2010 Automotive News World Congress Offers Dynamic Agenda of Industry Leaders

Jan 06, 2010, 12:11 ET from Automotive News

DETROIT, Jan. 6 /PRNewswire/ --

    WHAT:       Automotive News World Congress

    WHEN:       Tuesday - Thursday, Jan. 12 - 14, 2010

    WHERE:      Detroit Marriott Renaissance Center

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

                Tuesday, Jan. 12

                 -- Alan Mulally, President and CEO, Ford Motor Company (1:45
                 -- Mike Jackson, Chairman & CEO, AutoNation Inc. (4:00 p.m.)
                 -- Yoshimi Inaba, President & COO, Toyota Motor North America
                    (8:00 p.m.)
                 -- Mark Reuss, President, GM North America (8:35 p.m.)

                Wednesday, Jan. 13

                 -- Wilbur L. Ross, Jr. Chairman & CEO, W. L. Ross & Co. (9:50
                 -- Stefan Jacoby, President & CEO, Volkswagen of America,
                    Inc. (11:25 a.m.)
                 -- Roger Penske, Chairman, Penske Corporation (8:00 p.m.)
                 -- Sergio Marchionne, CEO, Chrysler Group LLC (8:35 p.m.)

                Special Sessions:

                Tuesday, Jan. 12, 4:00 p.m.

                 -- Let's Make a Deal: With fewer dealerships for competition,
                    revised business models, and new ventures, surviving
                    dealers have more options. Learn how savvy dealers are
                    making the best out of a challenging situation.

                Wednesday, Jan. 13, 3:45 p.m.

                 -- New Ventures: New government regulations and public
                    interest in fuel-efficient vehicles have opened the door
                    for niche companies specializing in low-volume green
                    projects. Gain insights into how a new generation of
                    entrepreneurs is changing the auto market.

                Dinner Presentations:

                 -- Polk Loyalty Awards - Recognizing automotive manufacturers
                    for superior performance in customer retention. (7:35 p.m.
                    Tues., Jan. 12)

                 -- Automotive News/PricewaterhouseCoopers Shareholder Value
                    Awards - Recognizing top companies for total shareholder
                    value return performance. (7:45 p.m. Wed., Jan. 13)

                 -- BorgWarner Championship Driver's Trophy to Helio
                    Castroneves and the BorgWarner Team Owner's Trophy to
                    Roger Penske of Penske Racing. (7:45 p.m. Wed., Jan. 13)

                 Tours of the North American International Auto Show (8:30
                 a.m. Thurs., Jan. 14)

    INFO:       Complete program at www.autonews.com/worldcongress

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