The Center for Automotive Research’s Management Briefing Seminars, one of the U.S. auto industry’s best-known and most enduring confabs, is giving itself a facelift for 2011. The 46-year-old conference still will be held the first week of August in Traverse City, MI, and top officials from auto makers, suppliers and the United Auto Workers union will headline the event. But a few critics from outside the industry also are speaking this year, adding a bit of controversy to a roster ...

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