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Events | March 7, 2024
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25th Michigan Automotive Suppliers Symposium

Thursday, March 7, 2024
8:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. ET

In-person Event
Grand Valley State University's Pew Campus
Loosemore Auditorium
401 W. Fulton Street
Grand Rapids, MI

"Momentum Matters: Meeting Industry Challenges Head-on" is the theme of the 25th Michigan Automotive Suppliers Symposium in Grand Rapids on March 7. This annual gathering of industry leaders, business owners, c-suite executives, managers and key decision-makers from all tiers of the automotive sector is set to deliver crucial insights on today’s auto industry. This premier automotive supplier symposium has established itself as a cornerstone in the industry, offering a platform for networking, learning and staying on top of the latest industry forecasts, issues and trends.

Warner Partner Thomas Manganello will participate on the event’s supplier panel to discuss how Michigan’s Tier 1 suppliers are handling the industry's constant disruptions. In addition to discussion on overcoming evolving supply chain challenges, the group will also offer insights on navigating the impacts of recent industry issues including labor strikes, price increases, volume volatility, CAPEX and the evolution to electric vehicles.

Manganello, who co-chairs Warner’s Automotive Industry Group, is a sought-after speaker who frequently participates in national automotive policy conferences. He founded MICHauto in 2007 to encourage the historically siloed auto industry into a more collaborative partnership dedicated to promoting and growing the manufacturing sector in Michigan.

To learn more about the Supplier Symposium, including the day’s agenda, costs and registration information, please click here.

With deep roots in the heart of the U.S. automotive industry, Warner’s Automotive Industry Group provides proactive, timely and cutting-edge advice to suppliers throughout Michigan, North America and around the globe. Warner attorneys are recognized leaders in every area of law that impacts the global automotive and mobility market. They understand complex relationships between parts suppliers and vehicle manufacturers. The firm recently launched a specialized team concentrating on legal issues faced by EV battery pack and battery component suppliers.