The European auto industry’s movers and shakers gathered in Barcelona, Spain, for the Automotive News Europe Congress on June 20-21. They heard speakers and panelists discuss the future of the industry, mobility, changing consumer tastes and more.
Congress takes field in Barcelona
Brigitte Courtehoux of PSA; Joerg Astalosch of Italdesign; Kristin Schondorf of EY; Leyre Olavarria of Seat; and Jason Stein, publisher of Automotive News, on a panel about the future of mobility.
Didier Leroy, Toyota's chief competitive officer, said Toyota is open to mobility collaboration.
CEO Hakan Samuelsson said Volvo will turn its Polestar unit into a global stand-alone brand for high-performance electrified models.
The Congress dined at FC Barcelona’s home stadium.
Lamborghini CEO Stefano Domenicali, left, said he aims to bring a Formula One sense of urgency as the company races to double capacity in Sant’Agata Bolognese ahead of the launch of its first SUV.
BMW AG’s Hildegard Wortmann, right, senior vice president-brand, said that in an age of digital natives, automakers need to take more risks in positioning their brands.
Publisher Jason Stein, left, congratulates Automotive News Print Editor Richard Johnson, the first editor of Automotive News Europe, on establishing the ANE Congress, now in its 20th year.
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