HOMESTATS | PUBLICATIONS | REGISTER | ADVERTISE | ARCHIVE | ABOUT US | CONTACT US



 Search the Archives of Target Market News
____________________________________

GET THE LATEST NEWS SOONER !

 
Want the news on African-American marketing, media and research when it happens? Follow us on Facebook and Twitter and get ahead by staying ahead of the other industry sources.

ON SALE NOW!



The 17th Annual
Buying Power of
Black America

A dollar-by-dollar breakdown
of the Black Economy

Plus:
The Leading
Advertisers In
Black Media


Published by
Target Market News

Click here to order a print or digital copy today!

________________________________

STAY IN-THE-KNOW!
Are you getting the latest industry news when it happens via e-mail
?

 

Click here for free daily delivery of the Target Market News Bulletin
You'll receive news of breaking stories, exclusives, updates and headlines on the latest developments in African American marketing and media

 

Rainbow PUSH Global Automotive Summit focuses on economic parity     

(September 11, 2013) With more than 22 percent of the new vehicles purchased by ethnic consumers, economic parity has become more important than ever in the sustainability and growth of automotive suppliers, dealers and vendors.  Economic parity redresses the relationship with the automotive industry and its consumers, and builds the business case for reciprocity with OEMs.

The Rainbow PUSH Automotive Project, an initiative of the Citizenship Education Fund (CEF), proudly announces its lineup of speakers at the 14thAnnual Rainbow PUSH Global Automotive Summit.  The Summit occurs Wednesday, October 2, 2013 , at the MGM Grand Detroit Meeting & Events Center, 1777 Third Street, Detroit, MI 48226.

Automotive leaders from around the globe will assemble to share expert insight, strategies, trends and solutions regarding the economic impact of diversity. The Rainbow PUSH Global Automotive Summit is the only conference that delves deeply into the automotive industry as it relates to people of color, with emphasis on African American concerns.

"The auto industry is returning to its glory years -- and, as it does, the issue of diversity and inclusion must become an action rather than a corporate talking point," says Reverend Jesse L. Jackson, Sr., founder and president, Rainbow PUSH Coalition.  "Each time minority consumers purchase vehicles they are creating a socio -- economic paradigm with the auto industry that cannot be ignored.  Diversity is the foundation of our nation. Auto companies that embrace diversity will reap the economic benefits; those who reject diversity will suffer long term economic consequences."

Rev. Jackson will host Mark Reuss , president, General Motors North America; and Osamu (Simon) Nagata , president and CEO, Toyota Engineering & Manufacturing North America at the Business & Education Awards Luncheon.  These industry leaders will share the business case of an inclusive cultural environment, as it relates to employment, suppliers, dealers, advertising, marketing and philanthropy in the marketplace.  Judge Greg Mathis, chairperson, PUSH Excel and TV personality, will present scholarships to deserving college students.

Several minority -- owned suppliers were among the hardest hit during the economic recession.  Jim Lowry, senior advisor, The Boston Consulting Group, will lead a morning discussion on "Supplier Diversity: The Plan for Growth through Commitment, Innovation and Partnerships," with Grace Lieblein, vice president, global purchasing and supply chain, General Motors; Robert Young , vice president, purchasing, Toyota Motor Engineering & Manufacturing North America; Burt Jordan, vice president, global vehicle and powertrain purchasing & supplier diversity, Ford Motor Company; and Jim Wehrman , senior vice president, Honda of America Manufacturing.  These procurement leaders collectively purchase more than $300 billion.

Other panel and roundtable discussions will focus on professional services; human resources; rethinking business strategies and transforming for success; and women of color business owners and leaders. The day will end with a special awards reception honoring Living Legends and Emerging Leaders in the automotive industry.

The Summit sponsors include (but are not limited to) Ford Motor Company, General Motors, Toyota, Chrysler Group, Honda North America, Nissan of North America, Volkswagen of America, Kia Motors America, Subaru of America, Mercedes--Benz USA, BMW, MMSDC, NAMAD, NNPA, among many others.  For additional information, visit www.rainbowpush.org. 

The Rainbow PUSH Coalition is a progressive organization protecting, defending and expanding civil rights to improve economic and educational opportunities.


Go to Target Market News homepage


RECENT STORIES
Black Cable TV Ratings for Week August 5 - 11 VH1 hits the trifecta on cable Top 25, and edges out BET for most watched network

Bounce TV begins production on original scripted sitcom, 'My Crazed Roommate'

D.L. Hughley signs with REACH Media to host syndicated afternoon drive radio show

Black TV Ratings for Week of August 5- 11 CBS captures half of the Top 25 viewers as network TV plods through summer

John Legend signed as brand ambassador for high-end audio products company

Moguldom Media creates Website to encourage business relationships in Africa

EBONY special issue features celebrity fathers with their sons in hoodies on cover

Two Omnicom agencies join forces to launch new multicultural advertising agency

Black Cable TV Ratings for Week July 29 - Aug. 4 VH1's 'Hit The Floor' grows its lead to take the No.1 spot on the week's Top 25

Memorial service set for veteran advertising executive Bill Sharp in Chicago

Black TV Ratings for Week of July 29 - Aug. 4 NBC's pre-season football knocks CBS out of the week's No.1 position

Visit Oakland picks Carol H. Williams Advertising for the destination's rebranding

Click here for more recent news stories and our news archive

 

 

















 

TARGET MARKET NEWS
228 S. Wabash Ave.
Chicago, Il 60604
312-408-1881
Copyright (c) 2013 All rights reserved

info@targetmarketnews.com                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Supplier Services