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About the GLC


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About the GLC


The Global Leadership Conference (GLC) is an invitation-only forum for senior automotive leaders to exchange ideas and address solutions for critical global issues. Each year GLC presents an outstanding agenda of thought leaders who share their insights on the challenges and opportunities facing our industry. A key element includes bringing perspectives from other industries and disciplines as well.

Hosted by SAE Detroit Section, GLC is the industry’s oldest and most proven venue for building long-term relationships. For almost seven decades, GLC has provided an intense but exciting forum for the leaders of OEMs and suppliers to define new ways to learn and grow together in an off-the-record format. The formal conference sessions are complemented with smaller, less formal, and intimate opportunities for discussion, called Leadership Lunch Conversations with key industry leaders.

2018 Conference Speakers


Come hear what these exciting speakers have to say about the mobility ecosystem,
especially providing insight on the business models, technology, and talent that form
our work success in the present and the future.

2018 Conference Speakers


Come hear what these exciting speakers have to say about the mobility ecosystem,
especially providing insight on the business models, technology, and talent that form
our work success in the present and the future.

Speakers subject to change

2018 Leadership Lunch Conversations


Come interact with industry leaders over lunch at this informal lunch session.

2018 Leadership Lunch Conversations


Come interact with industry leaders over lunch at this informal lunch session.

Friday, October 12
12:30 - 1:30 P.M.

 
 

Saturday, October 13
12:30 - 1:30 P.M.

 
 

Limited to 20 attendees per session, each one-hour lunch offers candid discussions with noted industry leaders to address issues and challenges. Each attendee will have the opportunity to ask a question, with attendance limited to one person per company per session.

Registration will take place onsite on Thursday, October 11 from 5:00 - 5:30 p.m. in the Cameo Ballroom. Spaces will go fast.

Note: Gold and Silver sponsors were granted pre-registration as part of sponsorship.

Speakers subject to change

2018 Agenda


2018 Agenda


Thursday, October 11

12:30 - 5:30 p.m.
Ride & Drive
Off North Entrance  

7:00 - 8:00 p.m.      
Opening Reception
Kate's Mountain Lodge

8:00 - 10:00 p.m.    
Welcome Dinner
Kate's Mountain Lodge
(Buffet style, casual attire - jeans welcome)

Shuttles available at Main Entrance of hotel starting at 6:45 p.m.

Note: On Thursday evening, the Meal Plan will only apply to Kate's Mountain dinner and will not cover any of the restaurants.

 

 

Friday, October 12

7:00 - 8:00 a.m.
Attendee Networking Breakfast
Colonial Hall

8:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.    
Conference Sessions
Colonial Hall
(Business casual)

12:30 - 1:30 p.m.     
Leadership Lunch Conversations*
Eisenhower Rooms

12:30 - 5:30 p.m.    
Ride & Drive
Off North Entrance

Dinner on your own. Meal Plan includes a three-course dinner and non-alcoholic beverages. See dining information for more details and be sure to make dining reservations early.

9:30 p.m. - 12:30 a.m.    
Afterglow
Exhibit Center/Bunker
(Cocktail attire)

 

Saturday, October 13

7:00 - 8:00 a.m.    
Attendee Networking Breakfast
Colonial Hall

8:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.  
Conference Sessions
Colonial Hall
(Business casual)

12:30 - 1:30 p.m.  
Leadership Lunch Conversations*
Eisenhower Rooms

12:30 - 5:30 p.m.  
Ride & Drive
Off North Entrance

7:00 - 8:00 p.m.    
Gala Reception
Chesapeake Room

8:00 p.m. - 12:30 a.m.  
Black Tie Gala
Colonial Hall
(Formal attire)

Note: On Saturday evening, the Meal Plan will only apply to the Black Tie Gala dinner and will not cover any of the restaurants.

Times and locations subject to change

*Leadership Lunch Conversations registration will take place onsite on Thursday, October 11 from 5:00 - 5:30 p.m. in the Cameo Ballroom. Spaces will go fast.

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2018 Spouse & Guest activities


Come join us for special spouse/guest activities

2018 Spouse & Guest activities


Come join us for special spouse/guest activities

Note: In mid to late July, an email with a custom registration link will be sent to each attendee email who have registered a spouse or guest (also to spouse and assistant email if provided). After clicking the link, click "Sign up", then select the green "Register" button to register for a class. Save the link from the email to go back at any time and update your selections.

