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MAG Releases Agent Summit Bourbon Tasting Results

LAS VEGAS — Attendees of the recent Agent Summit were invited to participate in a blind tasting of high-end bourbons, courtesy of Maximus Auto Group. Beginning with Sunday’s welcome reception and continuing for the next two evenings, agents had the opportunity to sample four varietals, rate their aroma, taste and finish, rank which bourbon they … Read More »

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Agent Summit: Don’t Miss Tonight’s Reception

LAS VEGAS — Organizers of the upcoming Agent Summit are reminding attendees to attend tonight’s evening reception, sponsored by MaximTrak. Attendees can pick up their show badges and avoid the Monday-morning line at the registration desk, sponsored by ASI. “I encourage every attendee to start this year’s Agent Summit on the right foot,” said David Gesualdo, show chair and … Read More »

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Register for Agent Summit Online or Onsite

LAS VEGAS — Attendees of the upcoming Agent Summit are welcome to register online up until midnight tonight or onsite beginning Sunday evening at the Welcome Reception and badge pick-up and happy hour. The four-day conference begins Sunday evening, May 21, at Paris Las Vegas. “Despite a near-overwhelming response to our last-minute push for registrations, … Read More »

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Agent Summit: Pick Up Badge Early and Avoid the Crowd

LAS VEGAS — Organizers of the upcoming Agent Summit are advising attendees to join colleagues and speakers at the badge pick-up and happy hour that kicks off the four-day Agent Summit schedule on Sunday, May 21, at Paris Las Vegas. “There will be a run on the registration desk on Monday morning, so I would … Read More »

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Three Days Left to Register Online for Agent Summit

LAS VEGAS — Online registration for the upcoming Agent Summit will close at midnight this Friday, May 19, organizers announced. The four-day event will begin Sunday, May 21, at Paris Las Vegas. Registering online, rather than onsite, guarantees admittance and avoids the risk of being turned away at the door, said David Gesualdo, show chair … Read More »

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Agent Summit Online Registration Closes This Week

LAS VEGAS — Organizers of the upcoming Agent Summit have announced that online registration will close at midnight this Friday, May 19. The event will be held May 21–24, 2017, at Paris Las Vegas. “I want to thank everyone who has registered so far and encourage everyone else to register online, rather than onsite,” said … Read More »

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Are You Ready for Agent Summit?

Launched in 2011 as the automotive industry’s first and only event designed by and for independent general agents, Agent Summit will celebrate its seventh birthday with a new venue, the addition of a compliance certification component, and the first appearances of two nationally recognized sales, management and leadership experts as keynote speakers. Show chair David … Read More »

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ARMD Plans Agent Principal Giveaway at Agent Summit

LAS VEGAS — ARMD Resource Group has planned a massive, agent principals-only giveaway for the upcoming Agent Summit, organizers announced Tuesday. The four-day event begins Sunday evening, May 21, 2017, at Paris Las Vegas. Agent principals are welcome to enter a drawing that will be held immediately following “M&A in the F&I Industry,” an agent … Read More »

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Bring a Library Home From Agent Summit

LAS VEGAS — Organizers of the upcoming Agent Summit have announced that attendees will leave with as many as three books focused on management and leadership, sales success and regulatory compliance. The event is scheduled for May 21–24, 2017, at Paris Las Vegas. Dr. Kerry “The Nation’s Business Psychologist” Johnson will deliver the evening keynote … Read More »

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MAG to Stage Bourbon Tasting at Agent Summit

LAS VEGAS — Agent Summit organizers announced today that Maximus Auto Group will host a blind bourbon tasting at the event, which will be held May 21–24, 2017, at Paris Las Vegas. Participants will be entered into a drawing to win a bottle of 12-year-old Pappy Van Winkle Special Reserve bourbon, widely recognized as the … Read More »

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7 Reasons to Register for Agent Summit

LAS VEGAS — The seventh annual Agent Summit is less than a month away, and organizers report they are nearly at capacity for the four-day event, which kicks off the evening of Sunday, May 21, at Paris Las Vegas. For those who have yet to register for the industry’s only event designed by and for … Read More »

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RSVP for ACE Certification

Every Agent Summit attendee is invited to earn Automotive Compliance Specialist certification courtesy of Automotive Compliance Education (ACE) for no additional charge! You must RSVP to attend the review session and exam that follows on Monday, May 22, at 8:30 a.m. Don’t miss this opportunity to take part in a comprehensive review of rules, regulations … Read More »

