AutoForum NY 2020

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AutoForum NY 2020

In light of the recent and ongoing Coronavirus (COVID-19) developments and the rescheduling of the New York International Auto Show, the leadership and staff at NADA, J.D. Power and the New York International Auto Show have made the determination that we are unable to hold the 2020 Automotive Forum event scheduled for April 7.

First and foremost, the health and well-being of our attendees and staff remains our utmost concern. With the number of confirmed cases increasing daily, the number of travel restrictions is also increasing. Many companies have implemented employee travel restrictions and many others are dramatically reducing travel and attendance at gatherings to avoid transmission of the infection. With the rescheduling of the New York Auto Show until August, we have come to the unfortunate realization that the Auto Forum will not be feasible.

We look forward to holding a successful 2021 Automotive Forum next year as planned, scheduled for March 30, 2021.
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Hosted by J.D. Power, NADA and the New York International Auto Show, the Automotive Forum attracts more than 500 attendees representing executive leadership, manufacturers, dealers, analysts, suppliers and Wall Street.

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Why Attend?

of attendees would recommend the Forum to a peer or colleague

of audience said content gave them new insights and valuable information

of Forum attendees directly make or influence business decisions

Who Attends?

  • Dealers
  • OEMs
  • Marketing/Advertising leaders
  • Dealer Associations & Suppliers
  • Media
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What to Expect

  • Informative sessions

    Hear from top OEM execs and a host of other influential retail, data, and marketing companies

    Meet and mingle with key players in the automotive retail and marketing industry.
  • Q&A

    Ask the key questions on your mind to get further insights from our presenters. 
  • mingle and unwind

    Our popular closing reception gives you a great, relaxed atmosphere to mingle with your peers.

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When will the new dates be announced?

We will not be moving forward with the Automotive Forum in 2020 and will resume March 30th, 2021 in New York.

What happens to my current registration?

All existing registrations for the 2020 Automotive Forum will be automatically cancelled and your registration fee will be refunded via your original payment method. Please allow 7-10 business days to see the refund reflected on your statement.

How will this affect my travel plans?

Please contact your airline provider as soon as possible to change plans and/or make alternative arrangements. Most hotel reservations have been cancelled at the Grand Hyatt New York hotel. If you booked via a third party or travel agent, please reach out to them to cancel your reservation.

Registration & Pricing

When and where is the event being held this year?

Due to COVID-19 health and safety concerns, and the subsequent postponement of the New York International Auto Show, we will not be hosting an event this year. The next Automotive Forum will be held:

March 30, 2021
Grand Hyatt New York
109 East 42nd Street
New York, NY 10017
(212) 883-1234

What is the registration fee for the event?

Early Bird Rate : $595.00
Full Industry Attendee Rate: $695.00

Does the registration fee include airfare, transportation and hotel accommodations?

All costs for airfare, ground or airport transfers, and hotel accommodations are the responsibility of the attendee.

Are meals included with my registration?

Yes, beginning with the welcome reception on Thursday night through reception on Friday night.


Where is the event meeting space location?

All event activities will take place in the Empire State Ballroom, Level B


What is the cancellation policy?

Cancellation requests must be submitted via email to  

What is the substitution policy?

Substitutions, including those made on-site, may be transferred to another colleague from the same company at no additional charge. Please notify J.D. Power via, so we can amend our appropriate records. Substitutions outside the same company as original registration will not be granted. Substitutions are not confirmed until you receive written confirmation from the NADA Events Team.

Please include the following information:
  • Full names of both the original registrant and substitute registrant
  • Original registrant’s confirmation number
  • Please note: Cancellation and/or transferring of any travel and/or hotel reservations are at the exclusive responsibility of the registrant.


Hotel & Travel

Is there a discount room rate at the Grand Hyatt hotel?

No, hotel rooms will fill quickly, so book your room early.

May I call the hotel directly to book my room?

Yes, please call the central reservation office at (702) 770-7000.

When is the last day I can reserve a room at the discounted rate?

The cutoff date to book a hotel room at the discounted rate will be announced once we have the information finalized

How do I get from the airport to my hotel?

There are many different transportation options in New York, including taxis, ride share, public transportation, car rental and private car services. 

Other Conference Details

How should I dress?

During the conference, business casual attire is appropriate. Plan to bring a jacket for the cool evening temperatures.

What kind of weather should I anticipate?

Please check local weather conditions prior to the event. Weather this time of year can have a wide range!

Is anyone allowed to attend the event?

Automotive Forum is open to all looking to overcome operational challenges and learn from cross-industry best practices.