Reimagining Automotive Retail for the Future

Where OEMs and Dealers unite to break news, set benchmarks and
change customer experience forever
  • 40+Inspiring Speakers
  • 100%Industry Driven
  • 2Dedicated Days
  • 10+Hours of Learning

Setting the retail agenda

The automotive industry has undergone dramatic digital change, whilst the sales process and showroom model has remained the same. COVID-19 has caused huge disruption and accelerated dealerships and OEMs to revisit their sales process. For 2021, we must figure out how to execute this new online and offline customer relationship to meet customers changing expectations.

The Reuters Events: Automotive Retail meeting addresses the future customer experience and buying journey. This meeting is the one place for all your automotive retail news, updates and benchmarks, uniting the most senior group of CEOs, CMOs, CDOs, strategy, CX and retail professionals.

What makes this meeting so unique is that it unites board level executives from global Automakers, USAs largest dealerships and those digital dealership disrupters. This is the only meeting that you will find board levels speakers from Ford, to CarMax and Carvana.

2021 has now ended, but it’s not too late to purchase the event materials or check out our 2021 calendar here.

Most Senior Collection of Retail and Dealership Leaders Ever Seen:

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Deborah Wahl Global Chief Marketing Officer General Motors

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Angela Zepeda Chief Marketing Officer Hyundai Motor America


Elena Ford - Headshot
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Elena Ford Chief Customer Experience Officer Ford Motor Company


Melissa Grady - Headshot
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Melissa Grady Chief Marketing Officer Global Cadillac


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Larry Dominique Senior Vice President and Head of Alfa Romeo North America Alfa Romeo North America

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Ernie Garcia, III Chairman and CEO Carvana


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David W. Hult President & CEO Asbury Automotive Group

Bill Nash - Headshot
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Bill Nash President & CEO CarMax


Marc Cannon - Headshot
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Marc Cannon Chief Customer Experience Officer AutoNation


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Kimberley Gardiner SVP Marketing Volkswagen of America, Inc


Tracy Cassady - Headshot
Penske Automotive Group - Logo

Tracy Cassady Executive Vice President – Marketing Penske Automotive Group

Jeff Dyke - Headshot
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Jeff Dyke President Sonic Automotive Inc.


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2 Business Critical Days Designed by OEMs and Dealers:

Retail & Dealership Disruption


  • The Seamless Customer Journey: From shop and explore to service, create a 360-degree view of your customer to give them the most connected experience both online and offline.
  • Digitization of the Car Buying Process: How are dealers and OEMs adapting to changing consumer needs, digitising all aspects of the car buying process from finance to paperwork, removing all friction points.
  • The New Role of Brick and Mortar: Rethink the meaning of showrooms from experience onsite to the change in talent required for long term success.
  • What Women Want: Deliver an unforgettable experience that turns women into loyalists. Why OEMs and Dealers must diversify their marketing.
  • Is Haggling Dead? We review the one flat-price no-haggle selling concept as we review the pressure points surrounding the sales process and what will win for future success.

Customer Experience & Marketing


  • Data-Driven Engagement: Increase product engagement with an ‘always on’ marketing campaign to engage customers in the right place, at the right time using data-driven insights.
  • Modernize Marketing: The automotive industry needs updating, and so does its marketing strategies. Tap into how technology and customer knowledge will be the power to driving marketing engagement that understands your customers ambitions and desires. 
  • Futureproof your Brand: The power of your brand can create lifelong customers, but how do you reimagine, modernise and adapt your brand?
  • The Power is your People: Embrace your talent and increase diversity. Create a marketing team for the future and learn how roles and skillsets are adapting to ensure your people has the power to create future long engagement that serves many audiences.
  • Gen Z as Car Buyers: Learn how marketers are adapting and approaching a younger, new population of car buyers and how this will change their marketing approach.

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Why this conference is the must attend automotive meeting

The Worlds Leading Automakers

From Ford and GM to FCA, this meeting ensures we personally invite the most influential OEMs known today

The USAs Top Dealerships

We have carefully selected the most successful dealerships from CarMax and AutoNation to Penske and Lithia. We ensure you learn from the very best.

Dealership Disruptors

We have ensured the likes of Carvana and Shift join us on stage to provide innovative, agile strategies that are changing the future of retail


2 business critical topics

This meeting is unique in that it brings together a senior network of 1,300+ OEM and dealer leaders from across different departments, yet maintains an intimate, tailored agenda that was designed by the industry for the industry.

