Upcoming Events http://wardsauto.com/events en North American International Auto Show http://wardsauto.com/north-american-international-auto-show <div class="node-body event-body"></div> <h3 class="location-locations-header">Location</h3> <div class="location-locations-wrapper"> <div class="location vcard"> <div class="adr"> <span class="fn">Cobo Conference and Exhibition Center</span> <div class="street-address"> One Washington Boulevard </div> <span class="locality">Detroit</span>, <span class="region">MI</span> <span class="postal-code">48226</span> <div class="country-name">United States</div> <span class="geo"><abbr class="latitude" title="42.328190">42° 19' 41.484" N</abbr>, <abbr class="longitude" title="-83.048911">83° 2' 56.0796" W</abbr></span> </div> <div class="map-link"> <div class="location map-link">See map: <a href="http://maps.google.com?q=42.328190+-83.048911+%28One+Washington+Boulevard%2C+Detroit%2C+MI%2C+48226%2C+us%29">Google Maps</a></div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field-desc"> <p> Experience the next generation of transportation at the&nbsp;North American International Auto Show 2012.&nbsp;See more than 500 vehicles on display, representing the most innovative designs in the world and experience North America&#39;s largest and most prestigious automotive showcase.</p> </div> http://wardsauto.com/north-american-international-auto-show#comments 42.328190 -83.048911 Thu, 03 Nov 2011 13:47:00 +0000 336331 at http://wardsauto.com NADA National Auto Dealers Assoc. Convention/Expo http://wardsauto.com/nada-national-auto-dealers-assoc-conventionexpo <div class="node-body event-body"></div> <h3 class="location-locations-header">Location</h3> <div class="location-locations-wrapper"> <div class="location vcard"> <div class="adr"> <span class="fn">Las Vegas Convention Center</span> <span class="locality">Las Vegas</span>, <span class="region">NV</span> <div class="country-name">United States</div> <span class="geo"><abbr class="latitude" title="36.114646">36° 6' 52.7256" N</abbr>, <abbr class="longitude" title="-115.172816">115° 10' 22.1376" W</abbr></span> </div> <div class="map-link"> <div class="location map-link">See map: <a href="http://maps.google.com?q=36.114646+-115.172816+%28%2C+Las+Vegas%2C+NV%2C+%2C+us%29">Google Maps</a></div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field-desc"> <p> This is the first time the American Truck Dealers (ATD) Convention &amp; Expo will be held in conjunction with the NADA convention.</p> <p> Industry keynote speakers for the 2012 NADA-ATD convention, held Feb. 3-6 at the Las Vegas Convention Center, include Sergio Marchionne, CEO of the Chrysler Group and Fiat S.p.A.; NADA Chairman Stephen W. Wade; NADA Vice Chairman William P. Underriner; ATD Chairman Kyle Treadway; and Martin Daum, CEO of Daimler Trucks North America.</p> <p> The NADA-ATD convention includes a combined 38 dealer franchise meetings. Seven automakers &ndash; Ford Motor Co., General Motors Co., Chrysler Group, Toyota Motor Sales, U.S.A., Kia Motors America, Mitsubishi Motors North America and Subaru of America &ndash; will also be exhibiting.</p> </div> http://wardsauto.com/nada-national-auto-dealers-assoc-conventionexpo#comments 36.114646 -115.172816 Thu, 03 Nov 2011 20:32:00 +0000 336751 at http://wardsauto.com Chicago Auto Show http://wardsauto.com/chicago-auto-show-0 <div class="node-body event-body"></div> <h3 class="location-locations-header">Location</h3> <div class="location-locations-wrapper"> <div class="location vcard"> <div class="adr"> <span class="fn">McCormick Place</span> <div class="street-address"> 2301 South Martin Luther King Drive </div> <span class="locality">Chicago</span>, <span class="region">IL</span> <span class="postal-code">60616</span> <div class="country-name">United States</div> <span class="geo"><abbr class="latitude" title="41.850983">41° 51' 3.5388" N</abbr>, <abbr class="longitude" title="-87.618943">87° 37' 8.1948" W</abbr></span> </div> <div class="map-link"> <div class="location map-link">See map: <a href="http://maps.google.com?q=41.850983+-87.618943+%282301+South+Martin+Luther+King+Drive%2C+Chicago%2C+IL%2C+60616%2C+us%29">Google Maps</a></div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field-desc"> <p style="text-align: left;"> <strong>Background</strong> - First staged in 1901, the Chicago Auto Show is the largest auto show in North America and has been held more times than any other auto exposition on the continent. This year marks the 104th edition of the Chicago Auto Show.</p> <p> <strong>Producer </strong>- The Chicago Automobile Trade Association (CATA) is the nation&#39;s oldest and largest metropolitan dealer organization. The CATA has produced the Chicago Auto Show since 1935.</p> </div> http://wardsauto.com/chicago-auto-show-0#comments 41.850983 -87.618943 Tue, 03 Jan 2012 18:51:00 +0000 424331 at http://wardsauto.com Geneva International Motor Show 2012 http://wardsauto.com/geneva-international-motor-show-2012 <div class="node-body event-body"></div> <h3 class="location-locations-header">Location</h3> <div class="location-locations-wrapper"> <div class="location vcard"> <div class="adr"> <span class="fn">Palexpo</span> <div class="street-address"> C.P. 112, 1218 Le Grand-Saconnex </div> <span class="locality">Geneva</span> <div class="country-name">Switzerland</div> </div> <div class="map-link"> <div class="location map-link">See map: <a href="http://map.search.ch/-Geneva/C.P. 112, 1218 Le Grand-Saconnex">map.search.ch</a>, <a href="http://maps.google.ch?q=C.P.+112%2C+1218+Le+Grand-Saconnex%2C+Geneva%2C+%2C+ch">Google Maps</a></div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field-desc"> <p> The International Geneva Motor Show (French: Salon International de l&#39;Auto) is an annual auto show held in March in the Swiss city of Geneva. The show is hosted at Palexpo, a convention centre located next to the Geneva Cointrin International Airport. The Salon is organised by the Organisation Internationale des Constructeurs d&#39;Automobiles, and is considered an important major international auto s<span class="text_exposed_show">how.<br /> <br /> First held in 1905, the Salon has hosted almost all major internal combustion engined models in the history of the automobile, along with benzene- and steam-powered cars from the beginning of the century. Exotic supercars often steal the spotlight during their debuts at the show. Prototypes, new equipment, technical breakthroughs, international partnerships, as well as political and social debates, have been announced at the exhibition. The show is regarded as a level playing field for the world&#39;s automakers, aided by the fact Switzerland lacks an auto industry of its own.<br /> </span></p> </div> http://wardsauto.com/geneva-international-motor-show-2012#comments Wed, 04 Jan 2012 21:13:00 +0000 425381 at http://wardsauto.com New York International Auto Show http://wardsauto.com/new-york-international-auto-show-0 <div class="node-body event-body"></div> <h3 class="location-locations-header">Location</h3> <div class="location-locations-wrapper"> <div class="location vcard"> <div class="adr"> <span class="fn">Jacob Javits Convention Center </span> <div class="street-address"> 11th Ave </div> <span class="locality">New York</span>, <span class="region">NY</span> <div class="country-name">United States</div> <span class="geo"><abbr class="latitude" title="40.748154">40° 44' 53.3544" N</abbr>, <abbr class="longitude" title="-74.007641">74° 0' 27.5076" W</abbr></span> </div> <div class="map-link"> <div class="location map-link">See map: <a href="http://maps.google.com?q=40.748154+-74.007641+%2811th+Ave%2C+New+York%2C+NY%2C+%2C+us%29">Google Maps</a></div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field-desc"> <p> Mark your calendars, we will be back at the Jacob Javits Center from April 6-15, 2012 and we will have some of the hottest cars and trucks ever seen all under one roof. That means more sneak peeks, more brand new &#39;12 &amp; &#39;13 production models and more concept vehicles than ever before.</p> </div> http://wardsauto.com/new-york-international-auto-show-0#comments 40.748154 -74.007641 Thu, 05 Jan 2012 15:58:00 +0000 425871 at http://wardsauto.com SAE 2012 World Congress & Exhibition http://wardsauto.com/sae-2012-world-congress-exhibition <div class="node-body event-body"></div> <h3 class="location-locations-header">Location</h3> <div class="location-locations-wrapper"> <div class="location vcard"> <div class="adr"> <span class="fn">Cobo Conference and Exhibition Center</span> <div class="street-address"> One Washington Blvd </div> <span class="locality">Detroit</span>, <span class="region">MI</span> <span class="postal-code">48226</span> <div class="country-name">United States</div> <span class="geo"><abbr class="latitude" title="42.328190">42° 19' 41.484" N</abbr>, <abbr class="longitude" title="-83.048911">83° 2' 56.0796" W</abbr></span> </div> <div class="map-link"> <div class="location map-link">See map: <a href="http://maps.google.com?q=42.328190+-83.048911+%28One+Washington+Blvd%2C+Detroit%2C+MI%2C+48226%2C+us%29">Google Maps</a></div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field-desc"> <p> The SAE 2012 World Congress theme, Get Connected, represents the new and diverse connections that will drive significant advancements in the auto industry of tomorrow. Not only does the theme symbolize literal connections, such as those between vehicles, infrastructure, the Internet, and the nation&#39;s electrical grid, but also demonstrates the most fundamental of connections; the connections and relationships between engineers who are developing the next generation vehicle technology.</p> </div> http://wardsauto.com/sae-2012-world-congress-exhibition#comments 42.328190 -83.048911 Thu, 03 Nov 2011 20:41:00 +0000 336761 at http://wardsauto.com Auto China http://wardsauto.com/auto-china <div class="node-body event-body"></div> <h3 class="location-locations-header">Location</h3> <div class="location-locations-wrapper"> <div class="location vcard"> <div class="adr"> <span class="fn">New China International Exhibition Centre</span> <span class="locality">Beijing</span> <div class="country-name">China</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field-desc"> <p> Auto China <b>is one of&nbsp;the leading auto show in China</b>. It has had&nbsp;9 sessions since its establishment in 1990. It has become a platform for the exchange of world&#39;s most cutting-edge innovative technologies and an arena for competitive brand promotion. Characterized with state-of-the-art exhibits, great variety of brands and innovative ideas of internationalization, the Auto China has become a brand demonstration with good reputation around the world. It plays an active role in strengt hening the exchanges and cooperation between Chinese and foreign automotive circles and in enhancing the development of the automotive industry of China.</p> <p> For years the organizers have been making unremitting efforts for the improvement of the show. Diversified programs have been planned and implemented, and new measures have been taken to improve the services and the social and cultural atmosphere of the exhibition. Auto China has won recognition and appreciation of exhibitors, visitors and the public as well.</p> </div> http://wardsauto.com/auto-china#comments Thu, 05 Jan 2012 18:12:00 +0000 426231 at http://wardsauto.com Webinar: Dealer Service Customer Loyalty http://wardsauto.com/webinar-dealer-service-customer-loyalty <div class="node-body event-body"><p>Our FREE webinar will show you how to grow your slice by building CUSTOMER LOYALTY.</p> </div> <h3 class="location-locations-header">Location</h3> <div class="location-locations-wrapper"> <div class="location vcard"> <div class="adr"> <span class="fn">WardsAuto.com/service-webinar</span> <div class="country-name">United States</div> </div> <div class="map-link"> <div class="location map-link">See map: <a href="http://maps.google.com?q=%2C+%2C+%2C+%2C+us">Google Maps</a></div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field-desc"> <p align="center"> <img alt="" src="/site-files/wardsauto.com/files/uploads/2012/04/WDBWebinarHeader.jpg" style="width: 600px; height: 185px;" /></p> <p> Service is now 47% of the average dealer&#39;s profits, but only 23% of dealer service customers are loyal. Aftermarket chains are getting the majority of this lost business, but this webinar will explore the ways to turn straying customers into loyal customers.</p> <p> Our <strong>FREE</strong> webinar will show you how to grow your slice by building CUSTOMER LOYALTY.</p> <p align="center"> <strong>Click <a href="http://wardsauto.com/service-webinar" target="_blank">HERE</a> to register.</strong></p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <table align="center" border="0" cellpadding="1" style="width: 300px; height: 50px;"> <tbody> <tr> <td> <strong>Sponsored by:</strong></td> <td> <img alt="" src="/site-files/wardsauto.com/files/uploads/2012/04/dmeAutomotive.jpg" style="width: 172px; height: 32px;" /></td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <p> &nbsp;</p> </div> <p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/webinar-dealer-service-customer-loyalty" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/webinar-dealer-service-customer-loyalty#comments Tue, 10 Apr 2012 16:20:00 +0000 497111 at http://wardsauto.com Webinar: Keep Your Dealership Ahead of the Curve http://wardsauto.com/webinar-keep-your-dealership-ahead-curve <div class="node-body event-body"><p>Sign up for the Ward’s e-Dealer 100 webinar.</p> </div> <h3 class="location-locations-header">Location</h3> <div class="location-locations-wrapper"> <div class="location vcard"> <div class="adr"> <span class="fn">WardsAuto.com/e100-webinar</span> <div class="country-name">United States</div> </div> <div class="map-link"> <div class="location map-link">See map: <a href="http://maps.google.com?q=%2C+%2C+%2C+%2C+us">Google Maps</a></div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field-desc"> <p align="center"> <a href="http://wardsauto.com/e100-webinar"><img alt="" src="http://wardsauto.com/site-files/wardsauto.com/files/uploads/2012/04/e100-webinar-event-ad_1.gif" style="border: 0px solid currentColor; width: 587px; height: 250px;" /></a></p> <p> This <strong>FREE</strong> webinar will tell you how to get the most out of:</p> <p> -&nbsp; Social networking</p> <p> -&nbsp; Dealer reviews sites</p> <p> -&nbsp; Mobile applications &amp; tools</p> <p> Learn how to grab customers from your less-savvy competitors. &nbsp; <strong>Click <a href="https://event.on24.com/eventRegistration/EventLobbyServlet?target=registration.jsp&amp;eventid=450587&amp;sessionid=1&amp;key=7576D3FBB7CE598084DCA76F4960A54C&amp;partnerref=proof&amp;sourcepage=register" target="_blank">HERE</a> to register.</strong></p> </div> <p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/webinar-keep-your-dealership-ahead-curve" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/webinar-keep-your-dealership-ahead-curve#comments WardsAuto e-Dealer 100 WardsAuto e-Dealer 100 Wed, 11 Apr 2012 13:47:00 +0000 497881 at http://wardsauto.com WardsAuto Interiors Conference http://wardsauto.com/wardsauto-interiors-conference <div class="node-body event-body"><p>North America's only conference dedicated to vehicle interiors, the WardsAuto Interiors Conference delivers a full day's worth of informative sessions, keynote speeches and networking opportunities for professionals involved in the design and manufacturing of automotive interiors.