Happy Birthday General Motors!

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General Motors turns 100 today and you are invited to join the company's celebration called "GMnext Day" - a series of forward-looking events to commemorate the GM's centennial. The festivities begin at 8:00 a.m. EDT.

Activities for the day include:

  • Global Broadcast: GMnext Day will begin at 8:00 a.m. with a Global Broadcast Preshow followed by the live Global Broadcast at 8:30 a.m. EDT from GM's headquarters at the Renaissance Center in Detroit and from four additional GM locations including Russelsheim, Germany; Shanghai, China; Mexico City, Mexico and Sao Paulo, Brazil. The Broadcast will highlight technologies, global products, GM leaders and future leaders from around the world. The Global Broadcast will stream live on GMnext.com for public viewing.

  • Live Chats: Beginning at 10:30 a.m. EDT, three GM leaders, including Vice Chairman Bob Lutz, will be chatting with the world in the GMnext.com chat room, speaking candidly about the day's events and what's next for GM. The chats are open to the public.
  • "Future of Transportation: The Next 100 Years" Roundtable: At 1:30 p.m. EDT, a number of transportation experts will come together for the "Future of Transportation: The Next 100 Years" Roundtable, a candid discussion on what's next for personal transportation. Topics will range from alternative fuels and advanced propulsion systems to government regulation and infrastructure. The discussion will stream live on GMnext.com. Visitors to the site will have the ability to ask questions in real time. The panelists include:

    • Joel Makower, co-founder and executive editor of Greener World Media Inc

    • John Casesa, managing partner of Casesa Shapiro
    • Chris Paine, writer and director
    • Mark Duvall, program manager of Electric Transportation at the Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI)
    • Don Hillebrand, director of transportation research, Argonne National Laboratory
    • Larry Burns, GM vice president, Research and Development and Strategic Planning.

All the official information about the events taking place today can be found by visiting GMnext.com. Here's to another 100 years! Congratulations, GM!

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