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2017 GLC Details Coming Soon


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2017 GLC Details Coming Soon


Please see samples from the 2016 GLC to follow.

About the GLC


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 global 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, including Leadership Lunch Conversations with key industry leaders.

2016 Keynote Speakers


2016 Keynote Speakers


Ted Koppel

Legendary Anchor of ABC News' Nightline; Contributing Columnist, The New York Times, The Washington Post, and The Wall Street Journal; Senior Contributor to the CBS Sunday Morning Show

Katty Kay

Anchor, BBC World News America & Co-author, Womenomics & The Confidence Code

 

Geoff Colvin

Senior Editor-at-Large, Fortune Magazine & Author/Commentator on Business & Economic Issues

 

2016 Speakers


2016 Speakers


Speakers subject to change

2016 Leadership Lunch Conversations


2016 Leadership Lunch Conversations


Friday, October 7, 2016
12:30 P.M. - 1:30 P.M.

 

Robert Fascetti

Vice President, Powertrain Engineering, Ford Motor Company

 

Laurie Harbour

President & CEO
Harbour Results, Inc.

 

Jeff Makarewicz

Senior Vice President - Vehicle, Quality & Safety Engineering Toyota Technical Center, Toyota Motor North America

Saturday, October 8, 2016
12:30 P.M. - 1:30 P.M.

 

Michael F. Ableson

Vice President, Global Strategy
General Motors

 

Dr. RJ Scaringe

Founder & CEO
Rivian Automotive

 

Scott Thiele

Chief Purchasing Officer, FCA - Global; Head of Purchasing & Supplier Quality, FCA - North America

 


Limited to 20 attendees per session, each one-hour lunch offers informal and 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 6, 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

2016 Agenda


2016 Agenda


Thursday, October 6, 2016

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

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

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

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

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

 

 

Friday, October 7, 2016

7:00 a.m. - 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 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.     
Leadership Lunch Conversations
Eisenhower Rooms

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

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

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

 

Saturday, October 8, 2016

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

8:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.  
Conference Sessions
Colonial Hall
(Business casual)
2016 PACE Awards Finalists announced

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

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

7:00 p.m. - 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 subject to change


What people are Saying about the GLC

The conference program was very informative and I especially enjoyed hosting the Leadership Lunch Conversations session. It was a great opportunity for open dialogue and I came away with valuable insights.
— Mary Barra, CEO, General Motors
The GLC provides a rare opportunity for senior leaders to hear insights and perspectives from their peers in the industry as well as technology and thought leaders from other sectors. The atmosphere at GLC is unlike any other leadership gathering, providing a great opportunity to network across companies and learn even more about our industry from different perspectives.
— Mark Fields, President & CEO, Ford Motor Company
The GLC is an excellent event to interact with the “Who’s Who” of the auto sector and hear more on what’s impacting our industry. Add the picturesque Greenbrier surroundings and you have a world class event.
— Doug Grimm, Chairman, President & CEO, MPG
For the more than 10 years that I’ve attended the GLC, I have found it to consistently deliver industry insight found nowhere else, frank conversations, and an opportunity to develop executive level relationships. That’s what keeps me coming back.
— Ken Hopkins, CEO & President, NEAPCO Holdings, LLC
After attending the GLC for over 25 years, I find it to be the best networking opportunity in our industry. The many brief conversations and discussions over four days would take nearly six months to complete otherwise. It is a wonderful conference too!
— Bill Kozyra, Chairman and CEO, TI Automotive
The GLC has always been one of the highlights of my speaking calendar. It’s rare to see so many high-level executives at one event. The Greenbrier’s historical and relaxed setting enables attendees to develop lasting relationships making it a ‘can’t-miss’ event for senior executives in the auto industry.
— Erik Qualman, Pulitzer Prize Nominated Author; Best-selling author of ‘Socialnomics’ and ‘Digital Leader’
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2016 Spouse & Guest Activities


2016 Spouse & Guest Activities


Friday, October 7, 2016

Networking Breakfast Buffet

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

Take this opportunity to network with other guests while enjoying The Greenbrier's signature dishes.

 

Zumba®

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

Lose yourself in the music at the original dance-fitness party. New to Zumba? No worries, anyone can do it. Zumba classes feature exotic rhythms set to energetic Latin and international beats.

Delectable Desserts Demonstration

9:45 a.m. - 10:45 a.m.
Culinary Arts Center

Make your guests feel so special with beautifully designed individual desserts. A Greenbrier Chef will show you how easy it is to make delicious and delectable desserts for your next event.

Katty Kay

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

Spouses and guests are invited to join the conference sessions to hear BBC World News America Anchor and Author, Katty Kay, as she delivers a keynote address.

An Afternoon In Lewisburg

12:30 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Downtown Lewisburg

Meet at the Front Entrance
Shuttles depart The Greenbrier at 12:30 p.m. for a trip to quaint downtown Lewisburg. Enjoy the unique shopping and dining experiences in the heart of the Greenbrier Valley.

Hands-On Mixology Class

2:30 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Vineyard

Join The Greenbrier's Master Mixologists as they guide you through a hands-on mixology demo where you get the opportunity to make two featured seasonal craft cocktails in a fun, easy-going atmosphere. When the cocktails are complete, you get to enjoy the fruits of your labor!

