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Super-20 Group Style Event


APRIL 16 - 17, 2019
GRAND HYATT MANHATTAN



What is Presidents Club?

DrivingSales Presidents Club is an individually unique and exclusive event for forward-thinking Owners and General Managers.  You will wrestle with automotive topics, dealer to dealer, and dissect the operations of your dealership and focus on the innovative aspects of how to advance your store. This intimate event emphasizes three factors you need to address when planning your dealership strategy.


Capital: how should you allocate your financial resources to accomplish your goals?  Where should you be investing and why?

Brand: how can you build a strong brand that resonates with your customers and staff?  How can you capitalize on your brand equity to grow your business?

People: how should you develop your human capital?  How can you improve the customer experience by improving your people?

What to Expect:

Craft a go-to-market strategy that meets the needs of today’s consumer

Optimize the fixed operations at your dealership by creating an advanced digital marketing plan

Develop a dealership brand that resonates with your team and market

Discover how to fully leverage your market data to make informed business decisions

All this and more. 


Speakers

World-renowned experts and professors from top business schools provide market insight on today's challenges and opportunities. 

Luke Williams

Professor of Innovation

NYU Stern School of Business


Disruptive Thinking
How to Spark Transformation in Your Dealership

Today, there are many opportunities available for the dealership that is ready to disrupt. But these disruptive opportunities come at a cost. Is it possible to transform your organization without going backward first? How can you act now and seize these opportunities and transform your business before the market forces you to?

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Patrick Manzi

Senior Economist | NADA


NADA State of the Industry 2019

Challenges and opportunities abound in today’s retail automotive landscape.  Understanding the economy and its impact on dealerships is vital to your operations.

Patrick will provide the an update on the state of the economy and present some major trends in auto industry.  He will also provide an outlook for the remainder of 2019 and into 2020.

Disruptive Innovation Panel

Moderator: Jared Hamilton

Join three industry gurus as they discuss and debate emerging innovations and their impact on the automotive retail industry. Which innovations are flashes in the pan and which are going to drastically change the way dealers operate? Don’t miss this panel to discover how to filter though this innovation and discover the disruption that will benefit your store.


Alex Vetter

Chief Executive Officer and President

Cars.com

Chip Perry

President and CEO

TrueCar

Jay Vijayan

Founder and CEO

Tekion

Working Sessions

The DrivingSales Presidents Club Workshops are a 20 Group-style moderated discussion around key topics that will impact dealerships today and in the future. This unique format creates an environment where assumptions can be challenged and executives work through key strategies.


These sessions include panelists made up of industry thought leaders in a stimulating forum where dealership executives can interact and solve problems, wrestle with opportunities, and develop plans to improve their capital, brand and people.


These discussions will center around the most challenging topics in the automotive retail industry lead by dealers who’ve found real-world solutions.

Working Session Topics:

Agenda

  • APR 16
  • APR 17

7:30 a.m.

BREAKFAST

8:30 a.m.

WELCOME

8:40 a.m.

KEYNOTE

LUKE WILLIAMS, NYU

9:20 a.m.

KEYNOTE

PATRICK MANZI, NADA

10:10 a.m.

MORNING BREAK

10:20 a.m.

DISRUPTIVE INNOVATION

 PANEL

11:05 a.m.

WORKING SESSIONS

12:20 p.m.

LUNCH

1:15 p.m.

MOST VALUABLE INSIGHT

PRESENTATIONS

2:35 p.m.

WORKING SESSIONS

3:50 p.m.

AFTERNOON BREAK

4:10 p.m.

MOST VALUABLE INSIGHT 

AWARDS

4:20 p.m.

KEYNOTE

JARED HAMILTON, DRIVINGSALES

5:00 p.m.

ADJOURN

The Venue

Grand Hyatt Manhattan

Elevate your stay in New York City from good to grand at Grand Hyatt New York, the only hotel connected to the majesty and advantages of Grand Central Terminal. Our 42nd Street location places you within walking distance to the City's best dining, shopping, and attractions.


WE DRIVE
INNOVATION
AND EXCELLENCE
IN THE RETAIL AUTO INDUSTRY BY OPTIMIZING A DEALERSHIP'S GREATEST ASSET, ITS PEOPLE

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