Western is hosting the Fourth Annual Global Automotive Conference at the Sloan Convention Center in Bowling Green.
This year's theme, Survival Strategies, aims to help hundreds of automotive employees keep the automotive industry alive during a weak economy.
The conference will be going on until Wednesday.
Tuesday, Gov. Patton will speak along with Timothy Lueliette, CEO of Metalydyne, and Mark Emkes, C.E.O. of Bridgestone-Firestone tires.
For a complete list of all the speakers and events log on to www.gac.ky.net