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Kerper to Lead Agent Summit Reinsurance Symposium Panel


LAS VEGAS — John Kerper, FSA, MAAA, will lead a panel discussion devoted to non-controlled foreign corporations (NCFCs) at Agent Summit’s Reinsurance Symposium, organizers announced Wednesday. The event is scheduled for May 21–24, 2017, at Paris Las Vegas.

Kerper, who serves as a co-owner of Kerper and Bowron, LLC, will lead a panel comprised of Brian Feldman, executive vice president of SpencerRe, Resource Agent Group/First Extended’s vice president of sales and marketing, John Luckett, Jay Sharpnack, national sales manager for CNA National Warranty Corp. and GSFSGroup’s vice president, Bruce Stricklin.

“It’s an honor to work with such an accomplished and distinguished panel to discuss NCFCs at the Reinsurance Symposium,” Kerper said. “The increased limits for 831b companies in 2017, along with the increased scrutiny of the same from the IRS, provide opposing arguments for dealers who may be interested in using an NCFC, and I am very interested in hearing these experts discuss this and other issues affecting NCFCs.”

The 55-minute session, “NCFCs: Changes, Threats and the Regulatory Horizon,” will begin at 2:20 p.m. on Monday, May 22.

“John has been an ardent supporter of our event and a reliable resource for agents,” said David Gesualdo, show chair and publisher of Agent Entrepreneur and F&I and Showroom magazines. “We have high expectations for his group, and I anticipate a large and heavily engaged audience.”

Registration for Agent Summit 2017 is open at the event’s website. Attendees who register by April 21 will enjoy a $100 discount. To discuss sponsorship and exhibition opportunities, contact David Gesualdo at 727-947-4027 or via email hidden; JavaScript is required.

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Brian Reed to Helm Digital F&I Panel at Agent Summit


LAS VEGAS — Organizers of the upcoming Agent Summit have announced that Brian Reed, president and CEO of F&I Express, will serve as moderator for “The Great Debate — F&I Products Online,” a highly anticipated panel discussion. The event will be held May 21–24, 2017, at Paris Las Vegas, and Reed’s panel will begin at 1:45 p.m. on Tuesday, May 23.

“The topic of digital F&I has taken center stage for agents, dealers and anyone with a stake in F&I production,” said David Gesualdo, publisher of Agent Entrepreneur and F&I and Showroom. “It’s an important issue at an important time, and we are grateful to Brian and his team for tackling it head-on.”

Reed will be joined by a diverse panel that will include Phil Battista, president of Darwin Automotive, Mike Burgiss, vice president of strategy and retail transformation for Cox Automotive, Roadster CMO Michelle Denogean, Dylan Doran, president of Western Fidelity Insured Services, and Mark Thorpe, president of The Impact Group.

The discussion is expected to cover a wide range of subjects relating to digital F&I, including how much information providers and dealers should put online — including pricing — as well as the impact of an online F&I process on dealers, producers and consumers.

“As the car-buying and F&I processes have evolved over the last few years, the industry has discussed the opportunities and challenges of online F&I,” Reed said. “The ‘Great Debate’ session is focused on facilitating an honest discussion about F&I products online and an open debate around the evolution of how F&I products are presented to consumers.”

Registration for Agent Summit 2017 is open at the event’s website. Attendees who register by April 21 will enjoy a $100 discount.

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Reinsurance Symposium Returns to Agent Summit


LAS VEGAS — Organizers of the upcoming Agent Summit have confirmed the 2017 event will feature a Reinsurance Symposium for the fifth consecutive year. The four-day event will begin on the evening of Sunday, May 21, at Paris Las Vegas, with the Reinsurance Symposium scheduled for the following afternoon.

“The Reinsurance Symposium has been an indispensable source of information and education since it was launched in 2013,” said David Gesualdo, show chair and publisher of Agent Entrepreneur. “Agents are rightfully invested in the topic and deserve a clear explanation of the options available to their agencies and their dealer clients.”

This year’s Reinsurance Symposium schedule includes a lunch with sponsors, a panel dedicated to controlled foreign corporations (CFCs), a second panel on non-controlled foreign corporations (NCFCs), and two networking breaks.

Portfolio and SouthwestRe are the lead sponsors for the symposium; CNA National, GSFSGroup, Protective Asset Protection and The Tribal Domicile are premier-level sponsors. Cornerstone Financial Consulting (div. Raymond James), Goodwin & Speirs Investment Group, J. Huell Briscoe and Associates, MarksNelson and SunTrust Reinsurance Trust Services are general sponsors.

