2024 Global Summit: A Century of Legacy to Shape the Future
Research Triangle Park, N.C. – MEMA Aftermarket Suppliers and the organizing council, the Overseas Automotive Council (OAC), are pleased to announce the 2024 Global Summit, the industry’s premier global event, will take place from February 1-2, 2024, in scenic Hollywood Beach, Florida.
This year’s theme is both retrospective and visionary: 100 Years of History to Guide the Future of Global Aftermarket. As the global automotive industry stands at the intersection of legacy and innovation, this event will be an unmissable celebration of past successes and forward-looking strategies.
- Laila Afas, Global Director of Public Policy for Toyota, will cover geopolitics and the transformation of Europe’s auto industry from ICE to electrified powertrains
- Eugene Laney, President and CEO of the American Association of Exporters and Importers, will share how trade and environmental policy affect global companies and how they can prepare for the future
- John Price, Managing Director of Americas Aftermarket Intelligence, is back by popular demand to update attendees on geopolitical and social developments across Latin American countries
- Teresa Carral, Director of Grupo Ciosa, one of the largest distribution centers in Mexico, Colombia, and Costa Rica, will be presenting on Grupo Ciosa's business model and expansion as well as their operations in Latin America
"The 2024 Global Summit isn't simply a reflection of the past century's achievements; it's our launchpad to shape what's next,” commented Ben Brucato, vice president of engagement, MEMA Aftermarket Suppliers. “Seen as the premier global aftermarket event, it will be more than just a backdrop for discussions; it's the epicenter of a transformative global vision. Truly, the Global Summit is an event you can't afford to miss."
For additional information and registration information, visit the event page at oacevents.com.
About Overseas Automotive Council (OAC)
Overseas Automotive Council (OAC) is the international aftermarket council of MEMA Aftermarket Suppliers. The Council promotes the sale in foreign markets of automotive and heavy-duty products manufactured in North America. Those products include components, accessories, chemicals, hand and power tools, service maintenance and repair equipment, and paint and body supplies for both cars and trucks. OAC has more than 350 members in more than 40 countries. More information is available through its website, oac-intl.org.
About MEMA Aftermarket Suppliers
MEMA Aftermarket Suppliers exclusively serves manufacturers of aftermarket components, tools and equipment, and related products, an important part of the automotive parts manufacturing industry which supports 907,000 American jobs in all 50 states. MEMA Aftermarket is a recognized industry change agent – promoting a collaborative industry environment, providing a forum to address issues and serving as a valued resource for members across all areas of the aftermarket including light vehicle, commercial vehicle, and remanufacturing.
MEMA, The Vehicle Suppliers Association, is the leading trade association in North America for vehicle suppliers, parts manufacturers, and remanufacturers. Automotive and commercial vehicle suppliers are the largest manufacturing sector in the United States and lead the way in new vehicle innovations. MEMA has been the voice of the vehicle supplier industry since 1904. Its more than 1,000 members are Strong by Association.
Members supply the aftermarket with the parts that keep millions of vehicles on the road, fueling international commerce and meeting society’s transportation needs. MEMA members are committed to safety and sustainability.
MEMA has offices in Southfield, Mich.; Research Triangle Park, N.C.; and Washington, D.C. Learn more at mema.org/aftermarket-suppliers.