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In-person Event


Wednesday, October 18

1:30 PM - 7:00 PM (ET)

An electrified future…Or is it?


We are excited to host our annual automotive supplier outlook in-person, at the M1 Concourse’s new event and entertainment venue.

Join us Wednesday, October 18 at the M1 Concourse in Pontiac, Michigan.


1:30 PM Eastern

Registration and networking


2:00 PM Eastern

Trying to make certainty out of an uncertain future for suppliers

Thomas Alongi, national automotive practice leader, UHY LLP


2:15 PM Eastern

What strategies can suppliers undertake amid an uncertain EV and ICE vehicle mix

Dan Bruce, principal, UHY Consulting


3:00 PM Eastern

Global automotive production outlook

Jeff Schuster, group head and executive vice president, GlobalData PLC


3:45 PM Eastern

Refreshment break


4:00 PM Eastern

Fireside chat on what the experts are seeing as EV opportunities and challenges from a consumer perspective

Laycee Schmidtke, electrification YouTube influencer, Miss GoElectric


5:00 PM Eastern

Networking and racetrack ride experience

Ready, Set, Race! The ultimate one-of-a-kind exclusive experience

Riding Shotgun, participant gets to feel two (2) full speed laps around the M1 Circuit with a M1 professional driver in a M1 Concourse Performance Fleet Vehicle.


7:00 PM Eastern

Event concludes


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Our Presenters

Thomas Alongi | National Automotive Leader | UHY LLP

Thomas Alongi | National Automotive Leader | UHY LLP

For more than twenty years, Tom has given invaluable financial advice to both public and private clients, with a primary focus on companies looking to maximize shareholder value through acquisitions, profit enhancement, restructuring, and ultimately exiting their investment.

Tom is the leader of the firm’s National Manufacturing Practice and a member of the National Transaction Services Group, where he performs financial and operational due diligence, and has led a significant number of transactions over the past several years. He’s hosted several conferences and authored numerous articles for various manufacturing and accounting publications for UHY and outside the firm.

Dan Bruce | Principal | UHY Consulting

Dan Bruce | Principal | UHY Consulting

Dan Bruce is the leader of the strategy consulting services team. He is an experienced consultant that has advised start-up, middle market, and global companies across many industry sectors. He has expertise in strategic planning, market analysis, financial modeling, M&A approach and evaluation, and commercial due diligence. Dan’s deep understanding of the challenges executives face allows him to develop practical, customized, high quality, and immediately applicable solutions that produce results.

Jeff Schuster | Group Head and Executive Vice President | GlobalData PLC

Jeff Schuster | Group Head and Executive Vice President | GlobalData PLC

Jeff Schuster has over 25 years of experience tracking, analyzing and forecasting vehicle sales and production volumes, as well as industry trends in powertrain, segmentation and future vehicles. His career has centered around the automotive industry, including automotive forecasting, market analysis and trends, due diligence work, future product activity, vehicle segmentation, and future mobility.

As the current group head for GlobalData PLC, he is responsible for the Global Automotive Intelligence Center and overseeing the Automotive Practice. He is also the current president of operations in the Americas at LMC Automotive. Schuster has also previously worked for J.D. Power as the executive director of automotive intelligence.

Laycee Schmidtke | Electrification YouTube influencer | Miss GoElectric

Laycee Schmidtke | Electrification YouTube influencer | Miss GoElectric

Miss GoElectric is Laycee Schmidtke, an electrification advocate with more than a decade of professional experience contracting with automakers for historic vehicle launch programs. Laycee's technological prowess, approachable demeanor, and background in television broadcasting enable her brand's mission to normalize an electric mobility lifestyle.Since the fall 2020 debut, Miss GoElectric has become a trusted source for news, education, culture and investor insight, reaching new demographics.

As an internationally touring product expert for brands including McLaren, Lincoln, Ford, Polestar, BMW, Rolls Royce, Karma, and Volvo, Laycee thoroughly understands processes from development through production. Laycee has designed and delivered countless internal and dealer network training sessions and instructional videos. She has personally conducted thousands of test drives which afford a uniquely deep understanding of how a wide range of buyers respond to new vehicles in several categories. Since 2016, she purposefully shifted focus from performance and ultra-luxury combustion engine vehicle launch campaigns to electric and electrified models. As an EV driver and educator, she has cultivated a specialized variety of credible enthusiasm which resonates with entirely new audiences. The global pandemic of 2020 eliminated experiential campaigns, creating an opportunity for Laycee to share her perspective through new media. Featured video content includes long-form interviews with EV CEOs and other executives, in-depth product reviews, and news-desk style briefings. Miss GoElectric has earned rapid (organic) community growth on many platforms including YouTube, Twitter, Reddit, TikTok, Instagram, Facebook, and LinkedIn. In 2021, she was featured on prime time television's Charge Across America coast-to-coast EV Rally, winning first place.

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