OESA 2019 Leveraging Capital and Collaboration to Accelerate Innovation
May 9, 2019 , Somerset Inn, 2601 W. Big Beaver Rd., Troy, MI 48084
Event Details

Innovation is the fuel to delight customers, outpace competitors and drive out-sized returns on investments – all the more vital in a lower growth environment. Importantly, suppliers need to assess new investments in the context of the market environment, while pushing ahead to take calculated risks.  

The pace of innovation continues to accelerate, requiring an increasingly flexible approach that can adapt quickly to market changes. To help suppliers understand how organizations are reinventing processes by deploying new approaches and leveraging strengths, OESA invites members and industry guests to attend Leveraging Capital and Collaboration to Accelerate Innovation on May 9, 2019, at the Somerset Inn, in Troy, MI.

Prominent industry analyst, Brian Johnson, managing director, Barclays, will set the stage with vital sector analysis and Wall Street insights on supplier innovators that are funding advanced technologies to position for success beyond the current automotive sales and production cycle.

James Penman, managing director, Donnelly Penman & Partners, will provide his expert perspective on the mergers and acquisitions market to achieve value creation while exploring alternatives to gain access to new technologies.

Marcus Sprow, partner, national chair of the mechanical & electromechanical technologies practice, and Nick Ellis, global supply chain senior counsel, Foley & Lardner LLP, will review essential legal parameters to navigate complex legal tripwires, including the protection of intellectual property and the mitigation of warranty and other commercial risks, in the context of advanced technology and open innovation.

Leading executives Marc Smeyers, chief technology officer, GHSP, Jon DeGaynor, president and CEO, Stoneridge, and Todd Fletemier, vice president, Midwest technology platform, Faurecia, will share how suppliers are deploying new technologies and dynamic approaches to speed decision making, add value and fuel success.    

Tanya Skilton, director of purchasing, advanced technologies, General Motors (invited), will offer deep insights on key approaches to support efforts to cultivate and adopt advanced technologies

Q&A panels will follow each formal presentation session.

OESA members and industry guests may register in the events section at http://www.oesa.org. For registration assistance and program information, please contact OESA at 248.952.6401.


Registration Information

Registration Fees:

OESA Members on or before April 25, 2019: $135
OESA Members between April 26 and May 7, 2019: $185
OESA Members after May 7, 2019: $270
Non-OESA Members on or before April 25, 2019: $185
Non-OESA Members between April 26 and May 7, 2019: $235
Non-OESA Members after May 7, 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 PDF Registration Form 

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

Note:  Refunds cannot be given after May 2, 2019. Substitutions are always welcome. Charges will appear as “Motor & Equip MFG Assoc.” Register online at http://www.oesa.org or fax the completed registration form to 248.952.6404.

Event Agenda

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