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Herberger to Headline Agent Summit 2014

LAS VEGAS — Organizers of the fourth annual Agent Summit have announced that Doug Herberger, president of Allstate Dealer Services, has agreed to deliver the opening keynote address at the 2014 event. Agent Summit 2014 is scheduled for March 10–12 and will return to Caesars Palace in Las Vegas again this year. Herberger will present “The … Read More »

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Dates Set for Agent Summit 2014

LAS VEGAS — Organizers of the annual Agent Summit have announced that the 2014 event is scheduled for March 10–12 at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas. The conference is riding a hot streak as it enters its fourth year. The 2013 event set new records for attendance, sponsorship and exhibit space, drawing more than 550 attendees, … Read More »

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Sponsorship Opens for Agent Summit 2014

LAS VEGAS — Organizers of Agent Summit have announced that sponsorship for the 2014 event is open as of this week. Show Chair David Gesualdo said the decision was based on demand from exhibitors following the success of the third annual conference, which took place March 4–6, spurred the decision. “Our exhibit space and our best … Read More »

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Agent Summit 2013 Sets Records

LAS VEGAS — Organizers of the third annual Agent Summit announced that the show, which took place March 4–6 at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas, set new records for attendance, exhibitors and sponsorships. More than 550 agents, agency principals, speakers and other attendees convened for the show, up from 150 in 2011 and more than 300 … Read More »

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Deadline Extended for Agency Compensation Survey

Randy Crisorio, president and CEO of United Development Systems Inc. and chairman of the Agent Summit advisory board, has announced that the submission deadline for the industry’s first compensation plan survey has been extended to Monday, April 1. Agency principals were invited to complete the survey in the weeks leading up to Agent Summit 2013, … Read More »

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There is Still Time To Register for Agent Summit 2013

LAS VEGAS — Organizers of Agent Summit 2013 report that they have closed online registration with nearly 500 attendees. The industry’s first agents-only event has grown exponentially in its first three years, drawing 150 attendees in 2011 and more than 300 last year. “It’s an incredible turnout. We couldn’t be more excited,” said David Gesualdo, … Read More »

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Welcome to the pre-show edition of Agent Entrepreneur!

This issue includes all the information you need to prepare for Agent Summit 2013. Get a sneak preview of this year’s conference and the first-ever Participation & Reinsurance Symposium. Get the inside scoop on exhibitors with company profiles and Q&As with top executives. Get caught up on the hot topics with the most popular stories … Read More »

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Agent Summit Registration Closes Today

LAS VEGAS — Organizers of the third annual Agent Summit plan to close online registration for the event at midnight ET tonight. Agent Summit 2013 will be held March 4–6, 2013, at Caesars Palace Las Vegas. This year’s event will be the largest since it was launched in 2011, featuring 68 sponsors, 42 exhibitors and … Read More »

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Agent Summit Registration Closes Tomorrow

LAS VEGAS — Online registration for Agent Summit 2013 closes at midnight ET tomorrow, according to organizers. The third annual agents-only conference will be held March 4–6, 2013, at Caesars Palace Las Vegas. In 2011, the first Agent Summit drew 150 visitors. Last year’s event included just over 300 attendees, and registration for Agent Summit … Read More »

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Deadline Set for Agent Summit Award Nominations

LAS VEGAS — Organizers of the third annual Agent Summit have announced a March 1 deadline for nominations for the first-ever Provider Innovator of the Year award. Agents and agency staff can click the button below to submit their nominations for Provider Innovator of the Year, which is open to any F&I product or service … Read More »

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Agent Summit Agenda Focused on Growing Agency Business

LAS VEGAS — Organizers of the third annual Agent Summit have released a promotional video featuring Randy Crisorio, president and CEO of United Development Systems Inc. and chairman of the Agent Summit advisory board. The board was responsible for building the agenda for the event, which will take place March 4–6, 2013, at Caesars Palace … Read More »

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Agent Summit Boasts More Attendees, Exhibits, Sponsors

