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OESA 2019 Automotive Raw Materials Summit
August 15, 2019 , MSU Management Education Center • 811 W. Square Lake Road • Troy, Mich.

Registration for the OESA 2019 Automotive Raw Materials summit to be held on August 15th, 2019 at the MSU Management Education Center in Troy, MI has closed. In-person registration will be available on the day of the event on-site. To expedite your registration, please complete the On-Site Form below and bring it with you to the event. There will be a designated individual who will help you complete registration.

Event Details


Join OESA as we host the OESA 2019 Automotive Raw Materials Summit on Aug. 15, 2019, at the MSU Management Education Center in Troy, Mich. The program is structured to provide suppliers with a comprehensive materials market outlook, as well as a legal review of contracting safeguards and an understanding of material cost management tools and strategies. Gain detailed insights to manage risk including price drivers as well as tariff and market impacts on a comprehensive range of raw materials in an effective half day program. 
Empower your organization with actionable takeaways, as experts share detailed analyses on materials from the energy and petrochemical sector as well as base metals, precious metals, rare earths and electronic metals.
This annual commodities conference features industry insiders including accomplished subject matter expert, Jon Efken, director, GCB head of commodities sales, Bank of America Merrill Lynch. Efken will provide an overview and analysis of the current commodity pricing environment, the latest forecast including how tariff and trade volatility could impact the landscape for automotive suppliers.
Jason Killips, member, and Andrew Fromm, member, Brooks Wilkins Sharkey & Turco PLLC, specialize in supply chain counseling and disputes and will share insights on contracting strategies and takeaways to mitigate raw materials exposure. Learn best practices to hedge risk and enhance competitiveness across the supply chain in the context of volatile markets. Learn practical steps for suppliers to safeguard against pricing fluctuations and tariff repercussions.
Fortify strategic purchasing initiatives with global expertise from Argus Media featuring Chuck Venezia, sr. vice president, global petrochemicals. Apply detailed insights on metals markets from David Brooks, sr. vice president, global metals and industry insider, Blake Hurtik, who serves as Editor, of the respected Argus Metals Pricing service. Venezia, Brooks and Hurtik will delve into deeper discussions and offer detailed analysis on the dynamic outlook for a broader range of automotive raw materials in the context of shifting consumer preferences and dynamic global markets.
Attendees will also have the opportunity to ask questions of and network with the presenters.
OESA members and industry guests may register in the events section of For registration assistance, contact OESA at 248.952.6401 or


Registration Fees:

OESA Members on or before Aug. 1, 2019 $135
OESA Members between Aug. 2 and Aug. 13, 2019 $185
OESA Members after Aug. 13, 2019 $270
Non-OESA Members on or before Aug. 1, 2019 $185
Non-OESA Members between Aug. 2 and Aug. 13, 2019 $235
Non-OESA Members after Aug. 10, 2019 $370

Please Note: OESA can no longer accept credit card information on faxed or emailed registrations. If you register via the PDF form, an OESA representative will contact you for payment information.

CLICK HERE for On-Site PDF Registration Form

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

Note:  Refunds cannot be given after August 8, 2019.  Substitutions are always welcome. Charges will appear as “Motor & Equip MFG Assoc.” Register online at or fax the completed registration form to 248.952.6404.

Event Agenda


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