Initiated by the University of Michigan in 1965, the first Management Briefing Seminars (MBS) hosted only 30 people. When the industry was at its highest number of employment, the event grew to attract more than 1,400 attendees annually from more than 35 states and 15 countries−representing industry, academia, media and the government.
CAR MBS leads the industry in providing a context for auto industry stakeholders to discuss critical issues and emerging trends while fostering new industry relationships in daily networking sessions. The annual, world-class CAR MBS takes place each August at the Grand Traverse Resort & Spa, Traverse City, Michigan, USA. Seminars include targeted sessions on manufacturing strategy, vehicle lightweighting, connected and automated vehicles, advanced powertrain, supply chain, sales forecasting, purchasing, talent, and designing for technology.
Among the most valued aspects of the annual CAR Management Briefing Seminars is the relationship building throughout the week.The schedule allows for plenty of time for networking and socializing with colleagues.
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These annual seminars, directed by the Center for Automotive Research, comprise the largest management conference for the North American automotive industry.
A variety of sponsor and exhibitor opportunities with numerous benefits are available. Be a part of this newsmaking event!
The Center for Automotive Research (CAR) is involved in the research of significant issues that relate to the future direction of the global automotive industry. CAR, a nonprofit organization, is focused on a wide variety of important trends and changes related to the automobile industry and society at the international, federal, state and local levels. CAR's automotive industry research is performed by distinct groups and programs.
To fulfill its mission as an impartial voice of the industry, CAR maintains strong relationships with industry, government agencies, universities, research institutes, labor organizations, media, and other major participants in the international automotive community.