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Tuesday, November 28, 2017
Los Angeles, CA    

2017 AutoConference LA Agenda

11:00 A.M.Registration Opens

Welcome Remarks
Bob Smith, Executive Director, Great LA Dealer Association
Mark Scarpelli, Chairman, NADA

12:15 P.M.Lunch  

Tom Doll, President & CEO, Subaru of America


1:00 P.M.Networking Break

General Session Opening Remarks
Fin O’Neill, President, J.D. Power

Succeeding in a Flat Market – How OEM’s and Retailers leverage their marketing budgets
As consumer demand flattens and demand for Crossovers outstrips demand for sedans – how do you position your brand to succeed?

Jeremy Tucker, VP, Marketing Communications and Media, Nissan North America

CPO Retailing in the California Marketplace
California is a leader in leasing, how influx of lease returns will affect the new and used vehicle market over the next three years.

3:20 P.M.Afternoon Networking Break

Autonomous Vehicles: What is Realistic
Autonomous technology is coming - what is hype and what technologies are likely to see mass adoption. What can we expect from OEM’s and Silicon Valley? How does Wall Street see view investments flowing to this emerging technology?

David Parkman, Partner at Venrock A VC Perspective: will discuss the state of automotive technology and venture capital. From trends in mobility, connectivity, autonomous vehicles, and artificial intelligence, David will separate the hype from reality for the future of the automotive industry.

Lex Kerssemakers, President/CEO, Volvo Car of North America

5:00 – 7:00 P.M.Networking Reception

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