European auto industry leaders including top executives at Ford of Europe, Volkswagen Group, Fiat Group and Toyota Europe will speak at the Automotive News Europe Congress in June.
The theme of this year's Congress is "Winning Strategies for Uncertain Times."
The Congress will explore themes such as the future of mobility; purchasing strategies in a reorganized Europe; and cooperation opportunities for automakers and suppliers.
The Congress takes place in Cologne, Germany, on June 29-30.
The Congress will feature a lineup full of pan-European industry leaders, including: Stephen Odell, CEO of Ford of Europe; former GM purchasing boss Bo Andersson, who is now president and CEO of Russia's GAZ Group; Olivier Francois, CEO of Chrysler and Lancia brands and lead executive for Chrysler Group LLC and Fiat Group Automobiles; Jean-Marc Gales, member of the managing board of PSA/Peugeot-Citroen; Ralf Cramer, president of Continental AG's chassis and safety division; Alex Ismail, president and CEO of Honeywell Transportation Systems; and Luca De Meo, director of marketing for Volkswagen Group and VW passenger cars.
The Congress also includes a tour of Ford's Cologne assembly plant.
Other Congress events are:
* Second annual Automotive News Europe/Automotive Intelligence Center L.E.A.D.E.R. Awards (Leaders in European Automotive Development, Excellence and Research) recognizing a manufacturer, supplier and retailer for technical development and innovation excellence in the European industry.
* Recognition of the 2011 Automotive News PACE Award European finalists and winners.
* Presentation of the Automotive News Europe/PricewaterhouseCoopers Shareholder Value Awards.
On June 29, Automotive News Europe will recognize the brightest young leaders in the industry — the Rising Stars — at a dinner ceremony in Cologne.
To register for the Congress, go to www.ane-congress.com.
For more information on the Rising Stars, or to nominate a Rising Star, go to www.anerisingstars.com.