Toyota’s Bob Carter to Keynote NADA/J.D. Power Auto Forum


McLEAN, Va. (March 12, 2013) -- Bob Carter, senior vice president of automotive operations for Toyota Motor Sales, U.S.A., will deliver keynote remarks at the 2013 Automotive Forum in New York City.

The annual forum, presented by NADA and J.D. Power & Associates, brings together leaders from manufacturing, retailing and the media to discuss the future of the auto industry.

The one-day forum, hosted by the New York International Auto Show, will be held at the Grand Hyatt on Tuesday, March 26. The forum precedes Press Days at the auto show, which run March 27-28.

Industry consultant Glenn Mercer will highlight the findings of NADA's Phase 2 study, which examines the Dealership of the Future: a forecast of what the facility of 2025 might look like.

The event will also feature several panel discussions, including "Wall Street's View of the Industry," moderated by auto consultant Maryann Keller with panelists Itay Michaeli, vice president of Citi Investment Research and Analysis; Adam Jonas, managing director of Morgan Stanley; and Colin  Langan, director, general industrials group of UBS Investment Research.

Other speakers include NADA Chairman David Westcott; Finbar O'Neill, president of J.D. Power & Associates; Neale Kuperman, chairman of the Greater New York Automobile Dealers Association; Nariman Behravesh, IHS chief economist; Chip Perry, CEO/president of; and others.

Attendees will receive complimentary credentials to attend Press Days at the auto show. To register or view the full agenda, visit

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