Automotive News World Congress Celebrates 40 Years As Forum For Auto Industry Leadership; Carlos Ghosn, Mark Fields Among Keynote Speakers

Technology, safety and the changing customer to be discussed as auto industry's "Who's Who" convene in Detroit, January 12-13

Jan 11, 2016, 12:06 ET from Automotive News

DETROIT, Jan. 11, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- This week, the automotive industry's top-tier leadership from around the globe will come together to deliver the state of the industry, discuss the trends and hot-button issues facing companies today, all while looking ahead to emerging technologies and the future of this fascinating business of transportation. This year's Automotive News World Congress marks the 40th anniversary of the global conference and will be held at the Detroit Marriott Renaissance Center.

Since 1976, when Keith Crain and Henry Ford II delivered the first welcome address, the Automotive News World Congress has annually hosted nearly 1,000 of the most influential leaders of every segment of the automotive industry who have shaped one of the most fascinating industries in the world including the likes of Henry Ford II, John DeLorean, Lee Iacocca, Mary Barra, Sergio Marchionne and Elon Musk.

This year's distinguished speakers will be Dan Ammann, president of General Motors, Carlos Ghosn, president and CEO of Nissan, Mark Fields, president and CEO of Ford Motor Company and Mark Rosekind, administrator of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). Panel discussions will include "Making a CASE (Connected, Autonomous, Shared & Electric)" and "The Changing Customer."

"This is the one time each year when the brightest minds in the field come together on one stage to discuss the challenges and opportunities facing the automotive industry today," said Jason Stein, publisher of Automotive News. "There's no better opportunity in the year - or the world - for automotive leadership to meet, network and collaborate."

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Since 1925, Automotive News has been the primary source for news happening among automotive retailers, suppliers and manufacturers. Distinct from other publications in the field, Automotive News remains a fully subscriber-paid publication, a testament to the value it delivers to the reader. The award-winning weekly print edition, robust website, email newsletters and video broadcasts are backed by a global team of more than 65 editors and reporters. 

About Crain Communications Inc
Crain Communications Inc is a privately held media company producing trusted and relevant news publications, lead generation, research and data products, custom publishing and events with uncompromising integrity. Reaching more than 3.5 million business decision makers and consumers across the United States and in select markets in Europe and Asia, the company's portfolio includes many of the most influential media properties in the verticals they serve including Automotive News, Autoweek, Advertising Age, Modern Healthcare, Plastics News, Business Insurance and Pensions & Investments. Headquartered in Detroit, the company's more than 800 employees in 13 locations currently publish 34 news print and online publications and the multimedia content and product extensions related to each, contributing to the success of its readers and clients.

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