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Huntington Bank Breakfast Briefing: Converging Megatrends

When: November 2, 2023

Where: Aurora, 1654 Smallman Street, Pittsburgh PA 15222

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Converging Megatrends of Autonomy and Vehicle Electrification and Economic Opportunities for Pittsburgh

On November 2nd, we’ll be welcoming Lucid Motors' Vice President for Supply Chain to Pittsburgh as our keynote speaker for our “Converging Megatrends” summit to explore the economic opportunities associated with the world’s transition to autonomous and electrified vehicles. During this session, we’ll be hosting several top executives from Pittsburgh’s manufacturing and autonomous vehicle sectors. 

According to a recent Nikkei estimate, ten of the world’s top automakers have already announced more than $140 billion in North American by 2028 to grow their EV manufacturing capabilities. Another report from McKinsey & Company predicts between $300-400 million of annual revenue from autonomous vehicles by the middle of the upcoming decade.
With Pittsburgh’s deep history in powering the nation’s electric grid, in developing advanced electronics and electric motors and our super cluster of robotics and autonomous vehicle talent, our region is poised to play a key role in both of these critical converging megatrends.

During this summit, we’ll hear from organizations involved in the EV supply chain, as well as the Autonomous Vehicle industry.  A limited number of exhibition tables and sponsorships are available. To learn more about sponsorship opportunities, contact Ashley Steckel.
When: November 2nd, 2023

Where: Aurora – 1654 Smallman Street, Pittsburgh PA 15222

Cost: Member Companies = $59 | Non-Members = $590  (want the member rate: contact Brooke Wozniak). 


  • 9:15 a.m. to 10:00 a.m.: Networking and Registration
  • 10:00 a.m.: Welcome and Introductions 
    • Audrey Russo, President and CEO of the Pittsburgh Technology Council
    • Matt Blackburn, Aurora
  • 10:10 a.m.: Converging Megatrends Panel Discussion            
    • Moderator:  Frank Menchaca – President – SAE International – Sustainable Mobility Solutions
    • Panelists: 
      • Michael Yelton – President, Eaton Electrical Sector – Americas
      • Michael Wagner – CEO of Edge Case Research
      • Senator Wayne Langerholc - Chairman of the Pennsylvania Senate Transportation Committee
      • Calum Munro - Associate Fellow, PPG
      • Emily Sheetz, Vice President of Strategy, Sheetz
  • 11:10 a.m.: Keynote: Kevin Callanan - Vice President of Supply Chain & Procurement – Lucid Motors

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Contact Information:
For registration questions - Ama Germain, Marketing & Events Assistant,
For sponsorship questions - Ashley Steckel, Vice President of Business Development,
For membership questions - Betsy Rusnic, Director of Membership Services,