General Motors CEO Mary Barra Does Lunch With Chinese President, Other Top CEOs4
General Motors CEO, Mary Barra, has had a busy schedule as of recent. After making her first European auto show visit at the 2015 Frankfurt Motor Show, she was whisked off to Seattle to have a power lunch with some of the biggest CEOs in the U.S. and China, reports CNN.
Chinese President, Xi Jinping, was also part of the meeting, where he discussed opportunities to allow greater access for American firms into the Chinese marketplace. American companies continue to look for new ways to access China’s exploding middle class.
The U.S. CEOs told of their concerns with intellectual property protection and regulation transparency, something plaguing American companies, and costing nearly $300 billion each year. They also discussed new opportunities to develop new clean-air technologies to benefit both countries.
Barra was joined by Apple’s Tim Cook, Amazon’s Jeff Bezos and Berkshire Hathaway’s, Warren Buffet among others.
Xi will meet with U.S. President Obama this Friday to discuss growing concerns over hacking and internet security.
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Mary Barra should had taken the meeting opportunity to ask Tim Cook about the proposed Apple Car and who will manufacture it.
I’d bet you a cookie they’ve already spoken on that topic.
Well if she does not already know that would be a shock and odds are he is not going to say anyways unless they already broke a deal between them.
I wager he has a silent partner with plenty of capacity already lined up. Could it be GM? Could it Be Ford? Nissan? Stay tuned.
Out of curiosity, I Googled it.
BMW seems to be the gossip leader.
Might make sense for Cadillac?
But Apple hasn’t had a megahit since the iPhone. They need critical mass, I’d guess. And a partner w design sense.
So – Porsche? BMW? Merc? Tesla’s too niche-y. Cadillac may be too small?
I can’t see them going it alone. And working w Chevy’s probably too downscale. They could replace/partner with OnStar, and replace XM with their streaming music channel, which has been a dud.
Anyway, it’ll be interesting. Tim Cook’s first big thing, maybe.