Upcoming events

    • Thursday, January 29, 2015
    • 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    • Management Education Center, 811 W. Square Lake Road, Troy, MI 48098

    MSED Monthly Meeting


    Mike Wall

    Director of Automotive Analysis

    IHS Automotive  







    Program Summary:   

    Mike Wall will present the IHS Automotive Outlook for 2015 and beyond. Focusing on the impact of economics, fuel economy requirements, supplier dynamics and the influences of new trends such as lightweighting and autonomous driving, Mike will provide a strategic look at the coming challenges and opportunities in North America and global markets. 



    5:00pm-6:00pm:  Registration & Networking

    6:00pm-7:00pm:  Dinner

    7:00pm-8:00pm:  Presentation/Q&A


    Speaker Bio:

    Mike Wall serves as the Director of Automotive Analysis at IHS Automotive.  He brings over 18 years of financial analysis, forecasting, consulting and manufacturing experience to IHS Automotive, with a primary focus on assisting financial firms and suppliers in their evaluation and understanding of the auto industry, as well as in-depth analysis of vehicle markets and trends.   


    Mike has extensive experience working with both manufacturing and financial firms.  With a knowledgebase established studying and covering the automotive industry as well as experience in financial analysis and banking, Mike is able to offer clients timely and relevant insight, thereby aiding their strategic planning or investment analysis processes.  Moreover, he has a deep background in the area of vehicle forecasting and market trend analysis allowing him to assist clients in their assessment of near-term risks and planning scenarios.


    A widely respected automotive thought leader, Mike is quoted frequently in the media on a variety of automotive topics and has delivered presentations focusing on both macroeconomic and specific market outlooks to company executives and other interested groups, including the United Nations Industrial Development Organization in Vienna, Austria.  He was previously recognized by the Grand Rapids Business Journal as one of the top "40 Under Forty" business leaders for 2009.


    Prior to joining IHS Automotive, Mike was the Director of Forecasting at IRN, Inc.  He has also held financial and analytical positions in the manufacturing and banking sectors.  Mike graduated Summa Cum Laude with an undergraduate degree in Finance from Grand Valley State University.  He later earned the Certified Management Accountant (CMA) designation.  Mike currently resides in Grand Rapids, Michigan with his wife Theresa and three children. 


    MSED Event Cancellation Policy:  Cancellations will be accepted until 5pm on Friday, January 23rd.  Cancellations received by this date will be refunded less a 10% administrative fee, with a minimum charge of $5.  Refunds cannot be issued for cancellations received after this date; however, substitutions for another person to attend in your place are gladly accepted.

    • Wednesday, February 25, 2015
    • 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
    • Valentine Vodka, 161 Vester Street, Ferndale, MI 48220
    • 39

    Networking at

    Valentine Vodka



    Join MSED as we revisit one of our most popular networking locations at Valentine Distilling Co. in Ferndale.


    Inspired by a personal dream, Rifino Valentine gave up a career on Wall Street and executed on the vision of creating an artisan distillery in Michigan.  Since its launch in 2009, Valentine Vodka has established a new standard of the highest quality handcrafted vodka, capable of competing with established international brands.


    This venture was nurtured from a passion and a dream to achieving national recognition through a commitment to creating the best.  In 2012, Valentine Vodka won a gold medal in the prestigious San Francisco World Spirits competition, competing against more than 1,000 entrants from around the world.  2014 promises more surprises as Valentine reaches for new levels of success - including production of gin and whisky. 


    Enjoy time with some of the top marketing minds in Michigan while learning about a true Michigan success story.  The evening includes pizza, networking and cash bar featuring unique cocktail concoctions!



     5:00pm - 7:00pm ~ Networking

     5:30pm - 7:00pm ~ Pizza





    MSED Event Cancellation Policy: Cancellations will be accepted until 5pm on Friday, February 20th. Cancellations received by this date will be refunded less a 10% administrative fee, with a minimum charge of $5. Refunds cannot be issued for cancellations received after this date; however, substitutions for another person to attend in your place are gladly accepted.

Past events

Friday, December 05, 2014 Professional Development Seminar: "Networking 2.0"
Thursday, November 20, 2014 MSED 21st Annual Awards Gala
Wednesday, October 29, 2014 Shinola Detroit: An Inside Look at the Company's Story
Friday, September 19, 2014 Professional Development Seminar: "Building Brand Value"
Thursday, August 21, 2014 Marketing & Sales Professionals' Golf Outing to benefit Scholarships
Thursday, July 24, 2014 Annual Automotive Roundtable - "Managing Growth in Innovation"
Wednesday, May 21, 2014 Motorsports Marketing and the Chevrolet Detroit Belle Isle Grand Prix
Wednesday, April 16, 2014 The Fiat Brand Storyscape
Wednesday, March 19, 2014 Spring Networking
Friday, January 24, 2014 Professional Development Seminar: "Prospering in a Multi-Cultural World: Developing a Critical Job Competency"
Tuesday, December 17, 2013 Holiday Networking at BlackFinn
Friday, November 15, 2013 Professional Development Seminar: "The 10 Biggest Mistakes Exhibitors Make at Trade Shows"
Wednesday, October 16, 2013 MSED 20th Annual Awards Gala
Thursday, September 26, 2013 The Business of Detroit Sports - Luncheon Panel
Thursday, August 15, 2013 Marketing & Sales Professionals' Golf Outing to benefit Scholarships
Tuesday, June 25, 2013 Annual Automotive Roundtable - "Creating, Capturing & Retaining Value"
Wednesday, May 15, 2013 Automotive & Defense Industry Partnerships: Fostering a Better Understanding
Thursday, April 25, 2013 Monthly Meeting: "Defining Moments in Leadership - A Group Discussion"
Friday, April 12, 2013 Professional Development Seminar: "Social Media - The Ultimate Feedback Loop: Opportunities & Challenges"
Thursday, March 21, 2013 Automotive Journalists Panel: "CEO for a Day"
Wednesday, February 27, 2013 Networking at Valentine Vodka
Friday, January 25, 2013 Locking Out the Competition: Ten Ways to Build Customer Loyalty
Thursday, December 13, 2012 December Monthly Meeting with Mark LaNeve, Global Team Ford
Tuesday, November 27, 2012 Internet Marketing Workshop: From Qualifying Leads to Closing Sales
Thursday, October 18, 2012 MSED 19th Annual Awards Gala
Tuesday, September 25, 2012 Workforce Crisis: Maneuvering the Baby Boomer Hole and the Generation Gap
Wednesday, August 22, 2012 Sales & Marketing Professionals' Golf Outing to benefit Scholarships
Wednesday, June 27, 2012 Annual Automotive Roundtable - "Automotive Trends - Looking Ahead to 2025"

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