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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 will 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
The Atheneum Hotel
1000 Brush Street
Detroit ,  MI   48226
(313) 926-2323

Centered in the heart of Greektown; which is a thriving cultural district packed with restaurants, ethnic bakeries, and entertainment – adjacent to the Detroit People Mover and Detroit’s business district. Your suite is only a short walk (or hotel shuttle ride) to Comerica Park (Detroit Tiger’s Baseball Stadium), Ford Field (Detroit Lion’s Stadium), Joe Louis Arena (Detroit Red Wing’s Arena), Cobo Center, the theatre district, and adjacent to Greektown casino. The hotel offers shuttle service within a five-mile radius of the hotel (based on availability).
Event Information
Event Contact
Ella Dukes

06/03/16  - 06/03/16
Registration Deadline
Tuesday, May 31, 2016
Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago - Detroit Branch
1600 E Warren Ave
Detroit, MI 48207
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