The heads of three of Europe's leading supplier companies will speak at the Automotive News Europe Congress on June 19 and 20 in Montreux, Switzerland.
Hermann Scholl, chairman of the board of management of Robert Bosch GmbH, the world's largest Europe-based supplier, will speak on the afternoon of Monday, June 19.
Scholl has led Bosch through a period of steady growth and increasing technological prowess. His contract was recently extended until June 2003.
Andre Navarri, who takes over as chief executive of Valeo this month, and Jose-Maria Alapont, president of Delphi Automotive Systems Europe, will be members of a roundtable discussion on the morning of June 19. The subject of the panel discussion is 'Connectivity: Supply Chain Management on the Web.'
Navarri, currently Valeo's chief operating officer, will succeed the company's long-serving chief executive, Noel Goutard. Alapont took Delphi's top job in Europe last year.
The other members of the discussion panel are Harold Kutner, head of purchasing at General Motors, Wilhelm Becker, top purchasing executive at BMW, and Bertil Thoren, purchasing chief at Volvo Car Corp.
The Congress will begin with the roundtable discussion on Monday morning, June 19. A gala dinner is planned for that evening. Speakers at the dinner will be Richard Wagoner, president of General Motors, Jean-Martin Folz, chairman of PSA Peugeot-Citroen, and Wolfgang Reitzle, chairman of Ford's Premier Automotive Group.
The two-day event is held at the Montreux Palace Hotel. AT Kearney, the management consulting firm, is co-sponsor of the Congress.