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Industry Summit 2017: Big Value in Big D


DALLAS — Organizers of the annual Industry Summit announced that this year’s event, scheduled for Sept. 11–14, 2017, at the Gaylord Texan in Grapevine, Texas, near Dallas, will be the biggest and best value in the show’s 13-year history.

Produced by the publishers of Auto Dealer Today and F&I and Showroom, Industry Summit was launched as the F&I Conference in 2005. It has since grown into the premier event for dealers, sales and F&I professionals, agents, and executives, and has retained its focus on expert-level training for every department in the dealership.

This year’s event will be produced in partnership with the following:

  • The Best Training Day Ever, featuring Dave Anderson, Jeff Cowan, David Lewis, and Alan Ram
  • Greg Goebel’s Special Finance Conference
  • F&I Think Tank, featuring Ethical F&I Managers’ Marv Eleazer
  • Compliance Summit, including onsite certification by Gil Van Over’s Automotive Compliance Education (ACE)

“This is the all-star team,” said David Gesualdo, show chair and publisher of Auto Dealer Today and F&I and Showroom. “Every dealer event has value, but you would have to attend them all to get the education and networking opportunities Industry Summit offers in one place.”

Industry Summit 2017 will be held at the Gaylord Texan in Grapevine, Texas, Sept. 11–14. For updates on registration, travel, special events and more, subscribe to the free digital editions of Auto Dealer Today and F&I and Showroom.

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National Auto Care Named to Auto Remarketing Magazine’s Power 300


WESTERVILLE, OH – Westerville OH-based National Auto Care Corp. announced today that the company has been named to Auto Remarketing Magazine’s Power 300, a list of the most influential companies in the pre-owned automotive industry.

The magazine refers to the Power 300 as a “collection of the industry’s heavy hitters,” and it includes companies from nearly every aspect of the pre-owned and remarketing business.

“National Auto Care is proud to be included in this prestigious group, which includes OEM’s, financial institutions, technology providers and more,” said Tony Wanderon, CEO. “National Auto Care has a long history of service to the pre-owned business, and we strive daily to provide the best products and services to our agent partners and their dealers nationwide.”

National Auto Care offers a broad assortment of F&I products for both the new and pre-owned markets, including VSAs, GAP, ancillary products, limited warranties, certified programs and more.

The Power 300 was announced in the August issue of Auto Remarketing magazine.

National Auto Care also was also honored with a Gold Award for F&I products by the readers of Auto Dealer Today in June 2016.

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Compliance Summit: Early Bird Ends Tomorrow


LAS VEGAS — Organizers of the upcoming Compliance Summit have announced the $100 early-bird registration discount ends at midnight Friday. The event will be held Aug. 29–30, 2016, at Paris Las Vegas as part of the annual Industry Summit.

The Las Vegas shows represents Compliance Summit’s first visit to the Western states following events in Miami, Chicago, Austin and Tampa. The agenda includes educational sessions dedicated to Rules and Regulations, Your Responsibilities and Easy-to-Implement Processes and Controls, a welcome address from Andy MacKay, executive director of the Nevada Franchised Auto Dealers Association (NFADA), and, for the first time, the Certified Automotive Compliance Specialist Exam.

“We are less than four weeks out and ready to roll,” said David Gesualdo, show chair and publisher of Auto Dealer Today and F&I and Showroom. “Thanks to everyone who has already registered, and for those who haven’t, I encourage you to register now to get the best price.”

To register for Compliance Summit and the exam, click here. For more information, including sponsorship and exhibition opportunities, contact David Gesualdo via email hidden; JavaScript is requiredor at 727-947-4027.

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Compliance Summit Panel to Include F&I Pro, Experts, Editor


LAS VEGAS — Organizers of the upcoming Compliance Summit have announced that a panel dedicated to “Your Responsibilities” will include an award-winning F&I director, two compliance experts and a member of the Auto Dealer Today editorial team. The event will be held Aug. 29–30, 2016, at Paris Las Vegas as part of the annual Industry Summit.

