|8:00 A.M.||Registration and Networking Breakfast|
|9:00 A.M.||Welcome Remarks|
Charlie Gilchrist, Industry Relations Chairman, NADA
Finbarr O’Neill, President, J.D. Power
Nick Toomey, Chairman, Greater New York Automobile Dealers Association
|9:15 A.M.||Global Economic Outlook|
Nariman Behravesh, Ph.D., Chief Economist, IHS Markit®
J.D. Power Global Automotive Outlook: New and Used Vehicles
|10:30 A.M.||Networking Break|
|11:00 A.M.||A Discussion on the U.S. Auto Sector|
Mike Jackson, Chairman and CEO, AutoNation, Inc.
Q&A: Mike Spector, Reporter, The Wall Street JournalIn this Q&A session, Mike Jackson shares his views on current challenges and opportunities retailers are facing in the short and medium terms. He will share his views on the new regulatory environment and how technology could impact retailers in the coming years in terms of autonomous vehicles, ride sharing, and electrification of vehicles.
|11:35 A.M.||Connected Retail: Deals in the Digital Age|
Mark O’Neil, Chief Operating Officer, Cox Automotive
Will the adoption curve for digital retailing eventually have the same “hockey stick” shape as that of the iPhone or Uber app? Mark O’Neil will talk about bringing the click-to-buy shopping experience to the auto retail industry and ultimately answer key questions facing new and used vehicle dealers: how many cars will be sold online, and when?
|12:05 P.M.||Networking Lunch|
|1:15 P.M.||Auto Retailing: The Next 100 Years
Mark Scarpelli, Chairman, NADA
As NADA celebrates its 100th anniversary, 2017 Chairman Mark Scarpelli looks at what lies ahead for the retail industry: legislation and regulations, technology shifts and how dealers are reshaping customer expectations and loyalty.
|1:35 P.M.||The View from Wall Street|
John Murphy, Managing Director, Bank of America Merrill Lynch
Michael Montani, Managing Director and Analyst, Evercore ISI
Q&A: Steve Girsky, Managing Partner, VectoIQWall Street analysts will offer their views on how changing technologies and government regulations could impact the bottom line for OEM’s.
|2:20 P.M.||Featured Speaker|
Bob Carter, Executive Vice President, Sales, Toyota Motor North America
Q&A: Finbarr O’Neill, President, J.D. PowerMobility for the Next 50 years: Cars, Technology, Safety and Mobility Solutions for Everyone
|2:50 P.M.||Networking Break|
Regulation in the Trump Era
Q&A: Mike Allen, Co-Founder and Executive Editor, AXIOSAs the new administration begins, leaders from dealer and manufacturer associations will assess the changes in the regulatory environment going forward and discuss how a number of Republican policy objectives – including tax reform and infrastructure investments – will impact the automotive manufacturing and retail sectors. Mike Allen, co-founder of Axios and a co-founder of POLITICO, will moderate this panel discussion.
Q&A: Jason Stein, VP and Publisher, Automotive NewsDuring this Fireside Chat, expect a wide-ranging discussion on Ford’s sales outlook, and plans for introducing new powertrain technologies and their priorities in the Americas, as well as Joe’s views on the new administration and regulatory environment.
The Shift from Selling Sheet Metal to Smart Mobility
Moderator: Doug Newcomb, President, C3 GroupDue to seismic shifts in technology and consumer attitudes toward car ownership, the automotive industry is undergoing unprecedented change, with automakers investing heavily in mobility solutions. Our panel of experts will provide insight on what you can expect down the road.
|4:50 P.M.||Closing Comments |
Mark Schienberg, President, GNYADA
Peter Welch, President & CEO, NADA
|5:00 P.M.||Forum Reception|
Gallery on Lex – Lobby Level