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2015 TalkAUTO Canada: Agenda

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The Future of Automotive Retail in CanadaTuesday, November 10, 2015

Please note that the Agenda is tentative. Check back for updates.

Tuesday, November 10, 2015

7:30am Networking Breakfast

8:30am Introduction and Welcome

J.Raymond O’Kane, Vice President, OEM Strategy and Development, Automotive Finance, Bank of Montreal
Darren Slind, Senior Director, Regional Automotive Practice Leader, J.D. Power

8:45am Canadian Automotive Outlook

Jeff Schuster, Senior Vice President of Forecasting, LMC Automotive

9:30amConsolidation—How the Canadian Automotive Landscape is Shifting and What to Expect Looking Forward

Chuck Seguin, President, Seguin Advisory Services
with Mike Stollery, President, Co-founder, SF Automotive Group and President, MJS Holdings & Management Inc.

10:15amNetworking/Coffee Break

10:30amDriving Towards Autonomous…Are Our Retailers on the Road?

Renee Stephens, Vice President of Auto Quality, J.D. Power

11:00amWholesale Market Update / Canadian Vehicle Intentions—What Canadians are Saying

Josh Bailey, Vice President, Research and Editorial, Canadian Black Book

11:30amDealer Issues Panel

J.D. Ney, Manager, Canadian Automotive Practice, J.D. Power

Christian Chia, President and Chief Executive Officer, OpenRoad Auto Group Limited
Stephen Chipman, President and CEO, Birchwood Automotive Group
Emain Kadrie, Chairman, Phaeton Automotive Group
Mary Nurse, President, Nurse Chevrolet Cadillac Ltd.

12:15pmNetworking Lunch

1:00pmKeynote: Hyundai 2.0—How the H-factor is Transforming the Brand

Don Romano, President and CEO, Hyundai Auto Canada Corp.

Introduction by:
Alan H. Bird, President & Chief Executive Leader, SCI MarketView

1:55pmThank You
Brad Rome, President, Canadian Black Book

2:00pmAfternoon Workshops

1. Know What Your Competitors Know: Using Online Tools to Measure Dealership Performance

Robert Karwel, Senior Manager, Power Information Network, Canada

2. Engaging Consumers in Digital Conversations

Dale Lacombe, Executive Vice President, Corporate Sales, DMT Development Systems Group Inc.

3. Why the Dealer Down the Road Sells More Cars

Andrew Tai, Co-Founder and CEO, Unhaggle Inc.

4. Get Schooled—Strategies for a Successful Dealership

Carol Meissner, Professor, Automotive Business School of Canada, Georgian College

2:45pmNetworking/Coffee Break

3:00pmAfternoon Workshops repeat

3:45pmMeeting Concludes

Elena Sheehy
Conference Administrator
J.D. Power
Phone: 416-507-3252