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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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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 To RSVP for this event, email Adela Spulber at

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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

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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2017 Mackinac Policy Conference

May 30 - June 2

Grand Hotel, Mackinac Island

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July 2017

CAR Management Briefing Seminars

July 31 - August 3
Grand Traverse Resort, 100 Grand Traverse Village Blvd
Acme, MI 49610
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The CAR Management Briefing Seminars delivers thought-provoking, content-rich sessions which provide a vision of where the global automotive industry is headed. Executive management from automakers and suppliers along with representatives from the financial community, academia, labor, government and the business and automotive press gather to connect and focus on the issues impacting the industry and the pathways to success. Don’t miss this exceptional forum—a mainstay event in the North American automotive industry and beyond.  The social activities offered in conjunction…

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