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Midwest Compliance Summit Promises ‘Can’t-Miss’ Agenda


CHICAGO — Organizers of Compliance Summit, a series of regional events dedicated to front-end compliance, have announced that the agenda for the Midwest event is nearing completion and will feature high-profile compliance experts and thought leaders. The conference is scheduled for April 20–21, 2015, at the DoubleTree Chicago O’Hare in Rosemont, Ill.

“This will be an event to remember for those who attend,” said David Gesualdo, show chair and publisher of Auto Dealer Monthly and F&I and Showroom magazines. “We look forward to bringing the talent, expertise and boots-on-the-ground experience dealers need to tackle this very difficult subject.”

April 21 will feature a full day of sessions divided into four key topic headings: Rules and Regulations, Your Responsibilities, Easy-to-Implement Processes and Controls and Is This Compliant? The last will be an open-forum discussion among speakers and attendees. Robert Harkins, vice president and director of training for AFG Training Academy, will serve as master of ceremonies.

The welcome address, “Dealer Beware,” will be delivered by Randy Crisorio, president and CEO of United Development Systems Inc. (UDS). Crisorio, a Chicago native, is expected to review recent and ongoing actions taken against dealers by state and federal regulators, including the Federal Trade Commission and the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau.

“Having experienced the quality of content exchanged in the first Compliance Summit and the tenor of the regulatory bodies involved in our business, I anticipate a lot of interest in attending and a heavy dose of growing useful information,” Crisorio said.

Further details, including the full agenda and information about registration and accommodations, will be available in the coming weeks. For sponsorship and exhibition opportunities, contact Eric Gesualdo via email hidden; JavaScript is required or call 727-612-8826.

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Reahard to Tackle Training at Agent Summit


LAS VEGAS — Organizers of Agent Summit V have announced that Ron Reahard, president of Reahard & Associates, will helm a session dedicated to Training at the event, which is scheduled for March 2–4 at the Venetian Palazzo Las Vegas.

“Ron Reahard’s name is well-know in dealer and agency circles as a top trainer and a pioneer in the F&I segment,” said David Gesualdo, show chair and publisher of Agent Entrepreneur and F&I and Showroom. “He is no stranger to Agent Summit and we can’t wait to see what he has in store for our attendees this year.”

Reahard’s address is titled “Training, Sir!” and will focus on strategies agents can use to expand upon the product-provider aspect of agency operations to become true business partners to their dealer clients.

“Ron has had many speaking appearances at Agent Summit, Industry Summit and NADA among others always delivering high quality take aways for all who attend,” said Randy Crisorio, president and CEO of United Development Systems Inc. (UDS) and chair of the Agent Summit advisory board. “We are pleased to have Reahard back on center stage for Agent Summit V.”

To register for Agent Summit or for more information, visit AgentSummit.com. Attendees who register by Feb. 1 will receive a $100 early-bird discount. For sponsorship and exhibition opportunities, contact Eric Gesualdo via email hidden; JavaScript is required or call 727-612-8826.

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Agent Summit: Last Week for Early-Bird Pricing


LAS VEGAS — Organizers of the annual Agent Summit have announced that this is the last week in which attendees will receive a $100 early-bird discount at registration. This year’s event will take place March 2–4 at the Venetian Palazzo Las Vegas, and the early-bird discount applies to registrations completed on or before Feb. 1.

“Considering the number and scope of sessions focused on agency and business development, dealer development and reinsurance, we know agents will get their money’s worth at Agent Summit,” said David Gesualdo, show chair and publisher of Agent Entrepreneur and F&I and Showroom. “A $100 discount merely sweetens the deal.”

For the third consecutive year, Reinsurance will lead the event’s agenda. The two-and-a-half-hour symposium will begin with a meet-and-greet at 12:30 p.m. on Monday, March 2, and conclude at 3:00 p.m., shortly before the welcome and keynote addresses for Agent Summit, which concludes midday Wednesday. In addition to the educational sessions, the agenda includes sponsored meal and networking breaks and receptions on Sunday, Monday and Tuesday evening.

To register for Agent Summit or for more information, visit AgentSummit.com. For sponsorship and exhibition opportunities, contact Eric Gesualdo via email hidden; JavaScript is required or call 727-612-8826.

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Atkinson to Deliver Featured Address at Agent Summit


LAS VEGAS — Organizers of the annual Agent Summit have announced that Jimmy Atkinson, COO of AUL Corp., will present a featured address for the 2015 event, which will be held March 2–4 at the Venetian Palazzo Las Vegas.

“Jimmy is as well-respected in agency circles as any executive in our industry today,” said David Gesualdo, show chair and publisher of Agent Entrepreneur and F&I and Showroom. “He brings a veteran presence to our stage and we look forward to his presentation.”

Atkinson has tentatively titled his speech “Selling to Dealers,” and he is expected to touch on several elements critical to the success of agencies, including product penetration and dealer development.

Randy Crisorio, president and CEO of United Development Systems Inc. (UDS) and chair of the Agent Summit advisory board, said he expects Atkinson to find a receptive audience at the event.

“‘Selling to Dealers’ is undoubtedly the critical piece in personal growth,” Crisorio said. “Training, Coaching and Technology have no role until we acquire a dealer client, and Jimmy is perfectly suited by time and success to address the Agent body.”

To register for Agent Summit or for more information, visit AgentSummit.com. Attendees who register by Feb. 1 will receive a $100 early-bird discount. For sponsorship and exhibition opportunities, contact Eric Gesualdo via email hidden; JavaScript is required or call 727-612-8826.

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