Commercial Vehicle Business Summit

Turbocharging Opportunity in 2021

March 3rd and 4th

For two days – leaders involved in commercial vehicle business will share their knowledge on an extensive list of topics. You’ll gain new insights into the commercial vehicle industry’s path forward and how technology is evolving to support you and your customers’ business.
Register for this free event here.

March 3rd Business and Industry Focus:

Offers industry stakeholders in and around all commercial vehicle business segments an opportunity to hear experts ranging from inventory, EV, autonomous, OEM, Finance, Supply Chain, Fleet and AI provide their vision of the opportunities and challenges that will drive the next five years of this space.  

Opening Keynote: Dave Mondragon, VP IHSMarkit

Fireside Chat with Jim Press on Overall Industry Vision:   

Shaun Skinner, Pres. Isuzu
Mandar Dighe, VP Marketing and Sales, Knapheide Kirk Mann, SVP/GM, Hitachi Capital America

Panels:          

Players and Products: In this very fragmented supply chain, which will be the best collaborations and what will be needed to grow your business         

Technology and Data: Now more than ever the commercial vehicle business needs to embrace digital, data and online.

CASE: Connected, Autonomous, Shared, Electric: Electric is roaring into the commercial world, ready or not, and autonomous is right behind.

Themed & Expert-Led Breakout Discussion Rooms

Closing Keynote: Ed Peper US VP GM Fleet                                             

March 4th  Dealership Operations and Opportunity Focused:

Offers all types of dealerships a comprehensive overview of best of breed operations and opportunities for developing their unique commercial vehicle business that leverages their brand, local business market and overall goals. Deep discussions with existing successful dealers will model how to transform the dealership into a local commercial business powerhouse.

Opening Keynote: Alan Haig, President, Haig Partners

Fireside Chat with Jim Press and top Commercial Dealer Principals – talking about running the business:                                    
                                                            Rhett Ricart, DP, Ricart Ford
                                                            Charlie Gilchrist, DP Gilchrist Automotive
                                                           

Panels:          

Building the Right Team: Building a Business-to-Business sales operation calls for a different mindset, new skills, and digital tools to support your team. Hear from top teams how they evolved, and what they learned.

Data & Digital Marketing: For top margins, targeting the right SMBs and tracking results is critical. This group of dealers has been involved in helping build the reporting that provides clarity and control.        

  What Commercial ‘Green’ Means: Hear how to help commercial customers with choices in Electrification, EV, Alt Fuels plus learn how shared and autonomous will effect your dealership business today and in the future.

F&I & Ops oh My: Specifically Commercial services offer big, sustainable, profit opportunities for dealerships. Experts lay it out here along with a hint at new ownership models swelling up in this space.

Themed & Expert-Led Breakout Discussion Rooms

Closing Keynote: PENDING CONFIRMATION      


Purpose of this event:
Day One: Provide all Commercial Vehicle Business Stakeholders an overview of the dynamic interdependence and opportunity of this space
Day Two: Provide Dealerships strategic and operational insights on the Significant Opportunity of Commercial