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Last Updated: 5/19/2017

Twenty-Fourth Annual Automotive Outlook Symposium

24th Annual Automotive Outlook Symposium

The Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago held its 24th Annual Automotive Outlook Symposium at the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago-Detroit Branch starting in the afternoon on June 1 at 1pm and starting Friday, June 2, 2017 from 8:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Topics included the near-term automotive outlook and a discussion of how CAFE regulations impact the automotive market in the coming years.

A press release summarizing the participants' forecasts is available.

Thursday, 06/01/17
1:00 PM
1:30 PM
Energy Information Administration
Provide an overall energy outlook and the EIA’s thinking on how transportation technology and expected changes in modes of personal transportation could impact the energy industry.
John Staub, Team Lead, Exploration and Productions Analysis, U.S. Energy Information Administration
2:30 PM
Hyundai of America Technical Center
Discuss the views of how electric, hybrid, and autonomous vehicles are affecting automotive manufacturers’ planning and the consumers thinking about the rapidly changing landscape of personal mobility.
Jeff Mazoway, Product Planning Manager, Hyundai of America
3:30 PM
3:50 PM
University of Michigan Transportation Research Institute
Autonomous vehicles will bring numerous changes to personal mobility, some of which are still unknown. Dr. Sayer will discuss the implications of autonomous vehicles’ impact on vehicle ownership consumer behavior and automotive industry.
Dr. James R. Sayer, Director and Research Scientist, Human Factors Group
5:00 PM
Networking Reception
Friday, 06/02/17
7:00 PM
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
North American Economic and New Vehicle Sales Outlook: Is There Reason to Remain Optimistic?
David Teolis, Senior Manager, Economic and Industry Forecasting, General Motors
9:30 AM
10:30 AM
Outlook for MD and HD Vehicle Demand in 2017-18
Kenny Vieth, President, Americas Commercial Transportation Research Company LLC
11:15 AM
National Automobile Dealers Association
Steven Szakaly, Chief Economist, National Automobile Dealers Association
12:00 PM
1:15 PM
Uncertain Future: Trump, CAFE, and California
John Graham, Dean, Indiana University
2:15 PM
The Used Vehicle Market – Bumps on the Road Ahead
Charles Chesbrough, Senior Economist and Senior Director of Industry Insights, Cox Automotive
3:00 PM
Closing Remarks
William Strauss, Senior Economist and Economic Advisor, Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago
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