</p> </div> <h3 class="location-locations-header">Location</h3> <div class="location-locations-wrapper"> <div class="location vcard"> <div class="adr"> <span class="fn">The Henry Hotel</span> <span class="locality">Dearborn</span>, <span class="region">MI</span> <div class="country-name">United States</div> <span class="geo"><abbr class="latitude" title="42.322260">42° 19' 20.136" N</abbr>, <abbr class="longitude" title="-83.176315">83° 10' 34.734" W</abbr></span> </div> <div class="map-link"> <div class="location map-link">See map: <a href="http://maps.google.com?q=42.322260+-83.176315+%28%2C+Dearborn%2C+MI%2C+%2C+us%29">Google Maps</a></div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field-desc"> <p class="style1"> <font size="2">We are pleased to announce the agenda for the 2012 WardsAuto Interiors Conference. <b><a href="https://www.regonline.com/wardsautointeriorsconference2012" target="_new">We are now taking registrations</a></b>.</font><font size="2">&nbsp; The date and location are the same as last year -- May 17, 2012, at The Henry Hotel in Dearborn -- and we expect an even bigger turnout, so please register as soon as possible. If you register by March 15, you&#39;ll get an <b><a href="https://www.regonline.com/wardsautointeriorsconference2012" target="_new"> early discounted rate and save $75.</a></b><br /> <br /> <span style="text-decoration: underline;"><span style="font-weight: bold;">PANEL DISCUSSIONS TO INCLUDE:</span></span></font></p> <blockquote> <font size="2"><font face="arial"><b>Infotainment Innovations</b><br /> A deep dive into the most advanced infotainment systems and the interior environments to support them.<br /> <br /> <b> Eco-friendly Interior Materials</b><br /> Presentations on the latest materials being developed or going into production.<br /> <br /> <b> Global micro-car interiors</b><br /> A detailed look at the challenges and possibilities of the tiny cars that are changing the world.</font></font></blockquote> <blockquote> <font size="2"><font face="arial"><font size="2"><font face="arial"><b><b>Taking Ambient Lighting to the Next level</b></b><br /> Turning &ldquo;surprise and delight&rdquo; into shock and awe.<br /> <br /> <b> Engineering Interiors for Fuel Economy</b><br /> New interior designs and concepts aimed at reducing weight and improving interior packaging.<br /> <br /> <b> Innovative Interior Materials</b><br /> Newest materials and processes that benefit interiors.</font></font></font></font></blockquote> <blockquote> <font size="2"><font face="arial"><font size="2"><font face="arial"><b>Consumer Wants and Needs</b><br /> The latest research on what car buyers want from interiors, from design to functionality<br /> <br /> <b> What&rsquo;s Next in Luxury?</b><br /> What else is left to offer affluent car buyers?</font></font></font></font></blockquote> </div> <p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/wardsauto-interiors-conference" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/wardsauto-interiors-conference#comments 42.322260 -83.176315 Mon, 31 Oct 2011 14:22:00 +0000 332351 at http://wardsauto.com Automotive Customer Centricity Summit 2012 http://wardsauto.com/automotive-customer-centricity-summit-2012 <div class="node-body event-body"></div> <h3 class="location-locations-header">Location</h3> <div class="location-locations-wrapper"> <div class="location vcard"> <div class="adr"> <span class="fn">The Ritz-Carlton</span> <span class="locality">Marina del Rey</span>, <span class="region">CA</span> <div class="country-name">United States</div> <span class="geo"><abbr class="latitude" title="33.980289">33° 58' 49.0404" N</abbr>, <abbr class="longitude" title="-118.451745">118° 27' 6.282" W</abbr></span> </div> <div class="map-link"> <div class="location map-link">See map: <a href="http://maps.google.com?q=33.980289+-118.451745+%28%2C+Marina+del+Rey%2C+CA%2C+%2C+us%29">Google Maps</a></div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field-desc"> <p> <strong>Intelligent Interactions &ndash; Creating &amp; Leveraging True Customer Insight</strong></p> <p> The Automotive Customer Centricity Summit is a unique event featuring:</p> <p style="margin-left:.75in;"> &middot;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Real expertise on key topics</p> <p style="margin-left:.75in;"> &middot;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Exclusive environment for senior executives</p> <p style="margin-left:.75in;"> &middot;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Strategic and best-practice presentations</p> <p style="margin-left:.75in;"> &middot;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Extensive opportunities for peer-to-peer learning</p> <p style="margin-left:.75in;"> &middot;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Limited sponsor and vendor involvement</p> <p style="margin-left:.5in;"> &nbsp;</p> <p style="margin-left:.5in;"> In its eighth year, the Automotive Customer Centricity Summit is the only summit dedicated to helping the automotive industry improve customer relationships.&nbsp; The full-day summit provides an exclusive environment for senior executives from OEMs, Dealers, and Captives focused on sharing knowledge, networking with true peers, and creating opportunities for individual and corporate growth.</p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p style="margin-left:.5in;"> Visit <a href="http://www.tlsummits.com/">www.tlsummits.com</a> or call 720-287-0145 to learn more about this unique opportunity to learn from and network with recognized Automotive thought leaders in an environment focused on high quality peer interaction.</p> </div> http://wardsauto.com/automotive-customer-centricity-summit-2012#comments 33.980289 -118.451745 Tue, 17 Jan 2012 20:27:00 +0000 434301 at http://wardsauto.com Automotive Social Media Summit 2012 http://wardsauto.com/automotive-social-media-summit-2012 <div class="node-body event-body"></div> <h3 class="location-locations-header">Location</h3> <div class="location-locations-wrapper"> <div class="location vcard"> <div class="adr"> <span class="fn">The Ritz-Carlton</span> <span class="locality">Marina del Rey</span>, <span class="region">CA</span> <div class="country-name">United States</div> <span class="geo"><abbr class="latitude" title="33.980289">33° 58' 49.0404" N</abbr>, <abbr class="longitude" title="-118.451745">118° 27' 6.282" W</abbr></span> </div> <div class="map-link"> <div class="location map-link">See map: <a href="http://maps.google.com?q=33.980289+-118.451745+%28%2C+Marina+del+Rey%2C+CA%2C+%2C+us%29">Google Maps</a></div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field-desc"> <p> <strong>The &ldquo;3 Cs&rdquo; of Social Media &ndash; Creating, Connecting, and Converting</strong></p> <p> The Automotive Social Media Summit is a unique event featuring:</p> <p style="margin-left:36.45pt;"> &middot;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Real expertise on key topics</p> <p style="margin-left:36.45pt;"> &middot;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Exclusive environment for senior executives</p> <p style="margin-left:36.45pt;"> &middot;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Strategic and best-practice presentations</p> <p style="margin-left:36.45pt;"> &middot;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Extensive opportunities for peer-to-peer learning</p> <p style="margin-left:36.45pt;"> &middot;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Limited sponsor and vendor involvement</p> <p style="margin-left:18.45pt;"> The third annual Automotive Social Media Summit is the industry&rsquo;s only summit focused exclusively on social media.&nbsp; The summit offers an exclusive environment for senior-level OEM and Dealer executives, and continues the learning and peer networking opportunities for those who attend the Automotive Customer Centricity Summit.</p> <p style="margin-left:18.45pt;"> Visit <a href="http://www.tlsummits.com/">www.tlsummits.com</a> or call 720-287-0145 to learn more about this unique opportunity to learn from and network with recognized Automotive thought leaders in an environment focused on high quality peer interaction.</p> </div> http://wardsauto.com/automotive-social-media-summit-2012#comments 33.980289 -118.451745 Tue, 17 Jan 2012 20:35:00 +0000 434311 at http://wardsauto.com VTI 2012 http://wardsauto.com/vti-2012 <div class="node-body event-body"><p>The 2012 International Conference on Advanced Vehicle Technologies and Integration</p> </div> <h3 class="location-locations-header">Location</h3> <div class="location-locations-wrapper"> <div class="location vcard"> <div class="adr"> <span class="fn">Shangri-La Hotel</span> <span class="locality">Changchun</span> <div class="country-name">China</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field-desc"> <p> <strong>The 2012 International Conference on Advanced Vehicle Technologies and Integration (VTI 2012)</strong> will be held Monday through Thursday, July 16-19, 2012, at Shangri-La Hotel in Changchun, China.</p> <p> &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;Aiming for safer personal mobility and a sustainable automotive industry, VTI 2012 will bring together academic and industrial professionals from all over the world to explore and exchange new concepts and ideas, and will feature world-class keynote speakers, panel and technical sessions.</p> <p> &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;Different from many other conferences either regional or international, VTI 2012 aims to provide a unique technical forum with sharp focus on automotive applications with challenging issues, and on emerging and new frontier technologies, with strong synergy among broad interdisciplinary programs and well-balanced emphases on both academia and industry.</p> <p> &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;As the largest automotive market and producer in the world since 2009, China has enjoyed rapid growth in its automotive industry. To maintain the sustainability, great effort has been made in China through intensive research and development on clean and fuel efficient vehicles, and on efficient vehicle manufacturing processes. VTI 2012 in China signifies the increasing demand and level of vehicle research and engineering in China, and its increasing involvement and contributions to automotive research and engineering communities. This is also a golden and global opportunity for both academic and industrial societies to get involved in and be part of the fast-growing automotive market and industry.</p> </div> <p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/vti-2012" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/vti-2012#comments Fri, 13 Jul 2012 20:40:00 +0000 567141 at http://wardsauto.com Webinar: Modern F&I - A Balancing Act http://wardsauto.com/webinar-modern-fi-balancing-act <div class="node-body event-body"><p>Today's F&amp;I manager must possess great selling skills while also knowing how to comply with a slew of regulations. Join our WardsAuto F&amp;I 150 webinar as we examine how you can thrive AND comply in the world of F&amp;I.</p> <p>Our speaker panel includes: George Glassman of the Glassman Automotive Group; Michael Schwartz of Galpin VW; and Gil Van Over of gvo3 &amp; Associates.</p> </div> <h3 class="location-locations-header">Location</h3> <div class="location-locations-wrapper"> <div class="location vcard"> <div class="adr"> <span class="fn">Wardsauto.com/finance-webinar</span> <div class="country-name">United States</div> </div> <div class="map-link"> <div class="location map-link">See map: <a href="http://maps.google.com?q=%2C+%2C+%2C+%2C+us">Google Maps</a></div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field-desc"> <p> <a href="https://event.on24.com/eventRegistration/EventLobbyServlet?target=registration.jsp&amp;eventid=499800&amp;sessionid=1&amp;key=FA46D58A8D3EFAE91817649A53E71F58&amp;partnerref=wardsauto&amp;sourcepage=register"><img border="0" src="http://insidepenton.com/wdb/fi-webinar-art.jpg" /></a></p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> Today&#39;s F&amp;I manager must possess great selling skills while also knowing how to comply with a slew of regulations. Join our WardsAuto F&amp;I 150 webinar as we examine how you can thrive AND comply in the world of F&amp;I.<br /> <br /> Our speaker panel includes: George Glassman of the Glassman Automotive Group; Michael Schwartz of Galpin VW; and Gil Van Over of gvo3 &amp; Associates.</p> <p> <strong><a href="https://event.on24.com/eventRegistration/EventLobbyServlet?target=registration.jsp&amp;eventid=499800&amp;sessionid=1&amp;key=FA46D58A8D3EFAE91817649A53E71F58&amp;partnerref=wardsauto&amp;sourcepage=register">REGISTER NOW!</a> </strong></p> </div> <p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/webinar-modern-fi-balancing-act" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/webinar-modern-fi-balancing-act#comments WardsAuto F&I 150 2012 Ward's Dealer F&I 150 Thu, 16 Aug 2012 18:00:00 +0000 590601 at http://wardsauto.com Automechanika Frankfurt http://wardsauto.com/automechanika-frankfurt <div class="node-body event-body"></div> <h3 class="location-locations-header">Location</h3> <div class="location-locations-wrapper"> <div class="location vcard"> <div class="adr"> <span class="fn">Messe Frankfurt Exhibition Gmbh</span> <div class="street-address"> Ludwig-Erhard-Anlage 1 </div> <span class="locality">Frankfurt am Main</span> <span class="postal-code">60327</span> <div class="country-name">Germany</div> </div> <div class="map-link"> <div class="location map-link">See map: <a href="http://maps.google.com?q=Ludwig-Erhard-Anlage+1%2C+60327%2C+Frankfurt+am+Main%2C+de">Google Maps</a></div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field-desc"> <div class="mfText"> <p> The Automechanika is the leading international meeting place for the automobile sector. As the world&rsquo;s biggest trade fair for the automotive aftermarket, the Automechanika spotlights innovations and solutions in the fields of parts, systems, tuning, workshop equipment, bodywork &amp; paintwork, car wash, IT &amp; management and the latest automobile services.</p> <p> The Automechanika is one of the most successful trade fair brands of Messe Frankfurt and has a worldwide presence. With a network of 11 events in 10 countries, we offer exhibitors access to new markets and bring them into contact with new national and regional visitor groups. Added value - with each international Automechanika show the profile of the trade fair brand is increased. As a consequence, even more visitors from these different countries come to Frankfurt.</p> </div> </div> http://wardsauto.com/automechanika-frankfurt#comments Thu, 05 Jan 2012 16:29:00 +0000 425911 at http://wardsauto.com SAA Strategic Planning Summit http://wardsauto.com/saa-strategic-planning-summit <div class="node-body event-body"><p>The Society of Automotive Analysts continues the commemoration of its 25th Anniversary with a special version of its annual Strategic Planning Summit.</p> <p>SAA’s Strategic Planning Summit offers valuable planning and forecasting insights, and features presentations by key OEM, suppliers and market research company executives. The Summit also provides valuable networking during breakfast, a session break and lunch – all on the grounds of Lear Corporation’s headquarters in Southfield, Mich.</p> <p>This year’s Summit will provide a look back at the past 25 years with a panel hosted by WardsAuto Senior Editor Drew Winter and featuring leading analysts and founding SAA members. A second panel will look ahead at what to expect over the next 25 years, including results of an upcoming white paper on the forces of change in the automotive industry, current and emerging technologies and the pathway for bringing innovations to market.