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APT’s Pazik to Helm Agent Summit Tech Panel

LAS VEGAS — Organizers of Agent Summit have announced that Randy Pazik, president of Accelerated Profit Technologies, will lead a panel dedicated to new technology at the event, which will be held May 9–11, 2016, at the Venetian Palazzo Las Vegas. “The flood of new technology into the dealer and agent segments can at times … Read More »

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Chafetz to Tackle ‘Training Points of Impact’ at Agent Summit

LAS VEGAS — Peter Chafetz of Allstate Dealer Services will present a session dedicated to training at this year’s Agent Summit, organizers announced Tuesday. The event will be held May 9–11 at the Venetian Palazzo Las Vegas. “Peter brings passion and intensity to every topic he takes on, not to mention a long training résumé,” … Read More »

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NADA’s Koblenz to Shed Light on CFPB at Agent Summit

LAS VEGAS — Andrew D. Koblenz of the National Automobile Dealers Association (NADA) will speak at the upcoming Agent Summit and provide attendees with insights into the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB)’s regulation of the auto finance market, organizers announced. The sixth annual event will be held May 9–11, 2016, at the Venetian Palazzo Las … Read More »

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Mike Burgiss to Discuss ‘Next-Level’ F&I Sales at Agent Summit

LAS VEGAS — Organizers of Agent Summit have announced that MakeMyDeal’s Mike Burgiss will present “Next-Level Product Sales” at the 2016 event, scheduled for May 9–11 at the Venetian Palazzo Las Vegas. “Those who know Mike Burgiss know he is at the leading edge of F&I product sales,” said David Gesualdo, show chair and publisher … Read More »

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BOK’s Huntzinger to Offer Economic Outlook at Agent Summit

LAS VEGAS — Organizers of the annual Agent Summit have announced that BOK Financial’s Jim Huntzinger has agreed to speak at the 2016 event, which will be held May 9–11 at the Venetian Palazzo in Las Vegas. “Jim’s 30-plus years of financial and investment expertise are a welcome addition to the Agent Summit agenda,” said … Read More »

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SWDS’s Larry Pomarico to Lead Reinsurance Symposium Panel

LAS VEGAS — Organizers of Agent Summit have announced that Larry Pomarico, senior vice president of SouthWest Dealer Services, will serve as a panel moderator at this year’s Reinsurance Symposium. The symposium will begin at 11:00 a.m. on Monday, May 9, 2016, at the Venetian Palazzo in Las Vegas. “With all of the reinsurance options … Read More »

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Jim Smith to Headline 2016 Reinsurance Symposium

LAS VEGAS — Organizers of the annual Agent Summit have announced that SouthwestRe’s Jim Smith will deliver the keynote address at this year’s Reinsurance Symposium. The pre-show event will begin at 11:00 a.m. on Monday, May 9. “Jim Smith is among the reinsurance industry’s most prominent and knowledgeable figures,” said David Gesualdo, show chair and publisher … Read More »

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2016 Reinsurance Symposium Takes Shape

LAS VEGAS — Organizers of the annual Agent Summit have announced that the Reinsurance Symposium, which has become a fixture since it was first spun off into a pre-conference event in 2013, will return for a fourth consecutive year. Agent Summit will be held May 9–11, 2016, at the Venetian Palazzo in Las Vegas, and … Read More »

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David Horsager to Deliver Agent Summit Keynote

LAS VEGAS — World-renowned motivational speaker and leadership trainer David Horsager will deliver the Wednesday keynote address at this year’s Agent Summit, organizers announced. The event will be held May 9–11, 2016, at the Venetian Palazzo Las Vegas. In 2012, Horsager published “The Trust Edge: How Top Leaders Gain Faster Results, Deeper Relationships and a Stronger … Read More »

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Agent Summit Advisory Board Announced

LAS VEGAS — Organizers of the annual Agent Summit have released the names of the advisory board for the 2016 event, which is scheduled for May 9–11 at the Venetian Palazzo Las Vegas. “The board was assembled utilizing the four past Agent Summit Keynoters and two Provider members that are expected to drive some fresh ideas,” … Read More »

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Harkins to Ringmaster Agent Summit 2016

LAS VEGAS — Organizers of Agent Summit have announced that American Guardian Warranty Services Inc. (AGWS)’s Robert Harkins will serve as master of ceremonies for the event, which will be held May 9–11 at the Venetian Palazzo Las Vegas. David Gesualdo, show chair and publisher of Agent Entrepreneur and F&I and Showroom magazines, said Harkins was … Read More »

