Upcoming events

    • Thursday, January 27, 2022
    • 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • Virtual Webinar

    Automotive Outlook Conference 2022

    January 27, 2022 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

    The 35th Annual Automotive Outlook Conference on January 27, 2022 is the SAA flagship event.

    The event will look at what 2022 has in store for OEMs and suppliers and provide updates and forecasts on North American sales dynamics, vehicle production, electrification and autonomous vehicles.

    The compelling speaker line-up is led by Elaine Buckberg, GM’s chief economist, and Sheryl Connelly, Ford’s chief futurist.

    Don’t miss this opportunity to understand what the future holds and how best to plan your 2022 strategy. 


    Sheryl Connelly

    Chief Futurist

    Ford Motor Co.


    Elaine Buckberg

    Chief Economist

    General Motors


    Tyson Jominy

    Vice President, Data & Analytics

    J.D. Power


    Joe Langley

    Associate Director, North American Forecasting

    IHS Markit


    Kevin Riddell

    Senior Manager, Powertrain Forecasts

    LMC Automotive


    Daron Gifford

    Partner, Strategy Consulting Service

    Plante Moran



    Jamie Butters

    Executive Editor

    Automotive News


    SPECIAL OFFER: Register by Jan 14, 2021, and receive free registration to the Automotive Press Association’s 2022 Vehicle Roundtable. The Jan. 18, 2022 event features IHS Markit principal analyst Stephanie Brinley, Consumer Reports senior director of automotive testing Jake Fisher and Detroit Free Press auto critic and columnist Mark Phelan for a lively discussion about what the new year has in store.

    Please note: This event was originally scheduled as an in-person event, but due to the rising cases of COVID has been made virtual-only. We look forward to returning to in-person events later this year.



    • Thursday, February 17, 2022
    • 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
    • Webinar

    BI & DATA TRENDS 2022

    Interwoven: The End of Competition as We Know It

    Lunch and Learn presented by:


    Get ready for what’s coming next.

    According to PwC, nearly 4 out of 5 CEOs believe that remote collaboration will last after the pandemic. And Gartner predicts that through 2025, 80% of organizations trying to scale digital business will fail because they don’t take a modern approach to data and analytics governance.

    How will trends like these impact the automotive industry – and what should you do to get ahead of them? Join us on Feb. 17 from noon to 1 p.m. for BI & Data Trends 2022, where we’ll cover what’s emerging right now, including:

    • The emergence of collaboration mining
    • The evolution of the dashboard
    • The rise of data lineage and explainable BI
    • The use of application automation to trigger action

    This is a FREE event but registration is required.

    • Wednesday, February 23, 2022
    • 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
    • Webinar

    Understanding the Automotive Semiconductor Supply Chain Crisis 

    February 23 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

    The Automotive Press Association (APA) will be hosting a virtual panel of three leading industry experts to discuss the current status of the automotive semiconductor supply chain issues.  SAA members are invited to attend this APA webinar at no cost.

    An expert panel will discuss the current status of semiconductor supply chain issues, causes of the supply issues, likely timeline for resolution, key risks to the expected supply recovery, and how the auto industry may change coming out of this crisis.

    Panelists include:

    Phil Amsrud

    Senior Principal Analyst Semi-Conductor Researcher

    IHS Markit


    Dan Hearsch

    Managing Director in the Automotive & Industrial Practice

    AlixPartners LLP


    Colin Langan

    Lead Automotive Analyst

    Wells Fargo


    Note: The event is free to all, but registration is required. 

Past events

Tuesday, December 07, 2021 Unprecedented Challenges in the Auto Industry – 2022 Strategies
Wednesday, November 17, 2021 Virtual Tour of the New Rivian R1T All-Electric Full-Size Pick-Up
Tuesday, October 19, 2021 The View from Asia (Webinar)
Wednesday, September 22, 2021 Experience Motor Bella
Wednesday, August 18, 2021 Reimagining the Future of Mobility
Tuesday, June 22, 2021 Lunch & Learn Featuring LMC Automotive: Updated Market Overview and Powertrain/EV Forecasts
Tuesday, June 08, 2021 Toyota R&D Advanced Mobility Update
Wednesday, May 12, 2021 New Immigration Policies and Their Impacts on the Automotive Talent Base
Wednesday, April 28, 2021 Lunch & Learn: Last Month's Sales Today. Access the Earliest View of How Automotive Markets Around the World are Recovering from the Pandemic
Wednesday, April 14, 2021 8th Annual SAA State of Automotive Recalls Summit (Webinar)
Wednesday, March 31, 2021 YPN Lunch & Learn: Leading with a Growth Mindset
Thursday, March 18, 2021 Rethinking Our View of Mobility — a Virtual “Fireside” Chat with Magna CEO Swamy Kotagiri
Tuesday, February 23, 2021 Ford's 2021 Trends Report Explores How Consumers Are Adapting to Life During a Pandemic
Thursday, January 21, 2021 2021 SAA Automotive Outlook Conference
Thursday, December 10, 2020 The Automotive Industry Through the Eyes of Financial Experts (Webinar)
Wednesday, November 18, 2020 Mobility Innovations Summit (Virtual Event)
Wednesday, November 04, 2020 Autonomous Vehicle Technology: What's Next? (Webinar)
Tuesday, October 20, 2020 Webinar: Supplier Strategy Reboot: Navigating the Post-COVID Market
Wednesday, September 02, 2020 Webinar: How to Optimize LinkedIn to Support Your Brand & Generate Leads
Tuesday, August 18, 2020 Webinar: Updated Industry Forecast and Outlook
Tuesday, July 21, 2020 Webinar: Candid Industry Perspectives from Reid Bigland
Tuesday, June 23, 2020 Free Webinar: An Update on the North American International Auto Show and Future Plans
Wednesday, June 17, 2020 Webinar: How Waymo is Building the World’s Most Experienced Driver
Tuesday, June 02, 2020 Will the First Autonomous Vehicles Deliver Packages, Not People? (Webinar)
Thursday, May 14, 2020 RECORDING: COVID-19's Impact on the China Market and the Detroit Three: An Insider's View (Webinar)
Friday, May 08, 2020 RECORDING: 7th Annual SAA State of Automotive Recalls Summit (Webinar)
Wednesday, May 06, 2020 COVID-19's Impact on the China Market and the Detroit Three: An Insider's View (Webinar)
Wednesday, April 29, 2020 7th Annual SAA State of Automotive Recalls Summit (Webinar)
Friday, April 03, 2020 Free Webinar: Short-Term Challenges Facing Automakers Due to COVID-19 Pandemic
Tuesday, February 18, 2020 Are Consumers Ready for the Future of Mobility?
Tuesday, January 21, 2020 2020 SAA Automotive Outlook Conference
Tuesday, November 12, 2019 Mobility: Reality and Ground Truths
Thursday, October 17, 2019 2019 Mobility Innovations Summit
Thursday, October 03, 2019 YPN Event: A Tour of Eastern Market (Beer, Pizza and Murals too!)
Tuesday, June 18, 2019 2019 SAA OEM Purchasing Summit
Tuesday, May 21, 2019 Pathways to Growth in M&A Activity
Wednesday, March 27, 2019 6th Annual SAA Warranty and Recall Summit
Thursday, July 26, 2018 SAA/JRT Networking Event
Thursday, December 07, 2017 YPN Networking at HopCat

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