Three experts, three fireside discussions – the big picture: the opening speech of the 2021 International Car Rental Fair (ICRS), “Understanding the Recovery for Car Rental”, adopts a new format for the event.
On Monday, August 16 at 10:00 a.m. PST, the opening remarks will begin with Will Withington, senior vice president of North American operations at Enterprise Holdings, who will speak with Chris Brown, senior editor of Car Rental News. Withington will share insights from the world’s largest rental car company on rapidly resuming travel, managing supply constraints and key lessons from the pandemic, as well as evolving customer experience and trends. new mobility technologies.
Immediately after, Brown will meet with Zo Rahim, head of economic and industrial analysis at Cox Automotive. Rahim will dive into today’s perfect storm of growing demand responding to a drought in used vehicle supply and how macroeconomic conditions will affect the sales environment going forward.
The third Fireside Conversation features Charlie Coniglio, senior vice president for North America at CarTrawler, who will present a U.S. and global perspective based on data on rental car prices and booking trends in the context of a wider range of travel.
“If ever the question, ‘Where are we going?’ you had to answer, it’s now, ”said Chris Brown, CIHR conference chair. “I am delighted with this one-on-one format and to dive with Will, Zo and Charlie on issues that directly affect the professional lives of CIHR participants. “
Presented in collaboration with the American Car Rental Association, 2021 International Car Rental Exhibition takes place August 15-17 at Caesars Las Vegas.
ICRS 2021 will provide attendees with in-person and virtual options, in which keynote presentations and most seminars will be broadcast live. Registration is now open.