Industry Events

Automotive Forum

J.D. Power, NADA and the New York International Auto Show are joining forces once again to bring the Automotive Forum to the Auto Show on April 4. This one-day event precedes the Show and brings some of the industry’s most influential leaders together to tackle a variety of pressing topics including the latest economic and automotive forecasts and discussions automotive trends.

The 2023 Automotive Forum will take place on Tuesday, April 4, starting at 8:00am— returning to state-of-the-art ultra-modern Javits Center expansion.

2023 Automotive Forum Speakers Include

  • Allyson Witherspoon, CMO, Nissan Motor Co.
  • Angela Zepeda, CMO, Hyundai Motor America
  • Claudia Marquez, COO, Genesis Motor North America
  • Geoff Pohanka, Chairman, NADA
  • Jason Stein, Owner & CEO, Flat Six Media
  • Jérémie Papin, SVP, Nissan Motor Co., Ltd. & Chairperson, Nissan Americas
  • John Casesa, Senior Managing Director, Guggenheim Partners
  • John Murphy, Managing Director, Bank of America Merrill Lynch
  • Lisa Materazzo, Group VP Marketing, Toyota
  • Mark Schienberg, President, GNYADA
  • Mike Stanton, CEO/President, NADA
  • Oliver Brodlieb, Chairman, GNYADA
  • Paul Gruenwald, Global Chief Economist, S&P Global Ratings
  • Steve Carlisle, Executive Vice President & President, North America General Motors
  • Thomas King, President, Data & Analytics Division and Chief Product Officer, J.D. Power

World Car Awards

Now in their 20th year, and longtime partner of the New York Auto Show, the World Car Awards will return to the Show on Wednesday, April 5 at 8:30am to announce the winning vehicles of this year’s awards.

The awards ceremony takes place on Wednesday, April 5 in the new expansion at Javits. A jury of 100 distinguished international automotive journalists from 32 countries selected the Top Three in the World finalists earlier this month and will be narrowed down to winners in the following categories.

World Car of the Year

  • BMW X1 / iX1
  • Hyundai Ioniq 6
  • Kia Niro

World Electric Vehicle

  • BMW i7
  • Hyundai Ioniq 6
  • Lucid Air

World Luxury Car

  • BMW 7 Series / i7
  • Genesis G90
  • Lucid Air

World Performance Car

  • Kia EV6 GT
  • Nissan Z
  • Toyota GR Corolla

World Urban Car

  • Citroen C3
  • ORA Funky Cat/Haomao
  • Volkswagen Taigo/Nivus

World Car Design

  • Hyundai Ioniq 6
  • Land Rover Range Rover
  • Lucid Air

MediaPost's Automotive Marketing Conference

MediaPost will once again host its annual Automotive Advertising and Marketing program at the New York Auto Show on Wednesday April 5. Part of the program’s agenda includes naming the “Automotive Marketer of the Year,” Toyota’s Lisa Materazzo.

The Committee is also pleased to announce the recipient of the award program’s newest category, “Dealer Marketer of the Year,” Manhattan Motorcars’ Brian Miller.

World Traffic Safety Symposium

For more than 30 years, GNYADA has sponsored the annual World Traffic Safety Symposium bringing in leaders and addressing important traffic safety topics from the floor of the New York Auto Show.

Held on Thursday, April 6th, 9:00am-2:30pm, the 2023 World Traffic Safety Symposium will examine Disparities in Traffic Fatalities by Race, Ethnicity, Income, and Gender. The program will feature remarks from the nation’s top safety officials including Acting NHTSA Administrator Ann Carlson, NTSB Member Thomas Chapman and NYS DMV Commissioner Mark F. Schroeder. Speakers will discuss topics such as the overrepresented populations in crashes, and best safety practices from here in the U.S. and across the globe.

The 2023 World Traffic Safety Symposium will feature remarks from the nation’s top safety officials