2023 Agenda

2023 MICHauto Summit Speaker Feature Wide - Quentin Messer Jr.

2023 MICHauto Summit: The New Reality

11:00 a.m.

Doors Open | Lunch Reception

Sponsor: Infor

11:40 a.m.

Welcome and Setting the Stage

Speaker: Glenn Stevens Jr., Executive Director, MICHauto; Vice President, Automotive and Mobility Initiatives, Detroit Regional Chamber
Sponsor: Walker-Miller Energy Services

11:55 a.m.


Speaker: Quentin Messer Jr., Chief Executive Officer, Michigan Economic Development Corporation; President and Chair, Michigan Strategic Fund

12:00 p.m.

AI in the Mobility Sector and Beyond

Speaker: Jonathan Prantner, Chief Analytics Officer, OneMagnify

12:25 p.m.

The Culture for Talent

Panelists: Jennie Ecclestone, Director, Talent Attraction and Employer Branding, Magna International

Leo Kempel, Dean, College of Engineering, Michigan State University

Ashok Sivanand, Chief Executive Officer, Integral

Moderator: Drew Coleman, Senior Director, MICHauto 

Michigan State University 

12:50 p.m.

You Drive: Finding Your Future in Michigan

Panelists: Nando Felten, Community Manager, Google Code Next Detroit

Caroline McDade, Apprentice, Controls Software, Intec Automated Controls Inc.

Moderator: Jer Staes, Co-founder, Producer, and Host, Daily Detroit

1:15 p.m.


1:30 p.m.

Volunteer of the Year and Partner of the Year Awards

Recipients: Steve Hilfinger, Senior Business Counselor, Foley & Lardner LLP

John Kerr, Senior Manager, Government Affairs, DENSO International

Barb Land, Executive Director, Square One Education Network

Presenter: Paul Corbett, Director, Government and Community Affairs, MICHauto

1:35 p.m.

Factory ZERO: People and Products for the Future

Speaker: Cathy Staelgraeve, Plant Director, Factory ZERO, General Motors

1:55 p.m.


Sandy K. Baruah, President and Chief Executive Officer, Detroit Regional Chamber

2:00 p.m.

An EV Reality Check

Keynote: Joseph McCabe, President and Chief Executive Officer, AutoForecast Solutions LLC

Keynote: John McElroy, Host, Autoline

Keynotes will be followed by a conversation between the speakers.

2:40 p.m.

Labor, Manufacturing, and Michigan’s Future

Panelists: Patrick L. Anderson, Principal and Chief Executive Officer, Anderson Economic Group LLC

Michelle Krebs, Executive Analyst, Cox Automotive 

Michael Robinet, Executive Director, Consulting, S&P Global Consulting

Moderator: Guy Gordon, Host, ‘JR Morning 

Sponsor: Michigan Economic Development Corporation Office of Future Mobility and Electrification 

3:05 p.m.

Closing Remarks

Glenn Stevens Jr., Executive Director, MICHauto; Vice President, Automotive and Mobility Initiatives, Detroit Regional Chamber

3:15 p.m.

Networking Reception

4:00 p.m.


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