|Pure Michigan Business Connect, in partnership with FCA, Ford Motor Company, General Motors, Toyota, and nearly 50 of their tier one partners is excited to announce the 2016 Pure Michigan Automotive Matchmaking Summit to be held on March 2nd at COBO Center in Downtown Detroit.
This matchmaking initiative will target both production and non-production commodities in an effort to fill open procurement gaps with qualified Michigan suppliers.
To date, over 400 unique needs have been received such as: PROTOTYPING, MACHINING, FORGING, ELECTRONICS, PACKAGING, etc. from purchasers listed below and on our application.
Because of the continued interest and participation, please make sure to check the application periodically, as more needs will be uploaded over the application period.To be considered for an opportunity to attend the summit, please complete the application below by January 17th.
Buyers participating include: FCA, Ford, GM, Toyota, Blue Cross/Blue Shield of Michigan, Denso International America, Inc., Kautex Textron, LEAR, Linamar, MSX International, TRW/ZF, and many more!
Link: Automotive Summit Registration and Info
If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Mike Christ (Christm@michigan.org).
AGENDA FOR THE DAY
7:00 a.m. Attendee Registration Opens & Breakfast
8:00 a.m. First Round of Automotive Supplier-Buyer Meetings Begin
9:30 a.m. Welcome & Overview of Day
Trevor Pawl, Managing Director, Pure Michigan Business Connect, Michigan Economic Development Corporation
9:40 a.m. Opening Remarks
Steve Arwood, President & CEO, Michigan Economic Development Corporation
9:55 a.m. State of Automotive Purchasing Panel Discussion
Tom Finelli - Vice President, Purchasing & Supplier Quality, Fiat-Chrysler Automobiles
Hau Thai-Tang - Group Vice President, Global Purchasing, Ford Motor Company
Steven Kiefer - Vice President, Global Purchasing and Supply Chain, General Motors
Robert Young - Senior Vice President, Purchasing, Toyota North America
Moderator: Margaret Baxter, Director of Southeast Michigan Operations, Warner Norcross Judd
10:30 a.m. Morning Session Conclusion
10:40 a.m. Second Round of Automotive Supplier-Buyer Meetings Begin
10:40 a.m. MICHauto presents the 2016 Pure Michigan Automotive Trend Talks
Introduction By: Glenn Stevens, Vice President, MICHauto and Strategic Development, Detroit Regional Chamber
10:45 a.m. Trend Talk 1: Powertrain Future, Electrification
Speaker: Stefan Demmerle, President and General Manger, BorgWarner PowerDrive Systems
10:55 a.m. Trend Talk 2: Technologies and Materials for Light-Weighting
Speaker: Jay Baron- President and Chief Executive Officer, Center for Automotive Research
11:05 a.m. Trend Talk 3: The Rise of the Connected Vehicle
Speaker: Andy Ridgway, President, IAV Engineering
11:15 a.m. Trend Talk 4: North American Production Update
Speaker: Jeff Schuster, Managing Partner – LMC Automotive
11:25 a.m. Trend Talk 5: The Millennial Impact to the Auto World
Speaker: Jean M. Redfield - President and CEO, NextEnergy
12:00 p.m. Strolling Lunch is Served.
1:20 p.m. Third Round of Automotive Buyer-Supplier Meetings Begin
4:00 p.m. Summit Conclude
Confirmed Tier One Purchasing Teams Attending: Advics, Aisin World Corp of America, Alberici Constructors, American Axle, ATS Automation, Barton Malow Company, Blue Cross Blue Shield, BorgWarner, Bridgestone Americas, Brose, Caretera Gestamp, Comau, Commodity Management Services (CMS), Dana Holding Corporation, Delphi, Denso International America, Faurecia, Federal Mogul Corporation, Flex-N-Gate, Flextronics Automotive USA, Fujitsu, Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company, Grupo Antolin North America, Hitachi Automotive Systems Americas, International Automotive Components (IAC), Jasco International, Johnson Controls, Jones Lang LaSalle Americas, J-TEKT North America, Kautex Textron, Kelly Services, KUKA Systems Corporation North America, Lear Corporation, Linamar, Magna, MSX International, NGK Spark Plugs (USA), Paslin, Plastic Omnium Auto Inergy, Tenneco, ThyssenKrupp, Toyota Gosei, TRAM, UPS, Walbridge and ZF/TRW.