If the activity is full, please submit a Change Request, select "Other" and specify the details in the Request Details text field to be added to a wait list.

Online Spouse & Guest Activities registration will close Friday, October 5 at 5:00 p.m. After the deadline, registration will be available onsite at the GLC Desk.

Friday, October 12

Networking Breakfast Buffet

8:00 - 10:00 a.m.
Crystal Room

Stop by at your leisure to network with other guests while enjoying The Greenbrier's signature dishes. Come dressed as you are for your daily activities.

 

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Organ Cave Exploration

8:30 - 10:30 a.m.
Offsite

Take a tour of this National Historic Landmark - Organ Cave, which is located 20 minutes from The Greenbrier. The calcite rock formation resembling a large church organ gives the cave and surrounding community its name. First opened in 1822 as a stagecoach stop, Confederate soldiers encamped in the cave; salt-peter was mined here. It opened commercially in 1835. Remember to wear a light jacket and comfortable shoes for your two-mile walk into the cave, which is 62 degrees year-round.

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Zumba®

9:00 - 10:00 a.m.
Taft Room

A Latin and World rhythm dance fitness party perfect for everybody. It combines cardio, muscle conditioning, balance, and flexibility. Sweat it out with your group while you engage in the “exercise in disguise.” Shoes with a little traction and comfortable clothing recommended. 

Meditation: Stress Reduction

10:15 - 10:45 a.m.
Hayes Room

You’ll be guided in short mindfulness-based meditations to help you let go of stress, relax, and be present. This practice also supports inspiration, clarity, and overall health. Yoga mat provided.

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Words of Wisdom Plaque Class

11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Hayes Room

Add your favorite “saying” or simple words in living color on an 8x12 canvas. Perfect for your home or as a gift.

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"The Treasures of The Greenbrier" Scavenger Hunt

2:00 - 3:00 p.m.
Throughout The Greenbrier

Join a fast-paced, friendly team challenge and jaunt all around The Greenbrier. During this scavenger hunt, your team headed by a captain will find the Treasures of The Greenbrier. There are some interesting twists and turns and everybody will share their explorations when the final clue brings you to home base. The team which completes its search in its entirety wins.

Prizes given to the top five teams.

 

Saturday, October 13

Networking Breakfast Buffet

8:00 - 10:00 a.m.
Crystal Room

Stop by at your leisure to network with other guests while enjoying The Greenbrier's signature dishes. Come dressed as you are for your daily activities.

 

 
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Conference Speaker
Daymond John

11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Colonial Hall

Come join conference attendees as Daymond John shares his insights on life, leadership, and success.

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Guided Hike

8:45 - 9:45 a.m.
Offsite

Increase your energy with this invigorating hike along the Valley View trail with our fitness manager. Wear comfortable shoes and moveable clothing as you glide and breathe in the refreshing air along the base of the Greenbrier Mountain.

 
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Photography Workshop

2:00 - 3:00 p.m.
Throughout The Greenbrier

Get the most from your digital camera or Smart phone by learning specific techniques from Mike Wyatt, Greenbrier Photography Studio. Learn to use all the features for family portraits, landscapes, and anything. Bring your camera or cell phone for a field trip on Greenbrier property.

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Meditative Movement: For Muscular Pain and Tension

10:15 - 10:45 a.m.
Hayes Room

Feel relaxed within minutes. You’ll practice simple movements to release tension in the back, neck, and shoulders. You’ll also learn how to use your breath and body to release specific, chronic, or acute areas of muscular pain or tension. Yoga mat provided.

Yoga

9:00 - 10:00 a.m.
Taft Room

Energizing practice of breath awareness, Vinyasa flow, and activation of kundalini energy through the spine. This class is designed to help you release tension and resistance. It also supports overall health and emotional well-being. Comfortable clothing recommended. Yoga mat provided. 

Activities are for Spouses & Guests only and subject to change.

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2018 Hotel Reservations


2018 Hotel Reservations


All room reservations must be made online via the conference link (received after completing GLC registration) to ensure you receive the GLC group discount.

