October 25-26, 2023

American Automotive Summit

MGM Grand Detroit, Detroit

2023 Featured Speakers

  • Amy Sgrignoli

    VP, Connected Business
    Subaru of America

  • Mike Chaffin

    VP, Supply Chain
    DeLorean Motor Company

  • Pawel Zarek

    President, Americas, Faurecia SAS

  • Dr. Donna Bell

    EVP, Product Creation and Supply Chain
    Lordstown Motors Corporation

  • Tsutomu Wakitani

    VP and Executive Chief Engineer
    American Honda Motor Company

  • Stephanie Davis

    Chief Ethics and Compliance Officer
    Volkswagen Group of America

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Featured Attendees

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Excellent experience. The speakers were awesome and informative. I took away so many tools I can apply in my organization.
Melvina Smith – Director, Quality, Edscha Automotive
This was my first time at the show, and I was pleasantly surprised with the attention put to all the details so everything runs very smoothly and on time. The whole staff showed great experience at putting up events
Daniel Castañeda – Sales, PakFab


Setting the standard on how the industry should connect and exchange ideas, the American Automotive Summit provides insights and strategies to enhance the professional development of executives involved in the manufacturing, operations, design, engineering, supply chain quality, and innovation.

The American Automotive Summit serves as an annual platform to exchange ideas surrounding the impact of market dynamics and new technologies for current and future automotive leaders. This year’s Summit creates an opportunity to examine key case studies around how
workforce management, manufacturing process optimization, quality/cost management and automation are being rolled out at the world's best facilities. Network with over 150 of your peers, connect with exhibitors and learn from the top industry influencers as we explore strategies to optimize, modernize, train and innovate across multiple automotive facilities.

Key Themes


  • Leveraging automation, robotics and digitization in manufacturing
  • Navigating manufacturing processes in a post-pandemic world
  • Best practices for delivering manufacturing excellence
  • Developing world-class, agile and lean manufacturing strategies
  • Managing product flexibility as the transition to EV and Autonomous vehicles increase
  • Discussing how government policies and affairs like the USMCA affect manufacturing


  • P&L management for operational leaders
  • Balancing talent and technology in the plant
  • Supplier relationship management to optimize costs
  • Bridging the burgeoning skills gap
  • ​Improving inventory and supply chain capabilities
  • Determining where to automate processes and why


  • Enhancing problem-solving skills for quality leaders
  • Developing your quality systems to increase efficiency within your production cycles
  • Ensuring product quality as technology and software integration become more prominent
  • Looking at the future of customer specific requirements
  • Managing and executing QMS implementation
  • Loss of experience management
  • Maintaining quality in virtual, more work from home environments


  • Launching management techniques to improve speed-to-market
  • Leveraging product development as a driver for organizational growth
  • Shifting trends of alternative materials and their impact on the plant floor
  • Adapting your engineering and design processes for a digital-first world
  • Maintaining speed and keeping up with demand as product personalization and range increases
  • Analyzing how product flexibility will continue to be a challenge as electrification and EV capabilities increase
  • Remaining agile as product lines cull and develop

The Summit Experience

Executive Corner Podcast

The Power of Curiosity and Why It's Important in Your Transformation Journey with Michelangelo Canzoneri


With Michelangelo Canzoneri, Ph.D.,
Global Head, Digital and Data, Healthcare,
Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany

  • How technology is driving data quality, connection, integration and more at Merck KGaA
  • What it means to build a digital continuum
  • The benefits of data modeling and digital twins
  • Why it is important to demystify digital and how to do it in tangible ways
  • What to be excited for in the future of healthcare and technology
  • The importance of education and being a passionate leader throughout your career

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P.O. Box 119

Toronto, ON M5V 3B1


Phone+1 (647) 792-8504


HoursM–F: 8:30am–5:30pm EST

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.

To ensure the exclusivity of our event we have password protected our pages. Access is granted to qualified individuals and companies who meet the requirements for attendance.

To find out more about sponsorship opportunities and the range of services offered in our packages, please click on the button below to request access to our gated pages and we will follow up with your password shortly.

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Knowledge Center

Year after year the American Automotive Summit generates key content from industry influencers. Request access to our knowledge center to access video presentations of sessions presented at past summits, watch speaker interviews and review industry insights presented through eBooks.

Session Videos
speaker presentations
Speaker Interviews
Automotive insights

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Get in Touch

606 – 555 Richmond Street West

P.O. Box 119

Toronto, ON M5V 3B1


Phone1 (647) 792-8504


HoursM–F: 8:30am–5:30pm EST