16th Automotive News Europe Congress

With sales slowing and government debt a growing crisis, the European auto industry is in for a rough ride over the next few years.

What are the solutions? Which companies will emerge as winners? And how will they get there?

The 16th Automotive News Europe Congress will explore answers to those questions on June 12 in Paris. The event previously had been scheduled for Istanbul, Turkey.

The theme of the congress is “Moving toward a new Europe — new boundaries, new opportunities in a radically changing landscape.”

Among the confirmed speakers are the board members for sales and marketing at BMW and Audi. BMW’s Ian Robertson will speak the morning of June 12; Audi’s Luca de Meo will deliver his presentation that afternoon.

In addition, the congress will feature Laurent Burelle, CEO of French supplier Plastic Omnium; Jean-Marc Gales, CEO of CLEPA, the association of European automotive suppliers; Stuart Pearson, a London-based automotive analyst at Morgan Stanley; and Arnaud Deboeuf, vice president of Renault in charge of the automaker’s entry-level models.

The event provides broad perspective on the industry’s biggest issues.

It is attended by top industry executives and key decision makers from automakers, suppliers and service providers.