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For the past 20 years the PUSH/CEF Automotive Summit has discussed diversity and inclusion in the automotive industry for people of color. Held at the MotorCity Casino Hotel in Detroit on Thursday, Oct. 31, through Friday, Nov. 1, this year’s theme is “Expanding the African-American Opportunity Pipeline.”
“The automotive industry is a continuously evolving sector that creates pathways for growth to those properly positioned and connected. Too many times, however, African-Americans have been left out of that evolution,” wrote event organizers. “Only when forthright discussions occur, we can reach a true consensus on how best to level the economic playing field for African-Americans in the automotive industry.”
Since 1999 the summit has reached thousands of automotive workers, executives, suppliers and more.
“Please join more than 500 executives, entrepreneurs, suppliers, dealers, consumers, government and elected officials, automotive manufacturers, community leaders, advertising agencies, media outlets and others, as we convene for our 20th Global Automotive Summit to discuss strengthening and creating opportunities in the automotive industry for people of color,” organizers said.
This year’s event schedule kicks off with a celebrations of Rev. Jesse L. Jackson’s birthday followed by discussions like “Top-Down Leadership and Its Influence on an Organization” and “Ensuring Parity and Reciprocity in Changing Times.”
To learn more about the event visit eventbrite.com. Room reservations at the PUSH rate start at $172.