September 22, 2009 00:17 ET

Automotive Industry Can Be Very Profitable Says David Cole in TV Interview

Interview to Air at Seminar, Webcast on Sept. 24

TROY, MI--(Marketwire - September 22, 2009) - The automotive industry has the potential to become very profitable in the near future, according to an interview with Dr. David Cole, chairman, Center for Automotive Research, which will be shown at the seminar on Sept. 24., a unique marketplace for intelligence and resources for the global auto industry, will hold the half-day seminar, "USA Update: Succeeding in Today' American Automotive Industry," at the MSU Management Education Center in Troy, Mich. The conference can also be viewed by a global audience via live Internet webcast.

In the special GlobalAutoTV interview Cole discusses the opportunities and challenges facing the automotive industry and the "new" GM and Chrysler. He cites several, specific reasons for seeing bright opportunities for carmakers and suppliers in the near future.

In addition to attendees in Troy, executives from India, China, Mexico, India, Brazil, UK, Germany, Netherlands and Spain will participate via "live" Internet webcast.

Presenters for the September 24 event include representatives of I.H.S. Global Insight, Baker & McKenzie, Ernst & Young, CEVA Logistics, Towers Perrin and Sandler & Travis Trade Advisory Services. Besides the interview with Dr. Cole the following topics and solutions will be covered:

--  U.S. Economic and Automotive Market Update
--  Legal and Insolvency Issues for Operating in the U.S.
--  Upcoming HR, Healthcare, Benefits and Labor Challenges
--  NAFTA Update: Taking Advantage of Free Trade
--  Importing, Exporting and Value-Added Logistics Update
--  Site Selection and State/National Incentive Opportunities
--  "Ask the Panel," Q&A Sessions from 'live' worldwide audience

The event is co-sponsored by Baker & McKenzie, CEVA Logistics and Marketwire.

The complete agenda, speakers' bios and registration are available at The conference runs from 8:00 a.m. to 12 noon (Detroit time).

Cost to attend in Troy is $295 per person. Cost to attend via webcast is $195 per person. Webcast attendees also have access for 30 days to view recorded version online. events have received "excellent" or "very good" ratings from 94 percent of more than 5,000 executives who have attended the events.

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