WardsAuto Outlook Conference: Q1 2014

Tuesday, March 11, 2014

Past Event:

Join WardsAuto analysts for a morning of
in-depth analysis and unique insights


Register now for the first of WardsAuto'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.

Conference features: 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&A Session lets you pick our industry experts brains' on issues important to your company.

Networking opportunities - Two networking sessions put you in touch with your peers; Learn how other companies are adapting to a constantly changing marketplace.

Conference newsletter – Free subscription to WardsAuto Outlook e-newsletter, providing timely insights and exclusive access to WardsAuto content after the conference.

Take away materials – Digital and hardcopy takeaways from all presentations. Share valuable information throughout your organization!

Convenience: Get all this in a condensed, information-packed half-day event!

Who Attends the WardsAuto Outlook Conference?
These are some of the companies represented at our September 2013 conference:

  • Bando USA
  • BASF
  • Chrysler Group LLC
  • Continental
  • Eagle Ottawa
  • Ford Motor Company
  • Fujitsu Ten Corp. of America
  • General Motors
  • Hella
  • Henkel
  • Honda
  • Intertek
  • Mahle
  • Maxion Wheels
  • Morgan Samuels
  • Nemak
  • NSK Steering Systems America
  • Royal Technologies Corp
  • Schneider
  • Sherwin Williams
  • SRG Group, Inc.
  • Stant Corporation
  • Sundbert-Ferar
  • Takata
  • ThyssenKrupp
  • Umicore
  • Universal Metal Products
  • ZF North America, Inc.

Conference runs 7:30 to 11:30 am - March 11, 2014

Breakfast & Welcome
Dave Zoia, Editorial Director, WardsAuto


Exclusive look at WardsAuto North America Sales Forecast 2014 – 2020.
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.

What Makes the Ward's 10 Best Engines Best? – A qualitative look at the industry’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’s 10 Best Engines awards.

Powertrain Current State and Forecast: 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.

Networking Break
Meet your colleagues from auto makers and suppliers, and chat with analysts and editors from WardsAuto.


New Materials Technology: Drew Winter looks at how emerging material technologies are being used to meet growing challenges in powertrain engineering.

The Next 90 Days: 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.

Q&A Session: Conference presenters answer questions about vehicle production and powertrain trends around the world. WardsAuto Director of Information Content John Sousanis moderates.


SERIES REGISTRATION (4 quarterly events): $995
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.

TRIAL REGISTRATION (March 11 event only):
$295 early rate - by Feb. 28 (regular rate: $395, after Feb. 28)
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.




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

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