AutoVision Conference Boasts Stars of Industry
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (August 3, 2015) – Engineering innovators, workforce development experts and energy visionaries are among the confirmed speakers at the inaugural Kentucky Automotive Industry Association’s (KAIA) AutoVision conference in September. The conference will also include plenty of networking opportunities and exhibits.
KAIA released its current agenda today, with more speakers and events expected to be announced in the coming days.
“If your business wants firsthand and first-rate information about the future of the auto industry, you don’t have to go to Detroit. Just be in Louisville this fall,” said Dave Tatman, executive director of KAIA. “We’re bringing the experts to our own backyard. That gives our stellar manufacturing community an unmatched opportunity to collaborate with other industry leaders in shaping the future of our sector.”
The full conference agenda is available at http://kyautoindustry.com/AutoVision/agenda.php.
Presentations and speakers include:
- “Boom or Bubble: What’s Ahead for the Global Auto Industry?” Mustafa Mohatarem, chief economist, General Motors
- “2020 Vision: Autonomous Cars are Coming” Gary Silberg, KPMG’s national lead partner and author of “Me, My Car, My Life”
- “Focused on the Future: Predicting Consumer Demands, New Technologies and Design Innovations” Sheryl Connelly, Manager, Global Consumer Trends and Futuring, Ford Motor Co.
- “Ready for Launch: How Suppliers Survive Model Changes” Moderated by Lindsay Chappell, Bureau Chief, Automotive News; panelists Doug Cain, CEO, Mubea North America; Pierre Abboud, President and CEO, ZF Steering Systems, Bosch; and Jim Cuppy, Vice President, Quality Assurance, Hitachi Automotive Systems.
- “Tooling Up: North America’s Position in the Tool and Die Competition” Laurie Harbour, President and CEO, Harbour Results
- “Lean and Green: How the Industry is Embracing Sustainability” John Bradburn, Environmental Engineer at Chevrolet Europe, General Motors
- “Automotive Talent: Who Will Drive Our Future?” Kristin Dziczek, Director, Industry & Labor Group, Center for Automotive Research (CAR)
- “Innovation in Location: Site Selection in a Competitive World” Mike Mullis, President and CEO, J. M. Mullis, Inc.
Get more information and register at www.AutoVisionConference.com.
About the Kentucky Automotive Industry Association
The Kentucky Automotive Industry Association (KAIA) was established to advance and promote Kentucky’s automotive industry by providing leadership and creating collaborative partnerships. 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.