Two senior purchasing executives have joined the list of top-level speakers at the Automotive News Europe e-Business Conference that begins later this month in Strasbourg, France.
Rob Johnson, general manager, purchasing division, Toyota Motor Europe Manufacturing and Wolfgang Colberg, senior vice president, corporate purchasing and logistics at Robert Bosch, have been added to the program.
The conference is set for November 29-December 1 at the Strasbourg Hilton Hotel.
Johnson will join a roundtable discussion on how e-Business will be used to speed vehicle order-to-delivery times. The panel discussion on Thursday morning, November 1, will also include executives from Volvo, Fiat, BMW and Dell Computer Corp.
Colberg will address the conference on December 1. He will discuss how Bosch is using the web to manage its supply chain.
Previously announced speakers include: Eckhard Cordes, DaimlerChrysler management member responsible for corporate development and IT Management; David Thursfield, president of Ford of Europe; Jean-Baptiste Duran, head of purchasing at Renault; Jens Neumann, management board member of Volkswagen; Michael Bergmann, head of eGM Europe; Andre Navarri, CEO of Valeo; Andreas Renschler; president of Micro Compact Car, DaimlerChrysler's Smart car operations; Richard Radecki, Corporate Director e-Business Program Office, Delphi Automotive Systems.
Co-sponsors of the event are Deloitte & Touche and Deloitte Consulting, PricewaterhouseCoopers and Firepond.
For details and a full list of speakers, see Page 43.