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.

At this year’s Reuters Events: Automotive Retail 2021 we will address and strategize 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.

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


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Elena Ford Chief Customer Experience Officer Ford Motor Company


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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

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Bill Nash President & CEO CarMax


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Marc Cannon Chief Customer Experience Officer AutoNation


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Kimberley Gardiner SVP Marketing Volkswagen of America, Inc


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Tracy Cassady Executive Vice President – Marketing Penske Automotive Group

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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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Single Event Pass

  • Access to the LIVE two-day event including live panels, fireside chats and Reuters interviews
  • Live Q&A and Polling
  • Access to the 1-to-1 event messaging centre and build new connections with your industry peers
  • Access to virtual exhibition for all the latest solutions
  • Access to in-depth and interactive workshops hosted by sponsors
  • Access to all two-day presentations, panels and fireside chat recordings with our On-Demand hub
  • Access Exclusive OEM & Dealer Roundtables
  • Access our speaker green room to ask questions and network

Annual Pass

(Access to all content from our Automotive events in 2021)

  • Access to the LIVE two-day event including live panels, fireside chats and Reuters interviews
  • Live Q&A and Polling: Ask our expert speakers your biggest questions
  • Access to the 1-to-1 event messaging centre: Build new connections with your industry peers
  • Access to virtual exhibition for all the latest solutions
  • Access to in-depth and interactive workshops hosted by sponsors
  • Access to all two-day presentations, panels and fireside chat recordings with our On-Demand hub
  • Access Exclusive OEM & Dealer Roundtables
  • Access our speaker green room to ask questions and network
  • Strategic post-event reports from all three 2021 automotive events
  • Physical event attendance at one event*
  • Premium Access (including all presentations and panels) for ALL Automotive events in 2021

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

Over 500 OEMs and Dealer have already registered! Take a sneak peak of attendees below:

Companies include:

  • Al Futtaim Motors
  • American Honda Motor Co., Inc.
  • Anderson Automotive Group
  • Arnold Clark
  • Asbury Auto
  • Audi
  • Autobond Group
  • AutoNation
  • AutoTrader
  • Bentley Americas
  • BMW AG
  • Butler Automotive Group
  • Byton
  • Cadillac
  • CarGurus
  • CarMax
  • Cars
  • Carter Myers Automotive
  • Carvana
  • Cox Automotive
  • Daimler
  • FCA
  • Ferrari
  • Fisker Inc
  • Ford Motor Company
  • FordDirect
  • Geely
  • General Motors
  • Griffin Motor Company
  • Grupo Itra
  • HAAH Automotive Holdings
  • Helston Garages Group
  • Hendrick Automotive Group
  • Hertz Corp
  • Holdcroft Motor Group
  • Holman Automotive
  • Holz Motors Inc.
  • Honda Motor Company
  • HR Owen
  • Hudson Automotive Group
  • Hughes Honda
  • Hyundai
  • Hyundai capital Canada
  • Jack Giambalvo Family of Dealerships
  • Jaguar Land Rover
  • Jardine International Motors
  • Johnson & Perrott Motor Dealerships
  • Kaizen Automotive
  • Kearys Carstore
  • Kearys Motor Group
  • Kearys Motors
  • KIA
  • Lexus
  • Lithia Motors
  • Lloyd Motors Ltd
  • Lynk & Co
  • Martin Dealerships
  • Mazda
  • Mercedes-Benz
  • MG Motors
  • Middletown Honda
  • Millennium Auto
  • MINI USA, BMW Group
  • Mitsubishi Corporation
  • NIO
  • Nissan
  • Otokoc Otomotiv
  • Pendragon PLC
  • Penske Automotive Group
  • Polaris Inc
  • Porsche AG
  • Prime Automotive Group
  • PSA North America, Inc.
  • Rivian Automotive
  • SEAT
  • SHIFT
  • Sonic Automotive Inc.
  • Stellantis
  • Subaru of America
  • Sytner Group
  • Tata Motoes
  • Terry Reid Group
  • Tesla
  • Toyota
  • TrueCar
  • Trust Motors
  • TrustFord
  • Veho
  • Volkswagen Group of America
  • Volvo
  • Vroom
  • Walser Automotive

Job titles:

  • AVP Dealer Marketing
  • AVP, Corporate Development
  • AVP, Customer Experience
  • Board Member
  • CCO
  • CEO
  • CEO Office Analyst
  • Chief Consumer Officer
  • Chief Customer Officer
  • Chief Digital Retail Officer
  • Chief Experience Officer
  • Chief Innovation & Technology Officer
  • Chief Legal Officer
  • Chief Marketing Officer
  • CMO
  • Customer Experience
  • Director Consumer and Design Science
  • Director Customer Experience & Digital Platforms
  • Director Marketing
  • Director OEM Partnerships
  • Director of Brand & Retail Development
  • Director of Communications
  • Director of Dealer Development
  • Director of Industry Insights & Analytics
  • Director of OEM Partnerships
  • Director of Operations
  • Director of Parts and Accessories Sales
  • Director of Possibility
  • Director of Product
  • Director of Sales and Commercial Lending
  • Director Product Management
  • Director Retail Communications & Strategies
  • Director Third Party Enablement
  • Director, Aftersales
  • Director, connected vehicle
  • Director, CRM, Loyalty & CX Performance
  • Director, Digital Marketing and Ecommerce
  • Director, Head of Experience Strategy & Design
  • Director, National Sales Operations
  • Director, Product
  • Director, Retail Transformation
  • Head of Customer Engagement
  • Head of Customer Lifecycle
  • Head of Dealer Digital Program
  • Head of Digital - Americas
  • Head of Ecommerce
  • Head of Field Operations
  • Head of Fleet & Business
  • Head of IT
  • Head of Marketing
  • Head of Marketing
  • Head of Multicultural Marketing
  • Head of Network Development
  • Head of Operations
  • Head of own retail
  • Head of Product & Planning
  • Head of Retail Consulting
  • Head of Retail Operations
  • Head of sales
  • Head of Sales Strategy
  • Head of Strategy & Operations, Ford X
  • Head os and training
  • Head Sales Strategy
  • Job Titles:
  • Retail Network Development
  • Sales Director
  • Vice President
  • Vice President
  • Vice President
  • Vice President Marketing
  • Vice President Operations
  • Vice President Sales and Operations
  • Vice President, Communication
  • Vice President, Customer Experience & Digital Strategy
  • Vice President, eCommerce
  • Vice President, Marketing
  • Vice President, MINI of the Americas
  • Vice President, Sales Service and Marketing
  • Vicepresident of Marketing & CX
  • VP Digital , eCommerce and Connected Company
  • VP General Manager National Advertising
  • VP Marketing
  • VP of Customer Experience
  • VP of Marketing
  • VP Service
  • VP Strategi & BD
  • VP Strategic Partnerships
  • VP, Brand & Retail Marketing

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


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Tracy Cassady Executive Vice President – Marketing Penske Automotive Group


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Deborah Wahl Global Chief Marketing Officer General Motors

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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

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Melissa Grady Chief Marketing Officer Global Cadillac


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Liza Borches President and CEO Carter Myers Automotive


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Beth Mach Chief Consumer Officer TrueCar


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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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