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Last Updated: 9/11/2019
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The Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago held a conference on North American Trade. The conference objective is to discuss current trade issues and policies as they relate to the auto industry.

Wednesday, 09/04/19
2:45 PM
3:15 PM
Welcome & Opening Remarks
Charles Evans, President and Chief Executive Officer, Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago View Bio
3:30 PM
Setting the Stage: North American Trade and the Auto Industry – A Primer
Thomas Klier, Senior Economist, Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago View Bio
4:00 PM
Session 1: Trade Barriers and Regional Integration
Paul Traub, Senior Business Economist, Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago View Bio
Regional Trade Agreements
Jeffrey Bergstrand, Professor of Finance, Mendoza College of Business, University of Notre Dame View Bio
Powertrain Sourcing in North America – Example of Regional Integration
Jim Rubenstein, Professor, Miami University View Bio
NAFTA 2.0 – Changes and Expected Impact
Kristin Dziczek, Vice President, Center for Automotive Research View Bio
5:30 PM
Session 2: Industry Perspectives on Regional Supply Chains
David Andrea, Principal, Plante Moran View Bio
Frank Ervin, III, Group Vice President, Government Affairs, Piston Group View Bio
Walter Maisel, President, International Operations, Seraph View Bio
Scott Paradise, Vice President, Marketing and New Business Development, Magna View Bio
6:30 PM
Thursday, 09/05/19
7:00 PM
8:00 PM
Dinner Keynote
Michigan and North American Trade
Debbie Dingell, U. S. House of Representatives, 12th District, Michigan (D) View Bio
8:30 AM
Registration and Continental Breakfast
9:00 AM
Welcome and Introduction
9:10 AM
Morning Keynote
What Have we Learned from NAFTA?
Chad Bown, Reginald Jones Senior Fellow, Peterson Institute for International Economics View Bio
10:00 AM
10:15 AM
Session 3: Labor, Policy, and Regional Trade
Daniel Sullivan, ECM Executive Vice President, Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago View Bio
Public Policy in the Context of Regional Trade
Charlotte Yates, Provost and Vice President, University of Guelph View Bio
The American Worker and North American Trade
Robert Scott, Senior Economist and Director of Trade and Manufacturing Policy Research, Economic Policy Institute View Bio
Auto Industry Employment and Trade
Arthur Wheaton, Director, Western NY Labor and Environmental Programs at Cornell University’s Worker Institute View Bio
11:45 AM
Lunch Keynote
Canada’s Perspective on Automotive Trade in North America
Flavio Volpe, President, Automotive Parts Manufacturers’ Association View Bio
1:45 PM
Conference Summary – Concluding Remarks
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