Registration for Agent Summit is open at the event’s website. Attendees who register by April 21 will enjoy a $100 discount. To discuss sponsorship and exhibition opportunities, contact David Gesualdo at 727-947-4027 or via email hidden; JavaScript is required.

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UDS’s Crisorio Returns as Agent Summit Advisory Board Chair


LAS VEGAS — Organizers of the annual Agent Summit announced that Randy Crisorio, president and CEO of United Development Systems Inc. (UDS), will serve a fifth consecutive term as advisory board chair. The 2017 event is scheduled for May 21–24 at Paris Las Vegas.

“As an experienced and accomplished agent, Randy has his thumb on the pulse of our industry,” said David Gesualdo, show chair and publisher of Agent Entrepreneur and F&I and Showroom. “We fully expect he and his team to produce another hard-hitting and action-backed agenda no agent can ignore.”

The advisory board’s principal task is to decide upon which topics are of pressing importance to agents and invite speakers to address them. In the course of Crisorio’s tenure, the scope of the event has expanded from its original focus on F&I training to include sessions devoted to agency development, dealer recruitment and relations, reinsurance, new technology, and much more.

To build the event’s agenda, Crisorio and his team rely heavily on suggestions from agents and other attendees. Past feedback has led to a number of new topics and features, including a block of sessions open only to agent principals.

“Business has been great, but to take the next step up, join fellow agents from across the country in an idea exchange that will write your future,” Crisorio said. “There is no limit to what we can accomplish together.”

Registration for Agent Summit VII will be open soon. Stay tuned to AgentSummit.com for updates. To participate in the conference or offer ideas to the Agent Summit advisory board, contact Randy Crisorio via email hidden; JavaScript is required with “Agent Summit” in the subject line.

For sponsorship and exhibition opportunities, contact David Gesualdo at 727-947-4027 or via email hidden; JavaScript is required.

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UDS’s Crisorio Returns as Agent Summit Advisory Board Chair


LAS VEGAS — Organizers of the annual Agent Summit announced that Randy Crisorio, president and CEO of United Development Systems Inc. (UDS), will serve a fifth consecutive term as advisory board chair. The 2017 event is scheduled for May 21–24 at Paris Las Vegas.

“As an experienced and accomplished agent, Randy has his thumb on the pulse of our industry,” said David Gesualdo, show chair and publisher of Agent Entrepreneur and F&I and Showroom. “We fully expect he and his team to produce another hard-hitting and action-backed agenda no agent can ignore.”

The advisory board’s principal task is to decide upon which topics are of pressing importance to agents and invite speakers to address them. In the course of Crisorio’s tenure, the scope of the event has expanded from its original focus on F&I training to include sessions devoted to agency development, dealer recruitment and relations, reinsurance, new technology, and much more.

To build the event’s agenda, Crisorio and his team rely heavily on suggestions from agents and other attendees. Past feedback has led to a number of new topics and features, including a block of sessions open only to agent principals.

“Business has been great, but to take the next step up, join fellow agents from across the country in an idea exchange that will write your future,” Crisorio said. “There is no limit to what we can accomplish together.”

Registration for Agent Summit VII will be open soon. Stay tuned to AgentSummit.com for updates. To participate in the conference or offer ideas to the Agent Summit advisory board, contact Randy Crisorio via email hidden; JavaScript is required with “Agent Summit” in the subject line.

For sponsorship and exhibition opportunities, contact David Gesualdo at 727-947-4027 or via email hidden; JavaScript is required.

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Save the Date for Agent Summit 2017


LAS VEGAS — Organizers of Agent Summit have announced that the seventh annual event is scheduled for May 21–24, 2017, at Paris Las Vegas.

Launched in 2011, the event draws about 1,000 agents and agent principals, speakers and exhibitors and remains the only conference designed by and for independent general agents.

“With less than six months before showtime and a litany of topics and speakers to consider, much work lays ahead,” said David Gesualdo, show chair and publisher of Agent Entrepreneur. “With the help of our advisory board, we pledge to deliver the best agenda yet for a show we hope will appear on every agent’s calendar in 2017.”

Registration for Agent Summit is expected to open in early 2017. More information about Agent Summit is available at the event’s website. For sponsorship and exhibition opportunities, contact Eric Gesualdo via email hidden; JavaScript is required or call 727-612-8826.

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