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2006 SAE World Congress to Feature BMW Group Executives on Panel

TROY, Mich., March 6, 2006 - Three top executives of BMW Group, host company of the 2006 SAE World Congress, will make up a panel to discuss technology, public policy and changes in the marketplace to lead personal mobility into a new age.

The panel will consist of:

  • Tom Purves, Chairman and CEO of BMW (US) Holding Corp and President of BWM of North America, LLC;  
  • Klaus Borgmann, Director Powertrain Development, BMW Group;  
  • Christoph Huss, Senior Vice President Science and Traffic Policy, BMW Group.

“BMW Group’s theme for the 2006 SAE World Congress is ‘Driving Innovation Through Partnerships’ and I believe this panel is a fine illustration of the connectivity of that theme to what’s happening on the show floor,” David L. Amati, SAE International Global Automotive Business and Automotive Headquarters Director, said. “I might add that when Tom Purves addressed the press earlier this year at the Washington Auto Show, he really gave an insightful view of the industry, so I’m sure his comments at the SAE World Congress will be well worth noting.”

BMW Group’s special event for 2006 SAE World Congress will take place at the BMW booth Tuesday, April 4, from 4:15 to 5:45 p.m.

Working press may register for media credentials for 2006 SAE World Congress by emailing

The SAE World Congress annually brings together original equipment manufacturers (OEMs), suppliers, government officials and academic professionals from around the world to create an international forum providing value-added opportunities to exchange business and technical knowledge for advancing the passenger-car and light-truck industry. In 2005, the four-day SAE World Congress attracted delegates from 47 nations globally; U.S. attendees represented 48 states.