Saturday, 24 September, 2011 8:23 PM
CEO Jonathan Browning to address SAA Strategic Planning Summit
current Volkswagen line of vehicles
Group of America CEO Jonathan Browning
-- Volkswagen is making a big push in North America, and
Jonathan Browning, president and CEO, Volkswagen Group of America,
will be the keynote speaker at the SAA’s annual Strategic
Planning Summit, to be held Wednesday, September 28. VW will also
display several of its 2012 vehicles at the event.
The Summit will again
be hosted by Lear at its corporate headquarters in Southfield, Mich.,
and will include breakfast and lunch.
In addition to Browning,
the half-day session will include a market overview by respected
analyst, Itay Michaeli, a Tier 1 analyst/finance panel and a panel
discussing the challenges to growth in new and emerging markets.
- 7:30 – 8:15
a.m. Breakfast and Networking
- 8:15 – 8:30
a.m. Introduction, Welcoming comments
- 8:30 – 8:50
a.m. Market Overview
Itay Michaeli, Vice President, CITI Investment Research
- 8:50 – 9:50
a.m. Tier 1 Analyst/Finance Panel: Challenges to Profitability
Kevin Cramton, CEO, Revstone Industries, LLC
Jacqui Dedo, Chief Strategy and Procurement Officer, Dana Holding
Moderated by Gary Silberg, Automotive National Lead, KPMG
- 9:50 – 10:30
a.m. Tony DiSalle, U.S. Vice President, Buick and GMC Marketing,
Resurgence of the Buick Brand
- 10:30 – 11:00
a.m. Networking Break (2012 VW vehicles on display)
- 11:00 – 11:45
a.m. Keynote Speaker
Jonathan Browning, President & CEO, Volkswagen Group of America
Volkswagen Driving Forward -- A Global Priority
- 11:45 – 12:45
p.m. Executive Panel: Challenges to Growth
Rick Bond, Vice President, Global Marketing and Product Development,
DuPont Performance Polymers
Allen Kudla, Senior Vice President of Sales, Panasonic Automotive
Jeff Klei, President, NAFTA Region, Continental
Moderated by Bill Hampton, Publisher, AutoBeat Daily
- 12:45 – 12:50
p.m. Closing Remarks
- 12:50 p.m. Lunch (vehicles
Tickets are $149 for
SAA members, $249 for non-members (includes a one-year membership),
$149 for OESA members, $75 for YPN members, $149 for DADA members
and a special rate for AWAF members.
here to register and order your tickets online.
If interested in paying
by check, please print, fill-out and mail this form to SAA, P. O.
Box 94 Rockwood, MI 48173, USA. Make checks payable -- in U.S. funds
only -- to SAA. A charge of $20 will apply to checks returned for
No refunds after 5:00
p.m. on Friday, Sept. 23, 2011.
If rebilling of a credit
card charge is necessary, a $25 processing fee will be charged.
Questions? Please contact
the SAA Office at 248-804-6433.
Source: Society of
Automotive Analysts (SAA)