Ford Chief Alan Mulally to Open the Los Angeles Auto Show Press Days as Keynote Speaker

Aug 07, 2007, 01:00 ET from The 2007 LA Auto Show

    LOS ANGELES, Aug. 7 /PRNewswire/ -- Alan Mulally, president and chief
 executive officer for Ford Motor Company, will kick off the Los Angeles
 Auto Show by delivering the Motor Press Guild (MPG) keynote address on Nov.
 14, 2007. The MPG breakfast and Mulally's address is open to all
 credentialed news media attending the show's press days. A Q&A session will
 be part of the presentation.
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     Prior to joining Ford in Sept. 2006, Mulally was executive vice
 president of The Boeing Company and president and chief executive officer
 of Boeing Commercial Airplanes. In that role, he was responsible for all
 the company's commercial airplane programs and related services.
     "Throughout his career, Mulally has been recognized for his strategic
 contributions and leadership," said Matt Stone, MPG Keynote Address
 Committee Chairman. "By this fall, Mulally will have been at the helm of
 Ford for more than one year, so the timing is perfect to hear his thoughts
 on the state of the automotive industry and the direction of Ford Motor
     The 2007 LA Auto Show will be held in the fall for the second
 consecutive year. Dates are Nov. 14-15, 2007 for press and Nov. 16-25 for
 the public. Media registration opens Sept. 1. For the first time, the final
 weekend of the show will take place during the four-day Thanksgiving
 holiday. Last year, new fall timing prompted a record 36 world and North
 American vehicle debuts and record media attendance and news coverage from
 around the globe.
     This will be the eighth year that the MPG breakfast has opened the LA
 Auto Show press days. MPG is comprised of approximately 800 automotive
 journalists and public relations professionals nationwide, making it the
 largest automotive press association in the country.

SOURCE The 2007 LA Auto Show