Tuesday, March 31, 2015 • Grand Hyatt Hotel, New York, NY        #NYAutoForum

Automotive Forum Partners

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 Tuesday, March 31, 2015

7:45 a.m. Registration and Continental Breakfast Sponsored by:

8:50 a.m.  Welcome Remarks
- Mark Scarpelli, Industry Relations Chairman, NADA
- Bill Fox, Chairman, NADA
- Bob Vail, Chairman, Greater New York Automobile Dealers Association

9:15 a.m. Global Economic Outlook
Nariman Behravesh, Chief Economist, IHS

9:40 a.m. J.D. Power Global Automotive Overview
John Humphrey, Senior Vice President, Global Automotive, J.D. Power
Q&A: Joseph Heyer, Managing Partner, Guggenheim Securities

10:20 a.m. Change Now, While Times are Good: Three Opportunities and Three Myths Point the Way
Sandy Schwartz, President, Cox Automotive

10:45 a.m. Networking BreakSponsored by:

11:10 a.m.Building a Brand and Managing Sustainable Success in a Hyper-Competitive Marketplace
Introduction by Finbarr O’Neill, President, J.D. Power
- Tom Doll, President and Chief Operating Officer, Subaru of America, Inc.
- Fred Diaz, Senior Vice President, Nissan Sales & Marketing and Operations, U.S.
Joseph White, Transportation Editor, Thomson Reuters

12:00 p.m. Networking LunchSponsored by:

1:00 p.m. Fast Forward: How US auto dealers can shape their destinies in the digital age - A joint study by NADA and McKinsey & Company
- Stefan Knupfer, Director, McKinsey
- Robert Hiroshi Mathis, Partner, McKinsey

1:10 p.m. Marketing: Engaging the Total Audience
- Mark Sneathen, Managing Director, Nielsen Automotive
- Christian Fuller, Chief Relationship Officer, Search Optics
- Michelle Morris, Group Director for Automotive and Financial Services, Facebook
Q&A: Mark Sneathen

2:00 p.m. The Retail Perspective: Investing in the Future of Franchised Dealers
Introduction by Peter Welch, President, NADA
- Warren E. Buffett, Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer, Berkshire Hathaway Inc.
- Larry Van Tuyl, Chief Executive Officer, Van Tuyl Group, Inc.
Becky Quick, CNBC "Squawk Box" Co-Host

2:50 p.m. Networking Break
Sponsored by:

3:15 p.m.Building and Maintaining an Aspirational Luxury Brand
Introduction by Finbarr O’Neill, President, J.D. Power
- Johan de Nysschen, President, Cadillac and Executive Vice President, General Motors
- Mark Templin, Managing Officer, Toyota Motor Corporation and Executive Vice President, Lexus International
Q&A:  Joseph White, Transportation Editor, Thomson Reuters

4:05 p.m.View from the Street: Is This Another Golden Age for the Automotive Industry?
- Adam Jonas, Managing Director, Morgan Stanley
- John Murphy, Managing Director, Global Auto Equity Research, Bank of America Merrill Lynch
Nishit Madlani, Associate Director, Lead Analyst, Standard & Poor’s Ratings Services

4:45 p.m Closing Comments
- Mark Schienberg, President, Greater New York Automobile Dealers Association
- Peter Welch, President, NADA

5:00 p.m. -
7:00 p.m.
 Forum Reception – Gallery on Lexington (Lobby Level)
 Sponsored by: SMDI: Steel Market Development Institute

For More Information

Shawn Slater

Conference Manager

J.D. Power

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Albert Gallegos
Director of International Affairs


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