East Michigan

East Michigan

PMA East Michigan District: Auto Industry Outlook

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Tuesday, January 22, 2019
Detroit, MI


Want to know the latest about the automotive industry?

Then join the East Michigan District at the 2019 North American International Auto Show on January 22. Receive a guided tour of the show from Mike Wall, director of automotive analysis at IHS Markit. Before we hit the auto show floor, Mike will give an overview of the auto industry and current issues that will impact companies serving the industry. While at the auto show, Mike will point out and explain the latest trends and technologies on display.

In addition to Mike, Erin Riffle from PMA will join the district to discuss METALFORM EDU, PMA’s comprehensive online training system specifically designed for the metalforming industry. Erin will give a demonstration of METALFORM EDU courses, discuss the benefits of implementing a training program and answer questions.

Mike Wall, Director of Automotive Analysis, IHS Markit 
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Mike Wall serves as the director of automotive analysis for the Automotive Group at IHS Markit. He brings more than two decades of financial analysis, forecasting, consulting and manufacturing experience to Automotive at IHS Markit, with a primary focus on assisting automakers, suppliers and financial firms in their evaluation and understanding of the auto industry, as well as in-depth analysis of vehicle markets and trends. Quoted frequently in the media on a variety of automotive topics, he has delivered presentations on the outlook for the automotive industry to company executives and other interest groups, including the United Nations Industrial Development Organization in Vienna, Austria. Mike graduated summa cum laude with an undergraduate degree in Finance and later earned the Certified Management Accountant (CMA) designation.

Erin Riffle, Workforce Development and METALFORM EDU Lead, Precision Metalforming Association 
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Erin Riffle is the workforce development and METALFORM EDU lead at the Precision Metalforming Association. Previously, she worked with the PMA Educational Foundation as an development associate. Erin has a Master's degree in nonprofit administration and has a passion for education and training.



11:30 a.m. Registration
12:00 p.m. Lunch and Networking
12:15-p.m. METALFORM EDU—presented by Erin Riffle
12:45 p.m. Industry Outlook—presented by Mike Wall
1:30 p.m. Guided Tour of Auto Show by Mike Wall



Mario’s Restaurant
4222 2nd Ave.
Detroit, MI 48201

Mario's provides valet parking at the restaurant. A shuttle will take attendees to and from the auto show.



$60 PMA member
$75 Nonmember 

For more information, please contact Anna Krzak. To register over the phone, please contact Cindy Minn at 216-901-8800.