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Last Updated: 6/7/2018

Twenty-Fifth Annual Automotive Outlook Symposium

The Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago will hold its the 25th Annual Automotive Outlook Symposium will be held at the Detroit Branch on Friday, June 1, 2018 starting at 8:30 a.m. and ends at 3:00 p.m. This year's topics include near-term automotive outlook and the global electrified powertrain outlook. For those who are arriving early, we have been invited to join the Detroit Association of Business Economists (DABE) who will be hosting an event on Thursday, May 31, 2018 at 3:30 p.m. at the Detroit Branch. There will be a presentation and a discussion on the impact craft beer has had on Michigan's economy and agricultural sector. For additional information regarding registration for the DABE event, please contact Katherine Nelson at katherine.nelson@chi.frb.org.

A press release summarizing the participants' forecasts and presentations are available.
Friday, 06/01/18
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
The Short-Term Outlook for the Global and U.S. Light-Vehicle Markets
Haig Stoddard, Senior Industry Analyst, WardsAuto
9:30 AM
10:30 AM
Demand Driver Convergence Leads to White-Hot CV Markets
Kenneth Vieth, President, Americas Commercial Transportation Research Company LLC
11:15 AM
The Auto Auction Perspective
Tom Kontos, Executive Vice President and Chief Economist, Analytical Services, ADESA Analytical Services
12:00 PM
1:15 PM
Global Electrified Powertrain Outlook
Brian Maxim, Vice President, AutoForecast Solutions LLC
2:15 PM
Planning Through Peaks and Valleys
Mike Jackson, Executive Director, Strategy and Research, Original Equipment Suppliers Association
3:00 PM
Closing Remarks
William Strauss, Senior Economist and Economic Advisor, Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago
Atheneum Suite Hotel
1000 Brush Street
Detroit ,  MI   48226
(313) 926-2323

Conference rate: $149
Hotel rate cutoff date: May 14, 2018
Must call to reserve a room, mention the AOS conference.
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), 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

06/01/18  - 06/01/18
Registration Deadline
Tuesday, May 29, 2018
Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago - Detroit Branch
1600 E Warren Ave
Detroit, MI 48207

Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago, 230 South LaSalle Street, Chicago, Illinois 60604-1413, USA. Tel. (312) 322-5322

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