Automotive Futures Conferences

“Powertrain Strategies for the 21st Century”

July 17, 2019 from 9:00am to 1:30pm
University of Michigan / UMTRI
North Campus Research Complex – 2800 Plymouth Road, Bldg. 18
Ann Arbor, Michigan (USA)

To attend, or to access speaker presentations (if you can not attend):
$200 per person / $525 – 3 persons / $800 – 5 persons / $200 for PPTs access

New Conference Option: Our new system allows our foreign and local participants unable to attend the conference but who are interested in viewing the presentations to pay the registration fee for the conference, and they will receive an email when the presentations are online for viewing.

July 17, 2019:
Powertrain Strategies for the 21st Century

Our 11th annual conference focuses on the key topics affecting powertrains globally as well as the US. As the conference nears, we will develop the conference topic based current events with an eye towards the next 5-10 year timeframe.


Confirmed speakers include:

More information coming soon.

Conference Sponsorship

Companies or groups interested in sponsoring this conference, please contact Bruce Belzowski at or 734-936-2704. Sponsorship Amount (Minimum $2,500)

Automotive Conference Sponsors

Automotive Futures Affiliates

Aisin Technical Center
Argonne National Labs
BorgWarner Inc.
Bosch Corporation
Denso Corporation
Ford Motor Company
Means Industries
Valeo North America, Inc.
University of Michigan Ross Business School: Corporate Education

Conference Registration

Upcoming Events

September 11, 2019:
The Future of Automotive IT: Driving Organizations, Vehicle Development, and Connected/Autonomous Vehicles

Our 11th annual conference focused on the Future of Automotive IT shows the different sides of automotive IT and how it continues to change automotive organizations and vehicles.

November 19, 2019:
Inside China: Understanding China’s Current and Future Automotive Industry

Our 12th annual Inside China conference has traced the rapid rise of the Chinese auto industry. The largest automotive market in the world is such a unique market that it demands that we continue to examine both its current and future trends from a variety of perspectives: consumer choice, marketing, product development, government support and regulations, alternative energy, automotive research and development, industry structure, labor, economic impact, and manufacturing.