Experts from McKinsey & Co, the ICDP, Tomorrow’s Journey, Aston Business School, Barclays, Zeus Capital, White Clarke Group and Cox Automotive are set to share their views on the future of motor retailing at the 2019 Automotive Retail Congress this May.
They are the first series of experts which AM has secured for the new event, which has been focused on content for board-level directors at motor retailers, carmaker national sales companies and industry suppliers who want to know how they can adapt their businesses to meet the demands of consumers, technology and manufacturers in the next decade.
Three more high-level guest speakers are due to be announced for the 2019 Automotive Retail Congress within the next few weeks.
As Brexit discussions rumble on, Aston Business School’s professor of industrial strategy, Professor David Bailey, has agreed to outline his findings on the likely impact to business, the consumer and the economy.
Cristiano Carlutti, expert associate partner at McKinsey & Co, will focus on four main elements of disruption that may change the automotive outlook completely – electrification, connectivity, autonomous driving and shared mobility.
Dr Andrew Tongue, research director at the ICDP, will examine how the aftermarket will evolve as electrification and connectivity becomes part of everyday life and as competition between the OEM-franchised and independent garage sectors toughens.
Mike Allen, head of research at Zeus Capital, will discuss how the sector will shape up from an investor’s point of view and how dealers can ensure they remain attractive to shareholders.
Barry Slatter, commercial director at Manheim, will examine used car market trends and give insights into how these will help to shape the next decade’s motor retailers.
David Betteley, former Jaguar Land Rover Global Financial Services director, and Ed White, chairman of White Clarke Group, will explore how new mobility start-ups such as their Tomorrow’s Journey operation will help the sector adapt and experiment.
And an illustration of how industries can adapt positively to rapid change will come from Nick Kerigan, head of future payments and leader of innovation for Barclaycard, who’ll explore how banking has evolved as consumers do more online.
“We’ve an impressive speaker line-up already for our 2019 Automotive Retail Congress, and I’m confident that the crucial insights they’re ready to share will help any delegate to shape the future strategy of their automotive business,” said AM editor Tim Rose.