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Win a Suit at Agent Summit 2017

LAS VEGAS — Two lucky attendees of the upcoming Agent Summit will win either a custom-made suit or sport coat courtesy of Chalk Mark Custom Clothing, organizers announced. The event will be held May 21–24, 2017, at Paris Las Vegas. “Chalk Mark was a popular addition to our exhibit hall last year, and I know … Read More »

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Agent Summit Early-Bird Rate, Room Block Expires Today

LAS VEGAS — Organizers of the upcoming Agent Summit 2017 have announced that today is the last day attendees can take advantage of a $100 early-bird discount at registration and book a discounted hotel room at Paris Las Vegas. The event is scheduled for May 21–24. “We are right on target with one month to … Read More »

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Agent Summit Releases Full Agenda

LAS VEGAS — Organizers of the upcoming Agent Summit have released the full agenda for the upcoming 2017 event, which will be held May 21–24 at Paris Las Vegas. This year’s agenda includes two pre-conference events, nine educational sessions and a number of networking opportunities, including exhibit hall hours, meals, breaks and evening receptions. The … Read More »

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Kerper to Lead Agent Summit Reinsurance Symposium Panel

LAS VEGAS — John Kerper, FSA, MAAA, will lead a panel discussion devoted to non-controlled foreign corporations (NCFCs) at Agent Summit’s Reinsurance Symposium, organizers announced Wednesday. The event is scheduled for May 21–24, 2017, at Paris Las Vegas. Kerper, who serves as a co-owner of Kerper and Bowron, LLC, will lead a panel comprised of Brian … Read More »

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Register Now for Agent Summit 2017

LAS VEGAS – Organizers of Agent Summit announced today that this will be the final week to take advantage of Early Bird pricing and the discounted hotel room block. Register by Friday, April 21 to save $100 on your full show pass and book your room now to ensure you are close to the action! … Read More »

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Kaseff to Helm CFC Panel at Agent Summit Reinsurance Symposium

LAS VEGAS — Organizers of the upcoming Agent Summit have announced that David Kaseff, CFO of MarksNelson LLC, will serve as moderator for a panel dedicated to controlled foreign corporations (CFCs) at the event, which will be held May 21–24, 2017, at Paris Las Vegas. “The IRS has taken a significant interest in the taxation … Read More »

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Endurance Offers Free Headshots at Agent Summit

LAS VEGAS — Endurance Dealer Services has agreed to sponsor a headshot booth at the upcoming Agent Summit, organizers announced. The event is scheduled for May 21–24, 2017, at Paris Las Vegas. “At Endurance, we’re dedicated to giving our agents everything they need to unlock their full profit potential,” said Aaron Segal, national director of … Read More »

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Warranty Solutions Sponsors Agent Summit Cigar Station

LAS VEGAS — Organizers of the upcoming Agent Summit have announced that Warranty Solutions has agreed to sponsor a cigar-rolling station at the event, which will be held May 21–24, 2017, at Paris Las Vegas. “Warranty Solutions is proud to be a sponsor and participate in the annual Agent Summit again this year,” said Adam … Read More »

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Agent Summit Partners with Automotive Compliance Education

LAS VEGAS — Organizers of Agent Summit have teamed up with Automotive Compliance Education (ACE) to offer Automotive Compliance Specialist certification at the 2017 event. Registered attendees are invited to participate in the certification component for no additional charge. The review and certification will take place the morning of Monday, May 22. “In our industry, at this moment … Read More »

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Reinsurance Symposium to Kick off Agent Summit 2017

LAS VEGAS — Organizers of the upcoming Agent Summit have released new information on the fifth annual Reinsurance Symposium, which will kick off the 2017 Agent Summit. The four-day event will begin on the evening of Sunday, May 21, at Paris Las Vegas, with the Reinsurance Symposium scheduled for the following afternoon. “The Reinsurance Symposium has been … Read More »

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Sonnier to Convene ‘Lease Opportunities’ Panel at Agent Summit

LAS VEGAS — Organizers of the upcoming Agent Summit have announced that Joshua Sonnier of American Financial & Automotive Services will lead a panel discussion dedicated to F&I products for lease customers at the event, which will be held May 21–24, 2017, at Paris Las Vegas. “Capitalizing on Lease Opportunities” will begin at 5:15 p.m. … Read More »