The Greenbrier has arranged a special room rate that includes a Meal Plan for all GLC attendees and their guests. The Meal Plan includes breakfast and dinner plus gratuities, resort fees, and taxes.

Please note: Be sure to reserve your room as soon as possible as space is limited and room selections go quickly.

The Greenbrier Dress Code

For questions about your Greenbrier room reservations, contact Jessica Dowdy at (855) 346-7156 ext. 2 or email jessica_dowdy@greenbrier.com.

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2018 Dining


2018 Dining


The Meal Plan consists of breakfast and dinner plus gratuity, state sales tax, occupancy tax, Historic Preservation Fund (HPF) fee, and resort fees. Breakfast includes Networking Breakfasts, a two-course à la carte meal or breakfast buffet in the Main Dining Room, Draper’s Café, or room service. Dinner on Friday includes a three-course meal and non-alcoholic beverages in the Main Dining Room, Sam Snead’s at the Golf Club, Draper’s Café, The Forum, Prime 44 West, or room service. A delivery fee will apply for room service.

Dining at Prime 44 West requires a $50 per person surcharge and the tasting menu in the Main Dining room requires a $55 per person surcharge. Alcoholic beverages or bar service of any kind is not included in the Meal Plan package. 

There will be group dinners on Thursday and Saturday evening. The Meal Plan will only be honored in restaurants on Friday evening. Please be sure to make your Friday evening dining reservations as soon as possible as space is limited.

Note: Group dinner at Kate’s Mountain on Thursday and Black Tie Gala on Saturday. Dinner on your own Friday.

For dining reservations, please contact The Greenbrier at (855) 346-7156 ext. 1.

The Greenbrier Dress Code

Reservations

Make your Friday evening dinner reservations by calling (855) 346-7156 ext. 1.

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Dietary Requests

The Greenbrier will accommodate any special dietary requests you have if they are notified in advance.

Please email Kerry Baldwin at least two weeks prior to the conference with any food allergies or vegetarian, vegan, or gluten free meals required.

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2018 Transportation


2018 Transportation


GLC Travel Package

The GLC Travel Package includes round-trip direct flights with ground transportation to/from The Greenbrier, luggage transfer, and bell service. The
75-minute flights are provided by American Airlines, departing from Detroit Metro Airport (DTW) North Terminal to Greenbrier Valley Airport (LWB).

Cost: $850 per person/round-trip

GLC Travel Package reservations, changes, or transfers must be made by Friday, September 21.

No refunds after Friday, September 7.


Flight B - 149 passengers, round-trip only

October 11 - 2:00 p.m. departure, DTW to LWB
October 14 - 3:30 p.m. departure, LWB to DTW

Flight A - 149 passengers, round-trip only

October 11 - 9:30 a.m. departure, DTW to LWB
October 14 - 11:00 a.m. departure, LWB to DTW

 

Flight times subject to change


Itinerary and luggage tags will be mailed in late September. The GLC Travel Package is offered because there are no direct commercial flights available from Detroit to Greenbrier Valley Airport, and flights to surrounding airports may be limited. Be sure to select the GLC Travel Package when registering for the conference as seats will go quickly. You must select round-trip seats from either Flight A or B, and cannot combine them. Last year, Flight A sold out in two days.

If you did not make GLC Travel Package reservations when you registered but need to do so now, please complete a change request form providing the following information:

  • Name(s) of each passenger as it appears on government-issued photo ID (include first name, middle name, and last name)
  • Date of birth for each passenger (MM/DD/YYYY)
  • Mobile phone for each person (Used only for text/call while onsite at GLC)
  • Which flight you are requesting (Flight A or Flight B)
  • "Male" or "Female" designations required for all passengers on American Airlines

Other flight options:

  • Commercial flight service to Greenbrier Valley Airport (LWB) with 15-minute drive
  • Commercial flight service to Roanoke, Virginia (ROA) with 90-minute drive

Use the link below for information about transportation to/from the hotel for Commercial Flights Only
Transportation to/from hotel for commercial flights only (pdf)

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2018 Pricing


2018 Pricing


Conference Registration

Early Registration (By August 10)                       Late Registration (After August 10)

SAE Member ..................... $1,695                                                                            SAE Member..................... $2,095
Non-Member
...................... $1,995                                                                            Non-Member..................... $2,395

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GLC Travel Package

$850 per person, round-trip. Flights limited to GLC registrant and their spouse/guest only.


