Mercedes-Benz sales chief Joachim Schmidt and Mitsubishi Motors Europe President Stefan Jacoby will join a roundtable discussion of Europe's new car retailing rules at the Automotive News Europe Congress in Gothenburg, Sweden, in June.
Schmidt is responsible for Mercedes-Benz's worldwide sales and marketing. Jacoby, Mitsubishi's new top executive in Europe, spent several years in key sales positions with Volkswagen in Asia.
The panel discussion, set for Monday afternoon, June 24, will address the European Commission's proposed new block exemption (see story on this page). The new rules are scheduled to take effect October 1.
Jean-Martin Folz, chairman of PSA/Peugeot-Citroen, will also speak at the Congress. Folz, president of ACEA, the European automakers' association, will deliver the keynote address on Monday morning, June 24.
Other plenary speakers at the two-day event are Opel Chairman Carl-Peter Forster; Fiat Auto Managing Director Giancarlo Boschetti; and Wolfgang Reitzle, chairman of Premier Automotive Group, the Ford luxury-car division that includes Jaguar, Land Rover, Volvo, Aston Martin and Lincoln.
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Automotive News Europe Congress
Starts: Morning, June 24
Ends: Afternoon, June 25
Where: Swedish Exhibition and Congress Center, Gothenburg, Sweden
How to register: Call: +44 (0) 23 9263 1331
Fax: + 44 (0) 23 9263 1797
Email: [email protected]