KEN GILMAN, ASBURY AUTOMOTIVE CEO, ON WHAT IT TAKES TO SUCCEED IN THE CAR BIZ AT JULY 21 MEETING

Ken Gilman, President and CEO of Asbury Automotive Group,
Addresses the July 21st IMPA Luncheon

We’ve heard from the big wigs at the OEMs the last few months and the people rating vehicles and helping consumers separate fact from fiction when it comes to quality and pricing. On July 21, we will hear from a speaker who is in the trenches between the consumer and the OEM and who has a unique and candid perspective on where the auto industry is shaking out: between the luxury market and the value side of the business; between domestics and imports; between passenger cars and SUVs. Asbury Automotive Group CEO Ken Gilman has a unique perspective on what it takes for car companies to succeed in the area of product, design and marketing. Not an auto industry lifer, Gilman came into the car business a few years ago from fashion retailer The Limited. The title of his speech: “Emerging trends in the automotive retail industry.” It will be an interesting session, so let’s show our …support.

The meeting begins with a noon reception at the Women’s National Republican Club, 3 West 51st Street, New York.  Tickets are $35 for members and $45 for all others.