THE HAGUE, Netherlands - The chairman of Hyundai Motor Corp. and the head of General Motors' Adam Opel subsidiary will speak at the second Automotive News Europe Congress here next month.
Chairman Chung Mong-Gyu and Opel Chairman David Herman will speak at the congress June 23. They will join keynoters Paolo Cantarella, managing director of Fiat S.p.A., and Louis Schweitzer, president of Renault SA.
Chung has been chairman of Korea's largest carmaker since 1995. Herman has been Opel's chief executive since 1992.
The congress begins Monday afternoon, June 22, with a panel of product engineering executives. About 500 industry executives are expected to attend.
Schweitzer, president of Renault since 1992, will speak at a gala dinner June 22. Noel Goutard, president of Valeo SA, Europe's second-largest supplier, will be a keynoter that evening.
A second gala dinner is planned for Tuesday, June 23. Cantarella, who became chief executive of Fiat Group in 1995 after five years as head of Fiat Auto, will be a keynote speaker. The other keynoter that evening is Klaus Bleyer, chairman of ZF Friedrichshafen, Europe's largest independent supplier of transmissions.
A full day of speakers is planned for Tuesday, June 23, including Herman and Chung. Other Tuesday speakers include:
Martin Winterkorn, head of product development, Volkswagen AG.
Dieter Zetsche, head of sales and marketing, Daimler-Benz AG.
Frederic Saint-Geours, managing director of Automobiles Peugeot.
Charles Szuluk, Visteon president.
Juan Jose Diaz Ruiz, executive vice president, Toyota Europe.
Steve Young, vice president, A.T. Kearney Inc.
A.T. Kearney, the management consultant, is a partner in the Automotive News Europe Congress.