Automotive Parts Suppliers Conference

Automotive Parts Suppliers Conference


Tuesday, April 28, 2020

11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

Sponsor Exhibit Set-Up

1:00 p.m.

Registration & Exhibits Open

1:50 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.

Welcoming Remarks

David Klotz President, PMA
2:00 p.m. - 2:45 p.m.
2:45 p.m. - 3:15 p.m.

Break/Exhibits Open

3:15 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Common Issues Throughout the Supply Chain

Lauren Pryber Director – Body and Raw Materials, FCA Fiat Chrysler
5:00 p.m.

Evening Reception at the Detroit Athletic Club


Wednesday, April 29, 2020

8:15 a.m. - 9:00 a.m.

Continental Breakfast

9:00 a.m. - 9:45 a.m.

A Legal Discussion with Dan Sharkey

Dan Sharkey Brooks, Wilkins, Sharkey & Turco
Dan will update participants for 15 minutes regarding the various legal challenges they face, then spend 30 minutes answering questions on legal issues affecting them upstream with their customers and downstream with their suppliers: contracts, warranties, tariffs, strikes, recalls, NDAs, payment debits—you name it. Consider this a chance to bring your issues to an industry-leading lawyer with 25 years of experience and a unique understanding of the issues facing automotive suppliers.
9:45 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.

The State of Automotive Manufacturing in 2020

Leah Curry President, Toyota Motor Manufacturing Indiana
Leah will address what it is like to manufacture automobiles in 2020. She will discuss how the changing automotive manufacturing landscape, which includes advanced technologies and a shortage of talent, has impacted Toyota and the automotive industry.
10:30 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.

Break/Exhibits Open

11:00 a.m. - 11:45 p.m.
11:45 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.

Networking lunch

1:00 p.m. - 1:45 p.m.
Speaker to be determined
1:45 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.

Automotive and Beyond: Growth Markets for Advanced High-Strength Steels

Jody N. Hall Vice President, Automotive Program, American Iron and Steel Institute
2:30 p.m.

Closing Remarks/Adjourn



Alison Miller

Meetings and Events Manager

(216) 901-8800
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Sponsorship Information