The New York International Auto Show kicks off this week at the Jacob Javits Convention Center in New York City.
While the hot new cars will surely be the stars (like the Cadillac CT5 and 2020 GMC Acadia), there will be plenty of smart people on hand to share their knowledge of the automotive industry. One such convergence of automotive expertise is the Bank of America Merrill Lynch 2019 New York Auto Summit, which will be held today, on the show’s first press day.
Cadillac Senior Vice President and President Steve Carlisle will serve as General Motors‘ representative at the 2019 New York Auto Summit. Other automakers in attendance will include Ford, Group 1 Automotive and Shiloh Industries, Inc.
In late April 2018, General Motors ousted Cadillac President Johan de Nysschen, replacing him with Carlisle who was formerly president and managing director of GM Canada. The sudden departure of Nysschen came as a shock to the industry at the time.
Nysschen made several changes to the American luxury brand, spearheading a move of the company’s headquarters from Detroit to New York City. He was also the force behind a push to overhaul Cadillac retailers and the brand. However, sales lagged as Nysschen focused on sedans when consumers were beginning to flock to crossovers and SUVs.
The 2019 New York Auto Summit is scheduled to start at approximately 1:20 p.m. and will be followed by a brief Q&A session.