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The Global Mobility Race: How Michigan Can Win


2015 MICHauto Summit Talks Auto Industry’s Future in Michigan

Put simply, the global mobility race is on. While Michigan remains the undisputed automotive leader, the pace of disruption in the industry guarantees both unprecedented innovation and uncertainty alike. The questions remain, in a competition that could mean hundreds of thousands of jobs and billions in investment, how can Michigan continue to lead? And what does Michigan’s automotive future look like?

In less than a month, this conversation will converge at the 2015 MICHauto Summit on Sept. 30 at COBO Center in downtown Detroit. Entering its third year, the Summit has become a “must attend” event for automotive industry stakeholders, giving Michigan’s entire supply chain, from major OEMs to local suppliers, a unique forum to strategically discuss obstacles and opportunities. Building off the theme “The Connected Culture,” this year’s Summit will bring together many of the state’s foremost thinkers and leaders to help draw the blueprint for Michigan’s mobility future.

As new technology reshapes and reinvents the industry, there is no doubt automotive is entering a new era. Keynote speakers at the 2015 MICHauto Summit will share exactly why Michigan is uniquely positioned to leverage its numerous assets and maintain its global leadership in next-generation mobility.

Keynotes and panelists include:

  • Rose Bellanca
    President, Washtenaw Community College
  • Rick Haas
    President and Chief Operating Officer, Mahindra North American Technical Center
  • Kevin Kerrigan
    Senior Vice President, Automotive Office, Michigan Economic Development Corporation
  • Jason Koch
    President and Co-founder, Telogis
  • Andreas Mai
    Director, Smart Connected Vehicles, Cisco Systems Inc.
  • Mike Morin
    Portfolio Relations, Start Garden
  • Rick Snyder
    Governor, State of Michigan
  • Kirk Steudle
    Director, Michigan Department of Transportation
  • Peter Sweatman
    Director, University of Michigan Mobility Transformation Center

Click here to see the full list of speakers and panelists.

Program partners include the Michigan Department of Transportation, the Michigan Economic Development Corporation and the University of Michigan Transportation Research Institute. To learn more or register for the Summit, please visit