JOSH LINKNER – TOP AUTOMOTIVE AND MANUFACTURING KEYNOTE SPEAKER

JL2015_edit390Selecting the perfect keynote speaker for your upcoming automotive or manufacturing event is an important decision. Entrepreneur, hyper-growth leader, venture investor, and bestselling author Josh Linkner will bring your event to life with his extensive experience and unique perspective in automotive and manufacturing.

A native Detroiter, automotive and manufacturing has been in Josh’s blood since childhood. His grandfather was a lifelong GM executive, and he has deep roots in the automotive sector, growing up with suppliers, partners, dealers, and distributors as close friends. Throughout his career as a tech entrepreneur and keynote speaker, he’s worked with some of the biggest brands in automotive and manufacturing including: Ford Motor Company, Visteon, US Steel, General Motors, Chrysler, Daimler Benz, Mazda, Nissan, Lear Corporation, GE, Steelcase, Automotive Fleet and Leasing Association, Faurecia, and Toyota.

In addition, Linkner has delivered energizing keynotes to many manufacturing and automotive association conferences, dealer groups and industry events, as well as global suppliers and smaller manufacturers alike.

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The automotive and manufacturing sectors are in the midst of massive change and transformation. During these challenging, complex, and highly competitive times, proactive reinvention and creative disruption are critical to sustainable success. Josh Linkner contributes deep industry experience combined with extensive research in the field. Having worked with some of the top auto brands and manufacturers in the world, he has unique perspective and understands the full value-chain – from raw materials and supply chain to marketing and distribution to talent acquisition and culture.

“A JOURNEY THAT WILL LEAD TO BETTER IDEAS AND BREAKTHROUGH THINKING.”

– BILL FORD, JR., EXECUTIVE CHAIRMAN, FORD MOTOR COMPANY

“THE MOST DYNAMIC PRESENTATION I HAVE SEEN IN THE 21 YEARS SINCE OUR EVENT WAS STARTED. LARGE EVENTS LIKE THESE REQUIRE AUDIENCE ENGAGEMENT AND YOU WERE ABLE TO DELIVER THAT THROUGH YOUR MULTI-MEDIA PRESENTATION, Q&A, AND SHEER FORCE OF PERSONALITY.”

— ROB LOWY, PUBLISHING DIRECTOR, INDUSTRY WEEK. ORGANIZER OF 2011 BEST PLANTS CONFERENCE

“JOSH LINKNER MADE A HUGE IMPACT ON OUR ORGANIZATION.”

— JUERGEN ROCHERT, VICE PRESIDENT, DAIMLER

The Top 10 Reasons Josh is the Perfect Keynote Speaker for Your Automotive or Manufacturing Event

  • 10. Relatable – With 20+ years as an active CEO, he’s a proven business leader with deep automotive and manufacturing industry experience.
  • 9. Engaging – Josh’s talks are interactive, fast-moving, and entertaining. Your audience will be fully engaged and leaning forward.
  • 8. Unique Perspective – As a four-time tech entrepreneur, professional-level jazz musician, venture capitalist, and rebuilder of his hometown of Detroit, Josh brings a fresh and compelling perspective.
  • 7. Real Takeaway Value – Your audience will leave with meaningful tools, frameworks, and techniques that can be immediately applied to real-world challenges.
  • 6. High Energy / Inspiring – Josh’s enthusiasm consistently inspires audiences. Guests will depart fired up, energized, and ready to reach new heights.
  • 5. Visually Stunning – You wont see bullet point lists or text-heavy screens with Josh. Instead, audiences are dazzled with high-resolution photography, energizing HD video clips, memorable props, and gorgeous visual transitions.
  • 4. Captivating Stories – Concepts are delivered through rich story telling — not boring professorial directives. Emotionally-charged stories help the audience retain key points as they participate in a highly entertaining experience.
  • 3. Zero Drama – No outrageous demands. No diva-like requests. Instead, Josh is professional, accommodating, and easy to work with at every step.
  • 2. Custom – Instead of a ‘canned’ speech, Josh takes the time to learn about your organization, audience, and key objectives. His presentation will be on-point, relevant, and customized to your specific needs.
  • 1. High Impact – Josh makes every minute count. Your audience will be moved and inspired while gaining practical tools to improve their performance. He will do whatever it takes to ensure your event is a roaring success.