Justin Gasman, finance director at McCaddon Cadillac Buick GMC in Boulder, Colo., and F&I and Showroom’s reigning F&Idol winner, will be joined on the panel by Michael Tuno, founder and president of ARMD Resource Group, and Max Zanan, president of Total Dealer Compliance. Tariq Kamal, managing editor of Auto Dealer Today and contributor to several additional industry publications, will serve as moderator.

“This is exciting,” said David Gesualdo, show chair and publisher of Auto Dealer Today and F&I and Showroom. “Tariq and his team bring four distinct perspectives to a challenging subject. I can’t wait to hear what they have to say.”

The panel, “Leadership, Teamwork and Accountability,” will begin at 2:35 p.m. on Monday, Aug. 29. The group is tasked with laying out the important first steps attendees must take to fall in line with government standards and protect F&I profitability.

“This diverse group is the ideal combination for the topic, and they are going to make my job easy,” Kamal said. “We are going to equip every attendee with the information they need to start forming a plan for compliance and sustainable productivity.”

Compliance Summit attendees are also invited to attend any Industry Summit session and sit for the Certified Automotive Compliance Specialist exam, both for no additional charge.

To register for Compliance Summit and the exam, click here. For more information, including sponsorship and exhibition opportunities, contact David Gesualdo via email hidden; JavaScript is requiredor at 727-947-4027.

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Ganther Leads First Wave of Compliance Summit Speakers


TAMPA, Fla. — Leading attorney and compliance expert James S. Ganther has agreed to speak at the upcoming Compliance Summit Las Vegas, organizers announced Tuesday. The event is scheduled for Aug. 29–30, 2016, at Paris Las Vegas, as part of Industry Summit.

“I’ve been privileged to have participated in each of the Compliance Summits since the initiative was launched in Miami in 2014,” Ganther said. “Each one has been better than the last, so I know the Las Vegas version will be a winner!”

Ganther will serve as the featured speaker for the Your Responsibilities portion of the event’s agenda, which will also include featured presentations and panel discussions dedicated to Rules and Regulations and Easy-to-Implement Processes and Controls.

As with past events, the educational sessions will be capped by “Is It Compliant?,” an open forum among Compliance Summit speakers and attendees. Unlike past events, Compliance Summit Las Vegas will continue with a comprehensive review session followed by an opportunity for attendees to sit for an exam to earn Certified Automotive Compliance Specialist status. Attendees are also invited to take part in the rest of Industry Summit, which also includes two full days of sales and F&I training.

“In words and deeds, Jim Ganther has been a stalwart advocate of front-end compliance and supporter of Compliance Summit,” said David Gesualdo, show chair and publisher of Auto Dealer Today and F&I and Showroom. “We are honored to have him back.”

Registration for Compliance Summit Las Vegas is open at the event’s website. Attendees who register by July 29 will enjoy a $100 discount. For more information about Compliance Summit, including sponsorship and exhibition opportunities, contact David Gesualdo via email hidden; JavaScript is required or at 727-947-4027.

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CNA National Voted Top Provider for 12th Year in a Row


Scottsdale, Ariz.—For the 12th year in a row, dealers across the country have voted CNA National as the best in the industry. In the 2016 Dealers Choice Awards, the company has earned a first-place Diamond Award for “Best Service Contract Provider” and a third-place Gold Award for “Best Reinsurance Provider.”

CNA National has collected a total of 20 Dealers’ Choice Awards since the program’s inception in 2005—significantly more than any other VSC provider. The company has been honored as the Best Service Contract Provider from 2005-2010 and 2012-2016; and as the Best Reinsurance Provider from 2011-2013.

“We are grateful to be recognized by our dealers yet again,” says Joe Becker, CNA National’s president and chief executive officer. “For a dozen years, dealerships have consistently found CNA National to be a premier F&I partner, and we work very hard to ensure that we live up to our reputation.”

“We owe a large thank you to our dealers, as well as our first-class network of independent agents and the entire CNA National team,” says Alan Miller, senior vice president of sales. “It takes true teamwork to provide the high level of service that our dealers and their customers have come to expect. Our success can be attributed directly to the dedication and commitment of our agents and staff.”

Auto Dealer Today hosts the Dealers’ Choice Awards annually with an award ceremony in September.

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