2014 New York Automotive Forum

Presented by NADA and J.D. Power (April 15) 

If manufacturers sold directly to customers, there would be zero competition in pricing vehicles, parts and service.” NADA Chairman Forrest McConnell III

The New York Automotive Forum brings together leading dealers, automakers, suppliers and the media to discuss how the latest industry and economic issues will shape the future. This was the fifth year of the popular event. NADA Chairman Forrest McConnell III opened the Automotive Forum, emphasizing how franchised dealers provide price competition, safety and local economic benefits. McConnell also discussed how more than 4,000 GM dealers nationwide were gearing up to take care of their customers in light of recent recalls.

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  • Keynote speakers
    • Mary Barra, CEO of General Motors, and Joe Hinrichs, executive vice president and president of the Americas for Ford Motor Co.
  • Overview of global markets
    • IHS chief economist Nariman Behravesh
  • Luxury market (panel), moderated by Joe White from The Wall Street Journal
    • Michael Bartsch, Infiniti Americas
    • Steve Cannon, Mercedes-Benz USA
    • Uwe Ellinghaus, Cadillac
    • Scott Keogh, Audi of America
    • David Zuchowski, Hyundai Motor of America
  • Wall’s Street’s perspective on the auto industry (panel), moderated by Jesse Juliano of Standard & Poor’s
    • Adam Jonas, Morgan Stanley
    • Itay Mitchell, Citi
    • John Murphy, Bank of America Merrill Lynch
  • The future of digital advertising (panel), moderated by Pat Gardiner of Nielsen
    • Dan Creekmore, Facebook
    • Jared Hamilton, Driving Sales
    • Arianne Walker, J.D. Power

News from the Forum
 NADA Chairman: Franchised Dealers Provide Price Competition, Safety and Local Economic Benefits (NADA)

 NADA's McConnell Spotlights Franchise System Virtues (MediaPost)

 Video: McConnell Appears on CNBC at 2014 Automotive Forum (CNBC)

 NADA-TV: GM CEO Mary Barra Headlines Automotive Forum (NADA-TV)

 GM's Barra: 'We Know the World is Watching' (CNN Money) 

 Barra: GM 'Agonized' over Suspending Engineers (The Detroit News)

 Automakers Need Dealers, NADA Chairman Says (Wards Auto)

 Automakers See Boom Times for Luxury Market (The Detroit News)

 Ford Plans to Overhaul Infotainment System (The Wall Street Journal)

 Barra Hopes to Shine Positive Light on GM (The Detroit News)
Press Release
Franchised Dealers Provide Price Competition, Safety and Local Economic Benefits
NADA Chairman's Speech to the Automotive Forum

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 GM Chief Cites New Safety Moves and Says Repairs Are Now Underway (The New York Times)