As the automotive industry and society becomes more cognizant of the importance of energy efficiency, climate change and adjusts accordingly through electrification, shifts of product development and programming will directly impact the goods and services needed from the supply base.   

The supply base, which includes both Fortune 500 companies and Minority Business Enterprises, has to adapt and adjust. Maintaining your existing market share and focusing on continued growth is a strategic decision that must be made now – “Pivot or Standstill!”  

This session will focus on how Corporations and Supplier Diversity Professionals can assist their supply base in maintaining their economic viability, by understanding emerging trends and opportunities while not losing existing market share.  We will discuss strategic initiatives to assist suppliers in leveraging existing competencies, identify opportunities to create joint ventures, strategic alliances as well as identify new and emerging industries to support this impending shift in the marketplace.