LAS VEGAS — Organizers of Agent Summit 2013 have reported that this year’s event, set to take place March 4–6, 2013, at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas, has already set new records for attendance, exhibits and sponsors. “We have been incredibly fortunate to draw increasing interest from the industry, especially among agents and those who … Read More »

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Agent Summit Announces Product Innovator Award

LAS VEGAS — Organizers of the third annual Agent Summit have announced that this year’s show will host the first-ever “Provider Innovator of the Year” award. David Gesualdo, show chair and publisher of F&I and Showroom magazine, said the award will be an opportunity for agents to identify significant advancements in the dealer space. “New product … Read More »

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A Look at What Agent Summit 2013 Has to Offer

By: Toni McQuilken The Agent Summit 2013 show will be held March 4–6 at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas. This year’s show has a record number of attendees registered, and will feature a wide range of speakers, sessions and exhibitors to help agents get ahead. As of press time, in addition to the sessions, there … Read More »

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Reinsurance Symposium Boosts Agent Summit Registrations

LAS VEGAS — Organizers of the third annual Agent Summit say the announcement of the first-ever Participation & Reinsurance Symposium has led to a surge in registrations. “I believe we’ve upgraded our one-of-a-kind event with a one-of-a-kind pre-conference event,” said David Gesualdo, show chair and publisher of F&I and Showroom magazine. “The level of interest from … Read More »

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Agent Summit Room Block Nears Capacity

LAS VEGAS — Organizers of the third annual Agent Summit said a weeklong surge in registrations has left the event’s room block nearly filled. Agent Summit 2013 will be held March 4–6, 2013, at Caesars Palace Las Vegas. Attendees who stay at Caesars are eligible for several perks; most notably, a reduced rate: $180 per … Read More »

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Early-Bird Registration Expires Today!

LAS VEGAS — Organizers of Agent Summit 2013 have announced that today is the last day on which attendees can register for the conference at a reduced rate. The event will be held March 4–6, 2013, at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas. Early-bird registrants will enjoy a $100 early-bird discount and be entered into a … Read More »

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Agent Summit to Conduct Compensation Survey

LAS VEGAS — Organizers of Agent Summit 2013 have announced the launch of an ambitious survey of agency compensation plans. The survey will be sent to agency principals who register for the conference by February 28 and the results will be distributed only to those who participate. The survey was designed to share agents’ ideas on … Read More »

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Four Days Left for Agent Summit Early-Bird Discount

LAS VEGAS — This is the final week of early-bird registration for the third annual Agent Summit, scheduled for March 4–6, 2013, at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas. Organizers said Feb. 1 is the last day attendees can qualify for a $100 early-bird discount and be entered into a drawing to win one of three … Read More »

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Register for Agent Summit 2013 by Feb. 1 and Save

LAS VEGAS — Organizers of Agent Summit 2013 have announced that early-bird registration will end on February 1. The third annual agent conference will be held March 4–6, 2013, at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas. Agents who sign up before the deadline will enjoy a $100 early-bird discount and be entered into a drawing to … Read More »

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Full Agenda Released for Agent Summit 2013

LAS VEGAS — Organizers of the third annual Agent Summit have announced the release of the full agenda. “This will be our biggest event yet,” said show chair David Gesualdo. “Our advisory board spent several months preparing a terrific agenda. This year’s show was designed by agents, for agents, from beginning to end.” The 2013 event … Read More »

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Robertson to Deliver Agent Summit Closing Keynote

LAS VEGAS — David Robertson, executive director of the Association of Finance & Insurance Professionals (AFIP) and the Association of Independent General Agents (AiGA), will deliver the closing keynote address at the third annual Agent Summit in March, according to organizers. Robertson brings more than 40 years of industry experience to the Agent Summit stage. AFIP … Read More »

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Mike Rayburn to Entertain Agent Summit Crowd

LAS VEGAS — Organizers of the third annual Agent Summit have announced that comedian and guitar virtuoso Mike Rayburn will serve as this year’s motivational speaker. Rayburn is a member of the CPAE Speaker Hall of Fame, a three-time winner of the “America’s Campus Entertainer of the Year” and once performed as a headliner at Carnegie … Read More »

