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2021 Auto Executive Outlook: What Dealers Need to Know for the New Year

Published January 7, 2021


Na'Tasha Jones

NADA Show is offering a unique opportunity to get a jump start on the best education in the industry. 2021 will be another year full of new business challenges and opportunities. As a special preview to this year’s NADA Show, you’ll find out what’s in store for dealers from NADA experts, auto industry veterans and political representatives.

This four-part webinar series is only available to registered attendees of NADA Show 2021.

Register for NADA Show before Jan. 15* to get access to this special webinar series and on-demand recordings, a can’t-miss start to 2021.

The 2021 Presidential Transition: What Will it Mean for Franchised Dealers and the Country? 

Monday, Jan. 11, 2021 – 3pm EST

Mack McLarty, McLarty Associates

Mack McLarty is uniquely positioned to discuss the political landscape in Washington from a dealer’s perspective. McLarty served as President Bill Clinton’s first White House Chief of Staff and later as Counselor to the President, and of course, most important from NADA’s perspective, Mack is part of a fourth-generation family auto business. Mack always leverages his wide-ranging experience with very practical common sense, so we can expect an informative and entertaining discussion.

Learn more about Mack McLarty

Cyber Ransom:  How You Can Protect Yourself and Your Dealership

Thursday, Jan. 14, 2021 – 3pm EST

Brad Miller, Director, Legal and Regulatory Affairs and Senior Counsel Digital Affairs, NADA

Rafael Maldonado, Vice President and Chief Information Officer, NADA

In the past year alone, researchers warn of a seven-fold increase in ransomware attacks compared to previous years and attackers are continually evolving their tactics. Learn how dealers can prevent attacks and protect their customers and their businesses in 2021.

Learn more about Brad Miller and Rafael Maldonado

2021 Consumer Outlook: Increasing Loyalty in the Next Chapter of Mobility 

Thursday, Jan. 21, 2021 – 3pm EST

Dania Rich-SpencerVice President of Automotive and Mobility, Escalent

Mike DovoranyVice President, Automotive & Mobility, Escalent

Chris BarnesCPO / Managing Director, Escalent 

Connectivity, autonomous, shared and electrification (CASE) were major disruptors to mobility prior to the pandemic. COVID-19 has amplified the challenges associated with managing these disruptors. How does CASE or the future of mobility look now, considering a new consumer mindset and associated behaviors? Learn how to convert the uncertainty caused by the pandemic to a level of acceptable risk as dealers navigate the changing automotive industry.

Learn more about Dania Rich-Spencer, Mike Dovorany and Chris Barnes

2021 Policy Outlook: What Changes Can Be Expected in the New Administration?

Thursday, Jan. 28, 2021 – 3pm EST

Loren A. Smith, Jr., Deputy Assistant Secretary for Policy, U.S. Department of Transportation

This revealing session will discuss what to expect in policy and regulatory changes from the Trump Administration to the Biden Administration. Will it be a slow transition, or will the transition of power bring about abrupt changes? What policy changes are on the horizon that will affect your business? Tune in for this insider's view on the potential impact of the next presidency on the auto retail industry.

Learn more about Loren A. Smith, Jr.

Prepare your dealership team for the coming year and get ready for this year's NADA Show with this timely dealer learning. Only registered NADA Show attendees can view this exclusive series, so register for NADA Show 2021 by Jan. 15 to get access to this special bonus training!

*Note: This series is only available to NADA Show attendees who register by Jan. 15, 2021. Webinars will be presented live, with on-demand recordings available after the presentation. 

Already registered? Registered attendees will receive links to access the series via email.