March 31, 2016 • Wynn Hotel • Las Vegas, NV        #JDPAutoSummit


AGENDA

THURSDAY, MARCH 31, 2016
7:30 a.m. Registration Opens, Continental Breakfast

8:30 a.m. Opening Remarks
Finbarr O’Neill, President, J.D. Power

8:35 a.m. J.D. Power U.S. Market Outlook
Thomas King, Vice President, PIN U.S. OEM Operations, Media and Marketing, J.D. Power

8:55 a.m. Morning Keynote Speaker

David Zuchowski, President and CEO, Hyundai Motor America

Q&A Host: John D. Stoll, Bureau Chief, The Wall Street Journal


9:35 a.m. J.D. Power Annual Franchise AssessmentMid-and-High-Volume Franchises

Joseph Derkos, Senior Director, Power Information Network, J.D. Power
David Sargent, Vice President, Global Automotive, J.D. Power
Deirdre Borrego, SVP, Data & Analytics Division, J.D. Power

11:05 a.m. Networking Break

11:35 a.m. J.D. Power Annual Franchise AssessmentLuxury Franchises
Joseph Derkos, Senior Director of Power Information Network, J.D. Power
David Sargent, Vice President, Global Automotive, J.D. Power
Deirdre Borrego, SVP, Data & Analytics Division, J.D. Power

12:50 p.m. Networking Lunch

2:10 p.m.

Keynote Speaker
Evolutionary vs. Revolutionary: Innovation and Leadership in Automotive Retailing

Berkshire Hathaway Automotive CEO shares his insights on life one year after Berkshire Hathaway's acquisition of the Van Tuyl Group, then the industry's largest privately held dealer group. In addition Jeff Rachor will offer his views on retail automotive trends, innovation, leadership, and the industry outlook for 2016 and beyond.

Jeff Rachor, CEO, Berkshire Hathaway Automotive

Q&A Host: Mike Battaglia, Vice President Automotive Retail, J.D. Power


3:10 p.m. 2016 Dealership Buy/Sell Trends: Are Dealership Values Peaking?
Dealership buy/sell activity and prices once again hit record levels in 2015. According to Kerrigan Advisors, the size and complexity of the average transaction also grew to new highs. Erin Kerrigan will discuss the drivers of those trends and analyze where we are in the current buy/sell cycle. She will also review the most notable transactions of 2015 and current blue sky multiples.

Erin Kerrigan, Founder and Managing Director, Kerrigan Advisors


3:40 p.m. Stories from the Frontline: Recent Seller Experiences in the Buy/Sell Market
A panel of recent sellers will share their views on today’s buy/sell market and lessons learned from their recent transactions. The discussion will also cover the expanding pool of current buyers and the pros and cons of each. The panelists each sold to a different type of buyer: a private dealer group, a manufacturer-selected buyer, and a family office.

Moderator: Erin Kerrigan, Founder and Managing Director, Kerrigan Advisors
Panelists:

Patricia Swope, President and CEO, Sam Swope Auto Group, LLC
Johnny Harrison, Vice President, Lexus of Glendale
Karl Schmidt, CEO, Morrie’s Automotive Group


4:10 p.m. Networking Break

4:40 p.m.

Afternoon Keynote Speaker
The Future of Luxury is Hospitality
Luxury automakers and our retail partners are creating the industry's best products and guest experiences ever. To help ensure future success, we must also develop engaged and hospitable team members who deliver premier customer care.

Jeff Bracken, Group Vice President & General Manager – Lexus Division, Toyota Motor Sales U.S.A. Inc.

Q&A Host: John Lippert, Senior Writer, Bloomberg Business


5:20 p.m. Closing Remarks and NADA Welcome Reception Comments
Finbarr O’Neill, President, J.D. Power and Peter Welch, President, NADA

5:30 p.m. -
7:30 p.m.
NADA Welcome Reception co-hosted by J.D. Power
Textron Aviation

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For More Information:

Shawn Slater
Conference Manager
J.D. Power
(805) 418-8271
[email protected]