Tuesday, March 27, 2018
Grand Hyatt New York

8:00 A.M. Registration and Networking Breakfast
9:00 A.M. Welcome Remarks
Paul Walser, Industry Relations Chairman, NADA
Lee Certilman, Chairman, Greater New York Automobile Dealers Association
Wes Lutz, NADA Chairman
9:15 A.M.Global Economic Outlook
Nariman Behravesh, Ph.D., Chief Economist, IHS Markit
9:40 A.M.J.D. Power Global Automotive Outlook
Thomas King, SVP Data & Analytics, J.D. Power
10:05 A.M. Q&A: Rebecca Lindland, Senior Director/Executive Analyst, Kelley Blue Book
10:30 A.M.Networking Break
10:55 A.M.Welcome
Doug Betts, SVP and GM, Global Automotive Operations, J.D. Power
11:00 A.M.Presentation
Johan de Nysschen, Executive Vice President & President, Cadillac

Q&A: David Welch, Detroit Bureau Chief, Bloomberg
11:40 A.M.Riding the Change Curve: A Conversation About the (Not So) Long-Term Future
Amy Mills, Senior Vice President of Strategy, Cox Automotive
Interviewed by Jason Stein, Publisher, Automotive News
12:05 P.M. Networking Lunch
1:05 P.M.Paul Walser – Introduction of afternoon session
1:10 P.M.Myth Busting: The End of Personal Vehicle Ownership in an Age of AVs and Ridesharing
NADA’s SVP of Public Affairs, Jonathan Collegio, will present the results of a large survey detailing consumer attitudes toward autonomous vehicles and ridesharing services like Uber and Lyft. The scoop? Consumers have no intention of giving up their vehicles.

Panel Discussion: Wes Lutz, Chairman, NADA and Jonathan Collegio – positioning dealerships in a world of autonomous and electric vehicles, and how consumers feel about the coming changes.

Q&A: Jason Stein, Publisher, Automotive News
1:45 P.M. Challenging Disruption
As the auto business evolves at an incredible pace, Toyota has a blueprint for challenging today’s leading industry disruptors. And as we plan for the future, we’re fueling the development of innovative, technology-driven solutions to help us create a society where mobility for all is no longer a dream – but an everyday reality.
Bill Fay, Senior Vice President, Automotive Operations Group, Toyota Motor North America

Q&A: Craig Trudell, Automotive Editor, Bloomberg
2:25 P.M.Pain Points in Self-Driving Vehicle Technologies
Stephen Girsky, Managing Partner, VectolQ
Karl Iagnemma, CEO, Nutonomy
Adam Jonas, Managing Director Global Autos, Morgan Stanley
Cheri Pascoe, Senior Staff, U.S. Senate Committee Commerce, Science and Transportation

3:05 P.M. Networking Break
3:35 P.M.Ford’s Perspective for 2018 and Beyond
Jim Farley, EVP and President of Global Markets, Ford Motor Company

Q&A: Jason Stein, Publisher, Automotive News
4:15 P.M.Automotive in the Age of Assistance
Guy Schueller, Automotive Industry Director, Google

Today, more and more aspects of consumers’ lives are powered by mobile and digital. They can get exactly what they want, when they want it, making them more empowered and demanding than they’ve ever been. The automotive brands that will win mindshare and market share are the ones that create personalized, assistive experiences across sales, service, and retention.

Q&A: Doug Betts, SVP and GM, Global Automotive Operations, J.D. Power
4:45 P.M.Closing Comments
Peter Welch, President/CEO, NADA
5:00 P.M. Forum Reception
Gallery on Lexington