DETROIT -- Getting a boost into the automotive market in Russia will be the subject of a day-long seminar May 4 in Troy, Mich.
Stephen Biegun of Ford Motor Co. and James Bovenzi of General Motors will be part of a panel discussing how suppliers can expand in Russia.
Bovenzi is president and managing director of GM Russia, and Biegun is Ford's vice president of international affairs. Edward Lapham, executive editor of Automotive News, will moderate the discussion.
The seminar, which will examine new opportunities for the Detroit 3 and their suppliers in the Russian automotive sector, is presented by the U.S. Commerce Department. The registration fee is $60.
Seminar topics range from opportunities and risks involved in doing business in Russia to how to finance a sales expansion there and what kind of practical assistance is available from the U.S. government. The program includes presentations by automotive executives, suppliers, bankers and government officials.
For more information, go to eastmichigandec.org.