 

Walking Tour of The Greenbrier’s
Fine Art Collection

2:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Meet in Main Lobby

Over the years, The Greenbrier has amassed an impressive collection of fine art works on display throughout the hotel. This lecture presentation is an opportunity to take a close look at individual works of engravings and paintings. The Greenbrier has embarked on an extensive art conservation project and is proud to present these Greenbrier treasures.

 

Saturday, October 8, 2016

Networking Breakfast Buffet

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

Take this opportunity to network with other guests while experiencing The Greenbrier's signature dishes.

 

 

Yoga

8:30 a.m. - 9:30 a.m.
Champions Room

Deeply relaxing practice of breath awareness, simple movement, and stretches. No prior yoga experience is necessary.

Soft, flexible clothing encouraged. Yoga mats will be provided.

Eating For Ultimate Health And Wellness With Connie Gottshall, R.D.

9:45 a.m. - 10:45 a.m.
Theater

Come hear about how your health habits and eating style can impact your metabolism, hormonal balance, and overall well-being. Q&A is highly encouraged.

Ted Koppel

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

Spouses and guests are invited to join the conference session to hear legendary news Anchor and Columnist Ted Koppel.

 

Glass Painting Workshop

2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Crystal Room

Have a great time in this decorative painting class as you adorn a wine glass or Christmas ornament. Supplies included.

 

Note: Registration for spouse and guest activities will take place onsite.

Activities subject to change

 

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2016 Hotel Reservations


2016 Hotel Reservations


All room reservations must be made online via the conference link 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 very limited.

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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2016 Dining


2016 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 either 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 notify Kerry Baldwin via email of any food allergies or vegetarian, vegan, or gluten free meals required.

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2016 Transportation


2016 Transportation


GLC Travel Package

The 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

Travel Package reservations, changes, or transfers must be made by Friday, September 30, 2016.

No refunds after Friday, September 2, 2016.


Flight B - 183 passengers, round-trip only

October 6 - 2:00 p.m. departure, DTW to LWB
October 9 - 3:30 p.m. departure, LWB to DTW

Flight A - 183 passengers, round-trip only

October 6 - 9:30 a.m. departure, DTW to LWB
October 9 - 11:00 a.m. departure, LWB to DTW


Itinerary and luggage tags will be mailed in late September. The Travel Package is offered because there are no direct commercial flights available to Greenbrier Valley Airport, and flights to surrounding airports may also be limited. Be sure to select the 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. You must select round-trip

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

  • Name of each passenger as appears on government issued photo ID (driver's license or passport)
  • Date of birth for each passenger as appears on government issued photo ID (driver's license or passport)
  • Mobile phone
  • Flight (A or B) for which you are requesting seats

Other flight options:

  • Commercial flight service to Greenbrier Valley Airport (LWB) with 15 minute car ride
  • Commercial flight service to Roanoke, Virginia (ROA) with 1.5 hour car ride

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)

Flight times subject to change

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2016 Ride & Drive


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

2016 Ride & Drive


Thursday - Saturday
12:30 P.M. - 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. Last year's Ride & Drive time slots filled up quickly, so be sure to reserve a spot when you arrive. Registration will take place onsite at the Ride & Drive tents off the North Entrance.

Coordinated by: JTEKT/Koyo Bearings and Optics DMS

 

Off-Road Experience

This year's GLC attendees get an exclusive opportunity to tackle a challenging off-road course in one of three modified Jeeps outfitted with the company's robust driveline solutions. These powerful vehicles sport an array of Dana's proven axles and prop shafts, including its Ultimate Dana 60™ axles, created to give drivers the off-roading experience they crave. Don't miss your chance to sign up for this thrilling Ride and Drive. 

Coordinated by: Dana Holding Corporation

 

NETWORKING ACTIVITIES

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. Reservations for these activities may be made by calling The Greenbrier Reservation Center at (855) 346-7156 x 1. Be sure to mention that you are part of the GLC block, as time slots have been reserved for our group until September 2.

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2016 Dress Code


2016 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.

Greenbrier Dress Code

2016 GLC Committees


2016 GLC Committees


Planning Committee

Welcome Committee

Sponsorship

Kevin Webber (Chair)
Toyota Motor North America

John Brennan (Vice Chair)
Sephran, Inc.

Gary Corbin
Corbin & Associates Consulting

Jacqui Dedo
Aware Mobility LLC

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
Autoliv

Kevin Layden
Ford Motor Company

Jeff Lux
FCA US LLC

Ted Mabley
AAM

Lyle Otremba
Cooper Standard

Sanjay Rishi
IBM

Ann Marie Sastry
Sakti3, Inc.

Marianne Schrode
Dassault Systèmes

Scott Whetter
The Woodbridge Group

Jim Nader (Chair)
Up2Go International

Dave Andrea
Center for Automotive Research

Gary Corbin
Corbin & Associates Consulting

Karen Healy
KLH Communications

Jeff Jenkins
Plante Moran

Ted Mabley
AAM

John Truskowski
Qlik

Herb Everss
Global EMERGENT, Inc.

 

Ride & Drive

John Jaloszynski
JTEKT North America

 

SAE Detroit Section

Reneeˊ Bovair
Executive Director

Cheryl Mudd
Conference Services

 

Production Services

Scott Lesher
Corporate OPTICS