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Brian Reed to Helm Digital F&I Panel at Agent Summit

LAS VEGAS — Organizers of the upcoming Agent Summit have announced that Brian Reed, president and CEO of F&I Express, will serve as moderator for “The Great Debate — F&I Products Online,” a highly anticipated panel discussion. The event will be held May 21–24, 2017, at Paris Las Vegas, and Reed’s panel will begin at … Read More »

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Mergers and Acquisitions Expert to Host Agent Summit Session

LAS VEGAS — Gina Cocking of Colonnade Advisors will present “M&A in the F&I Industry,” a special, agent principals-only session at the upcoming Agent Summit, organizers announced. The event will be held May 21–24, 2017, at Paris Las Vegas. “Mergers and acquisitions are an oft-discussed topic in the agency segment, but the causes and effects … Read More »

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Troussov to Present ‘Securing Business Through Coaching’ at Agent Summit

LAS VEGAS — Organizers of the upcoming Agent Summit have announced that Automotive Development Group (ADG)’s Tony Troussov will deliver a training session dedicated to conquesting new dealers and maximizing F&I production through coaching. The event is scheduled for May 21–24, 2017, at Paris Las Vegas. “If you find yourself in reactive mode with your … Read More »

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Dynamic Duo: Gould and Reahard Team Up for Agent Summit

LAS VEGAS — Top F&I trainers Gerry Gould and Ron Reahard will tag-team a training session at the upcoming Agent Summit, organizers announced. The event will be held May 21–24, 2017, at Paris Las Vegas. “I am looking forward to this year’s summit, especially the opportunity to share the stage with Ron Reahard,” Gould said. … Read More »

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Van Over to Deliver Agent Compliance Session

LAS VEGAS — Organizers of Agent Summit announced that Gil Van Over will present a session dedicated to the agent’s role in regulatory compliance at the event, which is scheduled for May 21–24, 2017, at Paris Las Vegas. Van Over is the founder and president of gvo3 & Associates and executive director of Automotive Compliance … Read More »

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Braganini to Share Hiring Strategies at Agent Summit

LAS VEGAS — John Braganini, principal of Great Lakes Companies, will present a session dedicated to hiring and recruiting agents at the upcoming Agent Summit, organizers announced Monday. The event will be held May 21–24, 2017, at Paris Las Vegas. “How to Recruit, Hire and Train Agents” will begin at 2:50 p.m. on Tuesday, May … Read More »

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Tuscan to Tackle Digital F&I at Agent Summit

LAS VEGAS — Organizers of the upcoming Agent Summit have announced that Glen Tuscan, president of Dealer Commitment Services Inc., will present a session dedicated to digital F&I at the event, which will be held May 21–24, 2017, at Paris Las Vegas. “Agents wield great influence among their dealers, and we know you are fielding … Read More »

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Atkinson and Mélon Team Up for Agent Summit Sales Session

LAS VEGAS — AUL Corp.’s Jimmy Atkinson and Eric “Frenchy” Mélon of IAS have teamed up to present “Selling Dealers: What Prospects Want to Hear” at the upcoming Agent Summit, organizers announced Tuesday. The four-day event kicks off on the evening of Sunday, May 21, at Paris Las Vegas. The tag-team presentation will focus on … Read More »

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Scammers Target Agent Summit

LAS VEGAS — Organizers of the annual Agent Summit are warning attendees to be wary of unauthorized offers for hotel packages and website sponsorships for the 2017 event, which will be held May 21–24 at Paris Las Vegas. The schemes have become a nuisance for the trade show industry, said show chair David Gesualdo. “No … Read More »

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Agent Summit Welcomes Speaker and NBA Veteran Walter Bond

LAS VEGAS — Organizers of the seventh annual Agent Summit have announced that motivational speaker and former NBA player Walter Bond will deliver the opening keynote address on Tuesday, May 23. The four-day event begins Sunday, May 21, 2017, at Paris Las Vegas. Undrafted after what he describes as an “average” college basketball career at the University … Read More »

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Dr. Kerry Johnson to Speak at Agent Summit

