Tuesday, April 15, 2014 • Grand Hyatt Hotel, New York, NY

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Automotive Forum Partners

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7:30 a.m.

Registration and Continental Breakfast

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8:30 a.m.

Opening/Welcome Remarks

SPEAKER: Forrest McConnell – NADA Chairman / Neale Kuperman – GNYADA Chairman

8:50 a.m.

Macro-Economic Overview: Beyond the Fiscal Cliff and the Sequester

PRESENTER: Nariman Behravesh, Ph.D., Chief Economist, IHS

Q&A HOST: John Casesa, Senior Managing Director, Guggenheim Securities LLC

9:15 a.m.

Automotive Industry Overview:
Key Trends in the Global Auto Sector

PRESENTER: John Humphrey, Senior Vice President, Global Automotive Operations, J.D. Power

Q&A HOST: John Casesa, Senior Managing Director, Guggenheim Securities LLC

10:00 a.m.

Realigning to the New Reality: The Transformation of the Automotive Marketer

PRESENTER: Jim Franchi, Division President of Media, AutoTrader Group

10:30 a.m.

Networking Break

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10:55 a.m.

Panel Discussion:
What is Affordable Luxury? Competing and Winning in an Expanding Field of Players

MODERATOR: Neal Boudette, Bureau Chief, The Wall Street Journal


Michael Bartsch, Vice President, Infiniti Americas

Steve Cannon, President and CEO, Mercedes-Benz USA

Uwe Ellinghaus, Chief Marketing Officer, Global Cadillac

Scott Keogh, President, Audi of America

David Zuchowski, President & CEO, Hyundai Motor America

11:40 a.m.

Improving Advertising Efficacy in 2014

PRESENTER: John Tierney, Senior Vice President, National/Regional Sales, Comcast Spotlight

12:00 p.m.

Networking Lunch

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1:10 p.m.

Featured Industry Speaker

Joe Hinrichs, Executive Vice President and President of The Americas, Ford Motor Company

Q&A Host: Jason Stein, Publisher & Editor, Automotive News

1:50 p.m.

Panel Discussion: Wall Street’s View of the Industry

MODERATOR: Jesse Juliano, Senior Director, Analytical Manager—Auto and Auto Suppliers, Standard & Poor’s


Adam Jonas, Managing Director and Leader, Global Auto Research Team, Morgan Stanley

Itay Michaeli, Vice President, Citi Investment Research and Analysis

John Murphy, Managing Director, Automotive Equity Research, Bank of America Merrill Lynch Global Research

2:35 p.m. 

Networking Break

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3:00 p.m.

Panel Discussion: The Intersection of Madison Ave. and Digital Blvd—The New World of Retail Marketing

MODERATOR: Pat Gardiner, President, Global Automotive, Nielsen


Marc Bland, Vice President of Diversity & Inclusion, IHS Automotive

Dan Creekmore, Group Director, Automotive, Facebook

Jared Hamilton, Founder/CEO, DrivingSales

David Murphy, President – US, Team Detroit

3:45 p.m.

Autonomous Driving Vehicles—Blue Paper

SPEAKER: Ravi Shanker, Executive Director, Morgan Stanley

4:05 p.m.

Featured Industry Speaker

SPEAKER: Mary Barra, CEO, General Motors Company

Q&A Host: Jason Stein, Publisher and Editor, Automotive News

4:45 p.m.

Closing Comments

SPEAKER: Peter Welch, President, NADA

5:00 - 7:00 p.m. 

Forum Reception

Gallery on Lexington (Lobby Level)

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