2018 Annual Conference – Transform Innovate Lead
November 7, 2018 , Suburban Collection Showplace, Novi, MI



The automotive industry is transforming. Vehicles are becoming the most significant mobile device since the smart phone.  This era of new mobility is attracting new suppliers, emboldening vehicle innovation and forging greater OEM/supplier collaboration. New and greater opportunities abound in automotive. Consumers’ connected lifestyles are driving new technology, production levels and vehicle sales remain strong. The new landscape also comes with unforeseen challenges. There is still much uncertainty with intellectual property, cybersecurity, the impact of government, autonomous vehicle safety, connectivity and the like. It is in this mobility landscape that OESA hosts the 2018 Annual Conference: Transform Innovate Lead. As the industry evolves, companies must evaluate everything – their corporate culture, business models, research and customer relationships.  The conference will address the opportunities and the challenges to transform, innovate and lead the future of automotive.   

Three conference breakout sessions will further the Transform. Innovate. Lead. theme with sessions on collaborative purchasing, vehicle innovation and organizational change.  

Transforming OEM/Supplier Relationships
As the industry’s landscape transforms toward mobility, supplier/purchasing practices must also evolve. The panel of OEM purchasing executives will discuss how their procurement teams are transforming supplier relationships to obtain better resources and gain access to new technologies and innovations.

Innovation: The Impact of New Technology
A panel of industry thought leaders will discuss the business impact of new automotive technologies including:  vehicle automation, network architectures, electrification, software over-the-air updates, advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS), software validation and cybersecurity.

Leading through Change
Industry change agents will address challenges and lessons learned, as well as define what’s important to effectively lead change in an organization. Change can mean different things to organizations: new business models, new product lines, changes in culture, etc.  

OESA Members on or before Oct. 8, 2018: $695 
OESA Members between Oct. 9 and Nov. 5, 2018: $875
OESA Members after Nov. 5, 2018: $995
Non-OESA Members on or before Oct. 8, 2018: $845
Non-OESA Members between Oct. 9 and Nov. 5, 2018:   $995
Non-OESA Members after Nov. 5, 2018: $1,045



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For registration assistance and program information, contact OESA at 248.952.6401.

Note:  Refunds cannot be given after Oct. 24, 2018.  Substitutions are always welcome. Charges will appear as “Motor & Equip MFG Assoc.” 

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