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Last Updated: 6/25/2019
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The Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago will hold a conference on North American Trade. The objective is to discuss current trade issues and policies as they relate to the auto industry.

Note: The Early Bird price of $50 is available until August 16, 2019. After August 16, the price will increase to $75.

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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
3:30 PM
Setting the Stage: North American Trade and the Auto Industry – A Primer
Thomas Klier, Senior Economist, Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago
4:00 PM
Session 1: Trade Barriers and Regional Integration
Vehicle Production and Trade Barriers
Chad Bown, Reginald Senior Fellow, Peterson Institute for International Economics
Powertrain Sourcing in North America – Example of Regional Integration
Jim Rubenstein, Professor, Miami University
NAFTA 2.0 – Changes and Expected Impact
Kristin Dziczek, Vice President, Center for Automotive Research
5:30 PM
Session 2: Industry Perspectives on Regional Supply Chains
David Andrea, Principal, Plante Moran
Frank Ervin, III, Group Vice President, Government Affairs, Piston Group
Walter Maisel, President, International Operations, Seraph
Scott Paradise, Vice President, Marketing and New Business Development, Magna
6:30 PM
7:00 PM
8:00 PM
Dinner Keynote: Michigan and North American Trade
Debbie Dingell, U. S. House of Representatives, 12th District, Michigan (D)
Thursday, 09/05/19
8:30 AM
Registration and Continental Breakfast
9:00 AM
Welcome and Introduction
9:10 AM
Morning Keynote
10:00 AM
10:15 AM
Session 3: Labor, Policy, and Regional Trade
Public Policy in the Context of Regional Trade
Charlotte Yates, Provost and Vice President, University of Guelph
The American Worker and North American Trade
Robert Scott, Senior Economist and Director of Trade and Manufacturing Policy Research, Economic Policy Institute
Auto Industry Employment and Trade
Arthur Wheaton, Director, Scheinman Institute on Conflict Resolution, The Worker Institute at Cornell
11:45 AM
Lunch Keynote: Canada’s Perspective on Automotive Trade in North America
Flavio Volpe, President, Automotive Parts Manufacturers’ Association
1:45 PM
Conference Summary – Concluding Remarks
Event Information
Event Contact
Ella Dukes

09/04/19  - 09/05/19
Registration Deadline
Tuesday, August 27, 2019

Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago – Detroit Branch
Conference Center, Second Floor
1600 E. Warren
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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