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Confront the GAP Crisis at Agent Summit

National Auto Care’s Tony Wanderon and Allstate Dealer Services’ Ben Woods are planning a tag-team presentation that will get agents up to speed on the escalating losses and risks facing a core F&I product. LAS VEGAS — Organizers of the annual Agent Summit have announced that Tony Wanderon of National Auto Care and Ben Woods … Read More »

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Train the Trainers: Agent Summit Panel Stacked With All-Stars

Trainer and agent principal Tony Troussov will convene a team of executive trainers for “It’s More Than F&I Training,” an Agent Summit panel discussion devoted to effective F&I development. LAS VEGAS — Training expert and Mezen Dealer Services founder Tony Troussov will lead a panel staffed by top training executives representing some of the industry’s … Read More »

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Petrowski to Lead Off Reinsurance Symposium With Reinsurance Forecast

GPW and Associates’ Greg Petrowski will present ‘Dealer Participation for the 2020s’ at the ninth annual Agent Summit. LAS VEGAS — Organizers announced that Greg Petrowski of GPW and Associates Inc. will return to the Agent Summit stage at the upcoming 2019 event, scheduled to take place May 19–22 at the Venetian & Palazzo Resort … Read More »

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Cocking to Tackle Agency M&A at Agent Summit

Gina Cocking will offer a comprehensive review of consolidation at the F&I agency level and offer advice to agent principals considering a sale, merger, or acquisition at the upcoming Agent Summit. LAS VEGAS — Gina Cocking of Colonnade Advisors will present a session dedicated to consolidation in the agency segment at this year’s Agent Summit, … Read More »

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Registration Open for Agent Summit 2019

Registration has officially opened for the ninth annual Agent Summit, scheduled for May in Las Vegas. LAS VEGAS — Organizers announced today that registration for Agent Summit 2019 is now open. The event will be held at the Venetian & Palazzo Resort Hotel Casinos in Las Vegas May 19–22. This one-of-a-kind event was designed exclusively … Read More »

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Digital F&I Is on the Agenda for Agent Summit 2019

AutoFi’s Joe St. John will present ‘Digital F&I in the 21st Century’ at Agent Summit in May. LAS VEGAS — Joe St. John will discuss the ‘pivotal’ role of the agent body in automotive digital retailing at this year’s Agent Summit, organizers announced. The ninth annual event will be held May 19–22, 2019, at the … Read More »

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Agency Intellectual Property Under Spotlight at Agent Summit

Attorneys Matt Bartle and David Marcus will offer a comprehensive review of proprietary agency data types and who can claim ownership of them at a special, Agent Principals-Only session planned for this year’s Agent Summit. LAS VEGAS — Attorneys Matt Bartle and David Marcus will present a session devoted to ownership rights of agency data … Read More »

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Metrey to Talk Product Compliance at Agent Summit

NADA executive and attorney Paul Metrey will present ‘Voluntary Protection Products: An Approach to Strengthening Compliance’ at Agent Summit 2019. LAS VEGAS — Organizers of the annual Agent Summit have announced that Paul D. Metrey, an executive and attorney with the National Automobile Dealers Association, will discuss emerging challenges relating to the sale of F&I … Read More »

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Dave Anderson Plans Agent Summit Return

Sales, management, and leadership expert Dave Anderson will serve as keynote speaker at this year’s Agent Summit, his first appearance since delivering a show-stopping speech at the 2016 event. LAS VEGAS — Organizers of the annual Agent Summit have announced that Dave Anderson, one of the automotive industry’s most popular speakers, trainers, and management experts, … Read More »

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Agent Summit Names 2019 Advisory Board

A seven-member advisory board will set the agenda for Agent Summit 2019 under the leadership of returning board chair Randy Crisorio. LAS VEGAS — Organizers of the annual Agent Summit have named the members of the advisory board for the 2019 event, which will be held May 19–22 at the Venetian & Palazzo Resort Hotel … Read More »

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Harkins Named Agent Summit Master of Ceremonies

Top trainer Bob Harkins will serve as the 2019 event’s master of ceremonies in Las Vegas. LAS VEGAS — Organizers of Agent Summit announced today that the American Guardian Group of Companies’ vice president of training, Robert “Bob” Harkins, will return to the stage as master of ceremonies. The 2019 event is scheduled for May … Read More »

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Crisorio Returns to Lead Agent Summit Board

