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New Agent Conference Unveils Agenda


Organizers of the Agent Summit, a new event geared toward the agent community, have released the event’s educational agenda. The conference, which rolls into the Las Vegas Hilton on March 8 and 9, is part of a joint venture between F&I and Showroom magazine and Agent Entrepreneur, a new e-zine dedicated to agents.

Aimed at supplementing the F&I Conference and Expo’s new agent track, which is being added this year, the Agent Summit will provide an open forum for agents to delve deeper into the issues impacting their business and the business of their dealer customers.

“I’m very excited about the agenda we’ve put together with the help of our advisory board,” said Gregory Arroyo, executive editor of F&I and Showroom magazine and chair of the Agent Summit’s advisory board. “I really expect this event to feel more like a meeting among agents, providing them with a chance to really take off the gloves and dig into the issues impacting their business. My hope is we’ll see some strategies for dealing with these issues start to take shape during this event.”

“Will this replace the agent-related topics at our F&I Conference? No. In fact, this will allow us to really beef up  what we plan to offer agents in September,” added Arroyo.

Arroyo pointed to the “Captive vs. Aftermarket: Should a Captive’s F&I Product Receive Better Terms?” panel as an example of what the agent community will be able to discuss. “Obviously, this is an issue that impacts dealers and their F&I departments,” he said. “But if there is a resolution to be had regarding this issue, it’ll need to start with agents.”

The conference will open up with a keynote address from Joe Verde, who founded his training firm in 1985. He will talk about how agents can help dealers move from recovery mode to growth. Opening up the second day will be Randy Crisorio, president and CEO of United Development Systems. He will deliver a from-the-trenches view of the general agent through an interactive presentation, which will highlight the true benefits agents bring to dealers.

The event’s agenda also touts a special panel discussion with five of the top agents in the business, who will sound off on some of the biggest issues impacting the agent community. The panel will be moderated by George Angus, a trainer with Team One Research and Training.

Angus will also join an all-star team of trainers who will lead eight educational sessions during the two-day event. In addition, event organizers have secured Safe-Guard’s Luis Garcia, Reahard and Associates’ Rick McCormick, United Car Care’s John Vecchioni and United Development Systems’ Gerry Gould. Additional speakers and panelists will be announced in the weeks to come.

“Paramount to the Agent Summit’s success is providing an agenda that will directly benefit any agent who attends,” said Adam Kimber, publisher of Agent Entrepreneur magazine and co-show chair of Agent Summit. “Between the input from our agents and the advisory board, we have put together an educational program no agent will want to miss.”

To register for the Agent Summit, click here.

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Crisorio to Deliver Agent Summit Keynote


LAS VEGAS – The organizers of the first annual Agent Summit have announced that Randy Crisorio, president of Clearwater, Fla.-based United Development Systems Inc. (UDS), will deliver the event’s keynote address.

“I am thrilled to have an opportunity to share 30-plus years of experience with the attendees of the inaugural Agent Summit,” Crisorio said Thursday. “They can expect an interactive session loaded with ideas that will expand the level at which they compete.”

Crisorio, who also will serve on the Agent Summit advisory board, will present “The Value of Agents and Agencies” on Day 2 of the event. His speech will address several topics, most notably the unique role that agents and agencies serve in the automotive retail and finance industry. Crisorio also will outline several of the benefits of working with agents, including customized offerings and local availability.

“Randy’s experience speaks for itself, and we’re thrilled he has agreed to help us christen this important event,” said David Gesualdo, show chair.

Agent Summit 2011 is scheduled for March 8–9 at the Las Vegas Hilton. For more information or to register, visit www.agentsummit.com.

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Agent Summit to Offer iPad Giveaway, FIC Discount


LAS VEGAS – Organizers of the first annual Agent Summit have announced that attendees who register by Feb. 11 will be entered to win one of three iPads provided by the shows media sponsors.

Additionally, organizers announced that early registrants also will be rewarded with a $100 discount off the registration fee for the eighth annual F&I Conference and Expo in September 2011.

“I am very excited about Agent Summit,” said Adam Kimber, co-show chair and publisher of the event’s media sponsor, Agent Entrepreneur. “We have put the agenda in the hands of the agents and our advisory board with the full intention of providing stellar education. Any agent will benefit drastically from this event.”

