Volkswagen Group of America Announces Speakers at 2014 Center for Automotive Research - Management Briefing Seminar

Volkswagen Group of America Announces Speakers at 2014 Center for Automotive 
Research - Management Briefing Seminar 
The Premier Automotive Conference Will Take Place Aug. 4-7 in
Traverse City, Mich. 
HERNDON, VA -- (Marketwired) -- 07/30/14 --  Hubertus Lemke, Head of
Technical Project Management in Volkswagen's Research & Development
Division, Volkswagen AG, will join automotive industry leaders to
kick off the 2014 Center for Automotive Research (CAR) Management
Briefing Seminars (MBS) at its keynote session on Monday, Aug. 4. The
premier automotive conference is taking place Aug. 4-7 in Traverse
City, Mich.  
Moderated by event chair Dr. Jay Baron, President and CEO, Center for
Automotive Research, the keynote session, "Mapping the Pathway to
World-Class Manufacturing," will focus on the power and influence of
the automotive manufacturing industry.  
The session will showcase new product and process technologies, and
feature discussions on manufacturing excellence as well as advanced
vehicle technologies that support fuel economy, safety and
performance. Dr. Lemke will be speaking to Volkswagen's Modular
Transverse Kit and its rollout with the new GTI and Golf in the
United States. 
Below is a full list of the Volkswagen Group's -panelists for the
2014 CAR Management Briefing Seminars. 


 
--  "Mapping the Pathway to World-Class Manufacturing"
     Monday, August 4,
    2014, 8AM-Noon
    --  Hubertus Lemke, Head of Technical Project Management in
        Volkswagen's Research & Development Division, Volkswagen AG
    --  Topic: MQB - Volkswagen's Modular Transverse Kit on the rollout
        with the new GTI and Golf in the U.S.
        
        
--  "Connected and Automated Vehicles: Driving Forward Fast"
     Monday,
    August 4, 2014, 1-4:30PM
    --  Joerg Schlinkheider, Head of Driver Assistance Systems,
        Electronics Research Laboratory, Audi of America, Inc.
        
        
--  "Advanced Powertrain Forum"
     Tuesday, August 5, 2014, 8AM-Noon
    --  Oliver Schmidt, General Manager, Engineering and Environmental
        Office, Volkswagen Group of America, Inc.
    --  Topic: Volkswagen Group of America Launches Holistic Approach to
        Sustainable Mobility - the Carbon-Neutral Car
        
        
--  "Designing for Technology and the Customer"
     Wednesday, August 6,
    2014, 1:15-4:30PM
    --  Chuhee Lee, General Manager, Engineering and Operations,
        Electronic Research Lab, Volkswagen Group of America
    --  Topic: Volkswagen Group of America: Redefining the Connected
        Vehicle Experience

  
More than 900 automotive industry stakeholders are expected to attend
the conference this year. Seminar topics include a breadth of
industry issues, including global manufacturing strategies,
lightweighting, connected and autonomous vehicles, powertrain
developments, sales forecasting, purchasing, talent, designing for
technology, and global supply chain.  
For additional information on the CAR's Management Briefing Seminars,
please visit www.cargroup.org/mbs. Follow #MBS2014 on Twitter for the
latest conference updates.  
Follow @VWnews for the latest MBS updates from Volkswagen.  
About Volkswagen Group of America, Inc.
 Volkswagen Group of America,
Inc. is a wholly owned subsidiary of Volkswagen AG, one of the
world's leading automobile manufacturers and the largest carmaker in
Europe. It operates a manufacturing plant in Chattanooga, Tennessee
and houses the U.S. operations of a worldwide family of distinguished
and exciting brands including Audi, Bentley, Bugatti, Lamborghini and
Volkswagen, as well as VW Credit, Inc. Founded in 1955, the company's
headquarters are in Herndon, Va., Volkswagen Group of America brings
vehicles to the U.S. that marry the science of engineering and the
art of styling, with the goal of offering attractive, safe, and
eco-conscious automobiles that are competitive and set world
standards in their respective classes. The company has approximately
6,000 employees in the United States and sells its vehicles through a
992-strong dealer network.  
About the Center for Automotive Research
 The Center for Automotive
Research is a non-profit organization based in Ann Arbor, Michigan.
Its mission is to conduct research on significant issues related to
the future direction of the global automotive industry, organize and
conduct forums of value to the automotive community and foster
industry relationships. For more information, visit the CAR website:
www.cargroup.org.  
CONTACT: 
Carsten Krebs
703-364-7165
Carsten.Krebs@vw.com 
 
 
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