Connected Car Expo Presentation and Discussion to Tackle How Technology is Influencing and Pressuring Automotive Retailers


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J.D. Power to Address the Influence of Technology in Auto Retail During First-Annual Connected Car Expo on November 21

LOS ANGELES--July 23, 2013: The rapid development and increasing consumer demand for mobile technologies is exerting enormous influence on the auto dealer network and will initiate rapid changes in the retail model. To address this topic, J.D. Power will hold an "Influence of Technology in Automotive Retail" presentation and discussion, during the Los Angeles Auto Show's first annual Connected Car Expo (CCE) on November 21, 2013, from 1 – 2 p.m.

Experts will explore three major areas:

How advanced vehicle technology features are changing the role of the salesperson and how technological additions are creating greater time between sale and delivery How consumer use of the Internet and mobile devices is impacting the sales process Why dealers should adopt sales and service technology tools (i.e. tablet devices, text messaging, etc.) to streamline processes

This special presentation is an extension of the second annual J.D. Power and NADA Western Automotive Conference held on Nov.19 in conjunction with the Connected Car Expo and LA Auto Show Press Days. The presentation and discussion is open to all Western Automotive Conference, CCE and LA Auto Show Press Days attendees and will be held at the Los Angeles Convention Center.

Held November 19-21, the CCE is designed to be the automotive industry's most comprehensive showcase of the new mobility solutions currently transforming the driving experience.

Register for the Connected Car Expo or visit Connected Care Expo for more information, including details on how to participate and an updated list of panelists. To register for the Western Automotive Conference visit West Automotive Conference.

About the Connected Car Expo

Designed to be the automotive industry's most comprehensive showcase of new mobility solutions, the Connected Car Expo (CCE) will debut on November 19, 2013 and continue in conjunction with the 2013 LA Auto Show® Press Days on Nov. 20 and 21. The CCE represents a singular environment in which the companies, key players and media involved in the connected car space can exchange ideas, develop solutions and create the business opportunities that will shape the future of transportation. Produced by the LA Auto Show parent company ANSA Productions, the CCE is purpose-built as a thought leadership forum, technology showcase and industry exchange hosted in the innovation capital of Los Angeles.

About the Western Automotive Conference

The NADA/J.D. Power Western Automotive Conference (WAC) is a half-day event of exceptional keynote presentations and compelling executive OEM panel discussions focusing on the California/LA area auto marketplace. This precedes the LA Auto Show press preview days and is hosted by the LA Auto Show, and held in association with the Greater Los Angeles New Car Dealers Association (GLANCDA) and the California New Car Dealers Association (CNCDA). Last year's inaugural conference attracted more than 300 attendees. The WAC audience consists of manufacturers, dealers, suppliers, and advertising and marketing professionals who seek to acquire a unique macro perspective on the U.S. economy and the auto industry, and for insights on the latest trends in the western United States' automotive market.

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