Wednesday | March 8

The Townsend Hotel, Birmingham

8:00 – 8:30 am

Continental Breakfast and Welcome

8:30 – 10 am

DIESEL: The current state of diesel and its surprising prospects for the future.
Presented by Tom Murphy, Senior Editor, WardsAuto


POWERTRAIN: Forecast of global powertrain production, looking to 2024, with regional trends in engines, transmissions and electrification.
Presented by WardsAuto data partners, AutoForecast Solutions

10:00 – 10:20 am

Networking Break

10:20 – 11:30 am

FUEL ECONOMY: State of the industry update of automaker progress working toward meeting CAFE requirements.
Presented by Erin Sunde, Industry Analyst, WardsAuto


WARDSAUTO BAROMETER: Latest industry forecasts, including automaker scorecards.
Presented by Haig Stoddard, Senior Industry Analyst, WardsAuto

11:30 – Noon

Q&A SESSION: We’ll discuss the impact of the new U.S. administration on the auto industry, the prospects of renegotiating NAFTA, and other topics raised by the audience.
Moderated by John Sousanis, WardsAuto Managing Director