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Tuesday, April 16, 2019
8:00 AM - 9:00 AM
Registration and Networking Breakfast
9:00 AM
Charlie Vogelheim
Paul Walser
Industry Relations Chairman
Lee Certilman
Charlie Gilchrist
9:15 AM
Global Economic Outlook
Joel Prakken, Ph.D.
Chief U.S. Economist
IHS Markit
9:40 AM
J.D. Power Automotive Outlook
Thomas King
SVP, Data & Analytics Division
J.D. Power
10:05 AM
John Casesa
Senior Advisor
Guggenheim Partners
10:30 AM
Networking Break
10:55 AM
Featured Speaker
Anders Gustafsson
SVP, Americas and President & CEO
Volvo Car US

Charlie Vogelheim
11:30 AM
Advertising in the Fast Lane: How to fuel your campaigns in these competitive times
The auto industry has reached a critical turning point. Never-before-seen changes in manufacturing, media, and consumer behavior—not to mention the rise of ride-sharing—have dramatically shifted how cars are sold. Gone are the days of “one-size-fits-all” mass ad buys; today, every dollar must be spent more prudently and effectively. And while TV is still the main driver of car sales—the ROI is in knowing where (and how) to find your audience. The panel will take a deep dive on the seismic shift of the automotive landscape, and discuss how advertisers can leverage the new media rulebook to target the right consumers no matter where, what, or how they’re watching.
Moderator: John Verre
SVP, National Sales & Advanced Products
New York Interconnect (NYI)
Bob Feinberg
Vice President
Yonkers Honda
Danielle DeLauro
Executive Vice President
Video Advertising Bureau (VAB)
Linda Ranieri
Media Director
Team One (Lexus)
12:00 PM
Networking Lunch
1:10 PM
New York International Auto Show Update
Mark Schienberg
J.D. Power Welcome
Doug Betts
SVP & General Manager, Global Automotive
J.D. Power
1:20 PM
Featured Speaker
Fred Diaz
President & CEO
Mitsubishi Motors North America

Rebecca Lindland
Executive Editor
1:55 PM
Auto Retail 2025
It’s been an interesting year for dealers thus far. SAAR is down, interest rates are inching up, tariffs are unpredictable and new car affordability is troublesome. Moreover, manufacturers are spending billions to develop more EVs which dealers will have to sell and service. This panel will explore these current-day challenges from a dealer’s perspective and look to the future to see how dealers will continue to evolve.
Paul Walser
Dealer Principal
Walser Automotive Group
Rob Kurnick
Penske Automotive
Glenn Mercer
GM Automotive LLC
Moderated by: Larry Schlagheck
Managing Director
2:30 PM
Networking Break
3:05 PM
VW Perspective
VW’s shift to electrification.
Scott Keogh
VW of America

John Stoll
Business Columnist
Wall Street Journal
3:40 PM
The Wall Street Angle
Change is afoot in the auto sector; the panel will tackle what the implications of disruption and new technologies will have on the entire automotive value chain
John Murphy
Managing Director/Lead U.S. Auto Analyst
Bank of America Merrill Lynch
Itay Michaeli
U.S. Auto Analyst
Moderated by: Steve Girsky
Managing Partner
4:20 PM
Fireside Chat
Toyota’s Executive Vice President of Sales, Bob Carter, and NADA President/CEO Peter Welch will sit down for a fireside chat. From disruptors to tariffs, alternative powertrain strategies to personal vehicle ownership, this session will provide a unique perspective from one of the world’s leading automakers
Bob Carter
Toyota Motor North America

Peter Welch
President & CEO
4:55 PM
Closing Remarks
Peter Welch
President & CEO
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Networking Reception