</p> </div> <h3 class="location-locations-header">Location</h3> <div class="location-locations-wrapper"> <div class="location vcard"> <div class="adr"> <span class="fn">Lear Headquarters</span> <div class="street-address"> 21557 Telegraph Road </div> <span class="locality">Southfield</span>, <span class="region">MI</span> <span class="postal-code">48033</span> <div class="country-name">United States</div> <span class="geo"><abbr class="latitude" title="42.452623">42° 27' 9.4428" N</abbr>, <abbr class="longitude" title="-83.279199">83° 16' 45.1164" W</abbr></span> </div> <div class="map-link"> <div class="location map-link">See map: <a href="http://maps.google.com?q=42.452623+-83.279199+%2821557+Telegraph+Road+%2C+Southfield%2C+MI%2C+48033%2C+us%29">Google Maps</a></div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field-desc"> <p> The Society of Automotive Analysts continues the commemoration of its 25th Anniversary with a special version of its annual Strategic Planning Summit.<br /> <br /> SAA&rsquo;s Strategic Planning Summit offers valuable planning and forecasting insights, and features presentations by key OEM, suppliers and market research company executives.&nbsp; The Summit also provides valuable networking during breakfast, a session break and lunch &ndash; all on the grounds of Lear Corporation&rsquo;s headquarters in Southfield, Mich.<br /> <br /> This year&rsquo;s Summit will provide a look back at the past 25 years with a panel featuring leading analysts &ndash; and founding SAA members.&nbsp; A second panel will look ahead at what to expect over the next 25 years, including results of an upcoming white paper on the forces of change in the automotive industry, current and emerging technologies and the pathway for bringing innovations to market.</p> </div> <p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/saa-strategic-planning-summit" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/saa-strategic-planning-summit#comments 42.452623 -83.279199 Thu, 16 Aug 2012 20:43:00 +0000 587941 at http://wardsauto.com Paris International Motor Show http://wardsauto.com/paris-international-motor-show <div class="node-body event-body"></div> <h3 class="location-locations-header">Location</h3> <div class="location-locations-wrapper"> <div class="location vcard"> <div class="adr"> <span class="fn">Porte de Versailles in Paris</span> <div class="street-address"> 1t Boulevard Victor </div> <span class="locality">Paris</span> <span class="postal-code">75015</span> <div class="country-name">France</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field-desc"> <p> The Paris Motor Show continues to showcase and support major developments in the automobile industry, in particular in the fields of safety, new forms of energy and the environment in terms of new manufacturer and consumer behavior.</p> <p> In 2008 almost 1.5 million visitors, 13,000 accredited journalists from 100 countries and 80 World Premiers prove that it is no longer just a place where you can buy a car, but a true technological showcase where all the car manufacturers show off their know-how.</p> <p> The <em>Mondial de l&rsquo;Automobile</em>, like its predecessors the <em>Exposition Internationale de l&rsquo;Automobile du Cycle et des Sports</em> and the <em>Salon de l&rsquo;Auto</em>, is still unmistakably THE event for every automobile industry professional worldwide.</p> </div> http://wardsauto.com/paris-international-motor-show#comments Thu, 05 Jan 2012 17:33:00 +0000 426001 at http://wardsauto.com FREE WEBINAR: How to Increase Customer-Pay Service Revenue http://wardsauto.com/free-webinar-how-increase-customer-pay-service-revenue <div class="node-body event-body"></div> <h3 class="location-locations-header">Location</h3> <div class="location-locations-wrapper"> <div class="location vcard"> <div class="adr"> <span class="fn">WardsAuto.com</span> <div class="country-name">United States</div> </div> <div class="map-link"> <div class="location map-link">See map: <a href="http://maps.google.com?q=%2C+%2C+%2C+%2C+us">Google Maps</a></div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field-desc"> <p> <strong>Presented by DMEautomotive:</strong></p> <p> Increasing coveted customer-pay service revenue is critical to the success of your dealership. But what&rsquo;s the best way to make it happen? What does this all mean for your dealership?</p> <p> <br /> <strong>In this webinar you will learn:</strong><br /> &bull; Best practices for driving customer pay service revenue through &ldquo;bread-and-butter&rdquo; services like brake, tire and battery sales<br /> &bull; Techniques for attracting customers who need these services<br /> &bull; The importance of maintaining business after the sale with prepaid maintenance plans</p> <p> <br /> <strong>Speakers will include:</strong><br /> Mike Martinez, CMO, DMEautomotive<br /> Dr. Mary Sheridan, Consumer Research Director DMEautomotive</p> </div> http://wardsauto.com/free-webinar-how-increase-customer-pay-service-revenue#comments Fixed Ops Fixed Operations Wed, 26 Sep 2012 21:21:00 +0000 618161 at http://wardsauto.com FREE WEBINAR: Crash Avoidance http://wardsauto.com/free-webinar-crash-avoidance <div class="node-body event-body"><p>This question increasingly is being asked throughout the auto industry and in government circles. It not only has profound implications for safety but also creates opportunity for reducing weight, improving fuel economy and lowering emissions if vehicles no longer require extremely robust structures to manage crash energy.</p> <p>This FREE WARDSAUTO WEBINAR will look at the latest sensing, crash avoidance and automatic braking technologies plus vehicle-to-vehicle and vehicle-to-infrastructure connectivity strategies that would be required to realize such a vision for future mobility, including new concepts for avoiding pedestrians. </p> <p>Sponsored by TE Connectivity</p> </div> <h3 class="location-locations-header">Location</h3> <div class="location-locations-wrapper"> <div class="location vcard"> <div class="adr"> <span class="fn">WardsAuto</span> <div class="country-name">United States</div> </div> <div class="map-link"> <div class="location map-link">See map: <a href="http://maps.google.com?q=%2C+%2C+%2C+%2C+us">Google Maps</a></div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field-desc"> <p> This question increasingly is being asked throughout the auto industry and in government circles. It not only has profound implications for safety but also creates opportunity for reducing weight, improving fuel economy and lowering emissions if vehicles no longer require extremely robust structures to manage crash energy.<br /> <br /> This FREE WARDSAUTO WEBINAR will look at the latest sensing, crash avoidance and automatic braking technologies plus vehicle-to-vehicle and vehicle-to-infrastructure connectivity strategies that would be required to realize such a vision for future mobility, including new concepts for avoiding pedestrians. &nbsp;<br /> <br /> Sponsored by TE Connectivity<br /> &nbsp;</p> <p> <b><a href="https://event.on24.com/eventRegistration/EventLobbyServlet?target=registration.jsp&amp;eventid=523980&amp;sessionid=1&amp;key=2948E50A8290BF5068D1ED60D26AB91A&amp;partnerref=wardsprint&amp;sourcepage=register" target="_new">REGISTER NOW!</a></b></p> </div> <p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/free-webinar-crash-avoidance" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/free-webinar-crash-avoidance#comments Tue, 02 Oct 2012 20:39:00 +0000 622711 at http://wardsauto.com Webinar: WardsAuto e-Dealer 100 - Destination: The Online Sale http://wardsauto.com/webinar-wardsauto-e-dealer-100-destination-online-sale <div class="node-body event-body"><p>Join us as we focus our discussion on the experience of the customer throughout the online car buying journey, and what alert dealers are doing to engage with shoppers along the way. We'll explore trends, innovations and best practices for maximizing revenue through the online sales process.</p> </div> <h3 class="location-locations-header">Location</h3> <div class="location-locations-wrapper"> <div class="location vcard"> <div class="adr"> <span class="fn">WardsAuto e-Dealer 100 Webinar</span> <div class="country-name">United States</div> </div> <div class="map-link"> <div class="location map-link">See map: <a href="http://maps.google.com?q=%2C+%2C+%2C+%2C+us">Google Maps</a></div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field-desc"> <p align="center"> <a href="http://wardsauto.com/e100-webinar"><img alt="" src="https://event.on24.com/event/61/53/75/rt/1/logo/register/wardsauto_nakedlime_banner.jpg" style="border: 0px solid currentColor; width: 587px;" /></a></p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p align="justify" class="style1"> <strong><span class="style2">Destination: The Online Sale</span></strong><br /> <em>How to guide customers along their car-buying journey</em></p> <p align="justify" class="style3"> <strong>WardsAuto e-Dealer 100 Webinar</strong></p> <p align="justify" class="style1"> Join us as we focus our discussion on the experience of the customer throughout the online car buying journey, and what alert dealers are doing to engage with shoppers along the way. We&#39;ll explore trends, innovations and best practices for maximizing revenue through the online sales process.</p> <p align="justify" class="style1"> Our expert panelists include: <strong>William Feinstein</strong>, dealer principal of Planet Honda in Union, NJ; <strong>Fran O&#39;Hagan</strong>, president of Pied Piper Management and <strong>Harold Redden</strong>, vice president of Fitzgerald Auto Malls.</p> </div> <p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/webinar-wardsauto-e-dealer-100-destination-online-sale" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/webinar-wardsauto-e-dealer-100-destination-online-sale#comments Thu, 02 May 2013 15:51:00 +0000 766241 at http://wardsauto.com WardsAuto Interiors Conference http://wardsauto.com/wardsauto-interiors-conference <div class="node-body event-body"><p>North America's only conference dedicated to the automotive interior, the WardsAuto Interiors Conference is a day packed with informative seminars, keynote speeches from major figures, networking with peers, and the Ward's 10 Best Interiors ceremony.</p> </div> <h3 class="location-locations-header">Location</h3> <div class="location-locations-wrapper"> <div class="location vcard"> <div class="adr"> <span class="fn">The Henry Hotel</span> <div class="country-name">United States</div> </div> <div class="map-link"> <div class="location map-link">See map: <a href="http://maps.google.com?q=%2C+%2C+%2C+%2C+us">Google Maps</a></div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field-desc"> <p> North America&#39;s only conference dedicated to the automotive interior, the WardsAuto Interiors Conference is a day packed with informative seminars, keynote speeches from major figures, networking with peers, and the Ward&#39;s 10 Best Interiors ceremony. <b><a href="http://www.regonline.com/Register/Checkin.aspx?EventID=1198396" target="_new">REGISTER NOW!</a></b></p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> <b><u><font face="arial" size="5">AGENDA:</font></u></b><br /> <br /> <br /> <font face="arial"> <b>7:30 to 8:15 am- Registration / Breakfast / Networking<br /> <br /> 8:15 to 9:30 am - Breakout Sessions (Attend 1 of 3 Panels)</b> </font></p> <blockquote> <font size="2"><font face="arial"><b><u>Panel 1:</u><br /> Perfecting the HMI </b><br /> Since the debut of the BMW iDrive, the modern Human Machine Interface has both amazed and confounded consumers. After more than a decade of development, the HMI is better than ever, but still a source of customer dissatisfaction. Panelists will discuss what can be done to truly meet consumer wants and needs.<br /> <br /> <b><u>Panel 2:</u><br /> Using Connectivity to Find Happiness </b><br /> Connectivity is fundamentally changing the way vehicles and drivers interact with the outside world. This session will explore the role the vehicle interior and its systems can play in enhancing and simplifying people&rsquo;s lives both inside and outside the vehicle.<br /> <br /> <b><u>Panel 3:</u><br /> Designing with Light</b><br /> Ambient lighting now is one of the most important instruments in the designer&rsquo;s toolbox. How else can it be used to surprise and delight consumers?</font></font></blockquote> <br /> <p> <font size="2"><font face="arial"><b>9:45 to 10:30 am - Keynote Speaker<br /> <br /> <b>Amko Leenarts,</b></b><br /> Director, Global Interior Design Strategy, Ford Motor Co.<br /> <br /> <font size="2"><font face="arial"><b>10:30 am to 11:00 am - Networking Break<br /> <br /> <b> 11:00 am to 12:15 pm - Breakout Sessions (Attend 1 of 3 Panels)</b><br /> </b></font></font> </font></font></p> <blockquote> <font size="2"><font face="arial"><font size="2"><font face="arial"><b><b><u>Panel 4:</u><br /> Innovative Materials</b></b><br /> An in-depth look at the latest materials and processes that are transforming vehicle interiors.<br /> <br /> <b><u>Panel 5:</u><br /> Eco-Friendly Interiors</b><br /> Environmental friendliness used to be just about using recyclable materials. Now it includes energy consumption, how products are made, where raw materials come from and more. Panelists will discuss new and current strategies for greener interiors.<br /> <br /> <b><u>Panel 6:</u><br /> Thinking Outside the Box</b><br /> What can the auto industry learn from other industries?<br /> <br /> </font></font></font></font></blockquote> <p> <font size="2"><font face="arial"><font size="2"><font face="arial"><b>12:30 to 1:15 pm - Plated Lunch (included in registration cost)<br /> <br /> <b>1:15 to 1:30 pm - WardsAuto Interiors Student Design Competition</b><br /> <br /> 1:30 to 2:15 pm - Ward&#39;s 10 Best Interiors Awards<br /> <br /> 2:15 to 2:45 pm - Networking Break<br /> <br /> 2:45 to 3:30 pm - Keynote Speaker<br /> <br /> 3:45 to 4:30 pm - Breakout Sessions (Attend 1 of 2 Panels)</b><br /> </font></font></font></font></p> <blockquote> <font size="2"><font face="arial"><font size="2"><font face="arial"><b><u>Panel 7:</u><br /> Fuel-Efficient Interiors</b><br /> Interiors will play a crucial role in reducing weight and creating more space in smaller vehicles to help auto makers meet future corporate average fuel-economy targets. This session will look at the latest concepts in design and materials.