FEI Detroit Dinner Meeting | Featuring Larry Brinker, Jr. | Sponsored by Plante Moran

Advanced Registration Required - Space is Limited!

Event Agenda

4:00-5:00 p.m. - Career Development Session 
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5:00-6:00 p.m. - Professional Development Session
"Leveraging Supplier Relations for Improved Non-Price Competitive Advantage"
Presented by Daron Gifford, Partner and Automotive Practice Lead, Plante Moran; and Dave Andrea, Principal and Working Relations Index® Study Lead

1 CPE Credit Offered

Learning Objectives:
Plante Moran’s Working Relations Index® study has measured the working relationships between the vehicle manufacturers and their supply bases.  While purchasing traditionally focuses on transaction efficiency and price competitiveness, companies pursuing strong relations with their supply chain benefit significant non-price benefits including product launch effectiveness, product liability and warranty risk reduction, and, generally, overall lower costs of doing business.  This session, based on 19-years of the study’s history, will cover lessons learned and improvement opportunities available to all companies.

6:00-6:45 p.m. - Networking

6:45-7:15 p.m. - Dinner

7:15-8:15 p.m. - Keynote Presentation by Larry Brinker, Jr., President, L.S. Brinker Company

1 CPE Credit Offered

Advanced Registration Required - Space is Limited!

Detroit Yacht Club
1 Riverbank Dr, Detroit, MI 48207
DYC is a private club - advanced registration is required.

House Salad
Freshly Baked Rolls with Butter,
Chicken Princess: Lightly Dusted with a White Wine Boursin Cream Sauce
Triple Mousse

For dietary restrictions please contact Katie Schanne at detroitfei@gmail.com

Event Sponsor


Larry Brinker Jr.

L.S. Brinker Company