Bouncing back from crisis
As global trade, commerce and industry continue to be ravaged by COVID-19, the automotive industry – specifically the motor trade – has been deeply impacted by the global pandemic. For many, the last few months have been a matter of survival.
The good news is that the first green shoots of recovery have started to appear on the horizon. China has begun going back to work, and Europe has started taking its first steps as well. We know that eventually things will go back to normal; a profoundly different normal perhaps, but a normal nevertheless.
Given that the return to normalcy is staggered across the globe, we want to use this opportunity to reflect on China’s path to normalcy, how it is playing out, and what insights dealers in Europe and North America can use to accelerate their own return to normalcy. The central theme of our conversation today, however, is the theme of ‘bouncing back’ – what do you need to do today to put your business on a solid footing for tomorrow, and bounce back from this crisis stronger, leaner, more efficient and more profitable.
Today we have with us a very experienced and knowledgeable panel of auto industry executives and entrepreneurs from across the world. Each of our panelists is intimately connected with world of automotive retail, and each of them continues to observe – and respond to – this crisis from very close quarters.
Global Executive Director MSX
CEO Vertu Motors PLC
COO Phil Smith Automotive Group