March 15, 2018 @ The Henry Hotel in Dearborn, Michigan

Join 200+ experts to network, share ideas and learn about the technologies and trends that are shaping the fuel-efficient and zero-emission cars of tomorrow

Tickets | $795*

*Free tickets are available to automakers. Discounted tickets are available to government / academia.


$159 per night @ The Henry, 300 Town Center Drive, Dearborn, Michigan 48126


Gain brand exposure and engage your customers and prospects at POWERTRAIN DETROIT


We work closely with our expert speakers to develop a schedule that offers delegates a glimpse into the future.

8am: Registration and networking breakfast

9am: Keynote

9:30am: Powertrain evolution and the future of mobility (panel discussion)

Leading experts discuss the evolution of light vehicle powertrain technology as we enter into a brave new world of tougher emissions standards, connected cars and shared mobility services.
Moderated by Martin Kahl, Editor, Automotive World
John German, ICCT | Matti Vint, Valeo North America

10:30am: Networking break

Session 1: ICE

Moderated by Brett Smith, Assistant Director, Manufacturing, Engineering & Technology Group, CAR

11am: Presentation by Novation Analytics

Steven Sherman, Senior Engineer, Energy & Environment, Novation Analytics

11:20am: Presentation by Honeywell

Geoff Duff, Director Applications Engineering - North America, Honeywell

11:40am: Benefits of injection-molded SCR tank systems

James Moss, Product Manager – Fluids Components and Systems, Röchling Automotive

12:00pm: Presentation title by Hinduja Tech

12:30pm: Networking lunch

Session 2: Hybridization

Moderated by Ann Schlenker, Director - Center for Transportation Research, Argonne National Library

1:30pm: Presentation title TBC

1:50pm: Optimization of the powertrain with hybrid drives

Patrick Lindemann, Vice President, Transmission Systems, Schaeffler

2:10pm: 48V Mild Hybrid System for Best Fuel Economy

Thomas Huettner, Chief Engineer - Engines, AVL

2:30pm: Presentation by Magna

Ron Frawley, Director, Strategic Planning & Corporate Development, Magna Powertrain

3:00pm: Networking break

Session 3: Electrification

Moderated by Michelle Andersen, Partner & Managing Director, The Boston Consulting Group

3:30pm: EV charging: Transitioning from the gas station model

Rebecca Shelby, Manager - Electrification Infrastructure Strategy and Standards, Ford Motor Company

3:50pm: Breakthrough in electric mobility

Mohamad Abdul-Hak, Senior Manager, Electrical Drive, Mercedes Benz Research & Development North America

4:10am: Advances and challenges in solid state batteries for EV applications

Venkat Anandan, Research Scientist, Ford Motor Company

4:30pm: The biggest challenge of EV infrastructure lies in its misconceptions

Scott Mercer, Co-Founder & CEO, Volta

5pm: Networking drinks

6pm: Close


We'd like to thank our partners for helping us to connect and inform the global powertrain community.

Sponsors & Exhibitors



Argonne National Laboratory
Automotive World
The Boston Consulting Group
Center for Automotive Research

Media Partners

Automotive World


Our hand-picked lineup of more than 30 expert speakers makes POWERTRAIN DETROIT an unmissable learning opportunity.

Rebecca Shelby

Manager - Electrification Infrastructure Strategy and Standards, Ford Motor Company

Venkat Anandan

Research Scientist, Ford Motor Company

Mohamad Abdul-Hak

Senior Manager, Electrical Drive, Mercedes Benz Research & Development North America

John German

Senior Fellow / US Co-Lead, ICCT

Matti Vint

Engineering R&D Director, Powertrain Systems, Valeo North America

Steven Sherman

Senior Engineer, Energy & Environment, Novation Analytics

Geoff Duff

Director Applications Engineering - North America, Honeywell

James Moss

Product Manager – Fluids Components and Systems, Röchling Automotive

Patrick Lindemann

Vice President, Transmission Systems, Schaeffler

Thomas Huettner

Chief Engineer - Engines, AVL

Ron Frawley

Director, Strategic Planning & Corporate Development, Magna Powertrain

Scott Mercer

Co-Founder & CEO, Volta

Michelle Andersen

Partner & Managing Director, Detroit, The Boston Consulting Group

Martin Kahl

Editor, Automotive World

Ann Schlenker

Director - Center for Transportation Research, Argonne National Library

Brett Smith

Assistant Director, Manufacturing, Engineering & Technology Group, Center for Automotive Research


The full delegate list for POWERTRAIN DETROIT 2018 is currently being compiled, but below is a selection of the 200 automakers, suppliers and other key stakeholders who attended FUEL ECONOMY DETROIT 2017

