Issue: Feb 2006


Toyota Presenting Minority Workshop, Sponsoring a Match-making Event at Global Automotive Conference



by Emily Blaker

Adrienne Trimble, Toyota's Manager, Supplier Diversity and Purchasing, and Kenneth Gardner, Minority Business Development Manger, Johnson Controls are presenting a workshop on minority business development and participating in a match-making event. The workshop and match-making events are scheduled for Wednesday afternoon, April 12, 2006, as a part of the Seventh Annual Global Automotive Conference in Lexington, Kentucky. The workshop will be a case study with insight into the methods and tools used by the most successful suppliers to increase your gains. The matchmaking event will provide the Tier One suppliers the opportunity to meet with certified Minority Business Enterprise suppliers.

Other interactive workshops offered are - Labor Relations in Lean Manufacturing - Uncovering Your Hidden Cost in Supply Chain Logistics - Managing Your
Intellectual Property in China and 3-Dimensional Modeling. Top leaders, CEO's, Presidents, and Vice Presidents will present and the audience will be able to network and ask questions easily.

The Seventh Annual Global Automotive Conference also includes presentations and panel discussions with top level executives concerning the challenges and opportunities facing the global automobile industry. A plant tour of Toyota's Georgetown Plant and American Specialty Cars will highlight some of these issues. This conference offers the opportunities to meet and network with the leaders of the global automotive industry.

The conference is the key annual meeting for global original equipment manufacturers and suppliers. This conference is dedicated to industry leadership developments
and a wide variety of automotive issues, from domestic manufacturing to international opportunities. Leaders from all genres of the automotive industry will discuss critical issues, trends, and solutions that will greatly enhance your company's bottom line!

Anyone who is serious about doing business within the competitive automotive industry will want to attend this key annual event. For registration information please visit
us at www.gac.ky.net or call Joyce or Fred toll free at 866-604-5252 or 270-393-9009. AI readers can attend GAC at a reduced rate - mention AI when you book for your discount.


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