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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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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 … Read More »

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Agent Summit Announces Agent Principal Giveaways

LAS VEGAS — Organizers of the upcoming Agent Summit announced that attendees of the pre-conference Agent Principals Only Breakfast & Roundtable will be entered into a drawing to win a Gibson electric guitar, a bespoke suit from Chalk Mark Custom Clothing or a $1,000 gift card. The event will be held May 9–11, 2016, at … Read More »

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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 … Read More »

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Second Agent Summit Room Block Closes Tomorrow

LAS VEGAS — Organizers of the upcoming Agent Summit announced that the only remaining room block reserved for attendees will close at midnight tomorrow. The event will be held May 9–11, 2016, at the Venetian Palazzo Las Vegas. Show chair David Gesualdo reported surges in new registrations following the release of the full agenda and … Read More »

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Pose a Question to Agent Summit Panelists

LAS VEGAS — Organizers of the upcoming Agent Summit are encouraging agents to go online and submit questions to be answered by panelists at the event, which will be held May 9–11, 2016, at the Venetian Palazzo Las Vegas. “We are trying this feature for the first time, and the response so far has been … Read More »

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Anderson, Horsager to Deliver Agent Summit Keynotes

LAS VEGAS — Organizers of Agent Summit have confirmed that sales and leadership experts Dave Anderson and David Horsager will serve as the keynote speakers for this year’s event, which is scheduled for May 9–11, 2016, at the Venetian Palazzo Las Vegas. “For those who have experienced Agent Summit, you know the keynote speakers are … Read More »

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Agent Summit Doubles Room Block

LAS VEGAS — Unprecedented demand for space in the Agent Summit hotel room block has led to the addition of a second block, organizers said Monday. The event is scheduled for May 9–11, 2016, at the Venetian Palazzo Las Vegas. “We were not prepared for the wave of registrations that hit us at the end … Read More »

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Agent Summit Room Block Closes Today!

LAS VEGAS – Organizers of Agent Summit have announced that the event’s hotel room block at the Venetian Palazzo Las Vegas will close at midnight tonight. The event is scheduled for May 9-11. “This will be our second year at the Venetian Palazzo and let me assure you, this is the place to be if … Read More »

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Full Agenda Released for Agent Summit

LAS VEGAS — Organizers of Agent Summit have released the full agenda for this year’s event, which will be held May 9–11 at the Venetian Palazzo Las Vegas. The agenda includes a pre-conference Agent Principals Only Breakfast & Roundtable and Reinsurance Symposium, keynote addresses, networking opportunities and a total of 12 featured presentations and panel … Read More »

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Rick Roesel to Moderate Agent Summit Training Panel

LAS VEGAS — Rick Roesel, president of Agency Services Consolidated, will lead a panel discussion devoted to training at the upcoming Agent Summit, organizers announced. The sixth annual event will be held May 9–11, 2016, at the Venetian Palazzo Las Vegas. “Agents competing in today’s market have to be trainers as well as entrepreneurs. There … Read More »

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Last Day for Early-Bird Pricing!

LAS VEGAS — Organizers of the annual Agent Summit have announced that today is the last day in which attendees will receive a $100 early-bird discount at registration. This year’s event will take place May 9–11 at the Venetian Palazzo Las Vegas, and the early-bird discount applies to registrations completed on or before midnight tonight. … Read More »

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Register for Agent Summit Today

LAS VEGAS — Organizers of the upcoming Agent Summit announced that early-bird registration will close as of midnight tomorrow and space in the event’s hotel room block will only be available until April 14 or until the block is full. The event is scheduled for May 9–11, 2016, at the Venetian Palazzo Las Vegas. “With … Read More »

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Wildgoose to Steer Agent Summit ‘Profit Opportunities’ Panel

LAS VEGAS — Organizers of the upcoming Agent Summit announced that agency principal Martin Wildgoose will lead a panel discussion devoted to “Profit Opportunities” at the event, which is scheduled for May 9–11, 2016, at the Venetian Palazzo Las Vegas. Wildgoose is the owner and business development manager of Alternate Insurance Management Services Inc. (AIM … Read More »

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Agent Summit Releases 2016 Agenda

LAS VEGAS — Organizers of Agent Summit VI have released an “At-a-Glance” agenda for the event, which will be held May 9–11, 2016, at the Venetian Palazzo Las Vegas. “We could not be happier with the agenda our advisory board has offered for this year’s Agent Summit,” said David Gesualdo, show chair and publisher of … Read More »

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Early-Bird Pricing Ends Soon!

LAS VEGAS — Organizers of the annual Agent Summit have announced that this is the last week in which attendees will receive a $100 early-bird discount at registration. The event will be held May 9-11, 2016, at the Venetian Palazzo Las Vegas, and the early-bird discount applies to registrations completed on or before April 8. … Read More »

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Bill Kelly to Helm ‘Selling to Dealers’ Panel at Agent Summit

LAS VEGAS — Automotive Development Group (ADG)’s Bill Kelly will lead a panel discussion at the upcoming Agent Summit, organizers announced Tuesday. The event will be held May 9–11, 2016, at the Venetian Palazzo Las Vegas. Kelly’s session is titled “My Prospect Doesn’t Seem to Get It!” and will begin at 11:15 a.m. on Wednesday, … Read More »

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WFIS’s Dylan Doran Joins Agent Summit Roster

LAS VEGAS — Organizers of Agent Summit announced that Dylan Doran, founder and president of Western Fidelity Insured Services Inc. (WFIS), will serve as a featured speaker at the 2016 event, which will be held May 9–11 at the Venetian Palazzo Las Vegas. “I’m honored to be speaking at this year’s Agent Summit, joined by … Read More »

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Tom O’Neil to Lead Coaching & Development Panel at Agent Summit

LAS VEGAS — Agency principal Tom O’Neil will serve as moderator for a panel devoted to coaching and F&I development at Agent Summit, organizers announced. The event will be held May 9–11, 2016, at the Venetian Palazzo Las Vegas. The panel, “Building a Team Theme for Prosperity,” will begin at 4:00 p.m. on Tuesday, April … Read More »

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Agent Summit 2016 Room Block Nearly Full

LAS VEGAS — The Venetian Palazzo room block reserved for attendees of the upcoming Agent Summit is nearly full, organizers announced Friday. The event will be held May 9–11, 2016, at the Las Vegas hotel and casino. “Even with both towers available to attendees, to our genuine surprise, we are near capacity,” said David Gesualdo, … Read More »

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Eric ‘Frenchy’ Mélon Plans Coaching Session for Agent Summit

LAS VEGAS — Organizers of the upcoming Agent Summit announced that Eric “Frenchy” Mélon, president of sales at IAS, will serve as a featured speaker at the event, which is scheduled for May 9–11, 2016, at the Venetian Palazzo Las Vegas. “The importance of training is not lost on agents, but the means to that … Read More »

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