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PALS 2016: Early Bird Ends This Week


LAS VEGAS — Organizers of the annual P&A Leadership Summit have announced that the $100 early-bird registration discount for the 2016 event will expire at midnight this Friday, July 29. The two-day conference begins Tuesday, Aug. 30, at Paris Las Vegas.

“With a little more than a month to go before showtime, the pump is primed for the best P&A Leadership Summit yet,” said David Gesualdo, show chair and publisher of P&A magazine. “I would encourage any executive working in the highest levels of the industry to get registered, get the early-bird price, and get ready for an unforgettable event.”

Among other sessions, this year’s event includes a keynote address from attorney Tara Newell of Bryan Cave LLP, a panel session dedicated to GAP losses, and a motivational keynote address from Marine Corps fighter pilot turned leadership expert Lt. Col. Bruce Bright.

To register for the 2016 P&A Leadership Summit, click here. 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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Harkins Returns as PALS Emcee


LAS VEGAS — Organizers of the annual P&A Leadership Summit have announced that Robert Harkins, vice president of training for American Guardian Warranty Services Inc. (AGWS), will return as master of ceremonies for the fourth consecutive year. The event will be held Aug. 30–31 at Paris Las Vegas. “Once again, the thankless task of herding speakers and attendees falls to one of the few men who can handle it,” said David Gesualdo, show chair and publisher of P&A magazine. “Bob Harkins brings unparalleled professionalism and good humor to every occasion. We are lucky to have him back.” Harkins joins the speaker roster as members of the PALS advisory board build the agenda. The event is designed to meet the needs of leading executives in the F&I product providers and administration segment. “The P&A Leadership Summit delivers an incredible value to those who are fortunate enough to attend,” Harkins said. “I am honored to be a part of it, and I look forward to welcoming you to Las Vegas!” Registration for PALS 2016 is open now. Attendees who register by July 29 will save $100. To inquire about sponsorship and exhibition opportunities, contact David Gesualdo via email hidden; JavaScript is requiredor 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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Haven’t Registered Yet? There’s Still Time!


LAS VEGAS – Organizers of the 2015 P&A Leadership Summit announced today that there is still time to register!

Online registration will remain open until 9:00am on Tuesday, September 8th. After this time all registrations must be completed on site.

“To save you time and expedite your entry into the event we highly recommend registering online,” said David Gesualdo, show chair and publisher of P&A and F&I and Showroom. “We are expecting our biggest turnout yet thanks to our advisory board that has put countless hours into creating a well rounded and jam-packed agenda. This is the place to be for anyone involved in the administration of F&I products.”

The P&A Leadership Summit is a joint production between P&A and F&I and Showroom magazines. It is scheduled for Sept. 9-10 at the Paris Las Vegas Hotel. For more information, visit pa-leadershipsummit.com or contact David Gesualdo via email hidden; JavaScript is required or at (727) 947-4027.

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PALS Panel on Self-Governance Draws Interest


LAS VEGAS — Organizers of the annual P&A Leadership Summit have announced that “Govern or Be Governed,” a compliance-themed panel staffed by leading executives from the F&I product providers segment, is drawing marked interest among attendees. The event will be held Sept. 9–10 at Paris Las Vegas.

“It’s clear [the topic] has struck a nerve in the industry, where compliance in general and the machinations of the CFPB in particular weigh heavily on the minds of dealers and the directors of the companies that serve them,” said David Gesualdo, show chair and publisher of F&I and Showroom and P&A magazines. “The fact that many of the leading minds in the F&I products segment were willing to take on this topic is undoubtedly among the main reasons the panel is generating a high level of intrigue throughout the industry.”

The panel is scheduled to begin on Wednesday, Sept. 9, at 2 p.m. Moderator Tim Meenan, an attorney and managing partner of Meenan PA, will be joined by Steve Amos, president of GSFSGroup; David DeCredico, senior vice president of business development for EasyCare; Doug Frey, Allstate Dealer Services’ executive vice president and COO; Mark Macek, president of United States Warranty Corp.; and Kelly Price, president of National Automotive Experts.

Among other topics, the panel is expected to speculate on what form guidance from the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau in the F&I products arena might take, including price or markup controls; whether product providers can stave off new regulations by preemptively imposing their own rules; and how providers, agents and dealers can work together to ensure that their interests, as well as those of car buyers, can be protected in such a scenario.

Registration for the P&A Leadership Summit is now open. More information, including the full agenda, speakers and hotel room block is available at the event’s website. To inquire about sponsorship or exhibition opportunities, contact David Gesualdo via email hidden; JavaScript is required or call 727-947-4027.

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Gruber to Lead Big-Data Panel at PALS


LAS VEGAS – Organizers of the 2015 P&A Leadership Summit have announced the addition of Kristen Gruber, president of Dealers Assurance Company (DAC), who will lead a panel discussion at the event, which will be held Sept. 9–10 at Paris Las Vegas.

“Kristen Gruber recognizes the proliferation and aggregation of data in the providers and administrators segment as an opportunity to change and improve the way we do business,” said David Gesualdo, show chair and publisher of F&I and Showroom and P&A magazines. “Our attendees and the industry at large should listen closely.”

Gruber’s panel will be comprised of industry professionals who are using technology to improve their understanding of historical loss data. They will describe the tools they use to quickly visualize and identify trends and loss drivers and explain how they improve underwriting and lead to better decision making.

“This is a must-attend session for anyone interested in getting real value from your data,” Gruber said. “Contract administration systems are a big investment for many administrators, and the return on this investment can be amplified by a company’s ability to extract meaning from the data captured.”

Registration is now open for the P&A Leadership Summit. Attendees who register by Aug. 7 will enjoy a $100 early-bird discount. More information, including additional speakers and travel, is available at the event’s website. To inquire about sponsorship or exhibition opportunities, contact David Gesualdo via email hidden; JavaScript is required or call 727-947-4027.

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