Leading professionals representing all aspects of the international design scene
will share their insights and experiences at AutoWeek’s eighth annual Design Forum,
Thursday, Jan. 11, 2001 at Cobo Conference/Exhibition Center.

The day-long design forum will feature speaker presentations in Cobo’s Riverview
Ballroom, tours of the 2001 NAIAS and an awards dinner.

Addressing the diverse audience throughout the morning will be: Imre Molnar,
director of design, Patagonia, the leading worldwide manufacturer of technical
outdoor apparel; Bryan Nesbitt, senior product designer (PT Cruiser), DaimlerChrysler,
who will detail the design genesis of the automaker’s popular model; Marc Newson,
principal, Marc Newson Ltd., designer for European, North American and Asian
companies of such versatile items as chairs, glassware, a bicycle, restaurants,
a recording studio and a private jet interior; Richard Seymour, principal, Seymour
Powell, one of Europe’s leading product designers and a consultant to a wide
range of the world’s corporate giants; and Frank Stephenson, chief designer,
MINI, BMW Group, who is leading the redesign of the automaker’s legendary classic