CDK Connect 2019
Join us in Dubai for CDK Connect 2019, our annual event dedicated to automotive dealers and OEMs in the Middle East region.
Now in its 5th edition, the event will focus on navigating the changes of the car buying experience in the region. Topics being discussed by our expert speakers include upcoming automotive trends, women in automotive and how the fourth industrial revolution will change the world.
The event will be joined by a number of key partners, giving you the opportunity to network, learn and ultimately profit from the rapidly changing trends in our industry.
Over the years, CDK has developed a reputation for providing the latest insights and practices in our fast paced innovative industry.
from top industry experts who are adopting and transforming businesses
Discover & Understand
latest automotive insights and techniques that are changing the world
Meet & Greet
with peers to discuss common challenges and share concrete experiences
Think Big & Beyond
challenge your thinking and gather fresh insights to take back and implement within your organization
Welcome to the 5th edition of CDK Connect
It is my great pleasure to invite you to Dubai and this year’s CDK Connect 2019.
The automotive retail industry is evolving at an exciting rate and the model for how we engage with car buyers and owners is changing rapidly. Our vision of the future is a connected ecosystem, that understands the demands of the modern consumer and brings them to life through technological advancement.
I invite you to join us as we learn from an exceptional line-up of speakers, industry leaders and tech visionaries, sharing their insights on the future consumer and the car buyer of tomorrow.
I look forward to meeting you all and welcoming you to an engaging discussion.
VP EMEA, CDK Global
Registration & Coffee Break
Welcome Speech / Agenda Announcement / CDK Update
Phil Stubbs / General Manager, CDK MEA
4th Revolution - How new technology will change our world
Ian Fletcher / Director of Business Value, IBM
New trends and insights in the Auto Retail industry (ME)
Subhash Joshi / Director & Business Head - Mobility, Middle East & Africa, Frost & Sullivan
How LinkedIn can connect you to professional car buyers
Joe Brahamcha / A/C Director Financial, Auto & Luxury, LinkedIn
Purchasing cycle for EVs across the GCC
Jorge Bialade / General Manager, Yallamotor
Automotive Retail: The shift from product centric to consumer centric
Eleni Kitra / Head of Automotive & Financial Services, Facebook
Creating a connected consumer journey in your dealership
Steve Brown / Director Automotive, Al Zayani Kuwait
Retaining your customers: Using Connected Car technology to drive customer loyalty
Roman Krasnov / Senior Solution Architect, Bright Box
James Rhodes, Phil Stubbs, Steve Brown, Ian Fletcher, Joe Brahamcha
Thank you and Event ends
James Rhodes / Sales Director, CDK ME
A landmark hotel, merging Asian style with an Egyptian aesthetic, Raffles Dubai is perfectly positioned in the heart of the city, offering the unexpected luxury of space, impeccable service and sophisticated style. With stunning views of the Dubai skyline, guest rooms are some of the most spacious in the city - generously proportioned, sumptuously appointed and blessed with a uniquely Raffles sensibility.
The Raffles Dubai hotel have kindly offered special rates for our guests who would like to stay at the hotel during the event. Please see below rates for your reference:
Aed 800 until 30th sept (special discount applied on this rate)
Aed 860 from 1st october onwards (standard daily rate)
In order to secure a discounted rate, please book your room by 30th sept.
- Breakfast Buffet is available at Azur Restaurant and is included in the room rate above.
- The rates are valid for 2 days (pre and post stay), subject to availability upon request
- Above room rates are subject to the current 7 % municipality fee and the current 10% service charge & 5% VAT
- Tourism Dirham “TD Fee” AED 20.00 per room per night to be applied
How to book
Should you wish to make a reservation, please contact the hotel by phone 04 324 8888, or by email email@example.com and mention "CDK Connect" event.
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