June 10, 2020  |  Webinar Event

Due to COVID-19, the 2020 Q2 Wards Intelligence Outlook Conference has been transitioned to a live webinar for subscribers and attendees. Join us Wednesday, June 10th at 10 am and 2 pm ET, as Wards Intelligence analysts share insights and analysis covering topics that matter to the future of your business. Both the webinar and presentation slides will be available on-demand following the event.

The Q2 Outlook Conference will cover these topics and more:

State of the Industry: Fuel Economy in the U.S. 
Presented by Erin Sunde, Industry Analyst, Wards Intelligence
Following a long review period, the EPA announced its Safer Affordable Fuel Efficient (SAFE) Vehicles final rule that will weaken fuel-economy standards for 2021-2026. Erin Sunde will explore industry trends through 2019 and look at how the new regulations may change the market.


E-Machines: Powering the Automotive Future 
Presented by Bob Gritzinger, Senior Analyst, Wards Intelligence
Batteries and charging infrastructure are the main focus for automakers striving for an electrified future, but the motors and ancillary systems that make up battery-electric and hybrid powertrains also play important roles. Bob will examine the cutting edge of e-motor technology and how myriad suppliers are working to meet the growing electrification demands of the automotive market.

Reevaluating the Value of Premium Lightweight Materials in EVs 
Presented by Drew Winter, Senior Analyst, Wards Intelligence 
The industry is gearing up to address global emissions rules with an unprecedented number of battery electric vehicles. As the cost of EV batteries and kilowatt hours decreases, the use of costly lightweight materials may become a less important factor in extending vehicle range. Drew will explain the history of lightweighting and how it fits in with today’s future-product plans, as well as reveal the results of a recent Wards Intelligence/AISI survey examining OEM and supplier attitudes on this topic.


Second-Half 2020 North America Barometer 
Presented by Haig Stoddard, Senior Industry Analyst, Markets, Wards Intelligence
The COVID-19 pandemic led to a nearly complete shutdown of all automotive manufacturing in April and vehicle sales have plummeted to decades-long lows. The industry is gauging how well it can ramp production back up, including trying to get a handle on what demand will look like assuming restrictions continue to gradually ease over the rest of the year. Haig Stoddard will present an overview of Wards Intelligence and partner LMC Automotive’s expectations for the final two quarters of 2020.

Early Bird Registration: $195 ENDS 5/22
Regular Registration: $295

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      • A Schulman
      • AAM
      • Achates Power, Inc.
      • Acument Global Technologies
      • AGC Automotive Americas
      • AK Steel
      • Analog Devices Inc.
      • Associated Spring
      • BANDO USA Inc.
      • BASF
      • Baum and Associates
      • BorgWarner
      • Bridgestone APM
      • Canadian National Railroad
      • Center for Automotive Research
      • Clarion
      • Continental Automotive
      • CpK
      • Delphi
      • DENSO International America, Inc.
      • Dow Automotive
      • DTE Energy
      • Durez Corp
      •  Eagle Ottawa
      • Eaton
      • ESG Automotive
      • Export Development Canada
      • Faurecia
      • FBR Capital Markets
      • Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago
      • Federal-Mogul
      • Fiat Chrysler
      • Ford Motor Co.
      • Fuji Heavy Industries USA, Inc. (Subaru)
      • Fujikura Automotive America
      • Fujitsu Ten Corp of America
      • General Motors
      • GKN Driveline
      • Granges Americas
      • HELLA
      • Henkel
      • Honda
      • Hyundai
      • IEEE
      •  Intertek
      • Johnson Controls Inc
      • Keystone Powdered Metal
      • KOTRA
      • Lacks Enterprises
      • Lubrizol Corporation
      • Mahle
      • Maxion Wheels
      • Methode Electronics
      • Miba Sinter USA, LLC
      • Mills Sales Company
      • Morgan Samuels
      • Movimento
      • Nemak
      • NERA Economic Consulting
      • Nissan
      • NOVO Motor Acoustic Systems
      • NSK Steering Systems America
      • Nylok, LLC
      • Obara USA
      • Panasonic Automotive
      • PGK Engineering
      • Pioneer Automotive Technologies, Inc.
      •  RLE International
      • Robert Bosch LLC
      • Royal Technologies Corp
      • SCHRAMM Coatings GmbH
      • Shaeffler Group
      • SKF
      • SRG Global
      • SSAB
      • SSAG
      • Stant Corporation
      • Steel Dynamics
      • Steel Market Development Institute
      • Stout Risius Ross
      • Sundberg-Ferar
      • TE
      • Tennessee Valley Authority
      • The Electromac Group Inc.
      • ThyssenKrupp Automotive Sales and Technical Center
      • Toyota
      • United States Steel Corporation
      • VM MOTORI
      • ZF North America, Inc.