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Mar 12-14 first annual Auto FutureTech Summit in VANCOUVER

The world's first Auto FutureTech Summit, to be held in Vancouver from March 12 to 14, 2008, will serve as a forum for automotive experts from around the world to discuss and prepare for the future of automobile transportation.
"Auto FutureTech will bring together the keenest observers of auto industry market trends to analyze the strengths, weaknesses, opportunities, and threats facing these industries. -- "The automotive industry is at a tipping point in terms of implementing super fuel-efficient and clean technologies," Mary Ann Wright, Chief Executive Officer, Johnson Controls-Saft Advanced Power Solutions LLC. "Having the opportunity to get some of the key decision makers together in one place at the same time is truly exceptional. Auto FutureTech will bring together the industry's leading technical and business experts who are all driving to deliver sustainable, affordable and customer-desired products." -- The event is more than just a mere auto show and will display the most advanced technologies being developed for the transportation industry."



It would be beautiful if a critical mass were organized, to drop in on this summit. Would people be interested in something like this? For purposes of learning about what we are facing in terms of the growth of this industry, and to, of course, remind the big ceos and corps that the bicycle is still the simplest clean transport possible... So for those who can cross the border, regional critical mass solidarity would be pretty cool...