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Tuesday, November 28, 2017
Los Angeles, CA
2017 AutoConference LA Agenda
|11:00 A.M.||Registration Opens|
|12 Noon||Charlie Gilchrist, NADA Industry Relations Chairman|
|12:00 P.M.||Welcome Remarks|
Bob Smith, Executive Director, Great LA Dealer Association
Mark Scarpelli, Chairman, NADA
|1:15 P.M.||General Session Opening Remarks |
Fin O’Neill, CEO and President, J.D. Power
|1:20 P.M.||Tom Doll, President & COO, Subaru of America |
Q&A: Joe White, Reuters
|1:50 P.M.||How to drive consumer impact with fully integrated marketing |
Jeremy Tucker, VP, Marketing Communications/Media, Nissan North AmericaQ&A: Steve Shannon, Automotive Advisor, Yext & Foursquare
|2:10 P.M.||The Dealership of Tomorrow Discussion |
|2:30 P.M.||Gen Z—They’re On the Move! |
Much has been written about the fastest growing automotive customer base—Gen Y, many now pushing 40. However, the next generation—Gen Z, ranging from 7-21 years old—is beginning to gain their independence on the road. There are many questioning if those in Gen Z want to own a car or to even drive. Will they be open to such concepts as shared ownership or autonomous driving? Will they trust their vehicle to make decisions for them? This discussion will voice the sentiments and trends of our newest drivers.
Renee Stephens, Vice President, U.S. Auto Quality, J.D. Power
|2:20 P.M.||Changes Impacting Dealers: Facility sizes, off lease returns, and a peaking SAAR |
The automotive industry and the franchised dealer model are facing new challenges. Mike Sullivan, the LAcarGuy, will share his perspective.
Mike Sullivan, LAcarGuyQ&A: Mike Stanton, VP/GM, J.D. Power’s Valuation Services Division
|2:50 P.M.||Reaching and Influencing the Most Vehicle Buyers |
Highlights from The Local Path to Automotive Purchase Study will help automakers and dealers optimize their advertising and marketing plans.
Thom Callahan, President Southern California Broadcaster Association
|3:05 P.M.||Afternoon Networking Break – Foyer|
|3:35 P.M.||Autonomous Vehicles: What is Realistic?|
Autonomous technology is coming - what is hype and what technologies are likely to see mass adoption. What are consumer perceptions of autonomy?
Ethan Forchette, Senior Manager Automotive, Deloitte
Anders Gustafsson, Senior Vice President Americas, Volvo Car USAQ&A: Joe White, Reuters
|4:55 P.M.||Closing Comments |
|5:00 – 7:00 P.M.||Networking Reception – Sky Deck, 73rd Floor|