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April 2017

CAR T3 Manufacturing Summit

April 24 - April 25
DeVos Place, 303 Monroe Ave NW
Grand Rapids, MI 49503
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The Auto Industry’s Call for Action: Talent, technology changes, and capacity are constraining the industry’s ability to launch future products. Over the next few years, the steady cadence of new vehicle introductions, combined with the introduction of new materials, new processes, and new technologies, present significant risks to the industry’s ability to execute product launches. The ability of the manufacturing and tooling sectors to respond is hindered by current capacity constraints and a significant shortage of skilled talent. The Response:…

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Re-imagining Transportation: Transforming Southeast Michigan

April 25 @ 8:00 am - 1:30 pm
The Westin, 1500 Town Center
Southfield, MI 48075 United States
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CAR's Richard Wallace will be presenting at this event from the Southeast Michigan Council of Governments. More info HERE >

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TARDEC Industry Days

April 25 @ 8:00 am - April 26 @ 5:00 pm
Macomb Community College, 14500 E Twelve Mile Rd
Warren, MI 48088
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Michigan Connected and Automated Working Group

April 27 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
P3 Mobility Innovation Center, 25650 W Eleven Mile Rd
Southfield, MI 48034 United States
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Draft Agenda - Download PDF Register HERE:  

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2017 CAAT Conference

April 28 @ 8:00 am - 1:00 pm
Macomb Community College, 14500 E Twelve Mile Rd
Warren, MI 48088
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Don't miss your chance to register for the 2017 CAAT Conference, featuring keynote speaker, Dr. Kay Stepper, Head of the Regional Business Unit Driver Assistance and Automated Driving, and Vice President of Engineering for the Chassis Systems Control division of Robert Bosch LLC in Plymouth, Michigan. More information HERE

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May 2017

AeroAuto Conference

May 4 @ 8:00 am - 7:00 pm
The Henry, 300 Town Center Dr
Dearborn, MI 48126 United States
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The AeroAuto Conference will create synergy between the Aerospace and Automotive industries by providing a forum for technology transfer, convergence, engagement and shared best practices. CAR's Jay Baron will be a panelist.

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CAR Industry Briefing and Affiliates Dinner

May 18

Location: Novi, MI

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Automotive Communities Partnership (ACP) Meeting

May 23 @ 8:00 am - May 24 @ 5:00 pm

The spring ACP meeting will take place at the Kansas City Assembly Plant in Claycomo, Missouri on May 24th. The meeting will feature a packed agenda of speakers from Ford, local economic developers, as well as the latest research from CAR. The meeting will be followed by lunch and a tour of Kansas City Assembly Plant.

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