Self-driving cars. Lighter-weight vehicles. Long-lasting electric batteries. These products are being made a reality by the world’s greatest automotive minds. Many of those innovative thinkers will come together to share what’s next for the auto industry at the inaugural AutoVision Conference. The event will celebrate how far the automotive industry has come, and, more importantly, envision where it goes from here.
The two-day conference will be held at the Louisville Marriott Downtown on Sept. 14-15, and will feature more than 20 experts and industry leaders providing insight into how the auto industry can continue to grow while adjusting to an evolving marketplace.
Special guests will include Sheryl Connelly, manager of global consumer trends and futuring with Ford Motor Company, Mustafa Mohatarem, chief economist for General Motors, Doug Cain, CEO of Mubea North America, Pierre Abboud, president and CEO of Bosch, Kristin Dziczek, director of the industry and labor group with the Center for Automotive Research and many others.
Along with the diverse group of experts who will be in attendance to share insight into the future, guests will also have the option of getting an up-close look at the industry. Tours of Ford’s Louisville Assembly Plant will be offered, putting some of the changing technology on display.
“Over the last year, KAIA has taken great strides toward becoming an influential part of the future of business in the Commonwealth,” said Dave Tatman, executive director of KAIA. “With this inaugural AutoVision Conference, we want to emphasize that it is our goal to ensure that Kentucky and the auto industry continue to be closely intertwined for the foreseeable future.”
“Kentucky and the automotive industry have had a thriving partnership for decades, and the chance to host an event like AutoVision 2015 is an incredible opportunity for both the state and the industry,” said Larry Hayes, secretary of the Kentucky Cabinet for Economic Development. “The Cabinet is proud to have the opportunity to sponsor this event, which will bring together some of the best minds in the industry to discuss the future of auto manufacturing in the state. This conference will also be a great way for the Cabinet and industry leaders to network and build connections to ensure Kentucky’s automotive industry has even greater success in the future.”
With the industry enjoying great success in the current market, it’s easy to see why there is so much optimism for the future. AutoVision 2015 will begin the discussion of how to build upon that success, and how we can ensure the continued growth of the automotive industry together.
To register or to find out more about AutoVision 2015, visit www.AutoVisionConference.com.