REGIONAL AUTO GROWTH SUMMIT
IN PARTNERSHIP WITH THE CENTER FOR AUTOMOTIVE RESEARCH
The purpose of the Auto Summit is to foster the growth of the regional auto industry by sharing the expertise and resources of the Center for Automotive Research and by stimulating the interaction of our regional automotive related business and industry.
8:00 a.m. Registration & Networking
8:308:30-8:35 Welcome from Superintendent Judy Wells, Apollo Career Center
8:35-8:408:40 David J. Berger, Mayor of the City of Lima
8:40-8:45 Self-Introductions of Attendees
8:45-9:45 Remarks & Q&A
Mustafa Mohatarem, Chief Economist, General Motors Mustafa Motors
G. Mustafa Mohatarem, Ph.D. heads up GM’s Corporate Economics Team, and is responsible for assessing the impact of worldwide eco-nomic developments. Dr. Mohatarem is an expert on trade and was GM’s lead contact during Uruguay General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade (GATT) negotiations, U.S.-Canada Free Trade Agreement, North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA), and TransPacific Partner-ship TPP).
(9:45(45---10:45 both presentations
Center for Automotive Research (CAR)
Bernard Swiecki, Senior Project Manager ––– Industry Update
Kristin Dziczek Director, Labor and Education Group ––– New Skills Required!
CAR, initiated by the University of Michigan, is now a standalone nonprofit. CAR creates unbiased economic and systems modeling research, develops new manufacturing methodologies, forecasts industry futures, and advises on public policy.
Joanna Pinkerton, Co-Director, Honda/OSU Partnership: Ohio’s Smart Corridor
11:20 - 11:40
Future IQ Partners: The Future of Manufacturing David Beurle
David Beurle, CEO of Future IQ presents their insights into key trends impacting global manufacturing and the ways in which these trends are changing companies and communities. To prosper, manufacturers and regional economies must adapt and innovate at ever increasing speed and intensity.
Allen Economic Development Group, Jeffrey Sprague, President & CEO
MakerFest 2016: A celebration of the Lima region’s advanced manufacturing and skilled trades, showcasing more than 100 of the region’s top employers, and the colleges, universities, and career tech schools training talent for these employers.
Tours (12:05-12:20) with lunch following