2014 New York Automotive Forum

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

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.

Highlights

Keynote speakers
Mary Barra, CEO of General Motors
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
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 Video: GM CEO Mary Barra Headlines Automotive Forum (NADA-TV) 
GM's Barra: 'We Know the World is Watching' (CNN Money)
Automakers Need Dealers, NADA Chairman Says (Wards Auto)
Ford Plans to Overhaul Infotainment System (The Wall Street Journal)
GM Chief Cites New Safety Moves and Says Repairs Are Now Underway (The New York Times)
NADA Chairman's Speech to the Automotive Forum (NADA)