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December 10, 2020 | 100% Virtual

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Welcome to Wards Intelligence Outlook Q4

The 2020 Q4 Wards Intelligence Outlook Conference is taking place this year on Thursday, December 10th at 10 am and 2 pm ET, hosted by Wards Intelligence Analysts.

As the world has continued to adapt over the past few months, we have been continuously reviewing the best ways to serve our community. We believe the need for our community to connect, inform and innovate is stronger than ever and Informa Tech Automotive Group is committed to providing you this platform.

The 2020 Q4 Wards Intelligence Outlook Conference has been transitioned to a live virtual event for all subscribers and attendees. Both the webinar and presentation slides will be available on-demand following the event.

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Dave Zoia, Executive Director of Content, Wards Intelligence

Dave Zoia,
Executive Director,
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Dave oversees all editorial and research content for Wards Intelligence and keeps close tabs on AV technology and the latest trends in electrification and advanced batteries.

FRB of Chicago
Senior Business Economist,

Paul Traub,
Senior Business Economist,
Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago


Paul Traub currently holds the position of senior business economist at the Detroit Branch of the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago where his responsibilities include both research and current analysis. He is a contributing author to the Michigan Economy and Midwest Economy blogs, a member of the team that created the Detroit Economic Activity Index and a frequent speaker on the Michigan economy. Prior to joining the economic research department of the Chicago Fed, Traub was the president of Scenario Economics LLC and senior economist for Americas Commercial Transportation Research Company, LLC (ACT Research).

Traub retired in 2008 from the position of corporate economist with 25 years of service at Chrysler LLC. He worked in Chrysler’s corporate economist’s office for over 17 of those years where his responsibilities included tracking the economy and forecasting its impact on North American auto sales; supporting new product development; and speaking to auto dealers and numerous professional organizations. His speaking engagements have included the Michigan and Ohio Governors’ Councils of Economic Advisors, the Society of Automotive Analysts Automotive Outlook Conference, the Forum on Global Energy, Economy and Security (The Aspen Institute) and the Bear Stearns Global Transport & Logistics Conference. Traub currently is on the board of directors of the Detroit Association of Business Economists; is a member of the National Association of Business Economists and the Detroit Economic Club; is on advisory boards for Lawrence Technological University College of Management, Baker College of Flint Business School and the U.S. Army TACOM LCMC; and has served as an adjunct faculty member at Oakland University in the School of Business. He holds a B.B.A. from the University of Michigan – Dearborn and an M.B.A. from Oakland University.

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Wards Intelligence, Industry Analyst – Electrification, Christie Schweinsberg

Christie Schweinsberg,
Industry Analyst – Electrification,
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Christie focuses on the state of electrified vehicles worldwide and the charging infrastructure supporting them.

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Haig Stoddard,
Senior Industry Analyst, 
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Haig provides market analysis and insight on future vehicle trends, including North American production and vehicle and powertrain sales forecasts.

The Agenda

10-10:35am EST

The U.S. Economy And The Automotive Industry
Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago, Senior Business Economist, Paul Traub, will be giving an update on the U.S. economy post-election and how it is impacting the automotive industry.

10:35-10:50am EST

Fireside Chat
Fireside Chat: Dave Zoia, Executive Director of Content, Wards Intelligence sits with Paul Traub, Senior Business Economist, Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago for Q&A.

10:50-11:30am EST

Closing The Loop: Strategies Ahead For Reuse, Recycling Of Li-Ion BEV Batteries
Wards Intelligence, Industry Analyst – Electrification, Christie Schweinsberg, will look at the market potential for reclaimed Li-ion batteries and the ecosystem needed to support it

2-2:45pm EST

Wards Intelligence Barometer
Wards Intelligence, Senior Industry Analyst, Haig Stoddard, will share Wards Intelligence and LMC North American sales and production data and forecasts for the first half of 2021.


Analyst Roundtable
Wards Intelligence, Editorial Director, Dave Zoia, will lead our team of analysts in an interactive discussion the latest topics affecting the auto industry.

Early Bird Registration: $195 ENDS 11/20
Regular Registration: $295

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Who Attends Wards Intelligence Outlook?

ATTENDEE ROLES HAVE INCLUDED: Corporate Management | Industry Analysts | Finance | Engineering | Sales & Marketing


General Motors
Johnson Controls

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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.
Closing The Loop: Strategies Ahead For Reuse, Recycling Of Li-Ion BEV Batteries