UDS’s Randy Crisorio will serve as advisory board chair for this year’s Agent Summit. LAS VEGAS — Organizers of Agent Summit announced that United Development Systems (UDS)’s president and CEO, Randy Crisorio, will return as this year’s advisory board chair. The event will be held May 19–22, 2019 at the Venetian & Palazzo Resort Hotel … Read More »

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Save the Date: Agent Summit 2019

Mark your calendars for the only event designed exclusively for automotive general agents! LAS VEGAS — Organizers of Agent Summit are pleased to announce that the ninth annual event will return to the Venetian & Palazzo Resort Hotel Casinos in 2019. To be held May 19–22, the four-day event will also include the Reinsurance Symposium, … Read More »

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Portfolio Plans $500 Gift Card Giveaway at Agent Summit

LAS VEGAS — Organizers of the upcoming Agent Summit announced that Portfolio will host a drawing for two $500 American Express gift cards at the event, which will be held May 20–23 at the Venetian & Palazzo Resort Hotel Casinos in Las Vegas. The gift card drawing will be a highlight of the Agent Principals … Read More »

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Agent Summit Online Registration Closes Saturday

LAS VEGAS — Attendees of the upcoming Agent Summit can register online until midnight this Saturday, May 19, for the four-day event, which begins Sunday. Attendees may also choose to register onsite at the Venetian & Palazzo Resort Hotel Casinos in Las Vegas. “As we enter the home stretch, I want to encourage any last-minute … Read More »

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MAG Brings Rum Tasting to Agent Summit

LAS VEGAS — Organizers of the upcoming Agent Summit are encouraging attendees to claim a seat in a high-end rum tasting hosted by Maximus Auto Group. The four-day event begins Sunday, May 20, at the Venetian & Palazzo Resort Hotel Casinos in Las Vegas. “We’ve had a terrific response to our rum tasting. A lot … Read More »

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Agent Summit: You Don’t Want to Miss this Giveaway

  LAS VEGAS — Agent attendees of the eighth annual Agent Summit will have the chance to take home one of a number of prizes totaling $15,000 in value, organizers announced. The four-day event, which includes a comprehensive educational slate, compliance certification, the Reinsurance Symposium, keynote speeches, and a multitude of networking opportunities, kicks off on Sunday, … Read More »

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Agent Summit: Register Now to Avoid the Crowds

LAS VEGAS — Organizers of the eighth annual Agent Summit are encouraging last-minute registrants to register online now to avoid the crowd at check-in for the four-day event, which begins Sunday, May 20, 2018, at the Venetian & Palazzo Resort Hotel Casinos in Las Vegas. Show chair David Gesualdo noted that, with the event’s room … Read More »

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Agent Summit Registration Closes Soon

LAS VEGAS — Organizers of the upcoming Agent Summit have announced online registration will soon close for the 2018 event, which will be held May 20–23, 2018, at the Venetian & Palazzo Resort Hotel Casinos in Las Vegas. “We are on track for our biggest event in Agent Summit’s eight-year history, and we couldn’t be … Read More »

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2018 Reinsurance Symposium Takes Shape

LAS VEGAS — Organizers have released the full details for the fifth annual Reinsurance Symposium. The event which will be held on Wednesday, May 23, at the Venetian & Palazzo Resort Hotel Casinos in Las Vegas, at the close of Agent Summit. This year’s symposium will begin at 8 a.m. with an hourlong Breakfast with … Read More »

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Agent Summit: Additional Room Block Expected to Sell Out

LAS VEGAS — Rooms in the discounted block reserved for attendees of Agent Summit at Las Vegas’ Venetian & Palazzo Resort Hotel Casinos are close to selling out. Organizers urge attendees to book their room by midnight tonight. The four-day event begins May 20. “The hotel has been generous, but our block is nearly full, so we … Read More »

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Last Chance: Agent Summit Adds to Room Block

LAS VEGAS — Agent Summit organizers have added additional rooms to their room block at the Venetian & Palazzo Resort Hotel Casinos in Las Vegas after selling out the original block over the weekend. This creates one last chance for last-minute registrants to stay onsite at a discounted rate throughout the event, which will be … Read More »

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Last Day for Agent Summit Early-Bird Rate and Hotel Room Block

LAS VEGAS — The early-bird registration rate and discounted room block at Las Vegas’ Venetian & Palazzo Resort Hotel Casinos end today and Sunday, organizers of the upcoming Agent Summit announced. The four-day event begins Sunday, May 20, 2018. Attendees must register by midnight tonight to save $100 on their full show pass, which includes … Read More »

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Agent Summit: Excitement Builds for Atkinson, Vaden Keynotes

