CAR MBS is right around the corner and with it comes unparalleled opportunity to hear from industry leaders and visionaries about the future of the global automotive industry while providing world class networking in an unrivaled location.

Here are the Top 5 Reasons why you should be there this year:



New this year, be inspired by the CAR MBS keynote speaker series. These ground-breaking leaders will share their insights on how innovative technologies and adaptable business models can help your company succeed in today’s automotive industry. These inspirational sessions will kick-off each morning with thought-provoking dialogue that cascades throughout the remainder of the sessions.



The automotive industry is undergoing a revolution, and that change is embodied in this year’s program. The pillars of MBS, including manufacturing, technology, and strategy remain. This year, we continue to sharpen our focus on the impacts of automated, connected, electric, and shared (ACES) vehicles throughout the conference. And, mobility as a service takes front and center on Tuesday and Wednesday afternoons. Finally, the Thursday session highlights the opportunities of engaging talent through changes in organizational culture, something fundamental to future success.



CAR MBS is the best place to hear industry leadership from automakers, suppliers, analysts, academia, and government discuss the issues driving the industry and rub elbows with them each evening at the outdoor social hours. You’ll enjoy gathering with industry leaders while sampling everything from international cuisine to BBQ and farm fresh hors-d’oeuvres with craft cocktails, beers, and local wine. CAR MBS is a unique opportunity to connect with clients old and new in the beautiful, northern Michigan summer setting.


Power Lunches

We are excited to introduce the MBS Power Lunch to this year’s agenda! This lunch, offered at no additional cost, will feature content and interactive Q&A in the Tower ballroom on Monday and Tuesday. Monday’s lunch, sponsored by Nasdaq and Altair, features a panel with the winners of the 2018 Altair Enlighten Award discussing the current innovations in lightweighting technology. Tuesday’s lunch, sponsored by PwC, will be led by PwC’s Dietmar Ostermann and Jeff Zaleski joined by auto supplier CEOs to discuss key insights on automotive supplier mergers and acquisitions.



The northern Michigan location cannot be beat! The Grand Traverse Resort, located in the northwest corner of Michigan’s Lower Peninsula along the shores of Lake Michigan’s East Grand Traverse Bay, offers attendees a unique opportunity to rub shoulders with some of the auto industry’s best minds in this inspiring setting. Join us and be a part of the hottest automotive event of the summer!

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