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Automotive Industry: Disruption, Innovation & Transformation Ahead


Automotive Industry: Disruption, Innovation & Transformation Ahead

Automotive Industry: Disruption, Innovation & Transformation Ahead

BONUS: Access to networking and cocktail reception sponsored by Jefferies.

Whether in terms of production processes, business models or customer expectations, perhaps no other North American industry faces more dramatic change than the automotive sector. 

Developments once considered futuristic are now imminent. Consider the following:

Autonomous driving may account for as much as 40% of overall traffic by 2030.

Shared driving will account for a third of the total.

Some major players will abandon the internal combustion engine and go all-electric.

Middle-market companies that are part of the automotive industrial ecosystem face unique challenges. What directions are the auto giants taking, and how does that affect suppliers? Where do middle-market auto industrials fit in a world buffeted by trade tensions and tariff uncertainty? What threats are being posed by new technologically-savvy entrants? And what if the Americans’ love affair with cars is coming to an end?

These and other questions will be tackled by our panel of expert speakers, who will share their views on the future of the automotive industry generally — and its middle-market participants specifically — in a special session sponsored by Jefferies.

Meet our Speakers:

THOMAS FENNIMORE - Managing Director, Co-Head of Industrials and Global Head of Auto Investment Banking, Jefferies

Mr. Fennimore joined Jefferies in 2014 after 17 years at Goldman Sachs where he was the Beijing-based Co-Head of the Asia Industrials Group for nearly three years.  

FRITZ HENDERSON - Former Chairman and CEO, Suncoke Energy Inc.; Former President and CEO, General Motors

Before leading Suncoke, a spin-off of Sunoco and the largest U.S. independent producer of metallurgical coke for the steel industry (from 2010 until his retirement in 2017), Mr. Henderson spent more than 25 years with GM, holding posts including President and Chief Operating Officer from March 2008 until March 2009, Vice Chairman and Chief Financial Officer, Chairman of GM Europe, President of GM Asia Pacific and President of GM Latin America, Africa and the Middle East. He also served as a consultant for AlixPartners, and is currently an independent director of Marriott International, as well as non-executive Chairman of the Board of Adient.

PIN NI - President, Wanxiang America Corporation

Since he founded the company in 1994, Mr. Pin has grown Wanxiang into a $4 billion giant, with operations in the automotive, clean energy and real estate businesses in 24 states. In January 2016, he was honored as “The Most Influential Business Person of the Year” by China General Chamber of Commerce – USA.

GREG REICHOW - Partner, Eclipse Ventures; former VP of Production, Tesla Motors

Prior to joining Eclipse, Mr. Reichow was Tesla’s executive leader of global manufacturing, factory/automation engineering, supply chain, and product excellence, where he managed the change from low-volume Roadster production to the fully integrated manufacturing of Models S and X. Earlier, he was the Senior Vice President of Operations at SunPower, where he was responsible for the growth of advanced silicon, cell, and panel manufacturing operations globally.

Why IndEx 2019:

IndEx 2019 is where operators and investors from the industrial world meet each year to discuss the latest trends, technologies and transformations shaping their businesses. Meet with executives from private and publicly traded companies, technology firms and solutions providers. High level topics include: Industrial Automation, Supply Chain Management, Cyber Security and Business Intelligence. Learn more about IndEx 2019 in Miami Beach.

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