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


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

8am: Registration and networking breakfast

Main Stage

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.

10:30am: Networking break

Track 1: ICE

Session 1: Gasoline Technology

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

11am: Presentation title TBC

11:20am: Presentation title TBC

11:40am: Presentation title TBC

12pm: Presentation title TBC

Track 2: Electric

Session 1: Battery Technology

11am: Advances and challenges in solid state batteries for EV applications

Venkat Anandan, Research Scientist, Ford Motor Company

11:20am: Presentation title TBC

11:40am: Presentation title TBC

12pm: Presentation title TBC

12:30pm: Networking lunch

Track 1: ICE

Session 2: Diesel Technology

1:30pm: Presentation title TBC

1:50pm: Presentation title TBC

2:10pm: Benefits of injection-molded SCR tank systems

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

2:30pm: Presentation title TBC

Track 2: Electric

Session 2: Infrastructure

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

1:30pm: Presentation by Ford Motor Company

Steve Henderson, Manager Vehicle Electrification Infrastructure, Programs & Policy, Ford Motor Company

1:50pm: Presentation title TBC

2:10pm: Presentation title TBC

2:30pm: Presentation title TBC

3:00pm: Networking break

Track 1: ICE

Session 3: Hybridization

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

3:30pm: Presentation by Mercedes Benz

Mohamad Abdul-Hak, Manager, High Voltage Systems & Power Electronics, Mercedes Benz

3:50pm: Presentation title TBC

4:10pm: Presentation title TBC

4:30pm: Presentation title TBC

Track 2: Electric

Session 3: Fuel Cell Technology

3:30pm: Presentation title TBC

3:50pm: Presentation title TBC

4:10pm: Presentation title TBC

4:30pm: Presentation title TBC

5pm: Networking drinks

6pm: Close


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




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.

Venkat Anandan

Research Scientist, Ford Motor Company

Steve Henderson

Manager Vehicle Electrification Infrastructure, Programs, & Policy, Ford Motor Company

Mohamad Abdul-Hak

Manager, High Voltage Systems & Power Electronics, Mercedes Benz

James Moss

Product Manager – Fluids Components and Systems, Röchling Automotive

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

Tickets | $795*

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


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