<br /> <br /> <b><u>Panel 8:</u><br /> The Future of Luxury</b><br /> With traditional luxury cues moving into mainstream vehicles, creating a premium ambience that is truly original and authentic becomes harder every year. What avenues are left to explore? Where is luxury headed in the future? </font></font></font></font></blockquote> <br /> <p> <font size="2"><font face="arial"><font size="2"><font face="arial"><b>4:30 to 6:00 pm - Networking Reception </b></font></font></font></font></p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> &nbsp;</p> </div> <p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/wardsauto-interiors-conference" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/wardsauto-interiors-conference#comments Interiors Vehicle Interiors Fri, 14 Sep 2012 20:52:00 +0000 609791 at http://wardsauto.com Automotive Customer Centricity Summit 2013 http://wardsauto.com/automotive-customer-centricity-summit-2013 <div class="node-body event-body"><p>Surviving the Perfect Storm - Winning with Evolving Customers</p> </div> <h3 class="location-locations-header">Location</h3> <div class="location-locations-wrapper"> <div class="location vcard"> <div class="adr"> <span class="fn">The Ritz-Carlton</span> <span class="locality">Marina del Ray</span>, <span class="region">CA</span> <div class="country-name">United States</div> <span class="geo"><abbr class="latitude" title="33.981603">33° 58' 53.7708" N</abbr>, <abbr class="longitude" title="-118.445516">118° 26' 43.8576" W</abbr></span> </div> <div class="map-link"> <div class="location map-link">See map: <a href="http://maps.google.com?q=33.981603+-118.445516+%28%2C+Marina+del+Ray%2C+CA%2C+%2C+us%29">Google Maps</a></div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field-desc"> <p> <strong>Surviving the Perfect Storm - Winning with Evolving Customers</strong></p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> The Automotive Customer Centricity Summit is a unique event featuring:</p> <p style="margin-left:.25in;"> &middot;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Real expertise on key topics</p> <p style="margin-left:.25in;"> &middot;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Exclusive environment for senior executives</p> <p style="margin-left:.25in;"> &middot;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Strategic and best-practice presentations</p> <p style="margin-left:.25in;"> &middot;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Extensive opportunities for peer-to-peer learning</p> <p style="margin-left:.25in;"> &middot;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Limited sponsor and vendor involvement</p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> In its ninth year, the Automotive Customer Centricity Summit is the only summit dedicated to helping the automotive industry improve customer relationships.&nbsp; The full-day summit provides an exclusive environment for senior executives from OEMs, Dealers, and Captives focused on sharing knowledge, networking with true peers, and creating opportunities for individual and corporate growth.</p> </div> <p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/automotive-customer-centricity-summit-2013" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/automotive-customer-centricity-summit-2013#comments 33.981603 -118.445516 Fri, 22 Feb 2013 21:44:00 +0000 721501 at http://wardsauto.com Automotive Social Media Summit 2013 http://wardsauto.com/automotive-social-media-summit-2013 <div class="node-body event-body"><p>Social 2.0 – Opportunities with Standardized &amp; New Media</p> </div> <h3 class="location-locations-header">Location</h3> <div class="location-locations-wrapper"> <div class="location vcard"> <div class="adr"> <span class="fn">The Ritz-Carlton</span> <span class="locality">Marina del Ray</span>, <span class="region">CA</span> <div class="country-name">United States</div> <span class="geo"><abbr class="latitude" title="33.981603">33° 58' 53.7708" N</abbr>, <abbr class="longitude" title="-118.445516">118° 26' 43.8576" W</abbr></span> </div> <div class="map-link"> <div class="location map-link">See map: <a href="http://maps.google.com?q=33.981603+-118.445516+%28%2C+Marina+del+Ray%2C+CA%2C+%2C+us%29">Google Maps</a></div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field-desc"> <p> <strong>Social 2.0 &ndash; Opportunities with Standardized &amp; New Media</strong></p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> The Automotive Social Media Summit is a unique event featuring:</p> <p style="margin-left:.25in;"> &middot;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Real expertise on key topics</p> <p style="margin-left:.25in;"> &middot;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Exclusive environment for senior executives</p> <p style="margin-left:.25in;"> &middot;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Strategic and best-practice presentations</p> <p style="margin-left:.25in;"> &middot;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Extensive opportunities for peer-to-peer learning</p> <p style="margin-left:.25in;"> &middot;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Limited sponsor and vendor involvement</p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> The fourth annual Automotive Social Media Summit is the industry&rsquo;s only summit focused exclusively on social media.&nbsp; The summit offers an exclusive environment for senior-level OEM, Dealer, and Captive executives, and continues the learning and peer networking opportunities for those who attend the Automotive Customer Centricity Summit.</p> </div> <p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/automotive-social-media-summit-2013" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/automotive-social-media-summit-2013#comments 33.981603 -118.445516 Fri, 22 Feb 2013 21:49:00 +0000 721551 at http://wardsauto.com WardsAuto Outlook Conference - Fall 2013 http://wardsauto.com/wardsauto-outlook-conference-fall-2013 <div class="node-body event-body"></div> <h3 class="location-locations-header">Location</h3> <div class="location-locations-wrapper"> <div class="location vcard"> <div class="adr"> <span class="fn">Southfield Westin</span> <div class="street-address"> 1500 Town Center </div> <span class="locality">Southfield</span>, <span class="region">MI</span> <span class="postal-code">48075</span> <div class="country-name">United States</div> <span class="geo"><abbr class="latitude" title="42.475611">42° 28' 32.1996" N</abbr>, <abbr class="longitude" title="-83.245018">83° 14' 42.0648" W</abbr></span> </div> <div class="map-link"> <div class="location map-link">See map: <a href="http://maps.google.com?q=42.475611+-83.245018+%281500+Town+Center%2C+Southfield%2C+MI%2C+48075%2C+us%29">Google Maps</a></div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field-desc"> <p style="margin-top: 1em; margin-bottom: 1em; font-size: 15px; line-height: 1.48em; font-family: Georgia, Times, 'Times New Roman', serif; background-color: rgb(255, 255, 255);"> <font face="arial" size="3">Join us for a half-day conference on global vehicle and powertrain production. WardsAuto and data partner AutomotiveCompass present analysis of global platforms through 2019, a review of supplier opportunities, and editorial insight into current OEM strategies.<br /> <b style="color: rgb(34, 68, 102);"><u><a href="http://www.regonline.com/wardsautooutlookconferencefall2013" style="color: rgb(34, 68, 102);" target="_new">REGISTER NOW!</a></u></b></font></p> <div> <hr style="height: 1px; border: none; background-color: rgb(204, 204, 204); color: rgb(204, 204, 204); font-family: Georgia, Times, 'Times New Roman', serif;" width="100%" /> <b style="font-family: Georgia, Times, 'Times New Roman', serif; background-color: rgb(255, 255, 255);"><font face="arial" size="5">AGENDA</font></b><br style="font-family: Georgia, Times, 'Times New Roman', serif; background-color: rgb(255, 255, 255);" /> <hr style="height: 1px; border: none; background-color: rgb(204, 204, 204); color: rgb(204, 204, 204); font-family: Georgia, Times, 'Times New Roman', serif;" width="100%" /> <br style="font-family: Georgia, Times, 'Times New Roman', serif; background-color: rgb(255, 255, 255);" /> <font face="arial" size="3" style="background-color: rgb(255, 255, 255);"><font face="arial" size="3">Conference runs 7:30 to 11:30 am - September 10, 2013<br /> <br /> <br /> <b><font face="arial" size="3">Breakfast &amp; Welcome</font></b><br /> <font face="arial" size="3"><font face="arial" size="3">Drew Winter, Editor-in-Chief, WardsAuto World<br /> <br /> <br /> <b><font face="arial" size="3">The New Flexible: Scalable Platforms</font></b><br /> <font face="arial" size="3"><font face="arial" size="3">WardsAuto Editorial Director Dave Zoia looks at a new trend in platform consolidation: Cross-segment scalability.<br /> <br /> <br /> <b><font face="arial" size="3">Global Platform Creep: Where&rsquo;s the Opportunity in a Changing Landscape?</font></b><br /> <font face="arial" size="3"><font face="arial" size="3">WardsAuto Global Production Analyst Haig Stoddard discusses the long-term global production outlook with emphasis on platform movement, new programs and growth.<br /> <br /> <br /> <b><font face="arial" size="3">Powering Global Platforms</font></b><br /> <font face="arial" size="3"><font face="arial" size="3">AutomotiveCompass Global Powertrain Forecast Manager Brian Maxim discusses the role of powertrain applications in global platform consolidation.<br /> <br /> <br /> <b><font face="arial" size="3">Networking Break</font></b><br /> <font face="arial" size="3"><font face="arial" size="3">Meet your colleagues from auto makers and suppliers, and chat with analysts and editors from WardsAuto and AutomotiveCompass.<br /> <br /> <br /> <b><font face="arial" size="3">Global Platforms and the New Supply Chain</font></b><br /> <font face="arial" size="3"><font face="arial" size="3">AutomotiveCompass President Joe McCabe examines the impact global platform changes will have on suppliers: how NAFTA-based platforms are influencing the global competitive landscape, and the opportunities presented by global platform creep.<br /> <br /> <br /> <b><font face="arial" size="3">Q &amp; A Panel</font></b><br /> <font face="arial" size="3"><font face="arial" size="3">Moderated by WardsAuto Director of Information Content John Sousanis, presenters answer questions about vehicle production and powertrain trends around the world.</font></font></font></font></font></font></font></font></font></font></font></font></font></font></font></font> <p style="margin-top: 1em; margin-bottom: 1em; font-size: 15px; line-height: 1.48em; font-family: Georgia, Times, 'Times New Roman', serif; background-color: rgb(255, 255, 255);"> &nbsp;</p> <div> <hr style="height: 1px; border: none; background-color: rgb(204, 204, 204); color: rgb(204, 204, 204); font-family: Georgia, Times, 'Times New Roman', serif;" width="100%" /> <p style="margin-top: 1em; margin-bottom: 1em; font-size: 15px; line-height: 1.48em; font-family: Georgia, Times, 'Times New Roman', serif; background-color: rgb(255, 255, 255);"> <b style="color: rgb(34, 68, 102);"><font face="arial" size="5"><a href="http://www.regonline.com/wardsautooutlookconferencefall2013" style="color: rgb(34, 68, 102);" target="_new">P</a>RICE</font></b><b style="line-height: 1.48em; font-family: arial; font-size: medium;"><font face="arial" size="3">&nbsp;</font></b></p> <p style="margin-top: 1em; margin-bottom: 1em; font-size: 15px; line-height: 1.48em; font-family: Georgia, Times, 'Times New Roman', serif; background-color: rgb(255, 255, 255);"> <b style="font-family: arial; font-size: medium;"><font face="arial" size="3">Regular Registration: $295</font></b></p> <p style="margin-top: 1em; margin-bottom: 1em; font-size: 15px; line-height: 1.48em; font-family: Georgia, Times, 'Times New Roman', serif; background-color: rgb(255, 255, 255);"> <span style="font-family: arial; font-size: medium;">Seating is limited. Reserve your seat now.</span></p> </div> <hr style="height: 1px; border: none; background-color: rgb(204, 204, 204); color: rgb(204, 204, 204); font-family: Georgia, Times, 'Times New Roman', serif;" width="100%" /> <p style="margin-top: 1em; margin-bottom: 1em; font-size: 15px; line-height: 1.48em; font-family: Georgia, Times, 'Times New Roman', serif; background-color: rgb(255, 255, 255);"> <a href="http://www.regonline.com/wardsautooutlookconferencefall2013" style="color: rgb(34, 68, 102);" target="_new"><b><font face="arial" size="5">REGISTER NOW</font></b></a></p> <hr style="height: 1px; border: none; background-color: rgb(204, 204, 204); color: rgb(204, 204, 204); font-family: Georgia, Times, 'Times New Roman', serif;" width="100%" /> <br style="font-family: Georgia, Times, 'Times New Roman', serif; background-color: rgb(255, 255, 255);" /> <br style="font-family: Georgia, Times, 'Times New Roman', serif; background-color: rgb(255, 255, 255);" /> <font face="arial" size="5" style="background-color: rgb(255, 255, 255);">CONTACT US</font><br style="font-family: Georgia, Times, 'Times New Roman', serif; background-color: rgb(255, 255, 255);" /> <br style="font-family: Georgia, Times, 'Times New Roman', serif; background-color: rgb(255, 255, 255);" /> <font face="arial" size="3" style="background-color: rgb(255, 255, 255);">For more information, contact Lisa Williamson at (248) 799-2642 or&nbsp;<a href="mailto:lwilliamson@wardsauto.com=Subject=WardsAuto Outlook Conference request for information" style="color: rgb(34, 68, 102);">lwilliamson@wardsauto.com</a>.</font> <p style="margin-top: 1em; margin-bottom: 1em; font-size: 15px; line-height: 1.48em; font-family: Georgia, Times, 'Times New Roman', serif; background-color: rgb(255, 255, 255);"> &nbsp;</p> </div> </div> http://wardsauto.com/wardsauto-outlook-conference-fall-2013#comments 42.475611 -83.245018 Thu, 15 Aug 2013 13:07:00 +0000 829491 at http://wardsauto.com WardsAuto Outlook Conference: Q1 2014 http://wardsauto.com/wardsauto-outlook-conference-q1-2014-0 <div class="node-body event-body"><p>Hear our analysts explain the trends behind our insights and data so you clearly see your company's opportunities and risks.</p> </div> <h3 class="location-locations-header">Location</h3> <div class="location-locations-wrapper"> <div class="location vcard"> <div class="adr"> <span class="fn">Westin Hotel - Southfield, MI</span> <div class="country-name">United States</div> </div> <div class="map-link"> <div class="location map-link">See map: <a href="http://maps.google.com?q=%2C+%2C+%2C+%2C+us">Google Maps</a></div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field-desc"> <p><b><font face="arial" size="5">Join WardsAuto analysts for a morning of<br /> in-depth analysis and unique insights</font></b></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><font face="arial" size="3"><b><a href="http://www.regonline.com/wardsautooutlookconference-0314">Register now</a></b> for the first of WardsAuto&#39;s 2014 series of half-day conferences presenting insights and analysis of the automotive industry, deep dives into special topics, and live discussion with our panel of experts.</font></p> <p><font face="arial" size="3"><b>Conference features:</b> Interactive sessions with WardsAuto analysts and editors; insights and analysis covering topics that matter to the future of your business, trend analysis of OEM strategies, new technologies, market outlooks and more. Extended Q&amp;A Session lets you pick our industry experts brains&#39; on issues important to your company.<br /> <br /> <b>Networking opportunities</b> - Two networking sessions put you in touch with your peers; Learn how other companies are adapting to a constantly changing marketplace.<br /> <br /> <b>Conference newsletter</b> &ndash; Free subscription to WardsAuto Outlook e-newsletter, providing timely insights and exclusive access to WardsAuto content after the conference.<br /> <br /> <b>Take away materials</b> &ndash; Digital and hardcopy takeaways from all presentations. Share valuable information throughout your organization!<br /> <br /> <b>Convenience:</b> Get all this in a condensed, information-packed half-day event!</font></p> <br /> <hr width="100%" /> <br /> <p><b><font face="arial" size="4">Who Attends the WardsAuto Outlook Conference?