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Fighter Pilot Bruce Bright to Keynote Dealer Summit


TAMPA, Fla. — Organizers of Dealer Summit have announced that Lt. Col. Bruce Bright, USMC (Ret.) will deliver a motivational keynote address at the event, which will be held May 3–5, 2016, at the Sheraton Tampa Riverwalk Hotel.

“As a Marine, I am really excited to bring Colonel Bright to speak to our industry,” said Randy Crisorio, president and CEO of United Development Systems Inc. (UDS). “In my company, I have always talked up the military approach to marketing with emphasis on planning and preparation. Colonel Bright will drive home the pathway to mission execution. Semper Fi!”

Bright served as an infantryman, F/A-18 fighter pilot and commanding officer in the course of his 28-year career in the U.S. Marine Corps. After completing two combat tours in the Middle East and retiring from the military, he launched a second career as a life coach, motivational speaker and real estate professional.

In his UDS-sponsored keynote address, “Execute Like a Fighter Pilot: 5 Action Steps to Lead Your Dealership to Greatness,” Bright pledged to teach dealers and dealership managers how to apply the fighter pilot mentality to plan for success, delegate effectively and improve communications.

“Whether you are talking about my successful tours in the Middle East or my successful real estate career, one thing remains constant,” Bright said. “I know how to successfully execute a mission.”

Registration for Dealer Summit is open at the event’s website. Dealers who register by April 1 will enjoy a $100 early-bird discount.

For information about exhibition and sponsorship opportunities, contact show chair David Gesualdo via email hidden; JavaScript is required or at 727-947-4027.

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Gould to Take F&I to the Next Level at Dealer Summit


TAMPA, Fla. — Organizers of Dealer Summit announced that Gerry Gould, director of training for United Development Systems Inc. (UDS), will lead a session dedicated to F&I product sales at the event, which will be held May 3–5, 2016, at the Sheraton Tampa Riverwalk Hotel.

“Gerry brings unparalleled expertise and energy to our stage,” said David Gesualdo, show chair and publisher of Auto Dealer Today and F&I and Showroom. “Dealers who have yet to see Gerry speak are in for a memorable and informative experience.”

Gould is a highly sought-after trainer and speaker and a frequent contributor to industry publications, including F&I and Showroom. He will present “Discovering the Need the Buyer Hasn’t Realized” at 11:30 a.m. on Thursday, May 5.

“If you are looking to influence your customers to purchase more F&I products, you must be willing to sell based on their criteria rather than your own,” Gould said. “Empowering your customers to realize that they need the protection that you are offering is essential to securing multiple products and increasing revenue. I am very excited for the opportunity to share proven techniques that bring needs-based selling to a new level.”

Registration for Dealer Summit is now open at the event’s website. Dealers who register by April 1 will enjoy a $100 early-bird discount.

For information about exhibition and sponsorship opportunities, contact David Gesualdo via email hidden; JavaScript is required or at 727-947-4027.

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Registration Open for Dealer Summit 2016


TAMPA — Organizers of Dealer Summit announced that registration is now open for the event, which is scheduled for May 3–5, 2016, at the Sheraton Tampa Riverwalk Hotel.

“This is the event dealers have been waiting for,” said David Gesualdo, show chair and publisher of Auto Dealer Today and F&I and Showroom. “Get ready for three days of advanced education with the industry’s leading experts in a beautiful venue.”

Built by the editors and publishers of ADT and F&I and the team at DealerStrong, led by Greg Goebel, the event’s agenda was designed to cover the most pressing issues facing dealers and dealership managers today. Topics will range from sales, F&I, special finance and compliance to digital marketing, lead conversion and building wealth through dealer-controlled finance.

“Prosperity breeds opportunity for growth, and every dealer deserves their fair share of a booming market,” Gesualdo said. “Dealer Summit is your best chance to get a competitive edge and push your business to the limits of its potential.”

Dealers who register by April 1 will enjoy a $100 early-bird discount. For more information or to register, click here. For information about exhibition and sponsorship opportunities, contact David Gesualdo at 727-947-4027 or via email.

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Goebel, Ziegler to Headline Dealer Summit


TAMPA — Organizers of Dealer Summit announced that Greg Goebel and Jim Ziegler will speak at the 2016 event, which will be held May 3–5 at the Sheraton Tampa Riverwalk Hotel.

“The number of hours Greg and Jim have spent working directly with dealers to improve their operations is incalculable,” said David Gesualdo, show chair and publisher of Auto Dealer Today and F&I and Showroom. “We are honored to welcome both of them to Dealer Summit.”

Goebel is a former auto dealer who now serves as president and CEO of DealerStrong. Widely considered to be the industry’s leading special finance trainer, he conducts in-dealership consultation and training sessions and is a frequent speaker and prolific writer.

​“It is an honor to be a part of this tremendous event which will be a valuable opportunity for dealers and their teams,” Goebel said. “I look forward to sharing insight on the special finance industry, its direction for the coming year, and how dealers can profit more from it.”

Ziegler is president of Ziegler SuperSystems Inc. and reigning two-time winner of the Dealers Choice Award for Sales Training. He reaches dealers in the field and through contributions to ADT and F&I and a massive network of digital platforms.

When asked to share his thoughts on the conference, Ziegler described himself as “pumped, energized and electrified,” and said, “I will deliver.”

“Dealer Summit will connect dealers and dealership managers with trainers, experts and thought leaders at the vanguard of a rapidly changing industry,” Gesualdo said. “I can’t wait to hear what they have to say.”

Registration for Dealer Summit is expected to open soon. For information about exhibition and sponsorship opportunities, contact David Gesualdo at 727-947-4027 or via email hidden; JavaScript is required.

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Goebel, Ziegler to Headline Dealer Summit


TAMPA — Organizers of Dealer Summit announced that Greg Goebel and Jim Ziegler will speak at the 2016 event, which will be held May 3–5 at the Sheraton Tampa Riverwalk Hotel.

“The number of hours Greg and Jim have spent working directly with dealers to improve their operations is incalculable,” said David Gesualdo, show chair and publisher of Auto Dealer Today and F&I and Showroom. “We are honored to welcome both of them to Dealer Summit.”

Goebel is a former auto dealer who now serves as president and CEO of DealerStrong. Widely considered to be the industry’s leading special finance trainer, he conducts in-dealership consultation and training sessions and is a frequent speaker and prolific writer.

​“It is an honor to be a part of this tremendous event which will be a valuable opportunity for dealers and their teams,” Goebel said. “I look forward to sharing insight on the special finance industry, its direction for the coming year, and how dealers can profit more from it.”

Ziegler is president of Ziegler SuperSystems Inc. and reigning two-time winner of the Dealers Choice Award for Sales Training. He reaches dealers in the field and through contributions to ADT and F&I and a massive network of digital platforms.

When asked to share his thoughts on the conference, Ziegler described himself as “pumped, energized and electrified,” and said, “I will deliver.”

“Dealer Summit will connect dealers and dealership managers with trainers, experts and thought leaders at the vanguard of a rapidly changing industry,” Gesualdo said. “I can’t wait to hear what they have to say.”

Registration for Dealer Summit is expected to open soon. For information about exhibition and sponsorship opportunities, contact David Gesualdo at 727-947-4027 or via email hidden; JavaScript is required.

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