Agenda

#AutoConfLA

10:45 AM
Registration Opens
11:30 AM
Welcome Remarks
Paul Walser (MC for the day)
CEO
Walser Automotive Group
Charlie Gilchrist
Chairman, 
NADA
Bob Smith
Executive Director, 
Greater LA Dealer Association
Kurt Kennedy
Vice President of Automotive Sales and Strategy
Spectrum Reach
Tim Wixom
Automotive Director
Spectrum Reach
11:40 PM
Lunch
12:40 PM
Spectrum Reach Remarks
12:50 PM
Welcome Remarks by J.D. Power
Dave Sargent
VP, Global Automotive, 
J.D. Power
12:55 PM
Featured Speaker
Deborah Wahl
Global Chief Marketing Officer, 
General Motors
With decades of experience in implementing transformative corporate strategies, Deborah’s role as CMO is to accelerate the growth of the iconic American brand, identifying and leveraging modern channels and business approaches to bring value to GM’s consumers.
1:25 PM
Panel Discussion: Harnessing the Power of Digital
In this session, panelists will discuss the ever-evolving automotive digital landscape. They will share best practices in harnessing digital tools to reach consumers and breakthrough the clutter. Panelists will also reflect on how they individually entered the automotive sector and what advice they would offer to attract more woman to this exciting industry.
Deborah Wahl
Global Chief Marketing Officer, 
General Motors
Cheri Fleming
Dealer Principal, 
Valencia Acura
Charity Taylor
Managing Director, Data & Analytics, 
J.D. Power

Moderator:
Andrea Brimmer
CMO, 
Ally
1:55 PM
The Future of Retail
Glenn Mercer

Q&A
Paul Walser
CEO
Walser Automotive Group
2:35 PM
Networking Break
3:00 PM
Featured Speaker
Jeffrey Pope
Group VP, 
Infiniti Americas

Q&A
Dave Sargent
VP, Global Automotive, 
J.D. Power
3:30 PM
San Francisco Fed Discussion on Trade/Tariffs
Dr. Glick will present his views on the current outlook for the U.S. economy, including the headwinds from weaker global growth, trade tensions, and policy uncertainty.
Reuven Glick
Group VP, International Research Department, 
Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco

Q&A
Tyson Jominy
VP, PIN Operations, 
J.D. Power
4:00 PM
The China Factor – 2.0
Between now and 2025, look for China's automakers to push out into global markets via exports and direct investments. Two factors driving the global offensive: slower market growth at home and much improved product quality and technology.
Michael Dunne
Chief Executive Officer, 
Zo Zo Go LLC

Q&A
Charlie Vogelheim
Principal, 
Vogelheim Ventures
4:30 PM
Featured Speaker
Jose Munoz
Global COO/CEO, 
Hyundai North America

Q&A
Peter Welch
President and CEO, 
NADA
5:00 PM
Closing Remarks
Peter Welch
President and CEO, 
NADA
5:00 PM -
7:00 PM
Networking Reception
Lobby Level