</font></b><br /> <font face="arial" size="5"><font face="arial" size="3">These are some of the companies represented at our September 2013 conference: </font></font></p> <table> <tbody> <tr> <td> <ul> <li> <font face="arial" size="5"><font face="arial" size="3"><font face="arial" size="4">Bando USA</font></font></font></li> <li> <font face="arial" size="5"><font face="arial" size="3"><font face="arial" size="4"><font face="arial" size="4">BASF</font></font></font></font></li> <li> <font face="arial" size="5"><font face="arial" size="3"><font face="arial" size="4"><font face="arial" size="4"><font face="arial" size="4"><font face="arial" size="4">Chrysler Group LLC</font></font></font></font></font></font></li> <li> <font face="arial" size="5"><font face="arial" size="3"><font face="arial" size="4"><font face="arial" size="4"><font face="arial" size="4"><font face="arial" size="4"><font face="arial" size="4">Continental</font></font></font></font></font></font></font></li> <li> <font face="arial" size="5"><font face="arial" size="3"><font face="arial" size="4"><font face="arial" size="4"><font face="arial" size="4"><font face="arial" size="4"><font face="arial" size="4"><font face="arial" size="4">Eagle Ottawa</font></font></font></font></font></font></font></font></li> <li> <font face="arial" size="5"><font face="arial" size="3"><font face="arial" size="4"><font face="arial" size="4"><font face="arial" size="4"><font face="arial" size="4"><font face="arial" size="4"><font face="arial" size="4"><font face="arial" size="4">Ford Motor Company</font></font></font></font></font></font></font></font></font></li> <li> <font face="arial" size="5"><font face="arial" size="3"><font face="arial" size="4"><font face="arial" size="4"><font face="arial" size="4"><font face="arial" size="4"><font face="arial" size="4"><font face="arial" size="4"><font face="arial" size="4"><font face="arial" size="4">Fujitsu Ten Corp. of America</font></font></font></font></font></font></font></font></font></font></li> <li> <font face="arial" size="5"><font face="arial" size="3"><font face="arial" size="4"><font face="arial" size="4"><font face="arial" size="4"><font face="arial" size="4"><font face="arial" size="4"><font face="arial" size="4"><font face="arial" size="4"><font face="arial" size="4"><font face="arial" size="4">General Motors</font></font></font></font></font></font></font></font></font></font></font></li> <li> <font face="arial" size="5"><font face="arial" size="3"><font face="arial" size="4"><font face="arial" size="4"><font face="arial" size="4"><font face="arial" size="4"><font face="arial" size="4"><font face="arial" size="4"><font face="arial" size="4"><font face="arial" size="4"><font face="arial" size="4"><font face="arial" size="4">Hella</font></font></font></font></font></font></font></font></font></font></font></font></li> <li> <font face="arial" size="5"><font face="arial" size="3"><font face="arial" size="4"><font face="arial" size="4"><font face="arial" size="4"><font face="arial" size="4"><font face="arial" size="4"><font face="arial" size="4"><font face="arial" size="4"><font face="arial" size="4"><font face="arial" size="4"><font face="arial" size="4"><font face="arial" size="4">Henkel</font></font></font></font></font></font></font></font></font></font></font></font></font></li> <li> <font face="arial" size="5"><font face="arial" size="3"><font face="arial" size="4"><font face="arial" size="4"><font face="arial" size="4"><font face="arial" size="4"><font face="arial" size="4"><font face="arial" size="4"><font face="arial" size="4"><font face="arial" size="4"><font face="arial" size="4"><font face="arial" size="4"><font face="arial" size="4"><font face="arial" size="4">Honda</font></font></font></font></font></font></font></font></font></font></font></font></font></font></li> <li> <font face="arial" size="5"><font face="arial" size="3"><font face="arial" size="4"><font face="arial" size="4"><font face="arial" size="4"><font face="arial" size="4"><font face="arial" size="4"><font face="arial" size="4"><font face="arial" size="4"><font face="arial" size="4"><font face="arial" size="4"><font face="arial" size="4"><font face="arial" size="4"><font face="arial" size="4"><font face="arial" size="4">Intertek</font></font></font></font></font></font></font></font></font></font></font></font></font></font></font></li> <li> <font face="arial" size="5"><font face="arial" size="3"><font face="arial" size="4"><font face="arial" size="4"><font face="arial" size="4"><font face="arial" size="4"><font face="arial" size="4"><font face="arial" size="4"><font face="arial" size="4"><font face="arial" size="4"><font face="arial" size="4"><font face="arial" size="4"><font face="arial" size="4"><font face="arial" size="4"><font face="arial" size="4"><font face="arial" size="4">Mahle</font></font></font></font></font></font></font></font></font></font></font></font></font></font></font></font></li> <li> <font face="arial" size="5"><font face="arial" size="3"><font face="arial" size="4"><font face="arial" size="4"><font face="arial" size="4"><font face="arial" size="4"><font face="arial" size="4"><font face="arial" size="4"><font face="arial" size="4"><font face="arial" size="4"><font face="arial" size="4"><font face="arial" size="4"><font face="arial" size="4"><font face="arial" size="4"><font face="arial" size="4"><font face="arial" size="4"><font face="arial" size="4">Maxion Wheels</font></font></font></font></font></font></font></font></font></font></font></font></font></font></font></font></font></li> </ul> </td> <td width="50"> <font face="arial" size="5"><font face="arial" size="3">&nbsp;</font></font></td> <td> <ul> <li> <font face="arial" size="5"><font face="arial" size="3"><font face="arial" size="4">Morgan Samuels</font></font></font></li> <li> <font face="arial" size="5"><font face="arial" size="3"><font face="arial" size="4"><font face="arial" size="4">Nemak</font></font></font></font></li> <li> <font face="arial" size="5"><font face="arial" size="3"><font face="arial" size="4"><font face="arial" size="4"><font face="arial" size="4">NSK Steering Systems America</font></font></font></font></font></li> <li> <font face="arial" size="5"><font face="arial" size="3"><font face="arial" size="4"><font face="arial" size="4"><font face="arial" size="4"><font face="arial" size="4"><font face="arial" size="4">Royal Technologies Corp</font></font></font></font></font></font></font></li> <li> <font face="arial" size="5"><font face="arial" size="3"><font face="arial" size="4"><font face="arial" size="4"><font face="arial" size="4"><font face="arial" size="4"><font face="arial" size="4"><font 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size="4"><font face="arial" size="4"><font face="arial" size="4"><font face="arial" size="4"><font face="arial" size="4"><font face="arial" size="4"><font face="arial" size="4"><font face="arial" size="4"><font face="arial" size="4">Umicore</font></font></font></font></font></font></font></font></font></font></font></font></font></font></font></font></li> <li> <font face="arial" size="5"><font face="arial" size="3"><font face="arial" size="4"><font face="arial" size="4"><font face="arial" size="4"><font face="arial" size="4"><font face="arial" size="4"><font face="arial" size="4"><font face="arial" size="4"><font face="arial" size="4"><font face="arial" size="4"><font face="arial" size="4"><font face="arial" size="4"><font face="arial" size="4"><font face="arial" size="4"><font face="arial" size="4"><font face="arial" size="4">Universal Metal Products</font></font></font></font></font></font></font></font></font></font></font></font></font></font></font></font></font></li> <li> <font face="arial" size="5"><font face="arial" size="3"><font face="arial" size="4"><font face="arial" size="4"><font face="arial" size="4"><font face="arial" size="4"><font face="arial" size="4"><font face="arial" size="4"><font face="arial" size="4"><font face="arial" size="4"><font face="arial" size="4"><font face="arial" size="4"><font face="arial" size="4"><font face="arial" size="4"><font face="arial" size="4"><font face="arial" size="4"><font face="arial" size="4"><font face="arial" size="4">ZF North America, Inc.</font></font></font></font></font></font></font></font></font></font></font></font></font></font></font></font></font></font></li> </ul> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <br /> <hr width="100%" /> <p><br /> <font face="arial" size="5"><font face="arial" size="3"><font face="arial" size="5"><b><u>AGENDA</u></b></font><br /> <font face="arial" size="3">Conference runs 7:30 to 11:30 am - March 11, 2014</font></font></font></p> <p><font face="arial" size="5"><font face="arial" size="3"><font face="arial" size="3"><font face="arial" size="3"><strong>Breakfast &amp; Welcome</strong><br /> Dave Zoia, Editorial Director, WardsAuto<br /> <br /> <br /> <strong><u><font face="arial" size="4">PRESENTATIONS</font></u></strong></font></font></font></font></p> <p><font face="arial" size="3"><strong>Exclusive look at WardsAuto North America Sales Forecast 2014 &ndash; 2020.</strong><br /> WardsAuto Analyst Haig Stoddard presents our North American light vehicle sales outlook, with company-by-company breakouts, segment forecasts, and key trends affecting the market.<br /> <br /> <strong>What Makes the Ward&#39;s 10 Best Engines Best?</strong> &ndash; A qualitative look at the industry&rsquo;s best powertrains, including the state of key technological advancements with a focus on turbochargers and superchargers. WardsAuto World Editor-in-Chief Drew Winter and Executive Editor Tom Murphy present real-world information on winners and contenders for the 2014 Ward&rsquo;s 10 Best Engines awards.<br /> <br /> <strong>Powertrain Current State and Forecast:</strong> An analysis of current powertrain penetration rates and traits on U.S. vehicles, and a detailed forecast of forced induction applications in North America. Presented by the WardsAuto data group.<br /> <br /> <strong>Networking Break</strong><br /> Meet your colleagues from auto makers and suppliers, and chat with analysts and editors from WardsAuto.<br /> <br /> <strong><u><font face="arial" size="4">PRESENTATIONS</font></u></strong><br /> <br /> <font face="arial" size="4"><strong>New Materials Technology:</strong><font face="arial" size="3"> Drew Winter looks at how emerging material technologies are being used to meet growing challenges in powertrain engineering.<br /> <br /> <strong>The Next 90 Days:</strong><font face="arial" size="3"> Haig Stoddard, joined by WardsAuto analysts and editors presents a near-term North American sales, inventory and production outlook, highlighting the key indicators, red flags and important product launches to watch for in the coming quarter.<br /> &nbsp;</font></font></font></font></p> <p><font face="arial" size="3"><font face="arial" size="3"><strong><font face="arial" size="3">Q&amp;A Session:</font></strong><font face="arial" size="3"><font face="arial" size="3"> Conference presenters answer questions about vehicle production and powertrain trends around the world. WardsAuto Director of Information Content John Sousanis moderates.</font></font></font></font></p> <p><br /> <font face="arial" size="3"><font face="arial" size="3"><font face="arial" size="3"><font face="arial" size="3"><strong><font face="arial" size="5"><u>REGISTRATION</u></font></strong></font></font></font></font></p> <p><font face="arial" size="3"><font face="arial" size="3"><font face="arial" size="3"><font face="arial" size="3"><font face="arial" size="3"><font face="arial" size="3"><font face="arial" size="3"><strong><a href="http://www.regonline.com/wardsautooutlookconference-0314">SERIES REGISTRATION (4 quarterly events):</a> </strong>$995<br /> Must be a WardsAuto Premium Subscriber (see below). If you cannot attend our future dates in person, you will have access to the digital presentations, PLUS you may transfer your registration to a colleague to attend in your place.</font></font></font></font></font></font></font></p> <p><font face="arial" size="3"><font face="arial" size="3"><font face="arial" size="3"><font face="arial" size="3"><font face="arial" size="3"><font face="arial" size="3"><font face="arial" size="3"><strong><a href="http://www.regonline.com/wardsautooutlookconference-0314">TRIAL REGISTRATION</a> (March 11 event only):</strong><br /> $295 early rate - by Feb. 28 (regular rate: $395, after Feb. 28)<br /> The WardsAuto Update Conference is a service for WardsAuto Premium Subscribers, but we are making this first event of 2014 available to everyone to sample the wealth of information to be conveyed during the conference.</font></font></font></font></font></font></font></p> <p><font face="arial" size="3"><font face="arial" size="3"><font face="arial" size="3"><font face="arial" size="3"><font face="arial" size="3"><font face="arial" size="3"><strong><font face="arial" size="3"><a href="http://www.regonline.com/wardsautooutlookconference-0314">REGISTER NOW!</a></font></strong></font></font></font></font></font></font></p> <p><font face="arial" size="3"><font face="arial" size="3"><font face="arial" size="3"><font face="arial" size="3"><font face="arial" size="3"><font face="arial" size="3"><font face="arial" size="3">&nbsp;</font></font></font></font></font></font></font></p> <p><font face="arial" size="3"><font face="arial" size="3"><font face="arial" size="3"><font face="arial" size="3"><font face="arial" size="3"><font face="arial" size="3"><strong><font face="arial" size="3">ABOUT WARDSAUTO PREMIUM</font></strong></font></font></font></font></font></font></p> <p><font face="arial" size="3"><font face="arial" size="3"><font face="arial" size="3"><font face="arial" size="3"><font face="arial" size="3"><font face="arial" size="3"><font face="arial" size="3">The WardsAuto Outlook Conference series is an offering of the newly enhanced WardsAuto Premium Service. This online subscription entitles you to virtually everything WardsAuto produces: constantly updated, vital business intelligence from across the industry and around the world. For more information, contact Lisa Williamson at (248) 799-2642 or lwilliamson@wardsauto.com.</font></font></font></font></font></font></font></p> </div> <p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/wardsauto-outlook-conference-q1-2014-0" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/wardsauto-outlook-conference-q1-2014-0#comments Fri, 07 Feb 2014 20:16:00 +0000 949751 at http://wardsauto.com WardsAuto Interiors Conference http://wardsauto.com/wardsauto-interiors-conference-3 <div class="node-body event-body"><p>North America's only conference devoted to the automotive interior</p> </div> <h3 class="location-locations-header">Location</h3> <div class="location-locations-wrapper"> <div class="location vcard"> <div class="adr"> <span class="fn">The Henry Hotel</span> <div class="street-address"> 300 Town Center Dr </div> <span class="locality">Dearborn</span>, <span class="region">MI</span> <span class="postal-code">48126</span> <div class="country-name">United States</div> </div> <div class="map-link"> <div class="location map-link">See map: <a href="http://maps.google.com?q=300+Town+Center+Dr%2C+Dearborn%2C+MI%2C+48126%2C+us">Google Maps</a></div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field-desc"> <p><strong>Join us for&nbsp;North America&#39;s only conference devoted to the automotive interior.</strong></p> <p>A full day packed with keynote addresses, panel discussions, exhibits, networking, and much more, all focused on the constantly evolving world of auto interiors.</p> <p>Learn more at <a href="http://www.autointeriors.com">AutoInteriors.com</a></p> <p>For sponsorship and exhibit information, contact Dyanna Hurley at <a href="mailto:dhurley@wardsauto.com">dhurley@wardsauto.com</a>.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> </div> <p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/wardsauto-interiors-conference-3" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/wardsauto-interiors-conference-3#comments Fri, 07 Feb 2014 20:23:00 +0000 949771 at http://wardsauto.com WardsAuto eDealer 100 Webinar: How to Handle the Internet-Empowered Customer http://wardsauto.com/wardsauto-edealer-100-webinar-how-handle-internet-empowered-customer <div class="node-body event-body"><p>How to Handle Internet-Empowered Customers</p> <p>They've done their homework. They arrived armed with information. Make sure their offline dealership experience isn't a turn-off. Our panel of pros will discuss the do's and don'ts of dealing with modern shoppers, knowing their expectations and making their online-to-offline transition seamless.