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Agent Summit Names Opening Keynote Speaker

LAS VEGAS — Organizers of Agent Summit 2013 have announced that Scott Karchunas, president of Protective Asset Protection, will deliver the event’s opening keynote address. Karchunas joined Protective in 1988 served in a number of executive positions before being named president in 2013. He said his presentation, “F&I Economics,” will offer “an optimistic outlook of an … Read More »

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Barit to Close Reinsurance Symposium at Agent Summit

LAS VEGAS — Organizers of the annual Agent Summit have confirmed that Hugh Barit, chairman and CEO of P.R.P. Performa Limited, will serve as the closing speaker at the Participation & Reinsurance Symposium that will kick off the 2013 conference, which is scheduled for March 4–6 at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas. “We’re pleased to have … Read More »

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Kansanback to Deliver Agent Summit Evening Keynote

LAS VEGAS — Joel Kansanback, president of Eden Prairie, Minn.-based Automotive Development Group will deliver the Monday evening keynote address at the 2013 Agent Summit, scheduled for March 4–6 at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas. Kansanback is a 20-year veteran of the industry who worked in executive positions at a leading F&I training and consulting firm … Read More »

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NCFC Expert to Join Reinsurance Symposium at Agent Summit

LAS VEGAS — Steve Barrett, executive vice president of Resource Automotive Inc., a subsidiary of The Warranty Group Inc., and a licensed CPA and securities principal, will deliver a presentation focused on the formation of non-controlled foreign corporations (NCFCs) at the Participation & Reinsurance Symposium that will precede this year’s Agent Summit 2013. David Gesualdo, … Read More »

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Mailho to Tackle CFCs at Reinsurance Symposium

LAS VEGAS — Organizers of the third annual Agent Summit have announced that Steve Mailho of Mailho Company has joined the roster of speakers for the pre-conference Participation & Reinsurance Symposium. Mailho’s four decades in the reinsurance segment include the last 30 years at Mailho Company, the firm he founded in 1978. He has since organized … Read More »

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Reinsurance Symposium Names First Speaker

LAS VEGAS — US Warranty Corp.’s Mark Macek will serve as the first of four speakers at the Participation & Reinsurance Symposium at Agent Summit 2013, according to organizers. Macek said dealer-owned warranty companies (DOWCs) are his company’s specialty, but his presentation will include a primer on retros and dealer obligors as well. “My goal is … Read More »

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Agent Summit Reinsurance Symposium Takes Shape

LAS VEGAS — Organizers of the third annual Agent Summit have released a preliminary agenda for the Participation & Reinsurance Symposium that will precede the 2013 conference. The four-hour symposium will begin at 1 p.m. on Monday, March 4, and end before the opening-night keynote and reception for Agent Summit, which runs through March 6. The … Read More »

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Three Reasons to Register for Agent Summit 2013 Today

LAS VEGAS — Registration is open for the third annual Agent Summit, scheduled for March 4–6, 2013, at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas. The conference is expected to draw hundreds of the top general agents from across the country. “We doubled in size from 2011 to 2012, and we anticipate further growth this year,” said … Read More »

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Agent Summit Offers $100 Early-Bird Discount, iPad Giveaway

LAS VEGAS — Organizers of the third annual Agent Summit will provide a $100 discount for attendees who register before Feb. 2, 2013. Additionally, early registrants will be entered into a drawing to win one of three iPad minis provided by Old Republic Insured Automotive Services Inc. “Old Republic Insured Automotive Services is pleased to … Read More »

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Agent Summit Releases Advisory Board Roster

LAS VEGAS — Organizers of Agent Summit 2013, scheduled for March 4–6 at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas, announced the members of the conference’s advisory board. The board, chaired by United Development Systems Inc. (UDS)’s Randy Crisorio, is tasked with setting the agenda for the industry’s only agent-facing event. “I am pleased to announce that … Read More »

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Reinsurance Symposium to Precede Agent Summit 2013

