JANUARY 23, 2025    NEW ORLEANS

AGENDA

AGENDA WILL RELEASE IN THE FALL


WHY ATTEND

The J.D. Power Auto Summit is the premier automotive retail event at the NADA Show. This one-day event features key industry thought leaders, real-time auto industry data and cutting-edge insights to help you make informed decisions within this ultra-competitive and highly dynamic industry. With 700+ attendees at last year’s event, this is your opportunity to meet and network with leaders who are shaping the future of this rapidly changing industry, including dealers, automakers, agencies and suppliers.

Each year, the Auto Summit provides a unique forum for industry leaders to address some of our most complex challenges and most compelling opportunities. The topics introduced at this event frequently fuel much of the subsequent discussions around the NADA Show. See below for a preview of the 2025 agenda, and mark your calendars for the full agenda release later this year.  

 

 U.S. AUTO  
 
OUTLOOK


As the industry continues its recovery from low inventory levels, pent-up consumer demand once held up by limited product availability is being fulfilled. With rising inventories, increased competition (from both legacy automakers and newcomers) is back – and so are incentives to help sweeten the sale. As a result, price and profit performance are becoming more and more strained. How will this activity impact the industry as we move into 2025? Thomas King, President of Data & Analytics Division & Chief Product Officer at J.D. Power will provide a comprehensive, data-driven analysis of industry performance, covering the many challenges and opportunities that continue to impact vehicle sales, pricing, incentives, margins and beyond.

 USED CAR 
 
OUTLOOK


The used-vehicle market continues to be challenged by recent industry and economic headwinds, including greater new-vehicle supply, high new-vehicle incentives and higher interest rates. With this market volatility expected to continue into the next several years, what can dealers do to ensure success within their used-vehicle operations? Join Jonathan Banks, Vice President of Product Development, Valuation Services at J.D. Power for an overall outlook on how to navigate the used-vehicle market as we head into 2025.


 

 EV OUTLOOK


As automakers move forward with EV strategies and investments, existing challenges and opportunities persist, just as new ones emerge. As the EV ecosystem evolves, it further influences—and is influenced by—charge point operators, retailers and auto finance, fleet operators, utility providers, government agencies and insurance companies to name a few, with each stakeholder playing a crucial role. Stewart Stropp, executive director of the EV Practice at J.D. Power, will use industry-leading data and insights to deliver a comprehensive view of the industry’s transition to electric.

 FRANCHISE 
 ASSESSMENT


In today's hyper-competitive environment, automakers and dealers are fighting for every sale while dealing with unprecedented disruption and market ambiguity. This exclusive session blends J.D. Power Voice of the Customer data with real-time retail transactional data, residual value data and EV data to provide an overall brand performance scorecard of each major new vehicle franchise in the industry. Which brands saw year-over-year improvement? How are individual data sets affecting overall brand evaluations? What strategies should each OEM adopt to help increase market share? Moderated by Newsweek’s autos senior editor, Eileen Falkenberg-Hull, this interactive, expert panel promises candid, open discussion, rooted in verified data, analytics and industry expertise to support your strategic approach toward optimal performance.


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