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Carla Harris and Jon Taffer to empower dealers to ignite growth at Navigate ’21

Posted by Meg Bernazzani on July 14, 2021

August 25 Update: Given continued uncertainty around COVID-19, Navigate has been moved to an entirely virtual event. We’ll have the same jam-packed agenda, but now you can tune in from the comfort of your home or office. For more information and to get tickets, visit

Navigate, CarGurus’ third annual automotive conference, is officially back and in person this fall. Set for October 13 & 14, 2021 at the Hynes Convention Center in Boston, this year’s event offers two days of next-level sessions, carefully crafted to bring you all the industry insights and real-world tools you need to have a competitive edge. Topics include digital retail, wholesale, management, and more, plus there will be networking opportunities you won’t get anywhere else. And the keynotes—you don’t want to miss those.

Last month, we shared that hospitality expert, industry thought leader, and star of “Bar Rescue” Jon Taffer will inspire dealers to embrace the future and spark growth for their business at Navigate. Today, we’re thrilled to share that Carla Harris, Vice Chairman, Managing Director and Senior Client Advisor at Morgan Stanley, will also take the stage at Navigate for her inspiring keynote. Known for being a Wallstreet powerhouse, she has over 30 years of experience spanning a variety of industries, including technology, media, retail, telecommunications, transportation, industrial, and healthcare.

In being true to her relentless pursuit of growth, Harris has executed such transactions as initial public offerings for UPS and the General Motors sub-IPO of Delphi Automotive, been appointed chair of the National Women’s Business Council by President Barack Obama, and authored three books. She’s been named to Fortune Magazine’s list of “The 50 Most Powerful Black Executives in Corporate America,” U.S. Banker’s “Top 25 Most Powerful Women in Finance,” Black Enterprise’s “Top 75 Most Powerful Women in Business,” and many more. She’s also an active member of her community and an accomplished singer, having performed five sold-out concerts at Carnegie Hall.

At Navigate, Harris will share practical advice and leadership wisdom, empowering dealers to drive their careers and businesses forward. You’ll walk away with powerful new strategies for everyday use.

Don’t miss out! Early bird tickets are now on sale for $99 (a $300 savings). Register today before the price goes up.

Not convinced? We think this teaser video will change your mind.

Topics: CarGurus news, Navigate