Top Car Designers To Speak at Motor Press Guild Design Panel at Peterson Automotive Museum in Los Angeles

Jun 15, 2012, 09:00 ET from Motor Press Guild

LOS ANGELES, June 15, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Prominent designers from DesignworksUSA, Kia, Mazda and Volkswagen will join the Motor Press Guild (MPG), the largest automotive media association in North America, for its 2012 Design Panel at the Peterson Automotive Museum in Los Angeles on June 18, 2012.

Dubbed "Eurasian Persuasion," this year's discussion will explore the cross-pollination of styling ideas and influences coming out of Europe and Asia. The panel will be moderated by Eric Noble of the Car Lab, a design industry consulting firm. Panelists slated to appear include:

Derek Jenkins, Director of Design, Mazda North America 
Richard Kim, Senior Designer, BMW Group DesignworksUSA
Jae Min, Chief Designer, Volkswagen Group California
Peter Schreyer, Chief Design Officer, Kia Motors

"Design is arguably the most influential factor in new vehicle purchases," said Laura Burstein, President, Motor Press Guild. "There's no denying that we make emotional connections with cars based on how they look. This is an exciting opportunity to hear from some of the hottest designers in the industry about where the trends will take us next."


Motor Press Guild


2012 Design Panel


Monday, June 18, 2012, 4:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.


The Petersen Automotive Museum - Second Floor, Grand Salon

6060 Wilshire Blvd., Los Angeles, CA  90036


Motor Press Guild and AutoDesignO Members (active) $15

Transportation Design Students with student ID $15

General attendance by non-members $25

The Los Angeles-based Motor Press Guild (MPG) is the largest automotive media association in North America with more than 800 members. This non-profit trade guild is dedicated to promoting professionalism in automotive journalism through education and information exchange. Members include journalists from print, broadcast, and online outlets as well as public relations representatives, consumer groups and governmental bodies tied to the automotive industry. The organization hosts regular meetings featuring key figureheads in the auto industry and is widely recognized for its annual Dean Batchelor Award program and annual industry MPG Track Day.
For more information on the Motor Press Guild, please visit, the MPG Facebook page or Twitter @MotorPressGuild. For media inquiries please contact MPG Publicity Chair Brendan Flynn at 310-444-1850 or

SOURCE Motor Press Guild