Honda News Advisory: Honda Hosts World Convention in Columbus, Marysville

​Starting Tuesday, Dec. 4, Honda is hosting 500 associates from 17 countries to participate in the company’s NH-Circle World Bloc Convention, with activities in Columbus and Marysville. A unique event for Columbus, Honda holds this convention every two years in one of its six global regions. It will not return to North America until 2024. Convening the global convention in Ohio is noteworthy as Honda celebrates 30 years of auto production in America, which started at the Marysville Auto Plant on Nov. 1, 1982. In addition to being the first Japanese auto plant in America, the Marysville plant was Honda’s first automobile production facility outside Japan. Based on the success of that bold decision, Honda has established manufacturing and product development operations throughout the world. Participants: Belgium, Brazil, Canada, Chile, China, India, Indonesia, Italy, Japan, Malaysia, Mexico, Peru, Russia, Thailand, United Kingdom, the United States and Vietnam. *Columbus Hyatt Regency, 350 N. High Street* From 2:00 pm Hyatt Regency Ballroom Interviews available with Rick Schostek, senior vice president, Honda of America Mfg., prior to the opening ceremony 3:45 p.m. Media escorted to location in Hyatt Ballroom for video and photography of the opening Ceremony 4:00 to 4:30 p.m. Video and photography of the Opening Ceremony —Very Good Visuals— Each team enters the ballroom by country, carrying their national flags Program includes remarks by Columbus Mayor Michael Coleman —As the teams have scheduled activities, no interviews available after ceremony— Please RSVP by contacting Ron Lietzke by email, or phone Office: 937-644-6627 Cell: 937-441-0968
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