Join more than 500 executives, entrepreneurs, suppliers, dealers, consumers, government and elected officials, automotive manufacturers, community leaders, advertising agencies, media outlets, and others, as we convene for our 20th Global Automotive Summit to discuss strengthening and creating opportunities in the automotive industry for people of color.
This year’s theme is “Expanding the African American Opportunity Pipeline.” The automotive industry is a continuously-evolving sector that creates pathways for growth for those properly positioned and connected. Too many times, African Americans have been left out of that evolution. Only when forthright discussions are had can we reach a true consensus on how best to level the economic playing field for African Americans in the automotive industry.
Scheduled for Friday, November 1, 2019 at Motor City Casino Hotel in Detroit, the Summit will feature panels with some of the most powerful and influential executives in the industry from various disciplines. They include:
Breakfast Leadership Discussion
Theme: "Top-Down Leadership and Its Influence on an Organization"
Vice Presidents of Global Purchasing
Theme: "Exploring The Intersection of Global Expansion & African American Preparedness"
Theme: "Ensuring Parity and Reciprocity in Changing Times"
Luncheon & Fireside Chat
Theme: "Corporate Diversity: Still a Work In Progress"
Advertising & Marketing
Theme: "Broadening Messages To An Ever-Changing Consumer Base"
Theme: "Accountability For Inclusion in Supplier Diversity Procurement"
The Summit will also feature a Welcome Reception on Thursday, October 31, 2019, and an Awards Reception Friday evening, November 1. Details for those activities are forthcoming.
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