- Heads of state and CEOs will be transported in more than 40 Infiniti vehicles, Nissan´s premium brand launched in México in October of 2011.
- In addition, 15 100-percent electric Nissan LEAF vehicles will be available to shuttle conference attendees.
- Bill Krueger, Nissan vice-chairman, Nissan Americas, will participate in the panel titled Green Technology and Infrastructure taking place June 17. He will present the company´s zero-emission strategy behind the arrival of the Nissan LEAF to more than 100 countries.
Los Cabos, Baja California – Infiniti announced its participation as the official sponsor of the B20 Business Summit taking place on June 17-18 during the G20 Summit series of events. The B20 is a global platform for government and industry leaders to dialogue face-to-face regarding economic and social development issues.
Heads of state and CEOs of countries represented at the B20 will be transported in more than 40 Infiniti vehicles such as the QX SUV, the FX crossover, as well as the M and G sedans – all known for striking a unique balance between luxury and performance attributes. Attendees to the summit will be transported in Infiniti vehicles among the multiple venues.
“Infiniti, the global premium brand known for its Inspired Performance slogan and attitude, promotes a spirit of success everywhere it goes, whether it be at a Formula 1 racetrack or in the most competitive markets in the world. Through this sponsorship, we want to share Infiniti´s optimism and drive for success with global leaders from the 20 largest economies who are responsible for the economic and social welfare of millions of people around the world,” said José Luis Valls, president and managing director of Nissan Mexicana.
“In addition to luxury and performance, Infiniti customers enjoy first-class service through a concierge program called Inspired Services. Through this sponsorship, leaders in attendance at the B20 will experience the perfectionism and level of service that our customers enjoy daily,” said Jose Luis Montiel, director of Infiniti for México and Latin America.
Transportation services during the summit will also be complemented by the Nissan LEAF, the first 100-percent electric vehicle available for mass market. This effort underscores the company´s commitment to zero emissions mobility, as it did during the COP16 environmental summit held in Cancun, México in 2011.
Bill Krueger, Nissan vice-chairman and head of Nissan Americas, will participate in the panel Green Technology and Infrastructure taking place on June 17. Also, Krueger will engage in dialogue with global leaders as part of the Green Growth Taskforce. During the summit, leaders will address key factors in the development of environmental technologies and clean energy, as well as actions that can minimize the impact of industry to the environment.
Nissan is a leading company in environmental technologies and practice. It is the automaker to introduce a zero emissions, 100-percent electric vehicle for mass consumption, the Nissan LEAF. Krueger will discuss the company´s global environmental agenda, Nissan Green Program, as well as the company´s success in collaborating with progressive governments and business partners from around the world to make zero emissions transportation a reality in more than 100 countries.
Infiniti demonstrates its vision for Inspired Performance through a portfolio that includes sedans, coupés, SUVs and crossovers of extraordinary performance, emotional design and cutting-edge technology. In México, the brand is present in five major cities (Polanco, Interlomas y Pedregal en el Distrito Federal; Guadalajara and Monterrey). In 2012, the brand is expanding into other Latin American markets such as Panamá, Dominican Republic and Chile. For more information about Infiniti and its ®Total Ownership Experience program please visit www.infiniti.com and www.infinitiusa.com.
About B20 Global Business Summit
The B20 business Summit is a formal platform that promotes dialogue among heads of state and captains of industry regarding the most pressing socioeconomic issues in the world. The B20 was first held during the 2010 G20 summit in Toronto, Canada. Since then, it has been held in Seoul, Korea (November 2010) and Cannes, France (November 2011) in conjunction with G20 summit activities. Mexico is the first Latin American country to host the B20 and G20 global summit.
About Nissan Mexicana
Nissan Mexicana, S.A. de C.V. is a subsidiary of Nissan Motor Co., Ltd. founded in 1961 and employs 11,500 employees. It operates at five locations: Mexico City Headquarters, Tech Center in Toluca, manufacturing operations in Aguascalientes and Cuernavaca, as well as a proving ground in Manzanillo. Nissan has led the Mexican automotive market over the last three consecutive years. In 2011, it sold 224,509 vehicles and reached a 24.8% market share, 6 percentage points higher than the previous year. Nissan is also the market leader in terms of vehicle production. In 2011, the company produced 607,000 units, an all-time record for Nissan and for Mexico. Nissan´s environmental agenda, Nissan Green Program, is executed in Mexico via multiple environmental efficiency programs at manufacturing facilities and two zero emission pilot programs with the Nissan LEAF currently being implemented in Mexico City and Aguascalientes.
About the Nissan LEAF
The Nissan LEAF is a 100 percent electric electric vehicle, without an exhaust pipe, and which delivers zero emissions mobility. It has earned multiple accolades including 2011 World Car of the Year. It reaches 145/km in speed and delivers a driving range of approximately 160 kilometers (100 miles). The Nissan LEAF is the top-selling electric vehicle in the world with more than 30,000 Nissan units sold since its launch in 2010. It is currently produced in Oppama, Japan. Production at Nissan´s plant in Smyrna, Tennessee begins in 2012 and in Sutherland, United Kingdom in 2013. For additional information, please visit: www.nissan-zeroemissions.com.
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