</p> </div> <h3 class="location-locations-header">Location</h3> <div class="location-locations-wrapper"> <div class="location vcard"> <div class="adr"> <span class="fn">Online Webinar</span> <div class="country-name">United States</div> </div> <div class="map-link"> <div class="location map-link">See map: <a href="http://maps.google.com?q=%2C+%2C+%2C+%2C+us">Google Maps</a></div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field-desc"> <p align="justify" class="style1" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 14px; font-weight: bold; line-height: normal;">How to Handle Internet-Empowered Customers</p> <p align="justify" class="style2" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 12px; line-height: normal;">They&#39;ve done their homework. They arrived armed with information. Make sure their offline dealership experience isn&#39;t a turn-off. Our panel of pros will discuss the do&#39;s and don&#39;ts of dealing with modern shoppers, knowing their expectations and making their online-to-offline transition seamless.</p> <p align="justify" class="style2" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 12px; line-height: normal;"><strong>Steve Finlay</strong>, editor of WardsAuto Dealer Business, moderates this free webinar featuring:</p> <ul style="font-family: arial, helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 12px; line-height: normal;"> <li class="style2" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 12px;"> <strong>Shaun Kniffen</strong>, Director of Marketing for Germain Motor, No. 4 on the WardsAuto e-Dealer 100.</li> <li class="style2" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 12px;"> <strong>Jason Church</strong>, Internet director for Courtesy Chevrolet, where Internet leads account for about 50% of total vehicle sales.</li> <li class="style2" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 12px;"> <strong>Harold Redden</strong>, a vice president for Fitzgerald Auto Malls, with five stores onthe WardsAuto e-Dealer 100.</li> <li class="style2" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 12px;"> <strong>Miles Stearnman</strong>, vice president of operations for Pied Piper, a firm that annually uses mystery shoppers to measure how dealerships handle Internet leads.</li> </ul> </div> <p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/wardsauto-edealer-100-webinar-how-handle-internet-empowered-customer" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/wardsauto-edealer-100-webinar-how-handle-internet-empowered-customer#comments Mon, 02 Jun 2014 18:32:00 +0000 1031601 at http://wardsauto.com WardsAuto Outlook Conference: Q2 2014 http://wardsauto.com/wardsauto-outlook-conference-q2-2014 <div class="node-body event-body"><p>Hear our analysts explain the trends behind our insights and data so you clearly see your company's opportunities and risks.</p> </div> <h3 class="location-locations-header">Location</h3> <div class="location-locations-wrapper"> <div class="location vcard"> <div class="adr"> <span class="fn">Westin Hotel - Southfield, MI</span> <div class="country-name">United States</div> </div> <div class="map-link"> <div class="location map-link">See map: <a href="http://maps.google.com?q=%2C+%2C+%2C+%2C+us">Google Maps</a></div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field-desc"> <p style="font-size: 13px; line-height: 20px;"><b style="font-size: 13px;"><font face="arial" style="font-size: 13px;">Join WardsAuto analysts for a morning of<br /> in-depth analysis and unique insights</font></b></p> <p style="font-size: 13px; line-height: 20px;">&nbsp;</p> <p style="font-size: 13px; line-height: 20px;"><font face="arial" style="font-size: 13px;"><b style="font-size: 13px;"><a href="http://www.etouches.com/wardsauto-q2-2014" style="font-size: 13px;">Register now</a></b>&nbsp;for the second of WardsAuto&#39;s 2014 series of half-day conferences presenting insights and analysis of the automotive industry, deep dives into special topics, and live discussion with our panel of experts.</font></p> <p style="font-size: 13px; line-height: 20px;"><font face="arial" style="font-size: 13px;"><b style="font-size: 13px;">Conference features:</b>&nbsp;Interactive sessions with WardsAuto analysts and editors; insights and analysis covering topics that matter to the future of your business, trend analysis of OEM strategies, new technologies, market outlooks and more. Extended Q&amp;A Session lets you pick our industry experts brains&#39; on issues important to your company.<br /> <br /> <b style="font-size: 13px;">Networking opportunities</b>&nbsp;- Two networking sessions put you in touch with your peers; Learn how other companies are adapting to a constantly changing marketplace.<br /> <br /> <b style="font-size: 13px;">Conference newsletter</b>&nbsp;&ndash; Free subscription to WardsAuto Outlook e-newsletter, providing timely insights and exclusive access to WardsAuto content after the conference.<br /> <br /> <b style="font-size: 13px;">Take away materials</b>&nbsp;&ndash; Digital and hardcopy takeaways from all presentations. Share valuable information throughout your organization!<br /> <br /> <b style="font-size: 13px;">Convenience:</b>&nbsp;Get all this in a condensed, information-packed half-day event!</font></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <hr width="100%" /> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p style="font-size: 13px; line-height: 20px;"><b style="font-size: 13px;"><font face="arial" style="font-size: 13px;">Who Attends the WardsAuto Outlook Conference?</font></b><br /> <font face="arial" style="font-size: 13px;">These are some of the companies represented at our prior conferences:</font></p> <table style="line-height: 20px; width: 614px;"> <tbody style="font-size: 12px;"> <tr style="font-size: 12px;"> <td style="font-size: 12px;"> <ul style="font-size: 12px;"> <li style="font-size: 12px;"> <font face="arial" style="font-size: 12px;">Bando USA</font></li> <li style="font-size: 12px;"> <font face="arial" style="font-size: 12px;">BASF</font></li> <li style="font-size: 12px;"> <font face="arial" style="font-size: 12px;">Chrysler Group LLC</font></li> <li style="font-size: 12px;"> <font face="arial" style="font-size: 12px;">Continental</font></li> <li style="font-size: 12px;"> <font face="arial" style="font-size: 12px;">Eagle Ottawa</font></li> <li style="font-size: 12px;"> <font face="arial" style="font-size: 12px;">Ford Motor Company</font></li> <li style="font-size: 12px;"> <font face="arial" style="font-size: 12px;">Fujitsu Ten Corp. of America</font></li> <li style="font-size: 12px;"> <font face="arial" style="font-size: 12px;">General Motors</font></li> <li style="font-size: 12px;"> <font face="arial" style="font-size: 12px;">Hella</font></li> <li style="font-size: 12px;"> <font face="arial" style="font-size: 12px;">Henkel</font></li> <li style="font-size: 12px;"> <font face="arial" style="font-size: 12px;">Honda</font></li> <li style="font-size: 12px;"> <font face="arial" style="font-size: 12px;">Intertek</font></li> <li style="font-size: 12px;"> <font face="arial" style="font-size: 12px;">Mahle</font></li> <li style="font-size: 12px;"> <font face="arial" style="font-size: 12px;">Maxion Wheels</font></li> </ul> </td> <td style="font-size: 12px;" width="50"> <font face="arial" style="font-size: 12px;">&nbsp;</font></td> <td style="font-size: 12px;"> <ul style="font-size: 12px;"> <li style="font-size: 12px;"> <font face="arial" style="font-size: 12px;">Morgan Samuels</font></li> <li style="font-size: 12px;"> <font face="arial" style="font-size: 12px;">Nemak</font></li> <li style="font-size: 12px;"> <font face="arial" style="font-size: 12px;">NSK Steering Systems America</font></li> <li style="font-size: 12px;"> <font face="arial" style="font-size: 12px;">Royal Technologies Corp</font></li> <li style="font-size: 12px;"> <font face="arial" style="font-size: 12px;">Schneider</font></li> <li style="font-size: 12px;"> <font face="arial" style="font-size: 12px;">Sherwin Williams</font></li> <li style="font-size: 12px;"> <font face="arial" style="font-size: 12px;">SRG Group, Inc.</font></li> <li style="font-size: 12px;"> <font face="arial" style="font-size: 12px;">Stant Corporation</font></li> <li style="font-size: 12px;"> <font face="arial" style="font-size: 12px;">Sundbert-Ferar</font></li> <li style="font-size: 12px;"> <font face="arial" style="font-size: 12px;">Takata</font></li> <li style="font-size: 12px;"> <font face="arial" style="font-size: 12px;">ThyssenKrupp</font></li> <li style="font-size: 12px;"> <font face="arial" style="font-size: 12px;">Umicore</font></li> <li style="font-size: 12px;"> <font face="arial" style="font-size: 12px;">Universal Metal Products</font></li> <li style="font-size: 12px;"> <font face="arial" style="font-size: 12px;">ZF North America, Inc.</font></li> </ul> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <hr width="100%" /> <p>&nbsp;</p> </div> <p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/wardsauto-outlook-conference-q2-2014" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/wardsauto-outlook-conference-q2-2014#comments Thu, 22 May 2014 19:58:00 +0000 1025971 at http://wardsauto.com Automotive Customer Centricity Summit 2014 http://wardsauto.com/automotive-customer-centricity-summit-2014-0 <div class="node-body event-body"><p>Connectivity’s Impact on Customer Relationships</p> </div> <h3 class="location-locations-header">Location</h3> <div class="location-locations-wrapper"> <div class="location vcard"> <div class="adr"> <span class="fn">Ritz-Carlton</span> <span class="locality">Marina del Rey</span>, <span class="region">CA</span> <span class="postal-code">90292</span> <div class="country-name">United States</div> </div> <div class="map-link"> <div class="location map-link">See map: <a href="http://maps.google.com?q=%2C+Marina+del+Rey%2C+CA%2C+90292%2C+us">Google Maps</a></div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field-desc"> <p><strong>Connectivity&rsquo;s Impact on Customer Relationships</strong></p> <p><span style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 13px; line-height: normal; background-color: rgb(246, 246, 246);">In its 10th year, the&nbsp;</span><strong style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 13px; line-height: normal; background-color: rgb(246, 246, 246);">Automotive Customer Centricity Summit is the only summit dedicated to helping the automotive industry improve customer relationships</strong><span style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 13px; line-height: normal; background-color: rgb(246, 246, 246);">. &nbsp;The full-day summit provides an exclusive environment for senior executives from OEMs, dealers, and finance providers focused on sharing knowledge, networking with true peers, and creating opportunities for individual and corporate growth.</span></p> </div> <p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/automotive-customer-centricity-summit-2014-0" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/automotive-customer-centricity-summit-2014-0#comments Fri, 07 Feb 2014 20:06:00 +0000 949711 at http://wardsauto.com Automotive Social Media Summit 2014 http://wardsauto.com/automotive-social-media-summit-2014 <div class="node-body event-body"><p>The Increasing Sophistication of Social Media</p> </div> <h3 class="location-locations-header">Location</h3> <div class="location-locations-wrapper"> <div class="location vcard"> <div class="adr"> <span class="fn">Ritz-Carlton</span> <span class="locality">Marina del Rey</span>, <span class="region">CA</span> <span class="postal-code">90292</span> <div class="country-name">United States</div> </div> <div class="map-link"> <div class="location map-link">See map: <a href="http://maps.google.com?q=%2C+Marina+del+Rey%2C+CA%2C+90292%2C+us">Google Maps</a></div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field-desc"> <p><strong>The Increasing Sophistication of Social Media</strong></p> <p><span style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 13px; line-height: normal; background-color: rgb(246, 246, 246);">The 5th annual&nbsp;</span><strong style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 13px; line-height: normal; background-color: rgb(246, 246, 246);">Automotive Social Media Summit is the industry&rsquo;s only summit focused exclusively on social media.&nbsp;&nbsp;</strong><span style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 13px; line-height: normal; background-color: rgb(246, 246, 246);">The summit offers an exclusive environment for senior-level OEM, dealer, and finance executives, and continues the learning and peer networking opportunities for those who attend the Automotive Customer Centricity Summit.&nbsp;</span></p> </div> <p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/automotive-social-media-summit-2014" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/automotive-social-media-summit-2014#comments Fri, 07 Feb 2014 20:13:00 +0000 949731 at http://wardsauto.com Free Webinar: Solving Magnesium Corrosion issues in Automotive through the use of Plasma Deposition Processes http://wardsauto.com/free-webinar-solving-magnesium-corrosion-issues-automotive-through-use-plasma-deposition-processes <div class="node-body event-body"><p>In order to meet stringent CAFE standards, auto manufacturers must reduce vehicle weight, while maintaining strength and safety. One popular option is to substitute heavier metals for lighter, stronger ones in the powertrain, chassis and body.</p> </div> <h3 class="location-locations-header">Location</h3> <div class="location-locations-wrapper"> <div class="location vcard"> <div class="adr"> <span class="fn">Free Webinar</span> <div class="country-name">United States</div> </div> <div class="map-link"> <div class="location map-link">See map: <a href="http://maps.google.com?q=%2C+%2C+%2C+%2C+us">Google Maps</a></div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field-desc"> <p class="style1" style="font-size: 14px; font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-weight: bold; line-height: normal">Solving Magnesium Corrosion issues in Automotive through the use of Plasma Deposition Processes</p> <p class="style2" style="font-size: 12px; font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; line-height: normal">In order to meet stringent CAFE standards, auto manufacturers must reduce vehicle weight, while maintaining strength and safety. One popular option is to substitute heavier metals for lighter, stronger ones in the powertrain, chassis and body.</p> <p class="style2" style="font-size: 12px; font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; line-height: normal">Magnesium is one such attractive option for vehicle lightweighting. The most obvious benefit is its high strength-to-weight ratio, but Magnesium also offers excellent castability, high dimensional stability, shock and dent resistance, and excellent damping properties.</p> <p class="style2" style="font-size: 12px; font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; line-height: normal">However, in the past, magnesium use has been somewhat limited due to corrosion issues in wet or salt-laden conditions.</p> <p class="style2" style="font-size: 12px; font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; line-height: normal">Shawn Dolan and John Kukalis will present Henkel&#39;s BONDERITE<sup>&reg;</sup>&nbsp;MGC Process for magnesium substrates to improve paint adhesion and provide corrosion protection&mdash;even at the level required for Class A surfaces. They will demonstrate how this aqueous plasma deposition process provides improved robustness in unpainted and painted surfaces as compared to traditional conversion coatings.