Unlocking Mobility Opportunities in Michigan


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.

Join ITS Australia and The University of Melbourne for a conversation with Michigan.


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

Separate registration is required – click here to register for the webinar

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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.  Read more . . .


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
CEO/Director / HMI Technologies and President ITS Australia

Paul Gray
Chief Executive Officer / Cohda Wireless

Dr Mike Lenné
Chief of Human Factors & Safety / Seeing Machines

Moderated by:

Dr Peter F. Sweatman
Enterprise Professor in Transport Technologies / The University of Melbourne

Hosted by:

ITS Australia
The University of Melbourne