AADA Convention and Expo
Melbourne  |  24-25 July 2024

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Feature Panel: Retail Auto>The Road Ahead!

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Moderator: James Voortman - AADA CEO

WHEN: Wednesday 14th June

TIME: 4:20 pm – 5:20 pm

ROOM: AADA Central

Each year Australia’s New Car Dealerships engage with millions of automotive customers, complete millions car services, repair and recall jobs and facilitate over 300,000 finance contracts for vehicle purchases. As an industry segment, they directly employ 60,000 Australians and contribute $13 Billion to the national economy. New Car Dealerships are the foundation of the automotive ecosystem.

At the 2023 AADA Convention & Expo, we will explore what the road ahead looks like for Retail Auto, particularly how New Car Dealerships will lead the way in innovation and consumer interaction.

The arrival of new car brands, the growth of low and zero emission vehicles, the emergence of subscription models, big data and changes to vehicle distribution are some of the trends driving change in our industry.

To help us discuss the future of the industry AADA CEO James Voortman will moderate a panel of industry heavyweights, including Toyota Australia CEO & President, Matt Callachor; Cameron McIntyre, CEO & Managing Director of Carsales.com.au Australia’s #1 auto marketplace; 2023 NADA Chairman, Geoffrey Pohanka; Cox Australia CEO Stephen Lester; and leading Australian Dealer group Servco CEO, Nick Pappas.

Don’t miss this featured panel at the 2023 AADA Convention & Expo at the ICC in Sydney.

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President and CEO, Toyota Motor Corporation Australia

Matthew Callachor was appointed President and CEO of Toyota Motor Corporation Australia in January 2018 following an 18-month tenure as Vice President. Mr Callachor's extensive 36-year career with Toyota Motor...

Managing Director & CEO, carsales.com Ltd

Cameron was appointed Managing Director and CEO of carsales.com Ltd in 2017. Prior to this, Cameron held the positions of Chief Operating Officer (since October 2014), and Chief Financial Officer...

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...

Managing Director, Servco Australia

Nick is the Managing Director of Servco Australia and oversees dealership operations, leading Servco Dealer Principal Equity Partners, maintaining strong OEM relationships, optimising, and protecting Servco's investment in Australia. Servco...

2023 Chairman, NADA

Geoffrey Pohanka is Chairman of Pohanka Automotive Group in Capitol Heights, MD. He started in the automotive business in 1971, working summers in his father's dealership. He is a third-generation...

Chief Executive Officer, AADA

James has been in the role of CEO for 2 years and with the AADA since 2017. He has extensive policy and automotive advocacy experience and has worked as an...