Meeting/Event Information

    The Automotive Future: Client Panel + Tour Nexteer Automotive World Headquarters

    February 16, 2017
    7:30 AM to 11:00 AM
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    Nexteer Automotive World Headquarters
    1272 Doris Road
    Auburn Hills, MI 48326


    What is driving change in the automotive industry?

    Automakers and suppliers are focusing on mobility—whether it’s the future of technology, research and development, or how they envision their workplace environments for the next generation of employees. Join us for an in-depth discussion on how the AEC industry can help automotive suppliers achieve their internal mobility goals.

    The panel discussion will explore:

    • Automotive suppliers' future projects.
    • Economic factors, what incentivizes their companies to stay in Michigan.
    • What makes the best project team to execute their goals.
    • What are the driving factors to renovate or develop new facilities and potentially relocate.
    • How the State of Michigan is so successful in securing key automotive companies to stay and/or develop new offices and R&D Labs.



    Irene Spanos-Moderator
    Director of Economic Development & Community Affairs
    Oakland County  

    Thomas Manganello
    Automotive Industry Group
    Warner Norcross & Judd, LLP

    Sam Izzat
    Senior Lead, Global Services & Manufacturing 
    Nexteer Automotive

    Matt Johnson
    Global Facilities Risk Manager
    TI Automotive
    Glenn Stevens
    Executive Director, MICHauto
    VP of Automotive + Mobility Initiatives, Detroit Regional Chamber



    7:30-8:30 am      Breakfast in Nexteer Automotive cafeteria
    8:00-8:30 am      Check In/Networking
    8:30-9:45 am      Panel Discussion
    9:45-9:55 am      Q&A
    10:00-11:00 am  Tour of Nexteer 


    $55.00 Member Registration
    $90.00 Non-member registration


    Please Note:
    In order to provide our members with the highest quality programs and events, it is necessary to have accurate attendance numbers when scheduling speakers and securing venues. For this reason, no refunds are offered for cancellations. However, you may send an alternate to the event at no additional charge. Reach out to us at for name changes or questions.


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