LAS VEGAS — Attendees of the upcoming Agent Summit are abuzz over the event’s keynote addresses, organizers reported. AUL President and CEO Jimmy Atkinson and nationally recognized motivational speaker Rory Vaden will speak at the event, which will be held May 20–23, 2018, at the Venetian & Palazzo Resort Hotel Casinos in Las Vegas. Atkinson … Read More »

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Warranty Solutions Adds $500 Gift Cards to Agent Summit Giveaways

LAS VEGAS — Organizers of the annual Agent Summit announced that Warranty Solutions will sponsor a “Registration Giveaway” of two $500 American Express gift cards at the upcoming 2018 event. The four-day show begins Sunday, May 20, at the Venetian & Palazzo Resort Hotel Casinos in Las Vegas. “We are extremely excited and honored to … Read More »

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Agent Summit Early-Bird Deal, Room Block End This Week

LAS VEGAS — Attendees of the upcoming Agent Summit must register by Friday, April 27, to claim the $100 “early-bird” discount and book accommodations by Sunday, April 29, in the event’s discounted room block at the Venetian & Palazzo Resort Hotel Casinos in Las Vegas, to receive the special rates. All registered attendees are automatically … Read More »

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Free Headshot Booth Returns to Agent Summit

LAS VEGAS — Attendees of the upcoming Agent Summit will have the opportunity to update their executive portrait thanks to Endurance Dealer Services, organizers announced. For the second consecutive year, EDS will sponsor a Headshot Lounge at the event, which is scheduled for May 20–23, 2018, at the Venetian & Palazzo Resort Hotel Casinos in … Read More »

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Look Sharp at Agent Summit 2018

LAS VEGAS — Organizers of the upcoming Agent Summit have announced that National Automotive Experts (NAE)/NWAN has agreed to sponsor the Shoe Shine Lounge at this year’s event, which will be held May 20–23, 2018, at the Venetian & Palazzo Resort Hotel Casinos in Las Vegas. “Our sincerest thanks to NAE/NWAN for bringing this premium, … Read More »

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Full Agenda for Agent Summit 2018 Released

LAS VEGAS — Organizers of the 2018 Agent Summit have announced the release of the full agenda for next month’s event, which will begin Sunday, May 20, at the Venetian & Palazzo Resort Hotel Casinos in Las Vegas. The four-day calendar reflects the work of the event’s advisory board, which is comprised of leading agents … Read More »

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Maximus Bringing Rum to Agent Summit

LAS VEGAS — Maximus Auto Group (MAG) will once again host a high-end tasting at Agent Summit. This year MAG will feature rare and imported rums, organizers announced. The four-day event will begin on Sunday, May 20, 2018, at the Venetian & Palazzo Resort Hotel Casinos in Las Vegas, and the rum tasting booth will … Read More »

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On a Roll: Warranty Solutions to Sponsor Agent Summit Cigar-Rolling Station

LAS VEGAS — Organizers of the upcoming Agent Summit announced that Warranty Solutions has once again agreed to sponsor a cigar-rolling station at the event, which will be held May 20–23, 2018, at the Venetian & Palazzo Resort Hotel Casinos in Las Vegas. “Warranty Solutions is proud to be a premier sponsor and participate in … Read More »

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Premium Giveaways Await Agent Summit Attendees

LAS VEGAS — Agent attendees of the eighth annual Agent Summit will have the chance to take home one of a number of prizes totaling $15,000 in value, organizers announced. The four-day event, which includes a comprehensive educational slate, compliance certification, the Reinsurance Symposium, keynote speeches, and a multitude of networking opportunities, kicks off on … Read More »

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Doane to Lead Agent Summit Recruiting Session

LAS VEGAS — Agent Summit organizers announced that operations expert Harlene Doane will deliver a featured presentation, “Talent: Finding and Keeping It in the Zero-Unemployment Economy,” at this year’s event. The four-day show will begin Sunday, May 20, at the Venetian & Palazzo Resort Hotel Casinos in Las Vegas. Doane’s session will begin at 3:35 … Read More »

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Van Over Brings Compliance Cred to Agent Summit

LAS VEGAS — Organizers of the upcoming Agent Summit have announced that compliance expert Gil Van Over will present “Compliance Jeopardy,” one of two back-to-back sessions scheduled for Day Two of the event, which will be held May 20–23, 2018, at the Venetian & Palazzo Resort Hotel Casinos in Las Vegas. Van Over is the … Read More »

