November 16, 2017 KahnMedia


Held November 16-17, the Cities in Motion Leadership Conference brings together leaders of the urban mobility revolution

Los Angeles (November 16, 2017) – Recognized for his revolutionary contributions to automobile manufacturing, the Petersen Automotive Museum presented Divergent 3D CEO Kevin Czinger with its first ever “Pete Award” at the Inaugural Cities in Motion Leadership Conference. The conference is part of LA CoMotion, a unique five-day event bringing together the global leaders of the urban mobility revolution which is being held until November 19in the Downtown Los Angeles Arts District. The Conference attracts policymakers and industry players from around the world to discuss the mobility revolution.

As Divergent 3D’s founder, lead inventor, and CEO, Czinger has transformed car manufacturing, creating a new production system that incorporates 3D metal printing. Realizing that manufacturing presents a bigger economic and environmental threat than car fueling, Czinger patented his production platform to radically reduce the materials, energy, and capital needed to build a car. The manufacturing system was named Frost & Sullivan’s “2016 Technology Innovation of the Year” and a Google Solve for X “Moonshot” for its disruptive impact on global transportation.

“The ‘Pete Award’ is presented to an outstanding leader in innovation for the future of the automotive industry,” said Executive Director Terry L. Karges. “Because Kevin perfectly embodies this award, it was our pleasure to acknowledge his groundbreaking accomplishments.”

An initiative of the NewCities Foundation, LA CoMotion gathers the global pioneers of the new mobility revolution to stimulate an essential dialogue about the future of transportation. The exclusive event, reserved for international policymakers and industry players, features curated discussions about how urban mobility is set to transform every city in the world, large and small.

“We salute the great Petersen Automotive Museum on the occasion of the launch of the first-ever Pete Award celebrating innovation in the automotive industry,” said Chairman of the NewCities Foundation and Founder & Chief Curator of LA CoMotion, John Rossant. “We are also delighted that this award is taking place at LA CoMotion — which is all about innovation in mobility. And I can think of no worthier recipient than Los Angeles’ own Kevin Czinger and Divergent 3D.”

Rossant launched the NewCities Foundation in 2010 with the belief that stakeholders need to collaborate to improve the quality of life and work in 21st-century global cities. Since its inception, NewCities’ mission has been to generate and scale ideas and solutions through events, research, and urban innovation projects to form a better urban future for all.

To learn more about the Petersen Automotive Museum and its upcoming events, please visit, For more information about NewCities Foundation and LA CoMotion, visit and

The Petersen Automotive Museum Foundation
is a non-profit 501(c)(3) charity. The Museum is located at 6060 Wilshire Boulevard (at Fairfax) in Los Angeles, California, 90036. Admission prices are $16 for general admission adults, $13 for seniors and students with ID, $8 for children ages 3 to 12. Active military with ID, personal care attendants and children under three are admitted free. Museum hours are 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. For general information, call 323-930-CARS or visit

LA CoMotion is a unique five-day event bringing together the global leaders of the urban mobility revolution – a revolution that is set to transform every city in the world, large and small. The first edition of LA CoMotion takes place in Downtown Los Angeles’ vibrant Arts District from November 15-19 2017. The immersive event features cutting-edge discussions, demos, test drives and exhibitions – an unforgettable glimpse into our urban future. @LA_CoMotion