Commercial Vehicle Business Summit Offered Unique Virtual View into Best Growth Opportunity
On March 3rd and 4th leaders in the commercial vehicle industry shared their knowledge on an extensive list of topics, offering unique insights into the industry’s path forward and how technology is evolving to support this growing space. Leaders Raj Sarkar, GM Commercial Vehicle Marketing, Ford Motor Company, Ed Peper, VP General Motors Fleet, Shaun Skinner, President & CEO of Isuzu Truck of America, Inc., Jim Press, Former COO Toyota N.A., Rhett Ricart, President Ricart Ford, Charlie Gilchrist, President/CEO Gilchrist Automotive Group, and others contributed to this free 2-day event.
The first day was Business & Industry focused and offered industry stakeholders in all commercial vehicle segments an opportunity to hear experts speak on subjects ranging from inventory, EV, connected, autonomous, new OEMs, finance, supply chain, fleet and data and provide their vision of the opportunities and challenges that will drive the next five years in this space.
Day two focused on Dealerships with a comprehensive overview of best of breed operations and opportunities for developing a unique commercial vehicle business. Attendees heard how to leverage brand and their local market to build a solid B2B business. Deep discussions with existing successful dealers modeled how to transform a dealership into a local commercial business powerhouse.
Each days was kicked off with a powerhouse keynote, then a fireside chat with industry veteran Jim Press. Panels provided meaningful material and there was discussion in themed breakouts. Additional key speakers were featured throughout the day. If you missed the only major summit dedicated to the growing commercial vehicle industry, sessions are now available on Work Truck Solutions’ YouTube channel. https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLD2Jcmd1y1VhGJidXdpnwmzGxdMl7O6ic