The Future of Automotive Retail in Canada

Wednesday, November 19, 2014


Please note that the Agenda is tentative. Check back for updates.

Wednesday, November 19, 2014


7:30am Networking Breakfast

8:30am Introduction and Welcome

Speakers:
Ray O’Kane, Managing Director, Head of National Retail Dealer Finance, Bank of Montreal

Larry Shred, President, Canadian Black Book


8:45am Canadian Automotive Sector Outlook

Presenter:
Jeff Schuster, Senior Vice President of Forecasting, LMC Automotive


9:30amThe Evolution of Automotive Retail

Presenter:
Mike Battaglia, Senior Director, Retail Practice, J.D. Power


10:15amNetworking/Coffee Break

10:30amLong Term Financing - A Viable Option or Mortgaging the Future?

Presenter:
Josh Bailey, Vice President, Research and Editorial, Canadian Black Book


11:00am

The Future of Buying and Servicing Vehicles in Canada

Presenter:
Sashy Jiang, Student from the Automotive Business School


11:15am

Dealer Issues Panel

Moderator:
Darren Slind, Sr. Director, Regional Practice Leader, J.D. Power

Panelists:
Peter MacDonald, President, Alex MacDonald Ford
Michael Croxon, President and CEO, The NewRoads Automotive Group
Jamie Johnston, General Manager, Orangeville Honda
Pieter van der Griend, Dealer Principal, Stouffville Hyundai and Stouffville Chrysler/Dodge/Jeep/RAM


12:00pmNetworking Lunch

1:00pmKeynote

The Future of Automotive Retail

Speaker:
Dianne Craig, President and CEO, Ford Motor Company of Canada


1:45pm

Afternoon Workshops

1. Reimagined Retail: The Evolution of Buying, Selling and Servicing Cars in Canada

Presenter:
JD Ney, Manager, Automotive Research and Consulting, J.D. Power

2. The Agile Facility: How to Meet Customer and Employee Expectations Today, and Be Ready for Ever Evolving Trends

Presenter:
Monte Weis, Weis & Associates Inc

3. Digital Lead Marketing: Navigating Your Way Through Digital Media

Presenter:
Alan Bird, President & Chief Executive Leader, SCI MarketView

4. Social Marketing in the Automotive Space

Presenter:
David Henderson, Co-Founder, SocialDealz Inc.


2:30pmNetworking/Coffee Break

2:45pmAfternoon Workshops repeat

3:30pmMeeting Concludes

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