual Automotive Outlook Symposium

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The Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago held its twenty-third Annual Automotive Outlook Symposium at the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago-Detroit Branch on Friday, June 3, 2016. Topics included the near-term automotive outlook and a discussion of how new technologies impact the automotive market in the coming years.

press release  and a Chicago Fed Letter summarizing the participants' forecasts are also available.

Friday, 06/03/16
8:30 AM
Registration and Continental Breakfast
9:00 AM
Welcome and Consensus Outlook
William Strauss, Senior Economist and Economic Advisor, Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago
9:30 AM
Light Vehicle Sales: Are We at a Turning Point?
Paul Traub, Senior Business Economist, Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago-Detroit Branch
10:15 AM
10:30 AM
Commercial Classes 5-8 Vehicles: Current Market Activity and Outlook
Kenny Vieth, President, Americas Commercial Transportation Research Company LLC
11:15 AM
Automotive Retailing in 2016: The Dealer Perspective
Patrick Manzi, Senior Economist, National Automobile Dealers Association
12:00 PM
1:15 PM
The Automotive Labor Contract
Kristin Dziczek, Director, Labor and Industry Group, Center for Automotive Research
2:15 PM
The Auto Auction Perspective
Tom Kontos, Executive Vice President and Chief Economist, ADESA Analytical Services
3:00 PM
Closing Remarks
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