Industry Events

As the leading association for the automotive supply chain, AIAG regularly participates in and supports industry events. Listed here are upcoming conferences, seminars, town halls and forums where AIAG will have a presence or believes the content is valuable to our members. For a complete listing of AIAG conferences and events, click here.

AAMA Maintenance Symposium - July 14, 2017 - Tuscaloosa, AL

Mark Your Calendar!

The Alabama Automotive Manufacturers Association (AAMA) Maintenance Symposium will be held July 14, 2017 at the Bryant Conference Center on The University of Alabama’s Tuscaloosa campus. Presented by The University of Alabama College of Continuing Studies, the symposium will update attendees on the latest in maintenance management. Check back often for updates!

2017 AAMA Maintenance Symposium Brochure

Who Should Attend?

The AAMA Maintenance Symposium will be relevant and valuable to new and experienced maintenance managers and supervisors. We encourage anyone involved with the automotive manufacturing industry to attend, especially:

  • Planners

  • Engineers

  • Maintenance Managers

  • Supervisors

  • Leads

There will also be an advantage to having representatives from operations and stockrooms attend and provide their perspective and input.

What Will You Learn?

Attendees will hear about updates and developments in managing maintenance costs, implementing reliability-centered maintenance programs, Lean Maintenance methodologies and outsourcing the maintenance management function. It will also provide information about safety and environmental compliance and leading maintenance teams in the organization. The information provided in the symposium can be applied to all types of maintenance environments, including factories, buildings, and fleets.

Why You Should Attend

"Many mainstream conferences have lost focus on the maintenance basics that are so important to automotive assembly plants and Tier 1 suppliers. This new conference hits the bullseye with topics that anyone can use to improve uptime and availability." Terrence O'Hanlon, CEO/Publisher, Uptime Magazine and

"Effective maintenance systems and compliance to the new IATF16949 is critical to the success of today's automotive companies. I'm excited for AAMA to partner with The University of Alabama College of Continuing Studies to share best practices in maintenance management at the AAMA Maintenance Symposium. Tools shared in our Symposium will help companies continue their journey of manufacturing excellence." Ron Davis, President, Alabama Automotive Manufacturing Association

Register Here!

Questions About the AAMA Maintenance Symposium?

Contact Amanda Bergeron at 205-348-9966 or

Finished Vehicle Logistics Import Export

FVL Import Export
August 9th 2017
Marriott Camden Yards, Baltimore

08:00 – 09:00 | Coffee and registration
09:00 – 17:15 | Conference day and networking opportunities
17:30              | Post-event drinks at the Pratt Street Ale House

The Finished Vehicle Logistics Import Export summit, being held in Baltimore on August 9th 2017, will look at optimising ports’ eco-systems to ensure North America’s points of entry and exit can support tomorrow’s vehicle flows. Set at the Marriott Inner Harbor at Camden Yards, it will include presentations by leading vehicle makers, infrastructure operators, logistics providers and thought-leaders on the best ways for ports and their partners in the supply chain to better accommodate the high volumes of finished vehicles moving in and out of Canada, Mexico and the US in today’s buoyant market. For more information, see

AIAG members can receive an exclusive 10% discount by entering the code AIAG10 or go straight to the dedicated registration page

Vehicle makers working in automotive logistics (criteria apply) are able to attend this event for free. Click here to receive a complimentary place.

Automotive Logistics Global

Automotive Logistics Global
September 19th -21st  2017
Detroit Marriott Renaissance Center 

Automotive Logistics Global is a two-day conference taking place in Detroit, Michigan. Automotive Logistics’ flagship event will include presentations by a wide range of supply chain professionals addressing the core theme: Designing future supply chains today, changing technology, changing minds. The conference will be attended by a raft of industry thought-leaders, top level-speakers and senior executives, as they discuss and determine the future of the global automotive logistics scene. The conference includes a golf day at TPC Michigan Golf Course, drinks reception hosted at the Renaissance Center and a glittering gala dinner at the Detroit Institute of Arts. Our Automotive Logistics Live service allows delegates to participate in video streaming, online comments and Q&A, with interactive voting, plus the ability to download speaker presentations afterwards to share within your organisation. All for a single, all-inclusive delegate fee. For more information, see

AIAG members can receive an exclusive 15% discount by entering the code AIAG15 or go straight to the dedicated registration page

Vehicle makers and parts suppliers working in automotive logistics (criteria apply) are able to attend this event for free. Automotive Logistics Global to receive a complimentary place.

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Established in 1982, AIAG is a not-for-profit association where professionals from a diverse group of stakeholders - including retailers, suppliers of all sizes, automakers, manufacturers, service providers, academia and government - work collaboratiely to streamline industry processes via global standards development & harmonized business practices.