The Value Issue #34: 2020 TalkAuto@Home Full Line Up of Speakers Announced

October 15 2020

9th Annual Will Be Virtual Keeping with COVID-19 Physical Distancing Best Practices

Markham, ON, October 15, 2020 – Since the original announcement in late August of this year’s TalkAuto Canada Conference plans to go virtual, organizers have now finalized the roster of presenters for the 2020 virtual event, TalkAuto@Home. TalkAuto@Home will feature a new expert daily from 1:00pm-2:00pm EST during the week of November 16th.

The annual event, hosted by Canadian Black Book and J.D. Power, will feature the following topics and speakers:
Monday, November 16th, 1:00-2:00pm EST
o Topic: Outlook for Canadian Automotive Market
o Speaker: Jeff Schuster, President, Americas Operation and Global Vehicle Forecasts, LMC Automotive
Tuesday, November 17th, 1:00-2:00pm EST
o Topic: The Pandemic Past, Present and Future for Canadian Used Vehicle Market
o Speaker: Brian Murphy, Vice President of Research & Analytics, Canadian Black Book
Wednesday, November 18th, 1:00-2:00pm EST
o Topic: The Future of Voice in the Vehicle
o Speaker: Arianne Walker, Chief Evangelist, Alexa Automotive, Amazon
Thursday, November 19th, 1:00-2:00pm EST
o Topic: The Current State of Digital Retail
o Speaker: Jon Sederstrom, Managing Director of Strategic Initiatives, J.D. Power
Friday, November 20th, 1:00-2:00pm EST
o Topic: Fireside Chat
o Speakers: Don Romano, President and CEO, Hyundai Auto Canada / J.D. Ney, Canadian Automotive Practice Lead, J.D. Power

All sessions will be recorded and available via an email sent to all attendees after the event. Attendees will have opportunity to engage in dialogue with presenters towards the end of each hour.

“This event seems to get bigger every year, and our virtual venue allows us to grow exponentially. But what we really hang our hats on, in terms of the growth of TalkAuto, is the quality of content and expert speakers that keep the industry engaged and interested in attending,” says JD Ney, Automotive Industry Practice Leader, Canada at J.D. Power.

TalkAuto@Home 2020 is trending to be the most well attended edition of the conference since its inception in 2011. Registration for the event is sitting at just over 500 attendees and growing steadily.

“A positive element of holding a virtual event is that we are not limiting our attendance based on physical space or travel,” says Brian Murphy, VP Research & Analytics at Canadian Black Book. “We can easily host many more participants and are confirming registrants from all corners of Canada and the US.”

For more information and to save your spot, register now


For more information and/or interview requests, please contact:
Conrad Galambos
Media Relations
Canadian Black Book