10th Annual TalkAuto Canada Conference Continues with Virtual Format

October 28 2021

Registration is open for the 2021 edition of the well-known Canadian auto industry event, TalkAuto. As usual, registration is free to all attendees. The tenth annual conference will follow the theme from last year - TalkAuto @ Home – and remain virtual during the week of November 15-19th.

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public health restrictions at the time of organizing this year’s proceedings, Canadian
Black Book and J.D. Power decided to continue in the previous year’s format,
which proved overwhelmingly successful. In lieu of the
traditional one-day live conference, the virtual event will span the week of
Monday, November 15th and take place from 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM EDT each
day, featuring industry leading speakers. The 2020 TalkAuto @ Home hosted over 850
attendees from all areas of Canada’s auto OEMs, retail, finance, data, and
insurance businesses.

“After ten years of continuous growth for TalkAuto, we
know that the Canadian auto sector has a strong appetite for the type of
content we provide year after year. We tend to fill physical venues to capacity,
and now our virtual format has doubled the attendance of our latest in-person
event,” says JD Ney, Automotive Industry Practice Leader, Canada at J.D. Power.

“Our industry has experienced much disruption and measurable
change over the past two years because of the global pandemic. Supply issues
linger, demand is high, new retailing options exist, EVs are becoming more
prominent by the day, and more. It is key to keep an open dialogue between our
industry experts and decision makers to help facilitate change and encourage
innovation. TalkAuto has always been a forum with that in mind,” says Yolanda
Biswah, Senior Vice President and General Manager at Canadian Black Book.

The organizers have confirmed the following speakers:   

  • Jeff Schuster, President, Americas Operation and Global Vehicle Forecasts at LCM Automotive
  • Rene Abdalah, Senior Vice President Business Development & James Hancock, Director OEM Strategies and Analytics, both from Canadian Black Book
    • Topic: Canadian Black Book Market Outlook
  • Steward Stropp, Senior Director, Automotive Retail at J.D. Power
    • Topic: Driving EV Adoption at Retail
  • JD Ney, Automotive Practice Lead at J.D. Power & Ryan Robinson, Automotive Research Leader at Deloitte
    • Fireside Chat

sessions will be recorded and made available for all TalkAuto @ Home attendees.
For more information and the agenda Click here.

Registration is now open allowing
participants to register one-time and gain access to five days of content --
all from the comforts of home.  As in in years past, registration is free
for all.

Click here to register for this
year’s TalkAuto @ Home