International Colloquium 2022


30th Gerpisa International Colloquium

Tuesday 14 June 2022, 09:00 CEST - Friday 17 June 2022, 17:00 CEST

Detroit, US

Organisation committee

This Colloquium is part of the 8th International Research Programme of Gerpisa 

GERPISA 2022 Conference Registration:  DEADLINE 15th of May 2022!

"(R)Evolutions. The Post-Covid Transformations of the Global Automotive Industry" and the three GERPISA working groups (1) Work in the International Automotive Industry, 2) The Global Auto Industry:Value Chains, Emerging Players and the Global South, and 3) The battery industry and the electric vehicle value chain) will feed into it. If, in the run-up to the Colloquium, you are interested in joining one of the working groups, please contact the group coordinators. 



2022 Gerpisa Colloquium Schedule

-All morning events will be available for online participation, 8:00 am - Noon(ish)
-Afternoon and evening events target those attending in-person.
-All times are US Eastern Daylight Time (GMT minus 5 hrs)

Monday June 13

Afternoon event for early arrivals: Presentation on M-City Autonomous Vehicle Test Facility
Evening: Informal groups for food & drinks

Tuesday June 14

8-12:15 Morning Virtual Events
-Parallel Breakout Sessions
-Plenary: The Evolving Supply Chain
Panelists: Daniel Heller, OESA (Original Equipment Suppliers Association) invited,
Flavio Volpe American Parts Manufacturing Association (Canada), invited
12:15-1:15 Lunch
1:15-4:15 Afternoon In-Person Events
-Plenary: America, Post-COVID, Post-USMCA trade agreement
Panelists: Greig Mordue, Dimitry Anastakis, Jorge Carrillo
-In-person only Parallel Breakout Sessions
Possible: Reception at UofM Art Museum [tentative venue]


Wednesday June 15

8-12 Morning Virtual Events
-Parallel Breakout sessions
-Plenary: PVMI and the MIT IMVP: 40 years of research collaboration
Panelists: John Paul MacDuffie, Takahiro Fujimoto (invited), Sue Helper (White House Council of Economic Advisors) (invited)
12-1 Lunch
1-4:15 Afternoon in-person events
-Plenary: Labor Roundtable: the UAW, UNIFOR, and Mexico
UAW and UNIFOR counterparts invited
-In-person only Parallel Breakout Sessions

Thursday June 16

8-11 Morning Virtual Events
-Parallel Breakout Sessions
-Plenary: The Regulatory World of Automotive
Panelists: Bryant Walker Smith (invited, EPA (invited), Alliance for Automotive Innovation (invited)
11-12 Bus transfer to Detroit
12-4 Afternoon in-person only events (transport by bus to Detroit)
-Lunch: Detroit Branch of the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago
-Keynote: Kristin Dziczek, FRB Chicago: The Fed's Industry Outlook
-Detroit Institute of Arts: The DIA Diego Rivera Detroit Industry Murals (1932–1933)
4-9 Gala dinner and reception
-Gala Reception at the Ford Piquette Avenue Museum, the original Model T factory
-Keynote: Ford Motor Company Representative (invited)
-Colloquium closes
9-10 Bus transfer to Ann Arbor

Friday June 17

9-2 Optional Tour: Advance Reservation Required
-Ford Rouge F-150 Pickup Assembly Plant Tour
-lunch at Museum cafeteria
-The Henry Ford Transportation and Technology Museum
» Interested researchers might be able to visit the Ford Archives, housed adjacent to Museum


GERPISA 2022 Conference Registration:  The Automotive Industry Entering a Post-Pandemic World

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