The Agent Summit, scheduled for March 8–9 at the Las Vegas Hilton, was organized following the success of a one-day symposium for general agents that preceded last September’s F&I Conference and Expo. The industry’s first-ever agents-only is expected to draw hundreds of the nation’s top general agents and will be led by many of the leading trainers in the segment.

“The agenda is quickly coming together and should be available before the end of the month,” said Gregory Arroyo, editor of F&I and Showroom magazine and chairman of the event’s advisory board. “The topic ideas coming out of the advisory board are stellar and really do hit the mark.”

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Agent Summit to Reward Early Registrants


LAS VEGAS — Organizers of the first annual Agent Summit have announced that attendees who register by Feb. 11 will be entered to win one of three iPads provided by the shows media sponsors.

Additionally, organizers announced that early registrants also will be rewarded with a $100 discount off the registration fee for the eighth annual F&I Conference and Expo[http://www.fi-conference.com/] in September 2011.

“I am very excited about Agent Summit,” said Adam Kimber, co-show chair and publisher of the event’s media sponsor, Agent Entrepreneur. “We have put the agenda in the hands of the agents and our advisory board with the full intention of providing stellar education. Any agent will benefit drastically from this event.”

The Agent Summit, scheduled for March 8–9 at the Las Vegas Hilton, was organized following the success of a one-day symposium for general agents that preceded last September’s F&I Conference and Expo. The industry’s first-ever agents-only is expected to draw hundreds of the nation’s top general agents and will be led by many of the leading trainers in the segment.

“The agenda is quickly coming together and should be available before the end of the month,” said Gregory Arroyo, editor of F&I and Showroom magazine and chairman of the event’s advisory board. “The topic ideas coming out of the advisory board are stellar and really do hit the mark.”

Click Here To Register »

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Arroyo to Chair Agent Summit Advisory Board


LAS VEGAS — Organizers of the first annual Agent Summit have announced that Gregory Arroyo, executive editor of F&I and Showroom magazine, has agreed to serve as advisory board chair for the event, which is scheduled for March 8–9 at the Las Vegas Hilton.

“A conference geared toward the general agent segment is long overdue, and I’m proud the magazines have taken a lead role in making the Agent Summit a reality,” Arroyo said. “We’ve assembled an all-star team for our advisory board. I look forward to working with each member to develop an agenda that not only touches on the industry’s hot-button issues, but also will provide attendees with information and training to better serve their dealer customers.”

The board will convene in the New Year to determine the content of Agent Summit 2011, the industry’s first agents-only event. Members of the board include:

• Stephen Amos, GSFSGroup

• Paul Budvitis, EFG Companies

• Bob Corbin, Innovative Aftermarket Systems

• Randy Crisorio, United Development Systems

• David Duncan, Safe-Guard Products

• Johnny Garlich, Heart Dealer Financial Services

• Gregg Lindo, Resources Management Group

• Ron Martin, The Vision of F&I

• Ron Reahard, Reahard & Associates

• Charlie Robinson, Resource Automotive

• Glen Tuscan, Dealer Commitment Services

• Steve Veldkamp, Great Lakes Companies

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Joe Verde Named Keynote Speaker For Agent Summit


LAS VEGAS – Trainer and author Joe Verde will serve as opening keynote speaker for the first-ever Agent Summit, to be held in Las Vegas in March 2011. The president of the San Juan Capistrano, Calif.-based Joe Verde Group is expected to discuss the role played by general agents in the auto retail marketplace.

“We are honored to have Joe set the tone for our first agents-only show,” said David Gesualdo, show chair and publisher of the event’s media sponsor, F&I and Showroom. “He has spent the past 25 years working directly with dealers and agents across the country, and he understands how important those partnerships have become.”

A former salesperson, manager and dealer, Verde counts more than half of the United States’ Top 500 dealers and most of the Top 100 Internet dealers among his clients. He also founded a pioneering virtual training resource, JVTN.com, and has authored two books, A Dealer’s Guide to Recovery & Growth and How to Sell a Car Today.

“I’m looking forward to seeing everybody next March at the show,” Verde said. “We’re going to talk about helping your dealers from recovery and into growth and covering the processes for leadership, sales management, professional selling, closing and negotiation — all the tools they need to move their teams to greater success, year after year.”

For more information please visit: www.agentsummit.com

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