8:00 AM - 9:30 AM
Dr. Alex Yurchenko
8:00am Breakfast Buffet
8:20am-8:30am 2023 Impact Award presentation
8:30am-9:30am Keynote Panelist discussion: Cox Automotive’s chief economist Jonathan Smoke kicks off with an analysis of the U.S. economy and the trends that are directly impacting car rental. He’ll then share current market conditions around vehicle sales, pricing, inventory, and supply issues, before finishing with a discussion on industry disruptors and risks. Black Book’s Alex Yurchenko will then take the baton to dive into wholesale price projections, available inventory, and vehicle mix, including an update on electrification in the rental and commercial fleet market. Finally, the session will end on an interactive note with audience Q&A.
Moderator: Chris Brown