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Linking Global Automotive Capital Investment Decisions to Vehicle Manufacturing and Supplier Success will be a focus at the 2014 CAR Management Briefing Seminars

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SOURCE Center for Automotive Research

2014 CAR Management Briefing Seminars, August 4-7

ANN ARBOR, Mich., July 21, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Rapidly evolving global investment strategies for vehicle manufacturers and suppliers will be the focus of a new session on Wednesday August 6 at the 49th annual Center for Automotive Research (CAR) Management Briefing Seminars (MBS). The premier North American automotive conference will take place Aug. 4–7 in Traverse City, MI.

The decision for major automakers and suppliers of where to invest scarce capital resources depends crucially on relative market growth across regional markets. The pattern of growth in global auto sales and prices across regions is critical in determining the financial success of the largest automotive firms. The Global Opportunities, Global Decisions, Final Outcomes panel will define strategic options and threats for companies as they allocate assets across the globe.

The session will be moderated by Dr. Sean McAlinden, CAR Executive Vice President of Research and Chief Economist.

Speakers Include:

  • Dr. G. Mustafa Mohatarem, Chief Economist, General Motors;
  • Torsten Maschke, President of Automotive Sales and Marketing, Freudenberg Sealing Technologies;
  • Randall Miller, Global Client Service Partner and Global Automotive Advisory Sector Leader, EY;
  • Dr. Frank (Fuquan) Zhao, Professor and Director of Automotive Strategy Research Institute, Tsinghua University, China

About the CAR Management Briefing Seminars
Nearly 1,000 automotive industry stakeholders are expected to attend the CAR Management Briefing Seminars, an annual industry event which takes place each year at the Grand Traverse Resort & Spa, near Traverse City, Michigan.  The conference covers the breadth of the industry with 11 topical seminars focused on global manufacturing strategies, lightweighting, connected and autonomous vehicles, powertrain developments, sales forecasting, purchasing, policy, designing for technology, and capital investment.

For detailed information, visit the event's website at www.cargroup.org/mbs. Media representatives may register at no charge via the CAR MBS website. All media registrations are subject to approval.  Follow #MBS2014 on Twitter for the latest conference updates, sponsored by Plex Systems.

The Center for Automotive Research is a non-profit organization based in Ann Arbor, Michigan. Its mission is to conduct research on significant issues related to the future direction of the global automotive industry, organize and conduct forums of value to the automotive community and foster industry relationships. For more information, visit the CAR website: www.cargroup.org.

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