THE HAGUE - Three senior engineering executives will join a roundtable discussion on product development trends at the Automotive News Europe Congress in The Hague on 22-23 June.
The latest additions to the panel are Phil Martens, chief engineer, vehicle and chassis engineering, at Ford Motor Co.'s small-medium car center in Europe; Hans Demant, vehicle line executive for small cars at General Motors Europe; and Wolfgang Ziebart, BMW 3 series product line director.
The discussion will open the congress. Panelists will discuss product development, with an emphasis on the growing role of supplier relations.
Other members of the discussion group are:
Nick Stephenson, Rover Group, design and engineering director
Hans Gustavsson, Volvo Car Corp., senior vice president for research, development and sourcing
Wilfried Bockelmann, Skoda Auto, director of product development
Daniel Dewavrin, chairman and chief executive officer of Bertrand Faure and Ecia.
Other congress speakers include:
Paolo Cantarella, Fiat SpA chief executive
Louis Schweitzer, Renault chief executive
David Herman, Adam Opel chairman
Chung Mong-Gyu, Hyundai Motor Co. chairman
Dieter Zetsche, Daimler-Benz head of sales and marketing
Martin Winterkorn, Volkswagen product development head
Noel Goutard, Valeo chairman
Klaus Bleyer, ZF Friedrichshafen chairman
Charles Szuluk, Visteon president
Chris Bangle, BMW director of design
Frederic Saint-Geours, Automobiles Peugeot managing director
Juan-Jose Diaz Ruiz, Toyota Motor Europe executive vice president
A full day of speakers is scheduled for Tuesday, 23 June. Gala dinners with keynote speakers are planned for both 22 June and 23 June at the Netherlands Congress Centre in the Hague.
AT Kearney, the management consultant, is a partner in the event.
To receive registration details, call Network Events at (44) 1705-631-331 or fax your name and address to (44) 1705-631-797.