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  • MAX Series Ep. 10: Unlocking Mobility Opportunities in Michigan

MAX Series Ep. 10: Unlocking Mobility Opportunities in Michigan

Thu 15 Apr 2021


US: Wednesday 14 April, 7.00 – 8.30 pm EDT
AU: Thursday 15 April, 9.00 – 10.30 am AEST

Live and International.

With roots in the automotive sector shifting to new mobility and tech solutions there are abundant opportunities for Australian innovators to explore in Michigan - the more than 200 automotive related research and development centres in SE Michigan sets them apart. Businesses are choosing Michigan for its diverse and abundant workforce, business-friendly environment, low cost of living and global supply chain assets. It has a culture of innovation and a lifestyle that's unlike any other in the United States.

This session will provide insight to some hot topics in Michigan mobility and explore Australian experiences of doing business in Michigan. A culture of innovation across Australia and Michigan businesses provides a strong foundation for collaboration. Tune in for insights on how to unlock mobility opportunities in Michigan.


Dr Peter F. Sweatman Enterprise Professor in Transport Technologies / The University of Melbourne
David Bushby Australian Consul-General in Chicago / Australian Federal Government
Lieutenant Governor Garlin Gilchrist II Lieutenant Governor of Michigan / State of Michigan USA
Carla Bailo President and CEO / Center for Automotive Research
Chris Knepler Investment Commissioner / Australian Trade and Investment Commission
Trevor Pawl Chief Mobility Officer / State of Michigan, Office of Future Mobility and Electrification USA
Dr Michael Shulman Technical Expert for Connected Vehicles / Ford Motor Company Research and Advanced Engineering
Clinton Williams Executive Group Manager / Toyota Motor North America R&D, Michigan
Dr Hanna Grzybowska Senior Research Scientist / DATA61 | CSIRO
Dean Zabrieszach International Ambassador ITS Australia / CEO & Director / HMI Technologies
Paul Gray Chief Executive Officer / Cohda Wireless
Dr Mike Lenné Chief of Human Factors & Safety / Seeing Machines

MAX Signatories and Partners

The MAX: Michigan-Australia Exchange on Future Mobility is a partnership between the State of Michigan and the Australian Government that came into being with the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) in October 2018 in Melbourne.

Australian Government Department of Infrastructure, Transport, Regional Development and Communications
Michigan Economic Development Corporation
ITS Australia
The University of Melbourne
Michigan Department of Transport

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