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Industry Summit 2018 to Feature Technology Shootout


ORLANDO, Fla. — Organizers of the annual Industry Summit announced that this year’s event will include the first-ever Technology Shootout, one of several new features planned for this year’s show. Industry Summit 2018 will be held Oct. 8–10 at the Caribe Royale Orlando in Orlando, Fla.

The Technology Shootout will feature 10 companies selected by organizers to deliver a live, 10-minute presentation on a new and exciting dealer- or F&I-targeted solution or a fresh twist on an existing software category or product type. The winner will be chosen by audience vote.

“As the industry evolves and progresses, so must Industry Summit, and you will see plenty of evidence of that this year,” said David Gesualdo, show chair and publisher of F&I and Showroom and Auto Dealer Today. “The Technology Shootout is only one example.”

An all-new RV and Powersports track also is expected to make its debut at this year’s show, joining such returning features and events as sales and F&I training, Compliance Summit, and compliance training and certification by Automotive Compliance Education (ACE).

This year marks Industry Summit’s second visit to Orlando and third time away from its longtime home of Las Vegas. Last year’s event, held at Dallas’ Gaylord Texan Resort, was a critical success despite a series of devastating hurricanes that kept attendees and speakers from parts of Texas and the Southeast at home.

“Last year’s show was bereft of Florida dealers, and this year’s show could very well be dominated by them,” Gesualdo said. “All we can do is roll with the punches and deliver the best possible event for our attendees and supporters, and we fully expect 2018 to be the best Industry Summit ever.”

More information about Industry Summit 2018 is available at the event’s website. 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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Fighter Pilot Bruce Bright Plans Mission to PALS 2016


LAS VEGAS — Organizers of the upcoming P&A Leadership Summit anticipate a stirring motivational keynote address from Lt. Col. Bruce Bright, USMC (ret.) at the event, which will be held Aug. 30–31 at Paris Las Vegas.

Bright’s session, “Execute Like a Fighter Pilot: 5 Action Steps to Lead Your Company to Greatness,” will begin at noon on Tuesday, Aug. 30, as part of the event’s welcome luncheon.

The speaker, who served in a similar capacity at May’s Dealer Summit, will deliver a five-point plan based on his experiences as an infantryman, F/A-18 fighter pilot and commanding officer in the U.S. Marine Corps and in his second career as a real estate entrepreneur.

“In Lt. Col. Bright, we have a speaker who has demonstrated unflappable confidence in combat as well as in the business world,” said David Gesualdo, show chair and publisher of P&A magazine. “We have much to learn from him and we are honored that he has agreed to share his experiences and strategies at our event.”

To register for the 2016 P&A Leadership Summit, click here. For sponsorship and exhibition opportunities, contact the show chair, David Gesualdo, via email hidden; JavaScript is required or at 727-947-4027.

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PALS 2016 Registration Open


LAS VEGAS — Organizers of the annual P&A Leadership Summit have announced that registrationis now open for the 2016 event, which is scheduled for Aug. 30–31 at Paris Las Vegas.

“Heading into our fourth year, P&A Leadership Summit already feels like an institution,” said David Gesualdo, show chair and publisher of P&A magazine. “Each year, we welcome our core group of leading executives and the next wave of up-and-coming thought leaders. We can hardly wait for the 2016 event to begin.”

P&A Leadership Summit launched in 2013, replacing the Vehicle Service Contracts Administrators Conference (VSCAC) with an event designed to meet the needs of high-level executives in the F&I product provider and administration segment. The event’s agenda is built by an advisory boardcomprised of executives representing many of the industry’s leading providers and administrators.

Registration for PALS 2016 is open now. Attendees who register by July 29, 2016 will save $100. To inquire about sponsorship and exhibition opportunities, contact David Gesualdo via email hidden; JavaScript is required or at 727-947-4027.

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WFIS’s Dylan Doran Joins Agent Summit Roster


LAS VEGAS — Organizers of Agent Summit announced that Dylan Doran, founder and president of Western Fidelity Insured Services Inc. (WFIS), will serve as a featured speaker at the 2016 event, which will be held May 9–11 at the Venetian Palazzo Las Vegas.

“I’m honored to be speaking at this year’s Agent Summit, joined by such a tremendous group of entrepreneurs,” Doran said. “As business owners, we are always focused on growth, and new account acquisition is central to achieving that growth in our agencies. I’m looking forward to not only contributing to this year’s conference, but also gleaning some knowledge from the rest of the group.”

A 22-year automotive industry veteran, Doran served in leadership positions with Jim Moran & Associates and Protective Asset Protection before launching WFIS in 2014. He will serve as the featured speaker for the “Selling to Dealers” portion of the Agent Summit agenda.

Doran’s session, “Buried Treasure in the Yellow Pages,” will begin at 10:15 a.m. on Wednesday, May 11. He is expected to focus on targeting prospects, earning appointments and effectively presenting an agency’s value proposition.

“Dylan brings unquestioned expertise in dealer acquisition as well as the nuts and bolts of running an agency,” said David Gesualdo, show chair and publisher of Agent Entrepreneur and F&I and Showroom. “It’s an important topic and one to which he is perfectly suited.”

Registration for Agent Summit is now open at the event’s website as well as by phone, fax and email. Attendees who register by April 4 will enjoy a $100 discount.

To inquire about sponsorship and exhibition opportunities, contact Eric Gesualdo via email hidden; JavaScript is required or call 727-612-8826.

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