Note: GLC registration and/or GLC Travel Package do not include lodging. Hotel reservations are billed independently by The Greenbrier.

To apply any portion of your registration and/or GLC Travel Package to more than one credit card, please submit a change request stipulating the payment terms required.

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2018 Ride & Drive


Thursday - Saturday
12:30 - 5:30 P.M.
Off North Entrance

2018 Ride & Drive


Thursday - Saturday
12:30 - 5:30 P.M.
Off North Entrance

Drive the "Best of the Best" vehicles available on the market today from the world's leading automotive manufacturers - from sports cars and family cars to SUVs and CUVs. This is a great way to network and drive some of the newest vehicles on the market. 

In the beginning of September, an email invitation will be sent to attendees to register online for the Ride & Drive. Registration will also be available onsite at the tents off the North Entrance. 

Note: Gold and Silver sponsors are granted pre-registration as part of sponsorship.

Coordinated by:

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Off-Road Experience

GLC attendees will also have the opportunity to tackle a challenging off-road course in one of three modified off-road vehicles provided by Dana Incorporated. 

Coordinated by:

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2018 Networking Activities Through The Greenbrier


2018 Networking Activities Through The Greenbrier


In addition to the conference program, attendees may take advantage of the many networking opportunities available at The Greenbrier, such as bowling, bunker tour, falconry, fishing, golf, horseback riding, mountain biking, spa, tennis, and trapshooting. Be sure to mention that you are part of the GLC block, as time slots have been reserved for our group until September 1. 

New this year: The Greenbrier will offer Mixology and Casino Classes to all guests. 

Mixology
Back by popular demand, registrants will learn the secrets to making great cocktails in this hands-on workshop. A friendly competition will conclude this one hour program. GLC attendees and spouses/guests welcome. Cost per person will be charged $35++ to your hotel room.

Casino Class
Take an insider’s look at slots and blackjack including: Slot Machine Myths and Facts, Understanding How to Play Blackjack Better, and a Demonstration of Card Counting. Attendees will receive $20 in Free Play. Cost per person will be charged $35++ to your hotel room.


How to Register:
Reservations for these activities may be made by calling The Greenbrier Reservation Center at (855) 346-7156 ext. 1. Additional fees apply and will be billed to your hotel room. If cancelling within 24 hours, you will be billed for the full cost of the activity.

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2018 Dress Code


2018 Dress Code


Please note that in recent years some changes have been made to The Greenbrier dress code. As a result, we ask all GLC attendees and guests to please read the updated dress code thoroughly to avoid any oversights while onsite.

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2018 GLC Committees


2018 GLC Committees


Planning Committee

Jacqui Dedo (Chair)
Aware Mobility LLC

Judy Curran (Vice Chair)
Ford Motor Company

John Brennan
Saphran, Inc.

Gary Corbin
iWorker Innovations

Julie Fream
OESA

Karen Healy
KLH Communications

John Hoffecker
AlixPartners

Brad Holden
Holden Richardson LLC

Mark Johnson
General Motors

 

 

Jeff Klei
Continental Automotive

Stefan Kroenung

Jeff Lux
FCA US LLC

Lyle Otremba
Cooper Standard

Chris Reed
Nissan North America

Sanjay Rishi
IBM

Marianne Schrode
Dassault Systèmes

Kevin Webber
Toyota Motor North America, Inc.

Scott Whetter
North American Stamping Group
 

Welcome Committee

Jim Nader (Chair)
Appirio, Inc.

Gary Corbin
iWorker Innovations

Jeff Jenkins
Plante Moran

John Truskowski
Qlik

Ride & Drive

John Jaloszynski
JTEKT North America
Corporation

Production Services

Scott Lesher
Corporate OPTICS

Sponsorship

Herb Everss (Chair)
Global EMERGENT, Inc.

Jim Nader
Appirio, Inc.

Michael Pricer
KPMG LLP

David Selliman
CoreTechnologie

John Truskowski
Qlik

SAE Detroit Section

Reneeˊ Bovair
Executive Director

Roxanne Loeffler
Cheryl Mudd
Conference Services

Maria Spencer
Accounting