</p> <style type="text/css"> .event-intro .button-region {display:none!important; visibility:hidden!important;}</style> </div> <p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/free-webinar-solving-magnesium-corrosion-issues-automotive-through-use-plasma-deposition-processes" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/free-webinar-solving-magnesium-corrosion-issues-automotive-through-use-plasma-deposition-processes#comments Mon, 14 Jul 2014 21:55:00 +0000 1059611 at http://wardsauto.com WardsAuto Outlook Conference: Q3 2014 http://wardsauto.com/wardsauto-outlook-conference-q3-2014 <div class="node-body event-body"><p>Hear our analysts explain the trends behind our insights and data so you clearly see your company's opportunities and risks.</p> </div> <h3 class="location-locations-header">Location</h3> <div class="location-locations-wrapper"> <div class="location vcard"> <div class="adr"> <span class="fn">Westin Hotel - Southfield, MI</span> <div class="country-name">United States</div> </div> <div class="map-link"> <div class="location map-link">See map: <a href="http://maps.google.com?q=%2C+%2C+%2C+%2C+us">Google Maps</a></div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field-desc"> <p><br /> <br /> &nbsp;</p> <p><b><font face="arial" size="6">Join WardsAuto analysts for a morning of&nbsp;in-depth analysis and unique insights</font></b></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><font face="arial" size="3"><b><a href="http://www.etouches.com/wardsauto-q3-2014"><u>Register now</u></a></b> for the third of WardsAuto&#39;s 2014 series of half-day conferences presenting insights and analysis of the automotive industry, deep dives into special topics, and live discussion with our panel of experts.</font></p> <p><span class="LimelightEmbeddedPlayer"><script src="//video.limelight.com/player/embed.js"></script><object class="LimelightEmbeddedPlayerFlash" data="//video.limelight.com/player/loader.swf" height="450" id="limelight_player_798871" name="limelight_player_798871" type="application/x-shockwave-flash" width="580"><param name="movie" value="//video.limelight.com/player/loader.swf" /><param name="wmode" value="window" /><param name="allowScriptAccess" value="always" /><param name="allowFullScreen" value="true" /><param name="flashVars" value="playerForm=Player&amp;mediaId=b779e6ede86b4d908dad1764063fee0d" /></object><script>LimelightPlayerUtil.initEmbed('limelight_player_798871');</script></span></p> <p><font face="arial" size="3"><b>Conference features:</b> Interactive sessions with WardsAuto analysts and editors; insights and analysis covering topics that matter to the future of your business, trend analysis of OEM strategies, new technologies, market outlooks and more. Extended Q&amp;A Session lets you pick our industry experts&#39; brains on issues important to your company.</font></p> <p><font face="arial" size="3"><b>Networking opportunities</b> - Two networking sessions put you in touch with your peers; Learn how other companies are adapting to a constantly changing marketplace.</font></p> <p><font face="arial" size="3"><b>Conference newsletter</b> - Free subscription to WardsAuto Outlook e-newsletter, providing timely insights and exclusive access to WardsAuto content after the conference.</font></p> <p><font face="arial" size="3"><b>Take away materials</b> - Digital and hardcopy takeaways from all presentations. Share valuable information throughout your organization!</font></p> <p><font face="arial" size="3"><b>Convenience:</b>&nbsp;Get all this in a condensed, information-packed half-day event!</font></p> <hr width="100%" /> <p><br /> <font face="arial" size="3"><b><font face="arial" size="4">Who Attends the WardsAuto Outlook Conference?</font></b><br /> The Outlook events have been attended by professionals from OEMs, tier ones and other organizations involved in business development, finance, sales and marketing and other roles responsible for charting a company&#39;s future course. &nbsp;Companies represented have included automakers such as<strong> General Motors, Ford, Chrysler, Honda and Toyota</strong>, and top suppliers such as <strong>Continental, Mahle, Nemak</strong>, and many more.</font></p> <br /> <hr width="100%" /> <p><br /> <font face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" size="5"><b>AGENDA</b></font><br /> <font face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" size="3">Conference runs&nbsp;8am to Noon - September 17, 2014<br /> <br /> <font face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" size="3"><b><u>BREAKFAST AND WELCOME</u></b><br /> Drew Winter, Editor-in-Chief, WardsAuto World</font></font></p> <p><br /> <strong><u><font face="Arial">PRESENTATIONS</font></u></strong></p> <p><strong><span style="font-family: &quot;Arial&quot;,&quot;sans-serif&quot;;"><font size="3">Global Production Forecast </font></span></strong><br /> <span style="font-family: &quot;Arial&quot;,&quot;sans-serif&quot;;"><font size="3">Insights and analysis from the WardsAuto long-term global production forecast, with emphasis on platform movement, new programs and regional growth. </font></span><o:p></o:p></p> <p><strong><span style="font-family: &quot;Arial&quot;,&quot;sans-serif&quot;;"><font size="3">Fuel Economy: Lightweighting </font></span></strong><br /> <span style="font-family: &quot;Arial&quot;,&quot;sans-serif&quot;;"><font size="3">WardsAuto examines the latest technologies and materials promising greater efficiency through vehicle weight reduction. With a review of engineer assessments of industry progress on fuel economy and lightweighting.<o:p></o:p></font></span></p> <p><strong><span style="font-family: &quot;Arial&quot;,&quot;sans-serif&quot;;"><font size="3">Top Tech Trends to Watch</font></span></strong><br /> <span style="font-family: &quot;Arial&quot;,&quot;sans-serif&quot;;"><font size="3">WardsAuto analysts review the hottest innovations coming in the 2015 model year and beyond, and the impact they&rsquo;ll have on vehicle sales in the short and long term.<o:p></o:p></font></span></p> <p><strong><span style="font-family: &quot;Arial&quot;,&quot;sans-serif&quot;;"><font size="3">WardsAuto Barometer </font></span></strong><br /> <span style="font-family: &quot;Arial&quot;,&quot;sans-serif&quot;;"><font size="3">Outlook for the coming quarter and beyond, highlighting sales and production forecasts, OEM score cards and industry dashboard. </font></span><br /> &nbsp;</p> <p><font face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" size="3"><font face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" size="3"><font face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" size="3"><font face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" size="3"><font face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" size="3"><font face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" size="3"><font face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" size="3"><font face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif"><font face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" size="3"><b><u>NETWORKING BREAK</u></b><br /> Meet your colleagues from auto makers and suppliers, and chat with analysts and editors from WardsAuto.<br /> <br /> <font face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" size="3"><b><u>ASK WARDSAUTO</u></b><br /> When you register, you can enter a question you would like to see the WardsAuto analysts and editors address. All questions will be covered either live during the conference or in the WardsAuto Forum on WardsAuto.com.<br /> <br /> <br /> <font size="5"><b>REGISTRATION</b></font><br /> <br /> <b><u><a href="http://www.etouches.com/wardsauto-q3-2014" target="_new">SERIES REGISTRATION (4 quarterly events):</a></u></b> <b>$995</b><br /> Must be a WardsAuto Premium Subscriber (see below). If you cannot attend our future dates in person, you will have access to the digital presentations, PLUS you may transfer your registration to a colleague to attend in your place.</font><br /> <br /> <font face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif"><b><u><a href="http://www.etouches.com/wardsauto-q3-2014" target="_new">TRIAL REGISTRATION (September 17 event only):</a>&nbsp;</u>$395</b>&nbsp;<br /> The WardsAuto Outlook Conference is a service for WardsAuto Premium Subscribers, but we are making this session available to everyone to sample the wealth of information to be conveyed during the conference.</font><br /> <font face="arial" size="3"><strong>SPECIAL OFFER: </strong>Bring a colleague from your company at no additional charge. Must register guest at the time of your own registration. Offer valid while seating is available.<br /> <a href="http://www.etouches.com/wardsauto-q3-2014">Register yourself and a colleague now!</a></font><br /> <br /> <br /> <font face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif"><font size="5"><b><u><a href="http://www.etouches.com/wardsauto-q3-2014" target="_new"><b>REGISTER NOW!</b></a></u> </b></font><br /> <br /> <br /> <font size="5"><strong>ABOUT WARDSAUTO PREMIUM </strong></font><br /> <font size="3">The WardsAuto Outlook Conference series is an offering of the newly enhanced WardsAuto Premium Service. This online subscription entitles you to virtually everything WardsAuto produces: constantly updated, vital business intelligence from across the industry and around the world. For more information, contact Lisa Williamson at (248) 799-2642 or <a href="mailto:lwilliamson@wardsauto.com=Subject=WardsAuto Outlook Conference request for information">lwilliamson@wardsauto.com</a>.</font></font> </font></font></font></font></font></font></font></font></font></p> <p><font face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" size="3"><font face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" size="3"><font face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" size="3"><font face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" size="3"><font face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" size="3"><font face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" size="3"><font face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif"><font face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif">&nbsp;</font></font></font></font></font></font></font></font></p> <p align="center"><font face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" size="3"><font face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" size="3"><font face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" size="3"><font face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" size="3"><font face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" size="3"><font face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" size="3"><font face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif"><font face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif"><font face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" size="3">&nbsp;</font></font></font></font></font></font></font></font></font></p> </div> <p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/wardsauto-outlook-conference-q3-2014" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/wardsauto-outlook-conference-q3-2014#comments Thu, 24 Jul 2014 18:21:00 +0000 1067271 at http://wardsauto.com Driving Sales Presidents Club http://wardsauto.com/driving-sales-presidents-club <div class="node-body event-body"></div> <h3 class="location-locations-header">Location</h3> <div class="location-locations-wrapper"> <div class="location vcard"> <div class="adr"> <span class="fn">Grand Hyatt New York</span> <div class="street-address"> 109 East 42nd Street at Grand Central Terminal </div> <span class="locality">New York</span>, <span class="region">NY</span> <span class="postal-code">10017</span> <div class="country-name">United States</div> <span class="geo"><abbr class="latitude" title="40.751832">40° 45' 6.5952" N</abbr>, <abbr class="longitude" title="-73.976451">73° 58' 35.2236" W</abbr></span> </div> <div class="map-link"> <div class="location map-link">See map: <a href="http://maps.google.com?q=40.751832+-73.976451+%28109+East+42nd+Street+at+Grand+Central+Terminal%2C+New+York%2C+NY%2C+10017%2C+us%29">Google Maps</a></div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field-desc"> <p>The DrivingSales Presidents Club is an intimate, annual leadership conference for Dealer Principals and GMs. This year, the event will be held <strong>March 31&ndash;April 1</strong> at the Grand Hyatt New York adjoining the famed Grand Central Station.</p> <p>Members engage with peers including industry and external thought leaders to collaboratively navigate the current business challenges and opportunities of automotive retail; designing market-leading strategies to grow their core assets: Brand, Capital and People.</p> <ul> <li>Understand changing consumers, differentiate your business, gain a competitive edge</li> <li>Manage your assets, build your franchise value, grow your business</li> <li>Design your culture, lead and motivate your team, develop and retain talent<br /> <br /> &nbsp;</li> </ul> </div> http://wardsauto.com/driving-sales-presidents-club#comments 40.751832 -73.976451 Fri, 20 Mar 2015 18:30:00 +0000 1246261 at http://wardsauto.com Automotive Customer Centricity Summit 2015 http://wardsauto.com/automotive-customer-centricity-summit-2015 <div class="node-body event-body"></div> <h3 class="location-locations-header">Location</h3> <div class="location-locations-wrapper"> <div class="location vcard"> <div class="adr"> <span class="fn">Ritz-Carlton</span> <span class="locality">Marina del Rey</span>, <span class="region">CA</span> <div class="country-name">United States</div> <span class="geo"><abbr class="latitude" title="33.980289">33° 58' 49.0404" N</abbr>, <abbr class="longitude" title="-118.451745">118° 27' 6.282" W</abbr></span> </div> <div class="map-link"> <div class="location map-link">See map: <a href="http://maps.google.com?q=33.980289+-118.451745+%28%2C+Marina+del+Rey%2C+CA%2C+%2C+us%29">Google Maps</a></div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field-desc"> <p><u>Automotive Customer Centricity Summit 2015</u></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>The Customer Experience as a Competitive Advantage</strong></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>The Automotive Customer Centricity Summit is a unique event featuring:</p> <p style="margin-left:.25in;">&middot;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Real expertise on key topics</p> <p style="margin-left:.25in;">&middot;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Exclusive environment for senior executives</p> <p style="margin-left:.25in;">&middot;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Strategic and best-practice presentations</p> <p style="margin-left:.25in;">&middot;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Extensive opportunities for peer-to-peer learning</p> <p style="margin-left:.25in;">&middot;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Limited sponsor and vendor involvement</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>In its eleventh year, the Automotive Customer Centricity Summit is the only summit dedicated to helping the automotive industry improve the customer experience and strengthen customer relationships.&nbsp; The full-day summit provides an exclusive environment for senior executives from OEMs, dealers, and finance providers focused on sharing knowledge, networking with true peers, and creating opportunities for individual and corporate growth.