NADA and J.D. Power and Associates Host the 2012 Western Automotive Conference November 27 in Los Angeles

NADA and J.D. Power and Associates Host the 2012 Western Automotive Conference
                          November 27 in Los Angeles

PR Newswire

Nov. 15

You are cordially invited to join us for the NADA and J.D. Power and
Associates 2012 Western Automotive Conference on Tuesday, November 27^th at
the historic Biltmore Hotel in Los Angeles.


J.D. Power has teamed up with NADA to showcase an all-new one-day event packed
with valuable information focusing on the critical issues and solutions that
are impacting current and future automotive operations.

This year's agenda is filled with thought-provoking sessions, including a
keynote presentation by Jim Lentz, president and CEO, Toyota Motor Sales,
U.S.A., Inc.

Other scheduled keynote speakers and panelists include:

  oJohn Mendel, Executive Vice President, American Honda Motor Co., Inc.
  oMark Del Rosso, Chief Operating Officer, Audi of America, Inc.
  oPeter Schreyer, Senior Executive VP and Chief Design Officer, Kia Motors
  oMichelle Morris, Automotive Industry Director, Google, Inc.
  oDoug Frisbie, Head of Automotive, Facebook
  oMike Sullivan, President/Owner, LAcarGUY
  oPaul Sheard, Chief Global Economist & Head of Global Economy Research,
    Standard & Poor's
  oPeter Hoffman, Dealer Principal, Sierra Autocars Inc.
  oRandy Shaffer, Director, Microsoft Xbox, Microsoft

J.D. Power analysts will also give their exclusive perspectives on the global
automotive industry with special analysis on the California market. Analysts
will also be available for interviews.

The roundtable sessions run from 10:45 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. A networking
reception will follow.

Please click here for more information on the 2012 Western Automotive

Media, who wish to cover the conference, please contact:

Syvetril Perryman; Westlake Village, Calif.; (805) 418-8103;

John Tews; Troy, MI; (248) 680-6218;

About J.D. Power and Associates

Headquartered in Westlake Village, Calif., J.D. Power and Associates is a
global marketing information services company providing performance
improvement, social media and customer satisfaction insights and solutions.
The company's quality and satisfaction measurements are based on responses
from millions of consumers annually. For more information on car reviews and
ratings, car insurance, health insurance, cell phone ratings, and more, please
visit J.D. Power and Associates is a business unit of The
McGraw-Hill Companies.

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/PRNewswire -- Nov. 15, 2012/

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