LAS VEGAS — Organizers of the third annual Agent Summit have announced that the 2013 conference, scheduled for March 4–6 at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas, will kick off with a half-day reinsurance symposium. The symposium will begin at 1 p.m. on Monday, March 4, and end at 5 p.m., before the opening-night keynote and … Read More »

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Crisorio to Head Agent Summit Advisory Board

LAS VEGAS — Organizers of the third annual Agent Summit have announced that Randy Crisorio, president and CEO of United Development Systems Inc. (UDS), has agreed to serve as chairman of the conference’s advisory board. “As a top agent and industry leader, Randy fits the bill,” said David Gesualdo, show chair and publisher of F&I … Read More »

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Agent Summit 2013 Set for March

LAS VEGAS — The third annual Agent Summit will be held March 4-6, 2013, at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas. The event, which doubled in size between 2011 and 2012, is already looking like it will continue to build on that momentum. David Gesualdo, show chair and publisher of F&I and Showroom magazine, said exhibitors … Read More »

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Twice As Nice

In its second year, Agent Summit doubled in size and attendance. Agent Summit 2012 closed with a final headcount of 358, more than double the number of attendees the event attracted in its inaugural year. The industry’s only agent-only conference and expo was held at Las Vegas’ Caesars Palace and was presented in partnership by … Read More »

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Agent Summit Releases Full Agenda

LAS VEGAS — Organizers of next week’s Agent Summit have released the event’s full agenda. The complete program includes details for each of the three day event’s keynote speeches, panels and workshops. Among the highlights is “Reinsurance: Painting the Right Picture for Your Dealers,” a workshop that will be presented by a two-man team of … Read More »

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Agent Summit Panels to Tackle Key Issues

LAS VEGAS — Organizers of next month’s second annual Agent Summit built the event’s agenda with an eye toward training. But the program also includes panels designed to open a dialogue regarding two key issues: the role of agents in dealerships and the role technology plays in the F&I office. The first, “5 Ways to … Read More »

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Top Trainers Lead Agent Summit Agenda

LAS VEGAS — Agent Summit organizers have reported an early surge in registrations following the release of the event’s agenda. Show chair David Gesualdo credited the response to the show’s focus on training, noting that this year’s slate offers a “one-stop shop” for agent-focused education. “Our goal was to offer our attendees a year’s worth … Read More »

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Agent Summit 2012 Agenda Released

LAS VEGAS — The preliminary agenda for the second annual Agent Summit, to be held March 12–14, 2012 at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas, has been released. Presented in partnership with Agent Entrepreneur and F&I and Showroom magazines, the three-day event builds and expands upon last year’s inaugural, two-day show. “Given the time and space … Read More »

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Famed NFL Ref Tapped as Summit Speaker

LAS VEGAS — Organizers of the second annual Agent Summit have announced that Jim Tunney, a former pro football official and highly regarded motivational speaker, will deliver the final keynote address at this year’s show. Tunney joins an all-star list of speakers for Agent Summit 2012, which is scheduled for March 12–14 at Caesars Palace … Read More »

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Register For Agent Summit 2012 and Save

LAS VEGAS – Organizers of Agent Summit 2012 announce that attendees who register by Friday, Feb. 10 will receive $100 off their registration fee. Additionally, early registrants will also be entered to win one of three iPad 2s provided by Old Republic Insured Automotive Services. “Old Republic is excited to be sponsoring the 2012 Agent … Read More »

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Arroyo to Reprise Role as Chair of Agent Summit Advisory Board

LAS VEGAS — Organizers of Agent Summit 2012 announced that Gregory Arroyo, executive editor of F&I and Showroom magazine, has agreed to return as advisory board chair for second annual event, which is scheduled for March 12–14 at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas. “Last year’s board did an amazing job in making sure our agenda … Read More »

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Reahard Added as Agent Summit Speaker

LAS VEGAS — Top F&I trainer Ron Reahard will serve as luncheon speaker at the second annual Agent Summit, to be held March 12–14, 2012, at Caesars Palace Las Vegas. He joins an event roster that already includes keynote speakers John Braganini of Great Lakes Companies and Paul Webb of Paul Webb Training. Reahard is … Read More »

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