12:00PM - 12:30PM
12:30PM - 1:00PM
TOYOTA'S PATH TO A TRUCK FUTURE
Executive Program Manager, Product Development Office, Toyota Motor North America
1:00PM - 1:45PM
REAR-VIEW MIRROR AND THE ROAD AHEAD: HOW DID WE ARRIVE HERE; WHAT ARE THE PATHWAYS FORWARD?
Matt Weiss, President, JATO Dynamics North America
Jay Sackett, Executive Program Manager, Product Development Office, Toyota Motor North America
Erin Klepaski, Senior Vice President, Auto Sales Alliance, Ally Financial
2:00PM - 2:30
BUILT FORD TOUGH: PAST, PRESENT AND FUTURE
North American Truck Regional Product Line Manager, Ford Motor Company
2:30PM - 3:00PM
FUTURE OF RETAILING
Global Technology Lead - Automotive Advisory Services, IHS Markit
3:00PM - 3:30PM
WHY PICKUP TRUCKS ARE BECOMING AMERICA'S FAMILY CAR
Chief Designer, Ram Truck/Commercial / Performance - Interior Studios, FCA
NATIONAL TRUCK SUMMIT AFTER-PARTY
The National Truck Summit will conclude with an after-party, including a preview of the Twin Cities Auto Show - before it opens to the public the following day! Check out the new vehicles and features, and network with other professionals while enjoying the entertainment and refreshments.
IN THE NEWS
The National Truck Summit is making headlines!
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ABOUT THE NATIONAL TRUCK SUMMIT
The demand for pickup trucks, SUVs and crossovers is at an all time high. With lower fuel costs and the capability and flexibility these vehicles offer, popularity in the segment continues to grow. Nowhere is this more apparent than Minnesota where new vehicle sales of light trucks, SUVs and crossover are far above the national average.
On the eve of the Twin Cities Auto Show, Automotive News and the Twin Cities Auto Show will highlight the nation’s passion for pickup trucks, SUVs and crossovers through
discussion and demonstration. Join us for discussions from industry leaders on the past and future of the segment.
ABOUT THE LIFT GARAGE
Donations will be collected during registration and at the National Truck Summit and Twin Cities Auto Show Preview Celebration.
The Lift Garage is a nonprofit auto repair shop that provides low cost car repair to low income Minnesotans. The Lift focuses exclusively on safety and drivability and is all about moving customers out of poverty and into more secure lives. The Lift charges $15/hour for labor and parts at cost which means that customers at The Lift save about 65% on the cost of auto repairs. The customers of The Lift must make at or below 150% of Federal Poverty Guideline to qualify (i.e. $18700 for a household of one).