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2014 North American International Auto Show

Society of Automotive Analysts Outlook Conference to (unofficially) kick off North American International Auto Show

Don't Miss the SAA's Most Important and Insightful Event of the Year!

 

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Keynote speaker Jim Lentz (CEO, Toyota Motor North America, Inc.) and Mark Phelan (Auto Critic, Detroit Free Press)

 

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DETROIT -- The Society of Automotive Analysts (SAA) will hold its 27th Annual Automotive Outlook Conference on the eve of the North American International Auto Show, Sun., Jan. 12, in Detroit’s Cobo Center Atrium.

“This event features a comprehensive look ahead to what will impact our industry as well as insightful speakers on timely issues,” said SAA President, Anthony Pratt. “This is a must-attend event for anyone looking to gain a better understanding of the hottest topics in the automotive industry.”

The keynote presentation will be delivered by Jim Lentz, CEO, North America Region, and president and CEO, Toyota Motor North America, Inc.

Opening remarks begin at 3:00 p.m. followed by an industry and economic overview with presentations from leading analysts and economists, including: Brian Johnson, managing director, Barclays; William Strauss, senior economist, Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago; Paul Ingrassia, deputy editor-in-chief, Reuters News; Joe White, global auto editor, Detroit bureau chief, Wall Street Journal; Jessica Caldwell, senior directors, industry analysis, Edmunds.com.

An added program highlight will be a special sneak peak preview of the NAIAS by Detroit Free Press auto critic Mark Phelan. A special networking reception follows the formal program.

Outlook Agenda: (subject to change):

3:00-3:05 Welcome and opening comments

3:05-3:40 Joe White, Wall Street Journal, and Paul Ingrassia, Reuters News. 20 years after `Comeback' -- What we've learned and what we haven't.*

3:40-5:00 Outlook Panel -- Better than the good old days or the beginning of the slide? William Strauss, senior economist and economic advisor, Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago. Jessica Caldwell, senior director, industry analysis Edmunds.com, Brian Johnson, managing director, Barclays.*

5:00-5:15 Break

5:15-5:35 Show preview with Free Press auto critique Mark Phelan, with slides

5:35-6:10 Jim Lentz, CEO, N.A. Region, Toyota*

6:10-6:15 Closing Remarks

6:15-7:30 Networking reception

*Indicates Q&A to follow

Tickets are $495 for SAA Members, $595 for non-members, $595 for SAA members with renewal, $125 for YPN members, $60 for students and $2,495 for a table of eight.

Questions? Please contact the SAA Office at 248-804-6433.

Click here to register for the SAA Automotive Outlook Conference online.

Source: NAIAS & Society of Automotive Analysts

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Q&A session at last year's SAA Automotive Outlook Conference

 

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