NEW YORK, Jan. 23, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Executives representing the world's top aerospace and automotive manufacturers and suppliers will come together in the U.S. manufacturing hub of Dearborn, Michigan for the SpeedNews AeroAuto Conference, to be held May 4, 2017. The event is presented by SpeedNews Conferences, the premier Conference organizer in the global aerospace and defense industry in collaboration with Ward's Automotive, the leading provider of information and data to the automotive manufacturing industry. Both SpeedNews and WardsAuto are part of the Penton Transportation Information Group.
The SpeedNews AeroAuto Conference, to be held at The Henry, will explore the many synergies between the massive global aerospace and automotive manufacturing industries. "The aerospace and automotive manufacturing industries share opportunities and challenges in areas including innovation and design, automation and software, supply chain modeling and technological advancement," said Joanna Speed, Managing Director, A&D and SpeedNews Conferences. "The SpeedNews AeroAuto Conference is the first event to bring these industries into the same room with leading manufacturing executives and decision-makers face-to-face, helping them to network, share information and discover each other's best practices, with a goal of improving operations and efficiency."
In a series of presentations and panel discussions, including representatives from both industries, the SpeedNews AeroAuto Conference will assess the current situation, key issues, enabling technologies and outlook for the aerospace and automotive manufacturing industries; vehicle light weighting; emerging developments and coping with security requirements; supply chain best practices and lessons learned; additive manufacturing/3D printing and nanomaterials; vehicle health management systems and prognostics; passenger infotainment; and carbon emissions regulation. Delegates will have the opportunity to participate in a tour of aerospace and automotive manufacturing facilities.
"It should be fascinating to see how the automotive and aerospace industries have approached these common challenges in some similar or completely different manners," said Larry Schlagheck, Managing Director, WardsAuto. "These two industries already benchmark and learn from each other from their own vantage points, and this event will bring them even closer for a vibrant exchange of ideas. WardsAuto is proud to help present the AeroAuto Conference in our own backyard, giving our audience of auto professionals a perspective they rarely get to see."
"There is no better place in the country, or world for that matter, where these two industries converge in a more meaningful way than in Michigan," said Tony Vernaci, Vice President, Global Business Development for Michigan Economic Development Corporation (MEDC). "Our automotive history goes back 100 years, as does the University of Michigan's aerospace engineering program. Michigan has been in aircraft production since WWII, when the automotive industry demonstrated how B24 bombers could be built on an assembly line at the rate of one an hour.
The journey continues today as advancements in technology for both industries are changing the world at a pace never seen before in areas such as light weighting, connectivity, infotainment and cyber security."
The SpeedNews AeroAuto Conference is preceded by and co-located with the SpeedNews 5th Annual Aerospace Manufacturing Conference on May 2-3, at which the leaders of major manufacturers and suppliers in the aerospace industry will discuss manufacturing capabilities and processes, best practices, advancements and innovations, automation, and industry trends.
The SpeedNews AeroAuto Conference is produced in collaboration with the Michigan Economic Development Corporation, along with KPMG as the event's Knowledge Partner.
For information about registering, promotional and advertising opportunities, contact Joanna Speed at +1-424-465-6501 or email@example.com. On Twitter, follow @speednewsconf (https://twitter.com/speednewsconf). For information about all SpeedNews events, visit http://speednews.com/all/conference.
ABOUT SPEEDNEWS CONFERENCES
SpeedNews Conferences, the leader in global executive events, provides targeted information and professional networking opportunities for senior level aerospace industry leaders, decision makers, financial institutions, economic development organizations, and industry analysts. These Conferences deliver an array of information and data for commercial, defense, business and general aviation, aerospace manufacturing, raw materials, and M&A developments.
SpeedNews Conferences offer an unmatched depth of market data and innovative ways to present organizations' materials. Meet with distinguished experts in the aerospace industry, learn about current trends, new products and developments, hear forecasts, and network with customers and peers. From aircraft and engine manufacturing to current financial reports and data, you will walk away with timely, crucial knowledge from these experts to help guide your business plans.
WardsAuto is a world-leading provider of automotive insights and analysis, having served the industry's information needs for more than 90 years. Based in Southfield, MI, WardsAuto provides a forward-looking perspective on all aspects of the automotive business, from the tech center to the plant floor to the showroom. Its services include the premium WardsAuto.com resource and suite of customizable data reporting tools, the WardsAuto Interiors, WardsAuto UX and WardsAuto Outlook Conferences, and digital newsletters and magazines.
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