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Established in 2013, AutoConnect is a one-day conference offering a platform for stakeholders across all segments of the automotive industry to engage in dialogue concerning the year’s most exciting and alarming trends, from the technical to the practical to the downright visionary. No other industry event draws on such broad-based expertise while offering attendees exclusive networking opportunities to truck with the very best in the automotive business. It’s a place to share insights, gain perspective, and forge relationships you can leverage for the benefit of your business and the future of auto.

AutoConnect Returns October 2021!

Thursday, October 14, 2021
Country Music Hall of Fame, Nashville, TN

More details to come.

Previous Topics & Speakers

2018 AutoConnect

Speed, Resilience and Success in the Mobility Economy

The mobility economy promises to revolutionize the transportation of people, goods and services. AutoConnect 2018 zeroes in on how to adapt and succeed during this revolution. The conference highlights the relationships among auto industry sectors and provides a platform on which industry leaders can engage in dialogue and gain insights from leading experts.

Topics Included:

  • Economic Trends
  • Diversity & Inclusion from Supply Chain to Management
  • Legal Challenges in the Workforce
  • Liability in the Mobility Economy
  • Government Relations Update
  • Challenges and Opportunities in the New Mobility Economy
  • Trades & Tariffs
  • GDRP Compliance & Implications
  • OEM/Supplier – The New Supply Chain

View the 2018 AutoConnect program.

2017 AutoConnect

The Future of Globalization

Will the new administration’s policies slow the auto industry’s globalization? What impacts will protectionist trade policies have? And what changes is the industry making to adapt? We’ll tackle these questions and more at this year’s AutoConnect on October 12, 2017, the auto industry event with the highest level networking and most impactful educational sessions. No other auto event gives you access to the widest cross-section of C-level automotive executives from OEMs and Tier-1 suppliers to investors and others across the supply chain.

Topics Included:

  • Global Cybersecurity Risks
  • Global Economic Trends
  • Europe’s Role in Automotive
  • Managing Currency Risk
  • Digital Transformation of the Global Auto Industry
  • Trade in the New World
  • CASE Trends Propel Deals
  • The Future of NAFTA
  • Where Globalizations Meets the Road

View the 2017 AutoConnect program.

Key Contacts

  • Patricia Kirkwood Burgess Profile Image
    Patricia Kirkwood Burgess

    Member

    Florence, KY

    Lexington, KY

  • Kelley M. Haladyna Profile Image
    Kelley M. Haladyna

    Member

    Ann Arbor, MI

  • Robert V. Sartin Profile Image
    Robert V. Sartin

    Chairman

    Nashville, TN

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