October 22-23, 2024

American Automotive Summit

MGM Grand Detroit - Detroit, MI

2023 Featured Speakers

  • Judy Brunson

    VP, Global Quality

  • Suheb Haq

    President, Fuel Cell System Manufacturing
    General Motors

  • Pawel Zarek

    President, Americas
    Motherson SAS

  • Malin Ekholm

    VP, Chassis, Attributes and Safety Engineering

  • Michael Lovati

    Head of Volvo Group Purchasing North America
    Volvo Group

  • Tsutomu Wakitani

    VP and Executive Chief Engineer
    American Honda Motor Company


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
Great organization, preparation and care for the attendees.
Pawel Zarek – President, Americas, Motherson SAS
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
Very professionally run, informative and useful.
Ramon (Ray) Kuczera – Ph.D., Vice President Of Engineering, GKN Driveline North America, Inc.
Very positive and engaging; I made some great new connections and learned a huge amount from the sessions and lunch & learn activities. Facilities and rooms were also very good, as well as the food & refreshments provided. Just want to thank the entire Generis team for a job very well done; I always enjoy the events, and I know the Generis staff work very hard to make it a seamless, professional experience.
Sacha Porges – Global Director - New Program & Customer Quality, GKN Automotive


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 automotive manufacturing, operations, design, engineering, supply chain quality, and innovation.

Our executive automotive event 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 automotive conference will 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 fellow automotive leaders, connect with top automotive exhibitors, and learn from the industry’s top influencers, as we explore strategies to optimize, modernize, train and innovate across multiple automotive facilities.

Key Themes


  • Leveraging automation, robotics and digitization in automotive 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 automotive 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

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The 9th Annual American Automotive Summit is taking place on October 22-23, at the MGM Grand in Detroit.

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Our 9th American Automotive Summit is back this October 22-23 at the MGM Grand Detroit.

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Become a Sponsor

The American Automotive Summit provides exclusive, customizable sponsorship packages for organizations wishing to connect with VPs, Directors, and other senior-level executives in the automotive manufacturing industry. The sponsorship packages for our automotive conference 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, including the American Automotive Summit. Extend your brand beyond our brick-and-mortar automotive event to include content sharing, blog posts, social sharing, original content generation and more – all as part of your package!


At our automotive conference designed for executives, your one-to-one meetingswill go beyond speed dating, providing you with the opportunity to pre-qualify potential meeting candidates and make adjustments to your meeting schedule before the onsite one-to-one meeting.

LIMITED Exhibit numbers

We limit the number of sponsors at our executive automotive event 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, the American Automotive Summit is invitation only. Registrations at our automotive conference are granted to senior-level executives who meet our strict qualification and seniority standards.

Speaking Opportunities

Unlike other automotive conferences, speaking opportunities at the American Automotive Summit 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 executive automotive speaker faculty today!

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 automotive 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 at the American Automotive Summit, 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

To ensure the exclusivity of our event we have password protected our pages. Please use the button below to request access to our knowledge center. You will be directed to a login page and provided with the option to request access. If you already have a password, please click on the button below and enter the password when prompted.


MGM Grand Detroit

1777 3rd Ave, Detroit, MI 48226, United States
+1 877 888 2121

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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