DETROIT -- A special session at the 2012 Automotive News World Congress will explore the status of the auto industry in China, including where the growth opportunities are. The China Session will be held Thursday morning, Jan. 12.
Among the presenters will be:
-- Bob Remenar, CEO of Nexteer Automotive. He has run the former Delphi Steering Division since 2002, becoming CEO in October 2009 when General Motors bought the unit back from Delphi and renamed it. In 2010, GM sold Nexteer to a Chinese investment group backed by Beijing's municipal government.
-- Jack Z. Chen, founder and CEO of Transworld Capital Group, which manages cross-border mergers and acquisitions involving Western and Chinese companies. In 2010, Chen led Chinese investment group Pacific Century Motors' $450 million acquisition of Nexteer from GM.
-- Christina Lampe-Onnerud, the founder and chairman of Boston-Power, a manufacturer of lithium ion batteries that has operations in the United States and China. Lampe-Onnerud, who has filed for 80 patents, was formerly a director and senior scientist at Bell Communications Research.
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.