Ford Motor Co.'s human resources chief and the head of Robert Bosch GmbH's global automotive group will speak at the 2005 Automotive News World Congress.
Joe Laymon has been Ford's group vice president for corporate human resources and labor affairs since October 2003.
Bernd Bohr took over the German supplier's automotive operations in 2003. He previously ran Bosch's braking systems division.
Bosch ranks No. 2 on the Automotive News list of the top 100 global suppliers with more than $23 billion in OEM parts sales in 2003.
Bohr, who joined the company in 1983, is working to boost the popularity of diesel engines in the United States.
Bosch is the world's leading supplier of diesel injection systems.
Laymon joined Ford in 2000 as executive director of human resources. He helped to repair employee discord caused by an ill-fated grading system for salaried workers.
Prior to Ford, Laymon was director of human resources for Eastman Kodak Co.'s Canadian operations and chief labor negotiator for Xerox Corp.
Laymon will address the congress Tuesday, Jan. 18. Bohr will speak on Wednesday, Jan. 19.