Join Us to Explore the Outlook
for the Global Auto Industry

Half-Day Conference Fueled by WardsAuto Insights,
on Global Vehicle Sales and Production
Thursday, December 8 — The Townsend Hotel, Birmingham, MI

Conference Features:


Insightful Presentations

Interactive sessions with WardsAuto analysts and editors; insights and analysis covering topics that matter to the future of your business, trend analysis of OEM strategies, new technologies, market outlooks and more. Extended Q&A Session lets you pick our industry experts’ brains on issues important to your company.

Learn what the coming months and years may bring for your business at the Q4 WardsAuto Outlook Conference on December 8 in Birmingham, MI.

This latest installment in our quarterly Outlook series will deliver valuable insights to help you chart a course for your organization:

  • U.S. ECONOMY: Guest presenter Paul Traub, Senior Business Economist, Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago, presents an overview of the U.S. economy and key factors affecting the automotive industry.
  • AUTO FORECAST – 2017 and Beyond: Senior Industry Analyst Haig Stoddard presents WardsAuto’s longterm N.A. sales and production outlooks.
  • VEHICLE TECH: Senior Editor Drew Winter speaks on the latest innovations in materials and lightweighting.
  • ASK WARDSAUTO: Don’t miss your chance to pick the brains of our editors and analysts.


PAUL TRAUB, Senior Business Economist at the Detroit Branch of the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago.

During the Dec. 8 Outlook Conference, Paul will provide an overview of the U.S. economy and key factors affecting the automotive industry.

Prior to joining the Chicago Fed, Traub was the president of Scenario Economics LLC and senior economist for Americas Commercial Transportation Research Company. Previously, Traub worked in Chrysler LLC’s corporate economist’s office where his responsibilities included tracking the economy and forecasting its impact on North American auto sales.

Networking Opportunities

Two networking sessions put you in touch with your peers; Learn how other companies are adapting to a constantly changing marketplace.

Take-Away Materials

Digital and hardcopy takeaways from all presentations. Share valuable information throughout your organization!

Conference Newsletter

Free subscription to WardsAuto Outlook e-newsletter, providing timely insights and exclusive access to WardsAuto content after the conference.

One-On-One Time With WardsAuto Analysts

Meet our editors and analysts, and personally discuss your most pressing concerns for your business today and tomorrow.

Registration Price: $445

Attendee Roles Have Included:

  • Corporate Management
  • Industry Analysts
  • Finance
  • Engineering
  • Sales & Marketing

Companies Represented Have Included:

  • Fiat Chrysler
  • Ford
  • General Motors
  • Honda
  • Hyundai
  • Nissan
  • Toyota
  • Bosch
  • Delphi
  • Denso
  • Eaton
  • Johnson Controls

See expanded list here

The WardsAuto Outlook Conference will be held at The Townsend Hotel in Birmingham.

See complete directions here

Learn How Today’s Trends Will Impact Your Business!