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2023 Virtual manufacturing & automotive industry summit

On September 20, Marsh McLennan and industry experts will meet for the annual 2023 Virtual Manufacturing and Automotive Industry Summit.

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Join Marsh McLennan (Marsh, Mercer, and Oliver Wyman) and other prominent industry leaders for the 2023 Virtual Manufacturing & Automotive Industry Summit on September 20th from 1-3 pm EST. 

The virtual event will feature fireside chats with leaders of top US and global manufacturing and automotive companies who will share their perspectives and strategies for navigating industry challenges and building resilience. Our theme this year focuses on helping manufacturing and automotive companies reduce their costs of operation in today’s dynamic risk landscape.


  • Opening & Welcome Remarks - David T. Carlson, Managing Director, US Automotive and Manufacturing Industry Practice Leader, Marsh.
  • Keynote Address: “Diversity Drives Innovation”, Frans Johansson, CEO Via Renaissance, Author of The Medici Effect & Speaker
  • 3 Industry fireside chats
    • Marsh – In this intimate conversation, Marsh and GM/Ultium discuss how they implemented strategies to effectively control risks to people, property assets, and their revenue stream - particularly those risks associated with battery cells.
    •  Mercer - A discussion between Mercer and American Honda Motor Co. about innovative benefit strategies helpful in the recruiting and retention of critical workforce talent including niche job functions like technology and more. 
    • Oliver Wyman - During this fireside chat Oliver Wyman and Welded Tube of Canada will discuss how they successfully drove down their operating costs to optimize their bottom line amidst the current industry landscape.
  • Q&A and close

Featured keynote speaker

We are excited to announce our special and highly sought after keynote speaker this year -  Frans Johansson, author of  The Medici Effect and Click Moments. He is the longtime CEO of The Medici Group, a consultancy firm that promotes innovation through diversity, and recently founded Via Renaissance, a SaaS company to operationalize diversity, inclusion and innovation at scale. This is a "must see!"

If you’re in the Detroit area, join us after the virtual summit for dinner, networking and fun with your manufacturing and automotive peers at the Detroit Foundation Hotel at 6 pm on 9/20.

2023 Virtual Manufacturing & Automotive Industry Summit

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