National Automobile Dealers Association (sponsor), Ghosn, Carlos, 1954- (speaker), Press, Bill, 1940- (interviewer), Smith, Charley R. (speaker), Underriner, William (speaker)
Day one of NADA convention 2005 in New Orleans, Louisiana. Entertainment from gospel choir and jazz band of New Orleans Legends. Hosted by William P. Underriner. Interview with Bill Press and Charley Smith, 2004 NADA Chairman. Introduction of NADA Executive board. 2004 Chairman Charley Smith speaks to convention. Presentation of the Time Magazine Quality Dealer Award. Featured speaker is Carlos Ghosn, President and CEO of Nissan. Ghosn speaks about the mutual interest in the global automotive industry of manufacturers and dealers. He discusses 2004 as a challenging year in the industry before speaking on the trajectory of the industry, particularly for Nissan. He remarks on changing and competing technologies to address climate concerns, the development and growth of the industry in new international markets, Nissan's profit-driven versus market share-driven corporate strategy, and the value of competition for Nissan.
And here is the picture he got. From the left are W.C. Oates and Richard Glinn of Du Pont's neoprene plant in Louisville, John F. Daley, general manager of the Organic Chemicals Department which operates the plant and Dr. Samuel Lenher, assistant general manager.