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Crisorio to Steer Agent Summit Advisory Board

LAS VEGAS — Organizers of Agent Summit have announced that United Development Systems Inc. (UDS)’s Randy Crisorio will chair the event’s advisory board for the fourth straight year. This year’s conference is scheduled for May 9–11 at the Venetian Palazzo Las Vegas. “Randy has been an earnest supporter of Agent Summit from Day One, and his … Read More »

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Dave Anderson to Bring Leadership Training to Agent Summit

LAS VEGAS — Leadership expert Dave Anderson has agreed to deliver a motivational keynote address at Agent Summit, courtesy of EasyCare, organizers said Tuesday. The event will be held May 9–11, 2016, at the Venetian Palazzo Las Vegas. “We are excited to share Dave Anderson with all of the participants at Agent Summit,” said Larry … Read More »

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Registration Open for Agent Summit 2016

LAS VEGAS — Organizers of the sixth annual Agent Summit have announced that registration is now open for the event, which will be held May 9–11, 2016, at the Venetian Palazzo Las Vegas. Citing “unprecedented demand,” show chair and Agent Entrepreneur publisher David Gesualdo said all of the exhibit space and most of the sponsorships are … Read More »

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Sponsors, Exhibitors Flock to Agent Summit 2016

LAS VEGAS — Organizers of the annual Agent Summit have announced that sales of sponsorships and exhibit space are now open for next year’s event, which is scheduled for May 9–11, 2016, at the Venetian Palazzo Las Vegas. The “presale” period for companies that sponsored and exhibited at the 2015 event ended October 31, opening … Read More »

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Dates Set for Agent Summit 2016

LAS VEGAS — Organizers of the annual Agent Summit have announced that the next event is scheduled for May 9–11, 2016, and will be held at the Venetian Palazzo Las Vegas for the second consecutive year. “We are excited to return to the Venetian and enthusiastic about the move from March to May,” said David Gesualdo, … 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, March 1, 2015. Get your show badge early and avoid the crowd on Monday! Start your networking and relax after your flight with a cocktail courtesy of Warranty Solutions, this year’s Welcome Reception Sponsor. The registration … Read More »

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Agency Principal Table Captains Needed!

LAS VEGAS – Organizers of the fifth annual Agent Summit have announced that once again, the Agency Principal Only session on Day Three is expected to wrap up the show with fireworks! During this round table event on Wednesday morning, Agents will divide and conquer as groups of Agency Principals will take on the most … Read More »

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Make Your Voice Heard at Agent Summit V!

Submit your questions for each panel of subject matter experts appearing at this year’s Agent Summit! Welcome to Agent Summit V! This year’s event features the debut of a new format. The agenda is divided into four categories: Selling to Dealers, Training, Coaching & Development and Technology. Each category will include an address delivered by … Read More »

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Overview of Agent Summit 2015

Agent Summit is back and better than ever, and this year at an exciting new Las Vegas location, The Venetian Palazzo. As the industry’s only training and networking event created specifically for agents, this year’s show is positioned to explore the latest techniques, trends and challenges when it comes to selling to dealers, training, coaching … Read More »

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Agent Summit Attendee Survey

Submit your questions for each panel of subject matter experts appearing at this year’s Agent Summit! Welcome to Agent Summit V! This year’s event features the debut of a new format. The agenda is divided into four categories: Selling to Dealers, Training, Coaching & Development and Technology. Each category will include an address delivered by … Read More »

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Agent Summit Announces Surface Pro 3 Giveaway

LAS VEGAS — Organizers of the fifth annual Agent Summit have announced that Endurance Dealer Services will be giving away a Surface Pro 3 at the event, which is scheduled for March 2–4, 2015, at the Venetian Palazzo Las Vegas. All agents and agency principals are eligible to enter in the drawing for this giveaway. … Read More »

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A Look at This Year’s Sponsored Giveaways

LAS VEGAS — Organizers of the fifth annual Agent Summit have announced that there are five possible chances to win prizes at this year’s event. Entire Car Protection (ECP) and Old Republic Insured Automotive Services (ORIAS) will sponsor giveaways for three watches and two $500 gift cards, respectively. The event is scheduled for March 2–4, … Read More »

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Agent Summit Adds Second Room Block

LAS VEGAS — Organizers of Agent Summit V have announced the addition of a second hotel room block after selling out the initial block yesterday. Attendees can book rooms in the second block until Feb. 13 or until the block is filled. The event will be held March 2–4, 2015, at the Venetian Palazzo Las … Read More »

