November 28–29, 2017

American Automotive Summit 2017

The Henry, Autograph Collection · Detroit, MI

Featured Speakers

  • Jamie Bonini

    VP, Toyota Production System Support Center

  • Stuart Countess

    CAO & VP
    Kia Motors Manufacturing Georgia

  • William Krueger

    JATCO Americas

  • Bennie Fowler

    GVP, Quality and New Model Launch
    Ford Motor Company

  • Katarina Fjording

    VP, Purchasing and Manufacturing, Americas
    Volvo Car US Operations

  • Bob Purcell

    VIA Motors

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About the American Automotive Summit

The American Automotive Summit is a leadership focused meeting designed around improving plant floor operations and manufacturing strategy globally.

The Automotive Summit serves as an annual platform to exchange ideas around the impact of market dynamics and new technologies for current and future manufacturer’s, operations and supply chain leaders. This year’s Summit creates an opportunity to examine key case studies around how workforce management, lean manufacturing and automation are driving the world’s best facilities to success. Join the in-depth discussions to build your road-map in achieving innovation, maximizing manufacturing profitability, optimizing plant floor operations and driving successful OEM-Supplier networks for improved cost containment and cost reduction across multiple automotive facilities.

Key Themes

Expanded Regulatory Requirements

  • Gain a firm understanding of the U.S. CAFE regulatory structure
  • Obtaining continuous improvement through stricter corporate average fuel economy (CAFE)
  • Overcoming the financial burden of CAFE affecting your OEM
  • Strategies for meeting targets in 2016 and 2025

Plant Floor Optimization

  • Data centric approach to planning, design, supply, manufacturing and customer support
  • Reducing the cost of manufacturing and backlog
  • Developing a flexible and adaptable lean system
  • Advanced technologies and trends driving efficient productivity

The Shift in Consumer Demand

  • Understanding the buyer behavior change from brand concern to vehicle practicality
  • Analyzing the impact of the consumer shift on sales volume
  • Differentiating the product in a market where vehicle quality has increased
  • Collaborating with non traditional suppliers to meet customer satisfaction

Manufacturing Innovation

  • Enhancing innovation through disruptive technologies
  • Nurturing new talent to push traditional boundaries
  • Examining how innovative manufacturers are already getting ahead

The Event Experience

Very good networking opportunity! Positive environment for idea sharing.Terry LaMere, Lear Corporation
Excellent, very informative. Small enough setting that allowed to touch base with almost all vendors and delegates.Marc Marewski, Edscha Automotive
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Become a Sponsor

The American Automotive Summit provides exclusive, customizable sponsorship packages for organizations wishing to connect with senior level executives, VPs and Directors in the automotive manufacturing industry. Generis Group sponsorship packages include unique benefits that are exclusive to our summits; from customizable networking opportunities, to our trademarked Marketing 365 initiative and pre-qualified 1-to-1 meetings. Find out more below and contact us for more information.


Generis’ trademarked Marketing 365 initiative is an exclusive offering only available through Generis events. Extend your brand beyond the brick-and-mortar event to include content sharing, blog posts, social sharing, original content generation and more – all as part of your package!


Our one-to-one meetings go beyond speed dating, providing you with the opportunity to pre-qualify potential meeting candidates and make adjustments to your meeting schedule before the on-site one-to-one meeting.

LIMITED Exhibit numbers

We limit the number of sponsors at our events to ensure that quality interactions occur on the floor. We bring only the most relevant, capable and credible thought leaders to our events to meet with our delegates and speaker faculty.

Delegate seniority

Generis maintains a senior level delegate audience by pre-qualifying all attending delegates. For this reason our summits are invitation only. Registrations are granted to senior level executives who meet our strict qualification and seniority standards.

Speaking Opportunities

Unlike other conferences, speaking opportunities at Generis events are tailored to your needs. We offer you direct access to a highly targeted audience that makes the decision on what their business will do next. Join our speaker faculty!

Pre-Summit Delegate Catalog

Full access to specific and detailed business intelligence on each attending delegate including a detailed profile and their key areas of focus/investment via our proprietary attendee database.

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