Cox Automotive Experts to Speak at National Association of Minority Automobile Dealers Annual Meeting


Rising Star Award will be presented to recognize leadership at minority-owned dealership

ATLANTA, July 14, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Experts from Cox Automotive™ will present practical industry insights and best practices at the National Association of Minority Automobile Dealers (NAMAD) 36th Annual Membership Meeting July 19-20, 2016, at Fountainbleau Miami Beach.

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Tuesday, July 19, 12:30 p.m. EDT

  • Howard Polirer, director, Industry Advancement, Cox Automotive, will present "Front-end Fundamentals: 8 Keys to Driving a Sale" to members of NAMAD's Next Generation program, a unique group of attendees that are identified as the future leaders of minority-owned dealerships. During this session, attendees will learn about eight fundamentals and some best practices that dealers can use to improve their dealerships' effectiveness.

Wednesday, July 20, 8:30 a.m.noon EDT

  • Raj Sundaram, executive vice president and Client Success Officer of Cox Automotive will discuss industry trends and the automotive dealers view during the general session. The presentation will provide insights on how dealers may create operational efficiencies and leverage technology to capitalize on the significant opportunity in the used car market on the horizon.
  • Tom Webb, Chief Economist, Cox Automotive, will present Manheim's 2016 Used Car Market Report during the general session. Webb will share with attendees his unique perspective on the many facts and figures highlighted throughout the report and the impact they will have on the automotive industry in 2016 and beyond. He will present a review of the data and trends shaping the used car business as well as provide an in-depth analysis of current market conditions and the expectations of the future economy.

On Thursday, July 21, Cox Automotive and NAMAD will present the Rising Star award to an emerging leader in a minority-owned dealership that is taking an active role in his or her community. A contribution of $5,000 will be donated to the winner's charity of choice.

About Cox Automotive

Cox Automotive, Inc. is transforming the way the world buys, sells and owns cars with industry-leading digital marketing, software, financial, wholesale and e-commerce solutions for consumers, dealers, manufacturers and the overall automotive ecosystem worldwide. Committed to open choice and dedicated to strong partnerships, the Cox Automotive family includes Autotrader®,®, Dealertrack®, Kelley Blue Book®, Manheim®, NextGear Capital®, vAuto®, Xtime® and a host of other brands. The global company has nearly 30,000 team members in more than 200 locations and is partner to more than 40,000 auto dealers, as well as most major automobile manufacturers, while engaging U.S. consumer car buyers with the most recognized media brands in the industry. Cox Automotive is a subsidiary of Cox Enterprises, Inc., an Atlanta-based company with revenues of $18 billion and approximately 55,000 employees. Cox Enterprises' other major operating subsidiaries include Cox Communications and Cox Media Group. For more information about Cox Automotive, visit


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