AADA Convention and Expo
Melbourne  |  24-25 July 2024

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Automotive Retail – The Next 5 Years


Moderator: James Voortman - AADA CEO

WHEN: Wednesday 24th July

TIME: 3:45 pm – 5:30 pm

ROOM: AADA Central

The Australian automotive market is a highly competitive environment with over 70 carmakers competing for a share of over 1.2 million new car sales. The new car franchised network is the backbone of this eco system delivering over 2 million sales in new and used vehicles and completing 48 million car services. Dealers employ 61,000 people and train nearly 6000 apprentices. As an industry new car dealers contribute $18.6 Billion to the national economy.

Automotive retail is in the midst of seismic change with forces such as the rise of China, decarbonisation, digitisation, rationalisation and disintermediation.

Join us for what be an interesting conversation about industry challenges and policy direction and what the next five years will produce for our industry.

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Vice President, Toyota Motor Corporation Australia

Jack Hobbs is a seasoned Vice President with over 30 years of experience at Toyota Motor Corporation, spanning Australia, the USA, and the Asia Pacific regions. Throughout his impressive career,...

Chief Executive Officer - Electric Vehicle Council (EVC)

Samantha Johnson is the Chief Executive Officer of the Electric Vehicle Council (EVC). Samantha is working with the EVC team, members and stakeholders to progress the electrification and lowering of...

Group Chief Executive Officer - Motor Trade Association of Western Australia (MTA WA)

Stephen Moir is the Group Chief Executive Officer of the Motor Trade Association of Western Australia (MTA WA), a position he has held since February 2010. The MTA WA is...

President & CEO - Canadian Automobile Dealers Association (CADA)

James Voortman Chief Executive Officer, AADA, Jack Hobbs, Toyota Motor Corporation Australia, Samantha Johnson, Electric Vehicle Council, Stephen Lester Cox Automotive Australia & New Zealand, Stephen Moir, MTA WA, and Tim...

Chief Executive Officer, AADA

James has been in the role of CEO for 3 years and with the AADA since 2017. He has extensive policy and automotive advocacy experience and has worked as an...

CEO, Cox Automotive Australia & New Zealand

A credible and proven leader, Stephen has extensive international automotive experience gained in Canada, Europe, Australia and New Zealand. His sound understanding of automotive ecosystems is derived from more than...