Automotive Industry Leaders to Gather in Chicago June 19-21

The profound impact of the Internet and e-commerce on all aspects of the automotive market has attracted eight of the industry’s leading associations to participate in the upcoming eAutoWorld conference, a forum devoted to examining the use of new technologies to advance the industry.

Associations sponsoring’s eAutoWorld conference include American Iron and Steel Institute, Automotive Aftermarket Industry Association, Automotive Body Parts Association, Detroit New Media Association, Internet Auto Dealers Marketing Association, Motor Equipment & Manufacturers Association, Original Equipment Suppliers Association, and Specialty Equipment Market Association.

“The broad range of people, interests and activity in the auto industry that the sponsoring associations represent is indicative of the profound impact the Internet is having, and will continue to have on the business from top to bottom,” said Greg Colizzi, vice president of eAutoWorld at “The goal of eAutoWorld to help transform the automotive vision of today into tomorrow’s reality is greatly enhanced with participation from a wide variety of industry organizations. We look forward to the educational, discussion and networking opportunities these associations bring to eAutoWorld.”

The Internet is transforming the way cars are planned, built, bought, sold, paid for, serviced and modified. Participants at eAutoWorld will focus on how the auto industry will retool in order to leverage Internet technologies and the electronic marketplace — from streamlining the supply chain to reaching consumers.

eAutoWorld will take place from June 19-21, 2000 at the Hyatt Regency Hotel in Chicago. Registration for the show is $1,295, which includes admission for more than 60 presentations and workshops and the exposition floor, featuring displays from 75 companies. To register for eAutoWorld, or for additional information, contact 800-942-9770 or .

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