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>&middot;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; June 16<sup>th</sup>, 2015</p> <p>&middot;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Ritz-Carlton, Marina del Rey, CA</p> <p>Visit <a href="http://www.tlsummits.com/2015customercentricity">http://www.tlsummits.com/2015customercentricity</a> or call 720-287-0145 to learn more about this unique opportunity to learn from and network with recognized Automotive thought leaders in an environment focused on high quality peer interaction.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> </div> http://wardsauto.com/automotive-customer-centricity-summit-2015#comments 33.980289 -118.451745 Fri, 06 Mar 2015 18:49:00 +0000 1238531 at http://wardsauto.com Automotive Social Media Summit 2015 http://wardsauto.com/automotive-social-media-summit-2015 <div class="node-body event-body"></div> <h3 class="location-locations-header">Location</h3> <div class="location-locations-wrapper"> <div class="location vcard"> <div class="adr"> <span class="fn">Ritz-Carlton</span> <span class="locality">Marina del Rey</span>, <span class="region">CA</span> <div class="country-name">United States</div> <span class="geo"><abbr class="latitude" title="33.980289">33° 58' 49.0404" N</abbr>, <abbr class="longitude" title="-118.451745">118° 27' 6.282" W</abbr></span> </div> <div class="map-link"> <div class="location map-link">See map: <a href="http://maps.google.com?q=33.980289+-118.451745+%28%2C+Marina+del+Rey%2C+CA%2C+%2C+us%29">Google Maps</a></div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field-desc"> <p><u>Automotive Social Media Summit 2015</u></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>Integrating Social Media Throughout the Enterprise</strong></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>The Automotive Social Media Summit is a unique event featuring:</p> <p style="margin-left:.25in;">&middot;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Real expertise on key topics</p> <p style="margin-left:.25in;">&middot;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Exclusive environment for senior executives</p> <p style="margin-left:.25in;">&middot;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Strategic and best-practice presentations</p> <p style="margin-left:.25in;">&middot;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Extensive opportunities for peer-to-peer learning</p> <p style="margin-left:.25in;">&middot;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Limited sponsor and vendor involvement</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>The sixth annual Automotive Social Media Summit is the industry&rsquo;s only summit focused exclusively on social media.&nbsp; The summit offers an exclusive environment for senior-level executives from OEMs, dealers, and finance providers and continues the learning and peer networking opportunities for those who attend the Automotive Customer Centricity Summit.&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>&middot;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; June 17<sup>th</sup>, 2015</p> <p>&middot;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Ritz-Carlton, Marina del Rey, CA</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>Visit <a href="http://www.tlsummits.com/2015socialmedia">http://www.tlsummits.com/2015socialmedia</a> or call 720-287-0145 to get the details on this unique opportunity to learn from and network with recognized Automotive thought leaders in an environment focused on high quality peer interaction.</p> </div> http://wardsauto.com/automotive-social-media-summit-2015#comments 33.980289 -118.451745 Fri, 06 Mar 2015 18:53:00 +0000 1238541 at http://wardsauto.com WardsAuto Outlook Conference http://wardsauto.com/wardsauto-outlook-conference-2 <div class="node-body event-body"><p>Interactive sessions with WardsAuto analysts and editors; insights and analysis covering topics that matter to the future of your business, trend analysis of OEM strategies, new technologies, market outlooks and more. Extended Q&amp;A Session lets you pick our industry experts’ brains on issues important to your company.</p> </div> <h3 class="location-locations-header">Location</h3> <div class="location-locations-wrapper"> <div class="location vcard"> <div class="adr"> <span class="fn">Southfield Westin Hotel</span> <div class="street-address"> 1500 Town Center </div> <span class="locality">Southfield</span>, <span class="region">MI</span> <span class="postal-code">48075</span> <div class="country-name">United States</div> <span class="geo"><abbr class="latitude" title="42.475836">42° 28' 33.0096" N</abbr>, <abbr class="longitude" title="-83.244654">83° 14' 40.7544" W</abbr></span> </div> <div class="map-link"> <div class="location map-link">See map: <a href="http://maps.google.com?q=42.475836+-83.244654+%281500+Town+Center%2C+Southfield%2C+MI%2C+48075%2C+us%29">Google Maps</a></div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field-desc"> <p><span style="color: rgb(36, 36, 36); font-family: 'Source Sans Pro', Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 16px; line-height: 25.2800006866455px;">Interactive sessions with WardsAuto analysts and editors; insights and analysis covering topics that matter to the future of your business, trend analysis of OEM strategies, new technologies, market outlooks and more. Extended Q&amp;A Session lets you pick our industry experts&rsquo; brains on issues important to your company.</span></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>Q3 Topics</strong><br /> Global Engine Outlook<br /> 2016 Technology Preview<br /> Assisted Driving<br /> WardsAuto Barometer</p> <p><strong>Networking Opportunities</strong><br /> Two networking sessions put you in touch with your peers; Learn how other companies are adapting to a constantly changing marketplace.</p> <p><br /> <strong>Take-Away Materials</strong><br /> Digital and hardcopy takeaways from all presentations. Share valuable information throughout your organization!<br /> <br /> <strong>Conference Newsletter</strong><br /> Free subscription to WardsAuto Outlook e-newsletter, providing timely insights and exclusive access to WardsAuto content after the conference.</p> <p><br /> <strong>One-On-One Time With WardsAuto Analysts</strong><br /> Meet our editors and analysts, and personally discuss your most pressing concerns for your business today and tomorrow.</p> </div> <p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/wardsauto-outlook-conference-2" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/wardsauto-outlook-conference-2#comments 42.475836 -83.244654 Wed, 05 Aug 2015 15:21:00 +0000 1327261 at http://wardsauto.com The Connected Car: Plugging The Automobile into The Internet of Things http://wardsauto.com/connected-car-plugging-automobile-internet-things <div class="node-body event-body"></div> <h3 class="location-locations-header">Location</h3> <div class="location-locations-wrapper"> <div class="location vcard"> <div class="adr"> <span class="fn">ATT Retail Center (next to ATT building in midtown Atlanta</span> <div class="street-address"> 725 West Peachtree Street </div> <span class="locality">Atlanta</span>, <span class="region">GA</span> <span class="postal-code">30308</span> <div class="country-name">United States</div> <span class="geo"><abbr class="latitude" title="33.773405">33° 46' 24.258" N</abbr>, <abbr class="longitude" title="-84.386438">84° 23' 11.1768" W</abbr></span> </div> <div class="map-link"> <div class="location map-link">See map: <a href="http://maps.google.com?q=33.773405+-84.386438+%28725+West+Peachtree+Street%2C+Atlanta%2C+GA%2C+30308%2C+us%29">Google Maps</a></div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field-desc"> <p><strong>The Connected Car: Plugging The Automobile into The Internet of Things</strong></p> <p>A wave of innovation is coming to the automotive industry. Just as the smart phone changed the mobile industry by bringing the internet to phones, cars of tomorrow will not only communicate with your home but drive you there as well. The big question is who will bring you these services; will it be the OEM&rsquo;s or software companies like Apple and Google? Registration</p> <p>According to the 2014 McKinsey &amp; Company report &ldquo;Connected Car, Automotive Value Chain Unbound&rdquo;:</p> <ul> <li>Today&rsquo;s car has the computing power of 20 modern PCs, features about 100 million lines of code, and processes up to 25 gigabytes of data per hour.</li> <li>36 million cars with preinstalled SIM cards are estimated to be sold worldwide in 2018.</li> <li>Over 90% of all new cars sold will be connected cars by 2020.</li> <li>Global connected car market revenues are likely to increase six-fold by 2020.</li> </ul> </div> http://wardsauto.com/connected-car-plugging-automobile-internet-things#comments 33.773405 -84.386438 Wed, 23 Sep 2015 17:36:00 +0000 1354631 at http://wardsauto.com WardsAuto Outlook Conference - Q4 2015 http://wardsauto.com/wardsauto-outlook-conference-q4-2015 <div class="node-body event-body"></div> <h3 class="location-locations-header">Location</h3> <div class="location-locations-wrapper"> <div class="location vcard"> <div class="adr"> <span class="fn">The Townsend Hotel</span> <div class="street-address"> 100 Townsend Street </div> <span class="locality">Birmingham</span>, <span class="region">MI</span> <span class="postal-code">48009</span> <div class="country-name">United States</div> <span class="geo"><abbr class="latitude" title="42.544844">42° 32' 41.4384" N</abbr>, <abbr class="longitude" title="-83.215409">83° 12' 55.4724" W</abbr></span> </div> <div class="map-link"> <div class="location map-link">See map: <a href="http://maps.google.com?q=42.544844+-83.215409+%28100+Townsend+Street%2C+Birmingham%2C+MI%2C+48009%2C+us%29">Google Maps</a></div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field-desc"> <p><em><strong>What can automotive learn from aerospace?</strong></em></p> <p><em><strong>Is 48-volt the auto industry&#39;s future?</strong></em></p> <p><em><strong>What are the Ward&#39;s 10 Best Engines of 2016?</strong></em><br /> <br /> All three questions will be answered on December 10 at the WardsAuto Outlook Conference in Birmingham, MI.&nbsp; Interactive sessions with WardsAuto analysts and editors; insights and analysis covering topics that matter to the future of your business, trend analysis of OEM strategies, new technologies, market outlooks and more. And an extended Q&amp;A session lets you pick our industry experts&rsquo; brains on issues important to your company.<br /> <br /> <strong>Topics Include:</strong></p> <ul> <li>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Global Vehicle Forecast</li> <li>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Automotive and Aerospace Industries: Analyzing the Parallels</li> <li>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Ward&rsquo;s 10 Best Engines Announcement</li> <li>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Forecasting the Shift to 48-V Architectures</li> <li>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; WardsAuto Barometer</li> </ul> <p><br /> <strong>Networking Opportunities</strong><br /> Two networking sessions put you in touch with your peers; Learn how other companies are adapting to a constantly changing marketplace.<br /> <br /> <strong>One-On-One Time With WardsAuto Analysts</strong><br /> Meet our editors and analysts, and personally discuss your most pressing concerns for your business today and tomorrow.<br /> <br /> <span class="underline"><strong>Presenters:</strong></span><br /> <br /> <strong>Haig Stoddard</strong><br /> Industry Analyst, WardsAuto<br /> Presenting: Global Vehicle Forecast &amp; WardsAuto Barometer<br /> <br /> <strong>Kevin Michaels</strong><br /> Vice President, ICF International &ndash; Aerospace &amp; MRO Practice<br /> Presenting: Automotive and Aerospace Industries: Analyzing the Parallels<br /> <br /> <strong>Tom Murphy</strong><br /> Senior Editor, WardsAuto<br /> Presenting: Ward&rsquo;s 10 Best Engines Announcement<br /> <br /> <strong>James Amend</strong><br /> Associate Editor, WardsAuto<br /> Presenting: Forecasting the Shift to 48-V Architectures<br /> <br /> <br /> <span class="underline"><strong>More About the Topics:</strong></span><br /> <br /> <strong>Forecasting the Shift to 48-V Architectures</strong><br /> We explore the challenges and motivation behind a shift to 48-volt electrical architectures in light-duty passenger vehicles from traditional 12V systems.<br /> <br /> <strong>WardsAuto Barometer</strong><br /> Outlook for the coming quarter and beyond, highlighting sales and production forecasts, OEM score cards and an industry dashboard.<br /> <br /> <strong>Global Vehicle Forecast</strong><br /> Insights and analysis from the WardsAuto long-term global production forecast, with emphasis on emerging markets, platform movement and new programs.<br /> <br /> <strong>Ward&rsquo;s 10 Best Engines Announcement</strong><br /> We announce the winners of the 2016 Ward&rsquo;s 10 Best Engines competition, with a brief rundown of the new powertrain systems our editors deemed award worthy in our annual review.<br /> <br /> <strong>Automotive and Aerospace Industries: Analyzing the Parallels</strong><br /> Fuel efficiency. Globalization. Supply chain efficiencies. Light-weighting. All are challenges to the aerospace industry, and not limited to the automotive world. We&rsquo;ll analyze what the auto industry can learn from aerospace innovations and best practices.<br /> <br /> Register today at <a data-mce-href="http://wardsoutlook.com" href="http://wardsoutlook.com" target="_blank">http://wardsoutlook.com</a></p> </div> http://wardsauto.com/wardsauto-outlook-conference-q4-2015#comments 42.544844 -83.215409 Tue, 10 Nov 2015 22:08:00 +0000 1397591 at http://wardsauto.com WardsAuto Interiors Conference http://wardsauto.com/wardsauto-interiors-conference-4 <div class="node-body event-body"><p>Since 2005, WardsAuto has produced the North American auto industry’s must-attend event laser-focused on the automotive interior.</p> </div> <h3 class="location-locations-header">Location</h3> <div class="location-locations-wrapper"> <div class="location vcard"> <div class="adr"> <span class="fn">Cobo Center</span> <div class="street-address"> 1 Washington Blvd </div> <span class="locality">Detroit</span>, <span class="region">MI</span> <span class="postal-code">48226</span> <div class="country-name">United States</div> <span class="geo"><abbr class="latitude" title="42.326879">42° 19' 36.7644" N</abbr>, <abbr class="longitude" title="-83.049603">83° 2' 58.5708" W</abbr></span> </div> <div class="map-link"> <div class="location map-link">See map: <a href="http://maps.google.com?q=42.326879+-83.049603+%281+Washington+Blvd%2C+Detroit%2C+MI%2C+48226%2C+us%29">Google Maps</a></div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field-desc"> <p>Since 2005, WardsAuto has produced the North American auto industry&rsquo;s must-attend event laser-focused on the automotive interior.</p> <p>After several years operating as a trade show, WardsAuto reconfigured the event in 2008 to a conference model, creating a more intimate forum for information exchange and networking.</p> <p>The event has drawn a who&rsquo;s-who of major automotive figures as speakers, including Ed Welburn of General Motors, Stefan Sielaf of Audi, Ralph Gilles of Chrysler, Amko Leenarts of Ford, Johann Jungwirth of Mercedes-Benz, and many other big names in auto interiors.</p> <p>For more information on the event, <a href="http://autointeriors.com">visit www.autointeriors.com</a></p> </div> <p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/wardsauto-interiors-conference-4" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/wardsauto-interiors-conference-4#comments 42.326879 -83.049603 Wed, 05 Aug 2015 19:20:00 +0000 1327431 at http://wardsauto.com