Thank You For Attending the 2014 MichAuto Summit

See agenda highlights below,  check the Chamber’s YouTube channel and also view photos from the day-long event.

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Andy Ridgway Keynote Address

With the largest concentration of automotive suppliers, manufacturers and R&D within a 20 mile radius, Detroit is where automotive parts manufacturers and stakeholders must be to thrive in the industry. Andy Ridgway, president of IAV Automotive Inc., cited the company’s success story as an example of metro Detroit’s endless possibilities.

Mark Reuss Keynote Address

A leader in the renaissance of GM and Detroit, GM’s Executive Vice President of Global Product Development, Purchasing and Supply Chain, Mark Reuss addressed the importance of maintaining, promoting and retaining Michigan’s automotive industry.

Governor Rick Snyder Keynote Address

Automotive has played a critical role in Michigan’s comeback. During a Summit presentation, Gov. Rick Snyder credited the state’s efforts to reduce regulations, eliminate the Michigan Business Tax and promote the industry abroad as three key efforts to keep Michigan competitive as the global center of the automotive industry.

Tom Lewand Keynote Address

Support for the automotive industry is a critical step for Detroit and the region’s economic resurgence. Tom Lewand, group executive for jobs and economic growth for the city of Detroit, highlighted several of the city’s recent successes to bring jobs back to the city at the Summit. Check back later for video highlights of this session.

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