Industry Events

As the leading association for the automotive supply chain, AIAG regularly participates in and supports industry events. Listed here are upcoming conferences, seminars, town halls and forums where AIAG will have a presence or believes the content is valuable to our members. For a complete listing of AIAG conferences and events, click here.

Society of Automotive Analysts (SAA) 9th Annual OEM Purchasing Summit

Tuesday, May 15, 2018

Faurecia North America
2800 High Meadow Circle
Auburn Hills, MI 48326

Attend and learn...

  • Which OEMs are improving their relations with suppliers – and which OEMs are falling behind
  • How OEMs are improving relations; what programs and policies are they embarking on
  • How OEM cost-cutting programs are impacting supplier relations
  • If electrification and autonomous vehicle programs are creating more competition for traditional suppliers
  • What strategies suppliers should consider when working with OEM purchasing teams
  • How supplier relations directly impact the bottom line – for both OEMs and suppliers
  • How OEMs view trust, preferred customer status, open communication and safe-guarding suppliers’ intellectual property
  • And much more!


  • John Henke, Ph.D., President and CEO, Planning Perspectives, Inc.
  • Jay Moore, Executive Director, Global Purchasing, Strategy & Operations, Ford Motor Co.
  • Sig Huber, Director, Global Supplier Relations & Risk Management, FCA Global
  • Robert Kinchen, Director Facilities/Services & Administration Purchasing, Nissan NA
  • Chris Naegeli, Executive Director, Global Product Purchasing, General Motors
  • Tom Lake, Vice President, North American Purchasing, Honda of America Mfg.
  • Randall Anderson, General Manager, Purchasing Supplier Relations, Toyota Motor NA

AIAG members & guests receive the discounted SAA member rate (a $100 savings) by entering the code 2C24R1H3 at checkout.

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The 5th annual Finished Vehicle Logistics Import Export conference will return to Baltimore on August 7th – 8th 2018

Set at the spectacular Renaissance Baltimore Harborplace Hotel, the conference will include presentations by leading vehicle-makers, infrastructure operators, logistics providers and thought-leaders on the hottest topics relevant to the outbound supply chain used in transporting finished vehicles around the world. Last year’s event was attended by nearly 200 industry leading delegates, and 2018 promises to be extremely popular once again.

For the first time this year’s conference features a luxurious cocktail reception during the evening of August 7th, an ideal opportunity to network and make new contacts prior to the conference’s official opening.

AIAG members can receive an exclusive 15% discount by entering the code AIAG15. Register now and secure your place:

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Established in 1982, AIAG is a not-for-profit association where professionals from a diverse group of stakeholders - including retailers, suppliers of all sizes, automakers, manufacturers, service providers, academia and government - work collaboratively to streamline industry processes via global standards development and harmonized business practices.