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Wheeler Pledges to ‘Make Coaching Great Again’ at Agent Summit

LAS VEGAS — Trainer and executive Michael “Ritch” Wheeler of American Financial & Automotive Services will present a session focused on F&I training and its impact on agency success at the upcoming Agent Summit, organizers announced Tuesday. The event is expected to draw more than 1,000 agents, agent principals, speakers, and F&I executives to Las … Read More »

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Zanan to Helm Compliance Session at Agent Summit

LAS VEGAS — Compliance expert Max Zanan will present “The Perfect Dealership/The Perfect Dealer,” a session devoted to the agent’s role in promoting a culture of transparency in the F&I process, at the upcoming Agent Summit, organizers announced. The event will be will be held May 20–23, 2018, at the Venetian & Palazzo Resort Hotel … Read More »

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O’Neil to Identify Competitive Targets at Agent Summit

LAS VEGAS — Organizers of the upcoming Agent Summit have announced that Tom O’Neil, founder of O’Neil Financial Services Agency Inc., has agreed to present a session dedicated to “Competitive Targets” at this year’s event, which will be held May 20–23 at the Venetian & Palazzo Resort Hotel Casinos in Las Vegas. Inspired by O’Neil’s … Read More »

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The Surging Ancillary Market: Reahard to Lead Agent Summit Panel

LAS VEGAS — Organizers of this year’s Agent Summit have announced that top F&I trainer Ron Reahard will serve as moderator of a panel dedicated to helping agents capture their share of the ancillary products market. The four day-event begins May 20, 2018, at the Venetian & Palazzo Resort Hotel Casinos in Las Vegas. As … Read More »

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Duggan to Lead Transition Planning Session at Agent Summit

LAS VEGAS — Attorney James M. Duggan will present a session dedicated to planning for an agency business transition at this year’s Agent Summit, organizers announced Friday. The event is scheduled for May 20–23, 2018, at the Venetian & Palazzo Resort Hotel Casinos in Las Vegas. “Jim Duggan is a well-respected expert in this field … Read More »

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Maxim to Tackle Digital Retailing at Agent Summit

LAS VEGAS — Organizers of the upcoming Agent Summit have announced that dealer technology expert Jim Maxim Jr. will present “Digital Retailing Technologies,” a featured session designed to get agents up to speed with the digital disruptors penetrating automotive retail and finance. The event will be held May 20–23, 2018, at the Venetian & Palazzo … Read More »

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Tabar to Present ‘Training Field Operatives’ at Agent Summit

LAS VEGAS — F&I trainer John Tabar will present a session dedicated to field operative training at this year’s Agent Summit, organizers announced Wednesday. The four-day event begins on Sunday, May 20, at the Venetian & Palazzo Resort Hotel Casinos in Las Vegas. “Many agents take great care and utilize valuable resources in selecting the … Read More »

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Bartle and Marcus to Talk Agent Agreement Provisions at Agent Summit

LAS VEGAS — Organizers of the upcoming Agent Summit have announced that attorneys Matt Bartle and David Marcus will discuss “Key Provisions of Agent Agreements” in one of two agent principals-only presentations at this year’s event. Agent Summit 2018 will be held May 20–23 at the Venetian & Palazzo Resort Hotel Casinos in Las Vegas. … Read More »

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ACE Certification Returns to Agent Summit

LAS VEGAS — Organizers of the upcoming Agent Summit announced that Automotive Compliance Education (ACE) will offer Certified Automotive Compliance Specialist training and certification to registered attendees for no additional charge. This year’s event will be held May 20–23 at the Venetian & Palazzo Resort Hotel Casinos in Las Vegas. ACE certification will begin at … Read More »

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Agent Summit Names Jimmy Atkinson as Keynote Speaker

LAS VEGAS — Organizers of the upcoming Agent Summit have announced that Jimmy Atkinson, president and CEO of AUL Corp., will serve as the keynote speaker for the eighth annual event. Agent Summit 2018 will be held May 20–23 at the Venetian & Palazzo Resort Hotel Casinos in Las Vegas. “Jimmy’s qualifications as an executive … Read More »

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Vaden Brings Self-Discipline to Agent Summit

LAS VEGAS — Organizers of the upcoming Agent Summit have announced that world-renowned self-discipline expert Rory Vaden will deliver the motivational keynote address at this year’s event, which is scheduled for May 20–23, 2018, at the Venetian & Palazzo Resort Hotel Casinos in Las Vegas. His appearance is sponsored by EasyCare and GWC Warranty. “Our … Read More »

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