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Center for Automotive Research Management Briefing Seminars Open Today


Center for Automotive Research Management Briefing Seminars Open Today

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ACME, Mich., July 30, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- More than 1,000 attendees are expected at the CAR Management Briefing Seminars July 31-August 2 at the Grand Traverse Resort near Traverse City, MI.  Now in its 53rd year, CAR MBS attracts international attention and provides insight from industry leaders and visionaries about the future of the global automotive industry while providing world-class networking in an unrivaled location.

New this year, CAR MBS is offering a keynote speaker series. These ground-breaking leaders will share their insights on how innovative technologies and adaptable business models can help companies succeed in today's automotive industry. These inspirational sessions will fill each day with thought-provoking dialogue that cascades throughout the CAR MBS sessions.

CAR MBS continues to feature world-class content on manufacturing, technology, and strategy. This year, MBS sharpens the focus on the impacts of automated, connected, electric, and shared (ACES) vehicles. And, mobility as a service takes front and center on Tuesday and Wednesday afternoons.  Finally, the Thursday session highlights the opportunities of engaging talent through changes in organizational culture-- fundamental to future success.

"CAR is privileged to have the sustained support of the automotive industry who join us each year to share their views on significant issues on the mind of every stakeholder in the industry," said Carla Bailo, President, and CEO at CAR. "We are thrilled to be adding new content such as the full day of talent sessions on Thursday, as well as daily keynotes and much more." 

Automakers and suppliers are well represented among the week's sessions.  Steve Center, Vice President, Connected & Environmental Business Development Office, American Honda Motor Co., Inc.; Andrew Lund, Chief Engineer, Product Development, Toyota Motor NA; Mike Anderson, Executive Director, Global Transmission & Electrification Hardware Engineering, General Motors and Matthias Erb, Head of Holistic User Experience, Volkswagen AG will provide automakers' perspectives.  Suppliers on a variety of panels include Maria Helena Antolin Raybaud, Director, Vice-chair and member of the Board of Directors, Grupo Antolin; Bo Andersson, President & CEO, Yazaki North & Central America and President, Yazaki Europe; and Maximiliane Straub, CFO and Executive Vice President, Finance, Controlling and Administration, Robert Bosch LLC.

In addition to the keynote series, the Center for Automotive Research is introducing the MBS Power Lunch. The lunches will feature interactive Q&A on content featuring the winners of the 2018 Altair Enlighten Award discussing the current innovations in lightweighting technology and PwC's Dietmar Ostermann and Jeff Zaleski joined by auto supplier CEOs discussing insights on automotive supplier mergers and acquisitions.

For detailed information, visit the event website at Media representatives may register at no charge. All media registrations are subject to approval. Register here. 

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The Center for Automotive Research is a non-profit organization based in Ann Arbor, Michigan. Its mission is to conduct research on significant issues related to the future direction of the global automotive industry, organize and conduct forums of value to the automotive community and foster industry relationships. For more information, visit the CAR website:


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