2011 Automotive News World Congress Offers Compelling Agenda of Industry Leaders

DETROIT, Jan. 6, 2011 /PRNewswire/ --


Automotive News World Congress


Tuesday – Thursday, Jan. 11 – 13, 2011


Detroit Marriott Renaissance Center


Individual morning, afternoon and evening presentations by dozens of industry executives, including:

Tuesday, Jan. 11

  • Dan Akerson, Chairman & CEO, General Motors (1:15 p.m.)
  • Carlos Tavares, Chairman, Management Committee – Americas, Executive Vice President, Nissan Motor Company Ltd. (1:45 p.m.)
  • Wilbur L. Ross Jr., Chairman and CEO, W.L. Ross and Co. LLC (2:15 p.m.)
  • Lynn Tilton, CEO & Principal, Patriarch Partners LLC (2:15 p.m.)
  • Jim Lentz, President & COO, Toyota Motor Sales U.S.A. Inc. (8:00 p.m.)
  • Ron Bloom, Senior Advisor to the U.S. Secretary of the Treasury (8:35 p.m.)

Wednesday, Jan. 12

  • Bob King, President, UAW (9:15 a.m.)
  • Ian Robertson, Member of the Board of Management, Sales and Marketing, BMW AG (9:50 a.m.)
  • Mike Jackson, Chairman & CEO, AutoNation, Inc. (2:00 p.m.)
  • Jonathan Browning, President & CEO, Volkswagen of America, Inc. (2:35 p.m.)
  • Ralph Gilles, President & CEO Dodge Brand, Senior Vice President Product Design, Chrysler Group LLC (8:00 p.m.)
  • Mark Fields, Executive Vice President, President – The Americas, Ford Motor Company (8:35 p.m.)

Special Sessions:

Tuesday, Jan. 11, 2:15 p.m.

  • National Industrial/Manufacturing Policy: Do we need one? How do we create and/or save jobs?

Wednesday, Jan. 12, 10:45 a.m.

  • The Connected Car: Where's the value being created for both the consumer and society?

Wednesday, Jan. 12, 3:30 p.m.

  • Purchasing: What automakers and suppliers need – and want – from each other now.

Thursday, Jan. 13, 9:00 a.m.

  • China: How to find and capitalize on opportunities in the world's largest market.

Dinner Presentations:

  • Polk Automotive Loyalty Awards – Recognizing automotive manufacturers for superior performance in customer retention. (7:45 p.m. Tues., Jan. 11)
  • Automotive News/PwC Shareholder Value Awards – Recognizing top companies for total shareholder value return performance. (7:45 p.m. Wed., Jan. 12)
  • BorgWarner Championship Driver's Trophy to Dario Franchitti and the BorgWarner Team Owner's Trophy to Chip Ganassi of Target Chip Ganassi Racing. (7:45 p.m. Wed., Jan. 12)

Tours of the North American International Auto Show (8:30 a.m. Thurs., Jan. 13)


Complete program at www.autonews.com/worldcongress

SOURCE Automotive News


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