2024 Vision Conference to Spotlight Industry Research and Analysis

Vision Conference to Spotlight Industry Research and Analysis

Separate sessions will discuss a new study on AI in the aftermarket and a whitepaper on improving CEO understanding.

The newly released agenda for the 2024 MEMA Aftermarket Suppliers Vision Conference features two sessions focusing on research, analysis and industry insights to help inform aftermarket suppliers on key areas of their business.

Experts from Roland Berger will be on hand us to share information from the MEMA Aftermarket Suppliers landmark study “Profitable Deployment of AI in the Automotive Aftermarket” in a session by the same name.

Produced in conjunction with the research firm, the study can help members cut through all the hype around artificial intelligence (AI) and learn how the technology can optimize operating models, KPI benefits and P&L.

Presenting from Roland Berger will be Barry Neal, managing partner, and Neury Freitas, partner.

The session will include a brief overview of the types of AI and their application; real use cases of AI by automotive aftermarket service, distribution and suppliers; and a short list of actions MEMA members can take today to choose and execute an AI project.

The full study will be available to members after the presentation at Vision.

“MEMA Aftermarket Suppliers’ landmark studies are an exclusive member benefit,” said Philip Atkins, director of strategic research & planning at MEMA, The Vehicle Suppliers Association. “We are happy to have Barry and Neury join us at Vision to provide an in-depth breakdown of the study, which will be available to members after the conference.”

Another insights-focused session at this year’s Vision Conference will be with MEMA Aftermarket Suppliers’ Modern Industry eXpertise (MiX) council.

Members of the council will present a panel discussion on its latest MiX Insights whitepaper: “Top Five Areas CEOs Can Improve Understanding.”

The session, titled “5 Topics CEOs Just Don’t Understand,” will delve into the five areas the council identified where CEOs can benefit from further understanding and improvement.

“The Modern Industry eXpertise council aims to be a resource for CEOs seeking to elevate their leadership capabilities with insights and solutions provided by our reverse mentoring council,” said Nikki Rankin, director of councils & engagement at MEMA Aftermarket Suppliers. “The latest whitepaper identifies five areas where they may benefit from further understanding and improvement.”

The session will be moderated by Jeff O’Hara, director of sales retail markets, automotive batteries, at East Penn Manufacturing and chair of MiX. Panelists will include:

  • Colin Foster – Zone sales manager, Gates
  • Andrew Peckham – Division care tech & trade marketing specialist, Valeo
  • Elisse Richardson – District sales manager, DriV

The MEMA Aftermarket Suppliers Vision Conference will be held at The Henry Hotel in Dearborn on April 10. The conference will feature presentations, breakout sessions and networking.

“The MEMA Aftermarket Suppliers Vision Conference is the industry’s premier event for thought leadership on the industry’s most compelling trends and issues,” the association said. “It is a forum for aftermarket professionals to engage, discuss critical issues, and learn about industry, economic and technology trends to forward their business interests.”

In line with the rapidly changing aftermarket landscape, the theme of this year’s conference is “The New Aftermarket: Embracing Change to Drive Growth.”

For additional information about the 2024 MEMA Aftermarket Suppliers Vision Conference, visit memavision.com.

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