now for the 2013 Society of Automotive Analysts' Automotive Outlook
Miss the SAA's Most Important and Insightful Event of the Year!
COURTESY OF SAA
SAA Automotive Outlook Conference returns to the Cobo Center on
Sunday, Jan. 13.
-- Welcome to Prosperity Island! While China stalls and
Europe falls, North America has been a sanctuary of profitable growth.
Automakers come from Germany, from Japan and from Korea in search
of easy credit, affordable workers and expanding consumer demand
for cars and trucks.
But how long can it last? What is normal anymore, and when will
we get there? Or are we already there?
SAA, the Society of Automotive Analysts, invites you to Outlook
2013. Kick off the North American International Auto Show with a
vibrant discussion on the year ahead, readying for another challenging
year from the relative calm of Detroit.SAA's annual Automotive Outlook
Conference has become more than just a session with a few speakers.
In fact, it is the largest gathering of the year of SAA members
and helps kick off the North American International Auto Show. It
also sheds a spotlight on what to expect in the coming year in the
automotive industry, provides outstanding networking opportunities
and features insightful and compelling speakers from the OEM, analyst
and financial communities.
Dedo (pictured left), the newly-elected Chair of the OESA
Board, will provide a 2013 outlook for suppliers and discuss
challenges and opportunities for the North American supply
treasurer of General Motors Co., an automaker whose largest
shareholder is the U.S. Treasury … for now.
expert panel: Ford Motor Co. economist Ellen Hughes-Cromwick;
Itay Michaeli of Citigroup; Bob Schulz, analyst at Standard
& Poor's, and Jeff Schuster of LMC Automotive.
of the Detroit Free Press who will give an overview what
you’ll see at the show … and some behind-the-scenes
is almost complete and is filled with high-powerful, compelling
speakers. Additionally, all attendees receive an Industry Preview
Days pass for the North American International Auto Show, good for
Wednesday, January 16, 2013. (Note: This pass must be used by the
Outlook attendee and will only be distributed to those who did not
obtain credentials from another source).
FOR 2013: NAIAS Tours
Those who attend
Outlook will have the ability to take exclusive tours of the
NAIAS show floor on the morning of Jan. 16. The tours will be
led by Tom Libby, lead analyst, Polk North American Forecasting
Practice. In each of these sessions, Tom will provide a “walking
overview” of the 2013 NAIAS highlights while zeroing in
on numerous product introductions and other insights relating
to what each of the exhibiting automakers are planning. Plan
for group discussions on technology, branding and overall expectations
of how well these vehicles will sell. Headsets will be provided.
There is no cost for the tour, but each tour is limited to 25
people, so register early. Two time slots will be available:
9 a.m. and 10:45 a.m.
- 4:10 p.m. Welcome -- Anthony Pratt, SAA President
- 4:40 p.m. Opening Presentation: James Davlin, Vice President,
Finance and Treasurer, General Motors
4:40 - 6:00 p.m. 2013 Outlook Panel
Bob Schulz, Managing Director, Standards & Poor's
Ellen Hughes-Cromwick, Chief Economist, Ford Motor
Jeff Schuster, Senior VP Forecasting, LMC Automotive
Itay Michaeli, Senior Auto Analyst, Citigroup