Keynote Speaker Announced For 2013 Automotive Forum in NYC
On Tuesday, organizers revealed the keynote speaker for the upcoming 2013 Automotive Forum in New York.
The annual conference, presented by NADA and J.D. Power and Associates, will feature Toyota’s Bob Carter, senior vice president of automotive operations for Toyota Motor Sales U.S.A.
Conversation and sessions at the one-day forum (March 26) will focus on the future of the auto industry and will be held at the Grand Hyatt.
Other highlights from the forum include industry consultant Glenn Mercer, who will highlight the findings of NADA's Phase 2 study, which examines the “Dealership of the Future: a forecast of what the facility of 2025 might look like,” officials said.
The conference will also feature several panel discussions, including “Wall Street's View of the Industry,” moderated by auto consultant Maryann Keller with panelists Itay Michaeli, vice president of Citi Investment Research and Analysis; Adam Jonas, managing director of Morgan Stanley; and Colin Langan, director, general industrials group of UBS Investment Research.
Other speakers include NADA Chairman David Westcott; Finbar O'Neill, president of J.D. Power & Associates; Neal Kuperman, chairman of the Greater New York Automobile Dealers Association; Nariman Behravesh, IHS chief economist; Chip Perry, CEO and president of AutoTrader.com; and others.
The forum precedes Press Days at the New York auto show, which run March 27–28.
Attendees will receive complimentary credentials to attend Press Days at the auto show, officials shared.
For more information, see http://autoforumny.com/