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2017 Automotive Forum Agenda

Tuesday, April 11th, 2017
Grand Hyatt New York

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
Thomas King, VP, PIN U.S. OEM Operations, Media and Marketing, J.D. Power

Q&A: Mike Spector, Reporter, The Wall Street Journal

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 Journal

In 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?


12:00 P.M. Networking Lunch

1:15 P.M.Presentation
Mark Scarpelli, Chairman, NADA

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, VectoIQ

Wall 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, Sr. Vice President Automotive Operations, Toyota Motor Sales

Q&A: Finbarr O’Neill, President, J.D. Power

Mobility for the Next 50 years: Cars, Technology, Safety and Mobility Solutions for Everyone

2:50 P.M. Networking Break

3:15 P.M.

Regulation in the Trump Era
Mitch Bainwol, President and CEO, Alliance of Automobile Manufacturers
John Bozzella, President and CEO, Global Automakers
Peter Welch, President, NADA

Q&A: Mike Allen, Co-Founder and Executive Editor, AXIOS

As 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.


3:55 P.M.

Fireside Chat
Joe Hinrichs, EVP and President, The Americas, Ford Motor Company

Q&A: Jason Stein, VP and Publisher, Automotive News

During 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.

4:20 P.M.

The Shift from Selling Sheet Metal to Smart Mobility
Doug Betts, SVP Global Operations, J.D. Power
Christoph von Hugo, Head of, Driver Assistant

Moderator: Doug Newcomb, President, C3 Group

Due 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, NADA

5:00 P.M. Forum Reception
Gallery on Lex – Lobby Level