In 2022, our annual European American summer wine tasting & networking event becomes Meadow Brook: CONNECT.

Thursday July 21st, don't miss the chance to network again with the European – American business community during a magical evening.

Influential business thought leaders.

Benefit from inspirational presentations and the opportunity to establish mutually beneficial relationships with prominent industry leaders.

Exclusive Meadow Brook social venues.

Charitable support of "Le Detroit Scholarships," for next generation students while savoring distinctive hors d’oeuvres and an award-winning French wine tasting in a stunning estate setting.

Innovative and inspirational vehicle designers and Executives.

Share in a glimpse of the future of automotive style and purpose with visionaries influencing the world’s leading manufacturers.

Passionate automotive enthusiasts.

Delight in examples of the finest global automotive designs from the past to the innovative future, on the terrace and lawn of Meadow Brook Hall. 

RSVP by July 16, 10PM. No refund will be issued after this date.




This year, prior to Meadow Brook: CONNECT, we will introduce Meadow Brook: DESIGN, an exclusive experience for design lovers.

For the first time, we will present Meadow Brook: DESIGN, a VIP experience dedicated to design and car enthusiasts, starting at 5PM prior to our main event Meadow Brook: CONNECT. This session will be an exceptional opportunity to engage in a small group discussion with legendary Directors of Design, while sipping Champagne on the lawn of Meadow Brook Hall.

Learn from the Directors of Design of iconic brands how their views of the iconic past have informed their visions for the future of transportation and beyond

Tickets for Meadow Brook: DESIGN are limited VIP tickets. They include full access to the main event Meadow Brook CONNECT.

Directors of Design:

Ralph Gilles

Chief Design Officer, Stellantis


Ralph Gilles started at Chrysler in 1992, and he’s still with the company as the chief design officer at the newly formed conglomerate, Stellantis. His design resume is legendary: The Chrysler 300C, Dodge Magnum, Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT and the SRT Viper. But now he’s leading Stellantis into the electric future, which requires (and allows) for radical new designs.

Tadge Juechter

Corvette Executive Chief Engineer


Every Corvette made from 1953 to 2019 had the engine in the front, the transmission in the middle and differential in the rear. Tadge Juechter, who is a 41-year General Motors veteran, led the engineering team that changed all that. He joined the Corvette team in 1993 and he is one of the minds behind every new Corvette since he took over the reins as chief engineer from Dave Hill in 2006.


Bob Lutz

Vice Chairman of Product Design, General Motors (ret.) 


Robert Anthony Lutz is a Swiss American automotive executive. He served as a top leader of all of the United States Big Three automobile manufacturers, having been in succession executive vice president (and board member) of Ford Motor Company, president and then vice chairman (and board member) of Chrysler Corporation, and vice chairman of General Motors.

Steve Pasteiner

Designer for General Motors 


Steve Pasteiner spent 22 years with General Motors Design, where he became the Assistant Chief Designer for Buick and Chevrolet. After his very productive career, Steve Pasteiner started creating beautiful automobiles at his own design and prototyping business, Advanced Automotive Technologies — not merely sketching the machines but rendering them in fiberglass and metal. Steve also owns Pasteiner’s an icon store that stocks Detroit's largest selection of automotive books and hundreds of collectables.

Joel Piaskowski

Global Design Director of Ford 


Joel Piaskowski stayed with General Motors for 12 years before moving to Hyundai in 2003 where he was credited with the design for the Genesis sedan and the Genesis Coupe. 

In 2010 he joined Ford as the director of exterior design for the Americas. He led the Mustang and F-150 projects. He was appointed head of Ford of Europe design, then later Ford global design director for cars and crossovers. 








Event Details


Date THURSDAY JULY 21st, 6PM *Meadow Brook: DESIGN (VIP) starts at 5PM

Location MEADOW BROOK HALL 350 Estate Dr, Rochester, MI 48309 > Map


$70 (members*)
$90 (Non-members)
$120 (members*)
$140 (Non-members)


From 6PM. Includes access to the rare cars show, networking with the European American Business community, French wine tasting & hors d'oeuvres & string quartet.


From 5PM. Includes an exclusive conversation with Directors of Design, Champagne and ticket to Meadow Brook: CONNECT. Limited tickets.

*Members of BABCMI, FACCMI, GABCMI, GACCMI, IABCMI, IACCMI, SACC Detroit, ILS and their guests. Sponsors and affiliates.


RSVP by July 16, 10PM. No refund will be issued after this date.


Delight in examples of the finest global automotive designs from the past to the innovative future at Meadow Brook: CONNECT.

Over 12 exceptional cars will be displayed on the lawn of Meadow Brook Hall..

Don't miss Meadow Brook: CONNECT, the best French Wine Tasting in Michigan.

Over 32 French wines will be presented by Woodberry's Sommeliers.


Participate our Online Silent Auctions to support Le Detroit Scholarship.

Le Detroit Scholarship's purpose is to help students in Michigan Universities enjoy an exchange program in France.

Take a chance to win exclusive items and support Le Detroit Scholarship by participating our silent auctions throughout the event. In-kind donations accepted, contact us for details.

Introducing the Spirit of Alexandria Foundation, helping tens of thousands of children experience nature and all its wonderment.












Thank you to our Sponsors




























Sponsorship available. Contact us for more details.

We expect another record turnout of not only FACC members, but also members of all of the other European Chambers of Commerce and an additional business organization. This promises easily to be our largest event of the year! Limited sponsorships still remain available for a limited time. Contact us for more details.


Our In-Kind Sponsors


July 21st, 2022 5:00 PM   through   9:00 PM
Meadow Brook Hall
350 Estate Dr,
Rochester, MI 48309
United States

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