Keynote: Economic, Financial, and Automotive Aftermarket Outlook in a Rapidly Changing Landscape
8:00 am–9:30 am
There are important risks and opportunities facing the automotive aftermarket and related businesses. In this talk, economist and futurist Jason Schenker will discuss some of the most important challenges and opportunities ahead. His remarks will include critical strategic recommendations and actionable takeaways and recommendations for businesses that are in or serve the automotive aftermarket industry. Mr. Schenker will evaluate the war for talent and mixed signals from the labor market. He will discuss the economy, financial markets, inflation, and interest rates. Mr. Schenker will also delve into the subject of Cold War Two®, the end of globalization, and associated supply chain risks. Looking into the future of technology and work, Mr. Schenker will discuss several critical long-term trends in demographics and technology that will be impactful for the industry, including electric vehicles, automation, and how ChatGPT and other AI technologies will be valuable and increasingly common. Mr. Schenker will share actionable winning strategies for the rapidly changing environment and for the decade ahead.