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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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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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Last Week to Register Online for Agent Summit


LAS VEGAS – Event organizers announced today that online registration will close at midnight on Friday, May 6. The sixth annual Agent Summit will be held May 9-11, 2016 at the Venetian Palazzo Las Vegas.

Last year’s event set new records for attendance with nearly 900 agents, agency heads, exhibitors and speakers and is expected to break that record in 2016.

“Why miss one second of the action by waiting and registering on-site, when you can walk through the doors with your pass already waiting for you,” said David Gesualdo, show chair and publisher of F&I and Showroom and Agent Entrepreneur“Avoid waiting in lines when you arrive and register online today.”

Registration is available online as well as by phone, fax and email. More information about Agent Summit is available at the event’s website.

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Three Reasons to Register for Agent Summit Today


LAS VEGAS — Organizers of the upcoming Agent Summit have posted three videos explaining the value proposition of the industry’s only event designed by and for agents and agent principals, which will be held May 9–11, 2016, at the Venetian Palazzo Las Vegas. The videos feature Randy Crisorio, president and CEO of United Development Systems Inc. (UDS) and show chair of the event’s advisory board. “Randy’s confidence and enthusiasm for this event is palpable,” said David Gesualdo, show chair and publisher of Agent Entrepreneur and F&I and Showroom. “He believes in the agenda he and the advisory board created and he wants every agent in the country to attend.” To watch the videos, click the links below:
  1. Attention Agent Principals! offers a preview of the Agent Principals Only Breakfast & Roundtable, which will feature a featured presentation by agent and F&I product executive Andy Gill, a choice of four roundtable discussions, a sponsored breakfast and exclusive giveaways.
  2. Reinsurance Symposium 2016 is a run-through of the fourth annual pre-conference Reinsurance Symposium. This year’s symposium includes an address from SouthwestRe’s Jim Smith, a panel discussion and an economic and market overview by BOK Financial’s Jim Huntzinger.
  3. Agent Summit Program Highlights opens with Johnny Rivers playing his 1966 hit, “Secret Agent Man,” before Crisorio delves into the Agent Summit agenda, which includes featured presentations and panel discussions devoted to Technology, Compliance, Training, Coaching & Development, Profit Opportunities and Selling to Dealers.
Registration, hotel and travel information for Agent Summit is available at the event’s website as well as by phone, fax and email.

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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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