Acument Global Technologies - VP Engineering, IP, and Licensing

AK Steel Corporation - Principal Engineer

Alliance of Automobile Manufacturers - Vice President, Energy and Environment

Aluminum Association - VP

ArcelorMittal - Director of Automotive Product Applications

Argonne National Library - Director Center for Transportation R & D

Auto Parts Asia - U.S. Correspondent

AVL - Powertrain & Technical Director

BASF Corporation - NA Regional Transportation OEM Liaison Manager

Bloomberg - Auto-industry reporter

Borgwarner - Analyst

BorgWarner - Director Advanced Engineering Engine Group & Trends

BorgWarner - Director of Sales and Program Management - North America

BorgWarner - Manager - Business Analysis

BorgWarner - Manager - Government Affairs

BorgWarner - Senior Account Manager

BorgWarner - Technical Specialist

BorgWarner - Technical Specialist - Controls

BorgWarner - Trend Champion

BP - Technology Director

Car & Driver - Testing Director

CAR Group - Assistant Director - Manufacturing, Engineering & Technology Group

CAR Group - Director

Consumers Union - Policy Counsel

Consumers Union - Senior Communications Associate

Corning Incorporated - Project Manager

Corning Incorporatred - Director Emerging Technology

Cummins - Marketing Specialist

Deloitte - Director

Delphi - Staff Engineer

Denso - Diesel System Engineering Division) Group Manager

Denso - Heavy Duty / Diesel Engineering) Application Engineer

Denso - Powertrain Control Systems & Evaluation) Senior Application Engineer

Denso - Project Assistant Manager

Denso - Senior Vice President, Engineering Division

Ducker - Chairman & Managing Principal

Ducker - Managing Director

FCA Group - External Affairs

FCA Group - Uconnect Marketing Manager

FEV - Business Development Engineer

FEV - Engineering Assistant

FEV Consulting - Managing Director

Ford Motor Company - Analyst

Ford Motor Company - BEV/HEV Commodity Mgr. - Service

Ford Motor Company - BRM

Ford Motor Company - Business Analyst

Ford Motor Company - Business Engagement Manager

Ford Motor Company - Compliance Manager

Ford Motor Company - Energy Planning Manager

Ford Motor Company - Engineer

Ford Motor Company - Engineering Consultant

Ford Motor Company - FCG, Sustainability & Vehicle Environmental Matters

Ford Motor Company - Fuel Economy Strategy Planner

Ford Motor Company - HEV Systems Engineer

Ford Motor Company - Information Specialist - Research

Ford Motor Company - Manager - Sustainability Planning

Ford Motor Company - Manager & Technical Leader

Ford Motor Company - Manager, Vehicle Environmental & Regulatory Strategy

Ford Motor Company - Metrologist

Ford Motor Company - Manager, North American Fuel Economy Planning

Ford Motor Company - Quality & Sustainability BRM

Ford Motor Company - R&A PT Planning

Ford Motor Company - Regulatory Engineer- Fuel Economy

Ford Motor Company - Regulatory Planning

Ford Motor Company - Supervisor

Ford Motor Company - Technical Expert

Ford Motor Company - Technical Expert and Group Leader - Stamping and Aluminum Technology

Ford Motor Company - US Fuel Economy Manager

Ford Motor Company - Vehicle Architecture Engineer

Ford Motor Company - Vehicle Integration Engineer

General Motors - Analyst

General Motors - Benchmarking Analyst

General Motors - CO2 Strategy Analyst

General Motors - Design Engineer - Mass Integration

General Motors - Engineering Group Manager

General Motors - Engineering Group Manager Vehicle Mass Integration

General Motors - Global Leader - CO2 Competitiveness

General Motors - Industry Analysis / Planning

General Motors - Lead Performance Engineer

General Motors - Manager

General Motors - Manager, Global Energy Policy

General Motors - Mass Strategy

General Motors - Planning Analyst

General Motors - Program Purchasing Manager

General Motors - Senior Manager - Portfolio Planning

General Motors - VPO - Vehicle Energy Integration

Henkel - AT Marketing Director NA

Henkel - Global Market Development Manager

Honeywell - Director Applications Engineering - North America

Honeywell - Director of External Communications

Hyundai-Kia America Technical Center - Director of Powertrain

Hyundai-Kia America Technical Center - Economic Analyst

Hyundai-Kia America Technical Center - Fuel Economy Development Engineer

Hyundai-Kia America Technical Center - Senior Manager

ICCT - Senior Fellow / US Co-Lead

IHS Markit - Director - Advisory Services

Infineum - Industry Liaison Advisor

Lubrizol - OEM Manager

Magna - Senior Manager

Magna Powertrain - Marketing & Communications

MAHLE Engine Components USA - Test Engineering Supervisor

MMT/SONCEBOZ - Business Development Manager - New Technologies

Navigant - Senior Research Analyst

Nissan - Engineer

Nissan - Senior Manager

Nissan - Vehicle Planning Engineer

NORMA Group - Member of Management Board - Business Development

NORMA Group - VP Business Development

Novelis - Global Technology Director - Automotive

Paul Eichenberg Strategic Consulting - Managing Director

Punch Powertrain - Strategic Marketing Director

PwC Strategy& - Partner

Repairer Driven News - Editorial Content Director

Ricardo - Engineering Manager Analysis and Design

Ricardo - Project Director

Ricardo - Vice President Engine Engineering

Rio Tinto - Director, Global Automotive Strategy

Robert Bosch LLC - Innovation Manager

Röchling Automotive - General Manager Innovation and Business Development

Röchling Automotive - Marketing Manager, North America

RPK - Managing Director

RPK Mexico - Business Development Manager

SapientRazorfish - ACD - Creative

The Associated Press - Auto Writer

Theis Communications - Principal

Toyota Motor North America - Senior Engineering Staff

Toyota Motor North America - Senior Vice President - Powertrain and Regulation

Toyota Motor North America - Sr. Principal Engineer

Toyota Technical Center - Executive Program Manager Advanced Planning & Res

Toyota Tsusho America - General Manager

UAW-Ford - Digital Analyst

US EPA - Director - Light-duty Vehicles and Small Engines Center

US EPA - Director, Assessment & Standards Division

US EPA - Engineer

Valeo North America - Engineering R&D Director, Powertrain Systems

Valeo North America - Region Communications Coordinator, Valeo North America

Westport - Senior Technical Director

WL Gore & Associates - Sales Manager

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