All stakeholders. All functions. 1 place.

The most cross-functional automotive retail event in the world, giving you the opportunity to network with executive from Leadership, Board, Digital, Experience, Sales, Marketing, Brand and more.

Board Level News

Access the most exclusive collection of Board level speakers to get ahead of priorities, next steps and be inspired by the most forward-thinking minds all in one place.

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Hear breaking news and industry secrets with our live stream service giving you access to:

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Most Senior Automaker Attendance

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Representatives include:
  • Chief Marketing Officer
  • Chief Digital Officer
  • Chief Sales Officers
  • Customer Experience
  • Digital Strategy
  • Sales Strategy
  • Service Strategy
  • Brand Strategy
  • Product Strategy

From Every Part of the Ecosystem

Real Decision-makers

Sponsorship benefits

Become an official sponsor and showcase your thoughts leadership

Reuters Events offers new and engaging ways to connect with your key audience, from bespoke workshops to industry webinars, or joining the debate at our signature conferences, we believe you will find now better place to do business with the right people.


Benefits of sponsorship:

  • Thought leadership. Demonstrate thought leadership to leading OEMs and Dealerships across Europe and America and position yourself alongside strategic thinkers and decision makers.
  • Build brand awareness. Be recognised and associate with Reuters Events’ premier worldwide automotive retail event, with a 20-year legacy of producing tactical and strategic engagements.
  • Optional ThinkTank. Sponsor an intimate roundtable and conversation starter with up to 10-15 key decision makers. Invite only.Chatham house rule.

Available formats:

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800+ attendees
200 opt-in leads*

Roundtable

15 selected attendees
All opt-in leads
Invite-only event

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20-30 attendees
all opt-in leads
Invite-only event

presentation Presentation

2000+ Senior Level OEM and Dealership Attendees
15 minute bespoke presentation showcasing your thought leadership
Exclusive Networking Access

network Panel Discussion

2000+ Senior Level OEM and Dealership Attendees
Interactive Discussion with Retails Most Power Decision Makers
Exclusive Networking Access

* Figures are approximate based on past data

Continue to build your network – even in isolation*

OEM and Dealer attendees, sponsors and annual pass holders only

We know that a virtual event doesn’t always deliver on the “chance encounters” that can be so valuable from a physical conference, but with the Reuters Events’ networking and messaging suite, you’ll be guaranteed a service that allows you to connect with and meet attendees who are relevant to your business, interests and challenges.

  • Connect with the right peers: With 1,300+ attendees, it can be hard to know who to connect with on the virtual platform but with Intelligent Networking, you’ll be recommended peers to connect with, based on the same interests and challenges you face.
  • Build relationships:With instant chat, video calls and discussion groups all within the virtual platform, you can build relationships with speakers, attendees and sponsors,
  • Dig deep into the topics that matter to you:With private and public discussion groups on specific topic areas, you’ll be able to connect with attendees that care about the things you do and discuss solutions and future opportunities.

Uniting The Entire Automotive Ecosystem

Automakers

Dealers

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Tier 1s

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Celebrating Women in Automotive

We are dedicated to uniting women in automotive and advocates for diversity within the workplace. Please do get in touch if you would like to work with us to help push this agenda forward.

We are delighted to be joined by such inspirational leaders including:

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Angela Zepeda Chief Marketing Officer Hyundai Motor America

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Elena Ford Chief Customer Experience Officer Ford Motor Company


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Tina Bellon Autos / Transportation Reporter Reuters News


Tracy Cassady - Headshot
Penske Automotive Group - Logo

Tracy Cassady Executive Vice President – Marketing Penske Automotive Group


Deborah Wahl - Headshot
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Deborah Wahl Global Chief Marketing Officer General Motors

Alexis Kerr - Headshot
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Alexis Kerr Vice President of the Mahogany Brand Hallmark Cards


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Scotty Reiss Founder A Girls Guide to Cars

Melissa Grady - Headshot
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Melissa Grady Chief Marketing Officer Global Cadillac


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Carter Myers Automotive - Logo

Liza Borches President and CEO Carter Myers Automotive


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Beth Mach Chief Consumer Officer TrueCar


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American Honda Motor Co., Inc. - Logo

Jennifer Symington Manager, Results Delivery
Customer Experience Division
American Honda Motor Co., Inc.

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Rachel Richards CMO Sonic Automotive Inc.


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