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Spark

From electrical circuits to fuel lines, solid connections keep engines purring. At the Kentucky Automotive Industry Association, we understand that connections also fuel your businesses. That’s why we’re happy to make introductions at our newest conference, SPARK, which includes panel discussions and exclusive matchmaking sessions with procurement representatives.

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KAIA is an industry-led organization that is driven by the needs of Kentucky's expansive automotive industry. The association was formed hand-in-hand with Kentucky's OEMs and suppliers in order to ensure its continued focus on addressing the challenges and opportunities of the industry. Learn how your company or organization can help advance Kentucky's automotive industry by joining KAIA today.

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The Kentucky Automotive Industry Association (KAIA) was established to advance and promote Kentucky’s automotive industry by providing leadership and creating collaborative partnerships.  As an industry-led organization, KAIA is driven by the needs of Kentucky’s expansive automotive network. The association was formed hand-in-hand with Kentucky’s OEMs and suppliers in order to ensure its continued focus on addressing the challenges and opportunities of the industry.

As the primary state association designed to unite Kentucky’s automotive manufacturers, suppliers and service providers, KAIA serves as a unifying voice that strives to anticipate and address common challenges and achieve shared goals. By creating a forum for best practice sharing, leveraging the expertise of world renowned automotive-related companies, the association seeks to further grow and strengthen the industry across the Commonwealth.

Latest Events
  • SPARK: Connecting Kentucky’s Automotive Industry
    5.25.16

    The inaugural SPARK Conference was held Monday in Louisville with nearly 150 in attendance. The event drew attendees from 10 […]

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  • Automotive Caucus Announcement
    2.3.16

     

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  • AutoVision Conference
    9.28.15

    The inaugural AutoVision Conference, an initiative of KAIA, was created to showcase the future of the automotive industry from a […]

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  • Regional Forums
    6.25.15

    KAIA hosted six regional forums across Kentucky where attendees heard from UofL researchers as well as from local manufacturers on […]

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  • Automotive Economic Impact Study Announcement
    6.3.15

    KAIA announced the automotive economic impact study results, commissioned by the University of Louisville’s Urban Studies Institute, in Louisville during […]

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  • Legislator Reception
    2.10.15

     

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Latest News
  • 12.5.16
    Industry Update

    December 5, 2016   Dear automotive industry leaders:   I wanted to make certain you are aware of a recent, […]

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  • 9.7.16
    AutoVision Conference Nearly Sold Out

    Ticket sales outpacing last year; more than 250 expected in Lexington LOUISVILLE, KY (September 6, 201) – The Kentucky Automotive […]

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  • 9.6.16
    Third-largest auto-producing state in the country? It’s Kentucky

    Tom Martin talked with Dave Tatman, executive director of the Kentucky Auto Industry Association. Tatman completed 34 years with GM […]

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  • 7.25.16
    KAIA Launches ‘AutoVision’ Magazine

    Publication chronicles crucial and thriving state industry that employs 90,000 Kentuckians FRANKFORT, KY (July 25, 2016) – No matter what […]

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  • 7.6.16
    KAIA AutoVision Conference Grows, Welcomes Top Tier Experts

    GM chief economist, Local Motors executive among speakers at Lexington event LEXINGTON, Ky. (July 5, 2015) – After last year’s […]

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  • 6.8.16
    Executive Director Update

    KAIA is keeping the pedal to the metal in promoting the Commonwealth’s automotive industry and bringing value to our members. […]

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