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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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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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Compliance Summit Adds Certification Component


TAMPA, Fla. — Organizers of Compliance Summit have announced that attendees will have the opportunity to earn Certified Automotive Compliance Specialist status at the Las Vegas event, which will be held Aug. 29–30, 2016, at Paris Las Vegas, as part of the annual Industry Summit.

David Gesualdo, who serves as show chair and as publisher of Auto Dealer Today and F&I and Showroom, said the addition of a certification component was in response to demand from past attendees.

“I can’t tell you how many times we have heard, ‘I need something I can take back to the dealership,’” Gesualdo said. “That is a perfectly reasonable request and, with the help of our speakers, we are going to make it happen.”

Certification will require participation in a comprehensive, four-hour review session on Tuesday afternoon and successful completion of a written exam. The review will be given by Compliance Summit speakers and focus on the following topics:

Part 1:

  • Ethics
  • Reg Z
  • Reg M
  • Risk-Based Pricing Rule
  • Adverse Actions
  • ECOA
  • FCRA
  • Credit Applications
  • Signature Issues
  • Conditional Delivery
  • Monroney Labels
  • Addendum Stickers

Part 2:

  • Magnuson-Moss Warranty Act
  • Used Car Rule
  • Red Flags Rule
  • Safeguards Rule
  • FACT Act
  • Cash Reporting
  • OFAC
  • USA PATRIOT ACT
  • Discrimination
  • Fair Credit Policies
  • UDAP
  • EH&S Basics

Compliance Summit is a series of regional events that began in Miami in November 2014 and has made stops in Chicago, Austin and Tampa. Attendees are invited to take part in the rest of Industry Summit, which also includes two full days of sales and F&I training, at no additional cost.

To register for the Las Vegas event, visit www.dealercompliancesummit.com. 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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Compliance Summit to Hit Tampa, Las Vegas in 2016


TAMPA, Fla. — Organizers of Compliance Summit, a series of regional events dedicated to front-end compliance for dealers and dealership management, announced that events will be held in Tampa and Las Vegas this year following stops in Chicago and Austin, Texas, in 2015.

“Demand for compliance education is a national concern, and we have had a tremendous response at every stop thus far,” said David Gesualdo, show chair and publisher of Auto Dealer Today and F&I and Showroom. “I would encourage any dealer who is looking for a rock-solid, region-sensitive compliance plan to mark their calendars now.”

The first opportunity is next month at Dealer Summit, where the Compliance Summit agenda has been rolled into the three-day event. Dealer Summit will be held May 3–5, 2016, at the Sheraton Tampa Riverwalk Hotel.

Vegas Compliance Summit will be co-located with Industry Summit, which is scheduled for August 29–31, 2016, at Paris Las Vegas, as a separate but concurrent event.

Registration for Dealer Summit is open at the event’s website. For more information about Compliance Summit, including sponsorship and exhibition opportunities, contact David Gesualdo email hidden; JavaScript is required or at 727-947-4027.

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Texas Compliance Summit Sets New Standard


AUSTIN — Organizers of Texas Compliance Summit have announced that the conference, held last week at the Hilton Austin Airport, drew nearly 100 attendees and raised the bar for future events.

“All the events to date have been excellent, but I have to say that Texas Compliance Summit was the best yet,” said David Gesualdo, show chair and publisher of Auto Dealer Today and F&I and Showroom. “The agenda was incredibly comprehensive, all the speakers delivered memorable and informative presentations, and the crowd could not have been more engaged.”

The event began Monday, Nov. 16, with an evening reception and welcome address, followed by a full day of featured speakers and panel discussions. Highlights included sessions dedicated to actions taken by the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB), the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) and state attorneys general, as well as compliance in sales, F&I and digital communications. The panels, which included four speakers who work in dealerships in Texas, Kansas and Colorado, tackled issues relating to the design, implementation and enforcement of compliant front-end processes. Karen Phillips, general counsel and executive vice president of the Texas Automobile Dealers Association (TADA), discussed truth in advertising, data sharing and factory relations.

Texas Compliance Summit also featured the debut of Auto Dealer Compliance, a new magazine dedicated to helping U.S. auto dealers keep up with the latest news, training tips and commentary from leading experts.

“Compliance is here to stay, and that’s not a bad thing,” Gesualdo said. “If we learned anything from the attorneys, trainers and dealers at Texas Compliance Summit, it’s that transparency and strict adherence to the law offers the clearest path to production in F&I and peace of mind for dealers and car buyers.”

For information about the next Compliance Summit, stay tuned to the event’s website.

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‘Is It Compliant?’ to Cap Texas Compliance Summit


AUSTIN — Organizers of Texas Compliance Summit have announced that the event, which is scheduled for Nov. 16–17, 2015, at the Hilton Austin Airport Hotel, will conclude with “Is It Compliant?”, an open-forum discussion among speakers and attendees.

“’Is It Compliant?’ offers attendees the chance to pose any lingering questions to a diverse panel of speakers,” said David Gesualdo, show chair and publisher of Auto Dealer Today and F&I and Showroom. “It’s also a great opportunity for the dealers, compliance officers and F&I professionals in the crowd to share their own expertise.”

The panel will begin at 5:35 p.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 17. Bob Harkins, vice president of training for American Guardian Warranty Services (AGWS) and the event’s master of ceremonies, will serve as moderator.

Harkins will be joined by Randy Henrick, associate general counsel for regulatory and compliance matters for Dealertrack; Karen Klees, credit compliance specialist for EFG Companies; Alessandro “Al” Meloni, a finance manager at Transwest Buick GMC Isuzu in Henderson, Colo.; Marla Rhen, vice president and compliance officer for San Antonio’s Gunn Auto Group; and David Robertson, executive director of the Association of Finance & Insurance Professionals (AFIP).

The full agenda for Texas Compliance Summit and information about registration and travel is available at the event’s website. Just a reminder, this is the last week to register online!

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