LAS VEGAS — Organizers of the annual Agent Summit have announced that Dr. Kerry Johnson, MBA, PhD, has agreed to speak at the 2017 event, which will be held May 21–24 at Paris Las Vegas. Johnson will deliver the evening keynote address, sponsored by EasyCare, on Monday, May 22. “Agent Summit is about sharing best … Read More »

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Harkins to Return as Agent Summit Emcee

LAS VEGAS — Robert Harkins will serve as master of ceremonies for the upcoming Agent Summit, organizers announced. The event will be held May 21–24, 2017, at Paris Las Vegas. “I look forward to once again joining agents from around the country at this very special event,” said Harkins, who serves as vice president of … Read More »

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Agent Summit Names 2017 Advisory Board

LAS VEGAS — Organizers of the annual Agent Summit have named the members of the advisory board for the 2017 event, which will be held May 21–24 in Las Vegas. For the fifth consecutive year, Randy Crisorio, president and CEO of United Development Systems (UDS), will serve as advisory board chair. He will be joined … Read More »

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Reinsurance Symposium Returns to Agent Summit

LAS VEGAS — Organizers of the upcoming Agent Summit have confirmed the 2017 event will feature a Reinsurance Symposium for the fifth consecutive year. The four-day event will begin on the evening of Sunday, May 21, at Paris Las Vegas, with the Reinsurance Symposium scheduled for the following afternoon. “The Reinsurance Symposium has been an … Read More »

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Summit Events Add ACE Compliance Certification

TORRANCE, Calif. — Organizers of Industry Summit, Compliance Summit, Agent Summit and the P&A Leadership Summit announced that all four shows will offer Automotive Compliance Specialist certification through Automotive Compliance Education (ACE) in 2017. Registered attendees are invited to participate in the certification component for no additional charge. “In our industry, at this moment in time, compliance is paramount. It is incumbent upon … Read More »

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Agent Summit Sponsorships Are Going Fast

LAS VEGAS — Organizers of the annual Agent Summit announced that sponsorships and exhibition space for the 2017 event have nearly sold out with several months to go before showtime. The event will be held May 21–24 at Paris Las Vegas. “In what has become an annual tradition, after re-signing our sponsors from last year’s … Read More »

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UDS’s Crisorio Returns as Agent Summit Advisory Board Chair

LAS VEGAS — Organizers of the annual Agent Summit announced that Randy Crisorio, president and CEO of United Development Systems Inc. (UDS), will serve a fifth consecutive term as advisory board chair. The 2017 event is scheduled for May 21–24 at Paris Las Vegas. “As an experienced and accomplished agent, Randy has his thumb on … Read More »

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Save the Date for Agent Summit 2017

LAS VEGAS — Organizers of Agent Summit have announced that the seventh annual event is scheduled for May 21–24, 2017, at Paris Las Vegas. Launched in 2011, the event draws about 1,000 agents and agent principals, speakers and exhibitors and remains the only conference designed by and for independent general agents. “With less than six months … Read More »

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Agent Summit Reaches Fever Pitch

LAS VEGAS — The attendees of the sixth annual Agent Summit were treated to three days of advanced education for agents and agent principals, highly motivating keynote addresses and a panoply of networking events. The event, which was held May 9–11 at the Venetian Palazzo in Las Vegas, also drew 60 exhibitors to a spacious … Read More »

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Get Your Badge Early and Avoid the Crowd!

LAS VEGAS – Show organizers announced pre-registration badge pick-up will be available from 5:30 – 7:30 p.m. on Sunday, May 8, 2016. Get your show badge early and avoid the crowd on Monday! Start your networking and relax after your flight with a cocktail courtesy of MaximTrak, this year’s Welcome Reception Sponsor. The registration area … Read More »

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Agent Summit: Online Registration Ends Tomorrow

LAS VEGAS — Attendees who have yet to register for Agent Summit can still do so via the event’s website until midnight on Friday, May 6, organizers announced. The three-day event begins Monday, May 9, at the Venetian Palazzo Las Vegas. “There will be other options for latecomers, but the website is the quickest and … Read More »

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Agent Summit Panelists Are Taking Questions

LAS VEGAS — Agents have been submitting questions to be asked of panelists at the upcoming Agent Summit, organizers said Tuesday. The event will begin Monday, May 9, at the Venetian Palazzo Las Vegas. Show chair David Gesualdo said agents nationwide have been chiming in with questions since the option was announced last week. “We … Read More »

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