Wards Intelligence Outlook

Wednesday, September 20, 2023
In Person

Wards Intelligence Outlook

Wards Intelligence Presents the Future of Automotive

In Person | Full Day | September 20, 2023

Registration Is Now Open!

Do you need research, analysis, data and forecasts on automotive’s most important trends as we look ahead to the rest of 2023 and beyond?
Or the opportunity to speak directly with experienced automotive analysts about what the latest developments in the industry could mean for your business?
Wards Intelligence Outlook Conferences are hosted by our team of experts and are designed to provide you with a view into the future of automotive.
Hot topics, OEM strategies, new technologies and market outlooks are explored and analyzed, giving you exclusive insight that will help you prepare for the future and make better decisions.
The Wards Intelligence Q3 Outlook Conference will be a full-day event taking place on September 20 at the Detroit Mariott Southfield.
Keep an eye out for the agenda announcement coming soon!

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Previous Wards Intelligence Outlook Conference Agenda


Automotive Connectivity – Approaching a  Pivotal Moment

10:00am – 10:40am

There is a prevailing assumption that the only use case for 5G is autonomous vehicles (AV) and since this need is moving to 2030 and beyond there is no 5G urgency. This assumption is misplaced. The reality is that the digital transformation that is burning through the industry has made software-defined vehicles (SDV) the use case that desperately needs 4G now and will very quickly demand upgraded 5G capability.

Join Steve Bell as he explores current technology, market data and survey data, as well as with tech trends from Mobile World Congress 2023, and highlights the rapidly approaching pivot point for connectivity in automotive.

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The Subscription Boom?

10:40am – 11:20am

Some auto makers are hoping for a windfall from selling services and features on a recurring basis. Are they off-base or right on track? Join Christie Schweinsberg to learn about the move toward subscriptions in the auto industry and hear results from our Digital Economy Survey on what features and services may be the most popular, what ones are non-starters and how much they should cost.

North America Barometer

North America Barometer: Current Trends and the 5-Year Outlook

11:20am – 12:00pm

In this special edition of the North America Barometer, Haig Stoddard will go beyond addressing the region’s short-term projections by also reviewing the 5-year forecasts past 2023 for the market and its top manufacturers. With the industry expected to enter 2024 still reeling from the chaos started in 2020 by the onset of the Covid-19 pandemic – and subsequent supply-chain disruptions – the presentation will showcase current major trends as factors to track coming out of 2023, which ultimately will influence sales, production and inventory levels through 2028.

Previous Wards Intelligence Outlook Conference Speakers

Dave Zoia
Senior Director, Content
Informa Tech Automotive Group

Christie Schweinsberg

Principal Analyst,
Sustainability & Digital Economy
Wards Intelligence

Steve Bell
Chief Analyst,
Wards Intelligence

Haig Stoddard
Principal Analyst,
Forecast & Markets
Wards Intelligence

Who Will Attend the Q2 Outlook Conference? 

ATTENDEE ROLES HAVE INCLUDED: Corporate Management | Industry Analysts | Finance | Engineering | Sales & Marketing


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A Schulman


Achates Power, Inc.

Acument Global Technologies

AGC Automotive Americas

AK Steel

Analog Devices Inc.

Associated Spring



Baum and Associates


Bridgestone APM

Canadian National Railroad

Center for Automotive Research


Continental Automotive



DENSO International America, Inc.

Dow Automotive

DTE Energy

Durez Corp


 Eagle Ottawa



ESG Automotive

Export Development Canada


FBR Capital Markets

Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago


Fiat Chrysler

Ford Motor Co.

Fuji Heavy Industries USA, Inc. (Subaru)

Fujikura Automotive America

Fujitsu Ten Corp of America

General Motors

GKN Driveline

Granges Americas








Johnson Controls Inc

Keystone Powdered Metal


Lacks Enterprises

Lubrizol Corporation


Maxion Wheels

Methode Electronics

Miba Sinter USA, LLC

Mills Sales Company

Morgan Samuels



NERA Economic Consulting


NOVO Motor Acoustic Systems

NSK Steering Systems America

Nylok, LLC

Obara USA

Panasonic Automotive

PGK Engineering

Pioneer Automotive Technologies, Inc.


 RLE International

Robert Bosch LLC

Royal Technologies Corp

SCHRAMM Coatings GmbH

Shaeffler Group


SRG Global



Stant Corporation

Steel Dynamics

Steel Market Development Institute

Stout Risius Ross



Tennessee Valley Authority

The Electromac Group Inc.

ThyssenKrupp Automotive Sales and Technical Center


United States Steel Corporation


ZF North America, Inc.

Registration Is Now Open!

The Subscriber pass is subject to approval. Any questions about registration please email james.read@informa.com.



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Frequently Asked Questions

Where will the Wards Intelligence Q3 Outlook Conference take place?

The Event will take place at the Detroit Marriott Southfield from 9:30am – 3pm ET, September 20.

When will I receive access to the Event Platform?

The online event platform will open one week before the event and remain accessible for one month after.

Am I a Wards Intelligence Subscriber?

Complimentary access to the Wards Intelligence Q3 Outlook Conference is exclusively available to Subscribers who hold Outlook Level or Intelligence Level Subscription. To check your level, email james.read@informa.com.

When do I receive access to the presentations & videos?

Presentations & videos are shared within 48 hours of the event.

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On top of access to our quarterly Outlook Conferences, with a Wards Intelligence subscription you can also benefit from world-class research, intelligence, data and forecasting on the automotive topics that matter the most, including:

Advanced Propulsion | ADAS & Autonomous Vehicles | Connectivity | Digital Economy | Electrification | Future Dealer | Markets | Mobility| Software Defined Vehicles | Sustainability

A Wards Intelligence subscription includes:

World-Leading, Uninterrupted Industry Insight

Wards Intelligence provides expert analysis, insight and intelligence on the topics that matter the most to the automotive industry. What’s happening right now? What’s going to happen in the future? What could this mean for your business? Our analysts answer these questions daily.

Global Data, Forecasts and Market Trackers

Wards Intelligence has a deep pool of data which dates back over 50 years. Sales data, production data and inventory data, classified by region, country, company, brand, vehicle type, fuel type, power type… we have it all. We track and forecast data to identify trends in key areas.


Wards Intelligence interviews leading executives from ecosystem players and provides OEM strategies, product plans and more, so you can keep on top of your market, keep an eye on the companies leading the space and stay ahead of the latest trends.

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By signing up to a Wards Intelligence subscription, you will join a vast community of Automotive experts, analysts, and intelligence professionals. You can meet and virtually connect with your fellow members, as well as our analysts, at our in-person events or on our virtual platform.


Through Wards Intelligence, you can position yourself as an industry leader through a variety of opportunities. Take part as a speaker, panelist, or moderator at our events. Share your expertise through the VIP Resource Hub; or take part in Wards Intelligence Surveys and Deep Dives.

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As Wards Intelligence is part of the Informa Tech Automotive Group, subscribers enjoy discounted access to our world-leading, global events curated to facilitate discussion and debate into the future of Automotive Technology as well as access to our quarterly Outlook Conferences.

With nearly 100 years of experience, we have built a reputation of providing the automotive sector with the most accurate data, insight and analysis available today.

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