CAR hosts industry-driven events and conferences known for their in-depth analysis of industry challenges and trends and for their productive networking opportunities.

CAR Events are designed to disseminate key research, update stakeholders on critical industry issues, and foster discussions among industry thought leaders to share their insights and solutions to meeting the challenges of an ever-evolving global automotive industry.

For information on how to partner with CAR on an event, or to put our conference experience to work for you, please contact Lisa Hart, Vice President of Operations at 734.929.0465 or bGhhcnRAY2FyZ3JvdXAub3Jn.

CAR Management Briefing Seminars

Grand Traverse Resort & Spa | Traverse City, Michigan, USA

Initiated by the University of Michigan in 1965, CAR MBS attracts attendees from more than 35 states and 15 countries−representing industry, academia, media and the government. 

CAR MBS leads the industry in providing a context for auto industry stakeholders to discuss critical issues and emerging trends while fostering new industry relationships in daily networking sessions. The annual, world-class CAR MBS takes place each August at the Grand Traverse Resort & Spa, Traverse City, Michigan, USA. Seminars include targeted sessions on manufacturing strategy, vehicle lightweighting, connected and automated vehicles, advanced powertrain, supply chain, sales forecasting, purchasing, talent, and designing for technology.

Visit the CAR Management Briefing Seminars page HERE.


T3 Manufacturing Summit

The T3 Manufacturing Summit was developed to help better understand global competition and provide direction to manufacturers for advancing their business in this competitive environment. Experts will speak firsthand and provide case examples of advanced engineering and manufacturing technologies, innovative business practices and strategic positioning for competitive advantage.

Visit the T3 Manufacturing Summit page HERE.

Industry Briefing Series

The CAR Industry Briefing Series is designed to educate auto industry participants, the media and the general public on emerging critical industry issues. CAR’s research staff and industry experts share their insight and knowledge to further understanding of the industry.

Topics range on a variety of issues; in the past, they have included supplier innovations for improving fuel economy, connectivity and safety, the future freight transportation hub, labor negotiations, and more.


To view these and other events, please visit CAR's Event Calendar.

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