DETROIT -- The 2012 Automotive News World Congress will feature a symposium on emerging public policy as it relates to fuel economy and energy.
The session, which will be held Tuesday afternoon, Jan. 10, will explore the nation's emerging policies and what will be needed to meet both market expectations and regulatory requirements.
Among the session's participants will be:
-- Mitch Bainwol, who earlier this year became CEO of the Alliance of Automobile Manufacturers, which represents 12 automakers and is the industry's leading lobbyist group in Washington.
-- Roland Hwang, transportation program director for the National Resources Defense Council and one of the advocates who influenced the Obama administration's proposed corporate average fuel economy standards for the 2017 to 2025 model years.
-- Kent Niederhofer, president of the engineering consultancy Ricardo Inc., which specializes in powertrain technology and strategy.
The theme of the 2012 Automotive News World Congress is "Revived and Remodeled: The Path to Global Growth." The event will be held Jan. 10-12 at the Detroit Marriott hotel at the Renaissance Center in downtown Detroit.