October 24, 2007

5th Global Automotive Industry Meeting Convened in Japan

The 5th Global Automotive Industry Meeting, bringing together from Europe, the United States and Japan top executives from the world’s leading manufacturers of passenger cars, was held on October 24 in Makuhari, Chiba Prefecture on the occasion of the 40th Tokyo Motor Show. Meeting participants issued a joint statement after the proceedings, the text of which is posted here below.

Summary of the 5th Global Automotive Industry Meeting

Date and Time:
October 24 (Wednesday), 2007, 16:30-18:30
Location and Venue:
Makuhari, Chiba, Japan, Hotel New Otani Makuhari
Mr Fujio Cho, Chairman, Toyota Motor Corporation;
Chairman, Japan Automobile Manufacturers Association
See List of Participants.
Discussion Agenda:
(1) The global challenge of climate change
(2) Global fuel regulations
(3) Road safety
(4) Intellectual property
(5) Mutual recognition of whole vehicle certification

<Joint Statement>
Global Automotive Industry Leaders Gather to Discuss Climate Change and Other Global Issues