CAR Management Briefing Seminars

August 6-8, 2019
Grand Traverse Resort & Spa  |  Traverse City, MI

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CAR MBS 2019 will focus on the auto industry’s commitment to change, across the spectrum of technology, strategy, mobility, policy, and manufacturing issues. This August, join us to connect with more than 1,000 stakeholders, representing automakers, suppliers, startups, media, government, and academia.

Registration is now open, and we invite you to secure your seat for three days of compelling insights, thought-leading panel discussions, and networking that you won’t find anywhere else.

Topics Included:

  • Future Factories
  • Design Optimization
  • Collaboration & Partnerships
  • CAV Technologies & Strategy
  • The Mobility Ecosystem
  • EV Infrastructure & Policy
  • Organizational Culture
  • Trade
  • Sales & Production
  • Strategic Implications

2019 Keynote Speakers

Rich Sheridan

CEO, Menlo Innovations

Rich Sheridan courageously took a big chance that values of care, hope, love and joy just might be a better way to run a company. Come hear Rich speak about the “business value of joy.”

Susan Brennan

Executive Vice President, Chief Operations Officer, Bloom Energy

Detroit? Silicon Valley? Or both?  Hear how to leverage the strengths and discuss the biases of the mobility paradigm from someone who has been a leader in auto and now in tech, to build both strategies and tactics for success.

Jim Tobin

Chief Marketing Officer & President, Magna Asia, Magna International Inc.

What happens when an auto supplier with 60 years of experience acts like a startup and innovates like a technology company? Come hear Magna International’s Jim Tobin speak about “redefining the rules of the game.”

Thought Leadership

CAR MBS is an exceptional forum to hear from automotive industry leaders and visionaries as they deliver thought-provoking talks about the future of the global automotive industry. CAR’s research is the foundation that shapes the sessions’ content – with today’s industry experts delivering mission-critical insight and vision.


Among the most valued aspects of the annual CAR Management Briefing Seminars is the relationship building encouraged by the relaxed northern Michigan setting. The busy schedule allows time for networking and socializing with colleagues.

  • Monday Welcome – CAR MBS kicks-off with a welcome reception in the lobby of the Grand Traverse Resort as attendees arrive Monday.
  • Social Hours – CAR invites all attendees and their partners to gather each evening for drinks, hors d’oeuvres, and networking.
  • CAR MBS Golf Outing – Join your colleagues for golf on the Gary Player-designed Wolverine Golf Course at the Grand Traverse Resort & Spa Monday afternoon.


Want more information?

For more information on how your company can engage with CAR on this event, including Sponsorship and Exhibit Opportunities, please contact:

Shaun Whitehouse
[email protected]

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