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Famed Motivational Speaker to Keynote Agent Summit

LAS VEGAS — Organizers of the annual Agent Summit have announced that motivational speaker George Dans, variously known as “The World’s Greatest Closer” and “The Human Torch,” has agreed to deliver the keynote address at the 2015 event, which will take place March 2–4, 2015, at the Venetian Palazzo Las Vegas. “George Dans was the … Read More »

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Agent Summit Room Block Closes Tomorrow

LAS VEGAS — Organizers of Agent Summit V have announced that the event’s hotel room block at the Venetian Palazzo Las Vegas will close tomorrow. The event is scheduled for March 2–4. “This is our first year at the Venetian Palazzo, and we are proud to offer first-class accommodations at a discount price to our … Read More »

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Petrowski, Feldman to Lead Reinsurance Symposium

LAS VEGAS — Organizers of the annual Agent Summit have announced that Greg Petrowski of GPW and Associates Inc. (GPWA) and Brian Feldman, executive vice president of Spencer Re, will headline this year’s Reinsurance Symposium, which is scheduled for Monday, March 2, at the Venetian Palazzo Las Vegas. The Reinsurance Symposium will kick off with … Read More »

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Agent Summit Releases Full Agenda

LAS VEGAS — Organizers of the annual Agent Summit have released the full agenda for the 2015 event, which will take place March 2–4 at the Venetian Palazzo Las Vegas. “We couldn’t be more proud of our educational slate or more grateful to our speakers,” said David Gesualdo, show chair and publisher of Agent Entrepreneur … Read More »

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Maxim to Talk Tech at Agent Summit

LAS VEGAS — Organizers of Agent Summit V have announced that Jim Maxim Jr., president of MaximTrak, will discuss the impact of new technology on agency operations in a keynote address at the event, which is scheduled for March 2–4 at the Venetian Palazzo Las Vegas. “Agents have much to gain from a comprehensive overview … Read More »

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St. John to Bring Brain Science to Agent Summit

LAS VEGAS — Organizers of the annual Agent Summit have announced that Joe St. John, director of training for Innovative Aftermarket Systems (IAS), will present a neuroscience-based Coaching and Development session at this year’s event, which will be held March 2–4 at the Venetian Palazzo Las Vegas. “To remain relevant and prove oneself indispensable to … Read More »

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Reahard to Tackle Training at Agent Summit

LAS VEGAS — Organizers of Agent Summit V have announced that Ron Reahard, president of Reahard & Associates, will helm a session dedicated to Training at the event, which is scheduled for March 2–4 at the Venetian Palazzo Las Vegas. “Ron Reahard’s name is well-know in dealer and agency circles as a top trainer and … Read More »

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Agent Summit: Last Week for Early-Bird Pricing

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. This year’s event will take place March 2–4 at the Venetian Palazzo Las Vegas, and the early-bird discount applies to registrations completed on or before Feb. 1. … Read More »

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Atkinson to Deliver Featured Address at Agent Summit

LAS VEGAS — Organizers of the annual Agent Summit have announced that Jimmy Atkinson, COO of AUL Corp., will present a featured address for the 2015 event, which will be held March 2–4 at the Venetian Palazzo Las Vegas. “Jimmy is as well-respected in agency circles as any executive in our industry today,” said David … Read More »

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Three Reasons to Register for Agent Summit

LAS VEGAS — Agent Summit V is scheduled for March 2–4, 2015, at the Venetian Palazzo Las Vegas. Organizers have listed three reasons why general agents should register today, including two giveaways and an early-bird discount. “Agent Summit started with a singular goal: to create an event by agents, for agents,” said David Gesualdo, show … Read More »

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ECP Plans Rolex Giveaway for Agent Summit

LAS VEGAS — Organizers of the fifth annual Agent Summit have announced that executives from Entire Car Protection Inc. (ECP) will sponsor a drawing for a Rolex wristwatch at the event, which is scheduled for March 2–4, 2015, at the Venetian Palazzo Las Vegas. “We can’t thank ECP enough for adding a chance at this … Read More »

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Old Republic Offers Agent Summit Early-Bird Giveaway

LAS VEGAS — Organizers of the annual Agent Summit have announced that Old Republic Insured Automotive Services (ORIAS) will sponsor two $500 American Express gift cards in a drawing at the 2015 event, which will be held March 2–4 at the Venetian Palazzo Las Vegas. “Old Republic has been a stalwart supporter of Agent Summit, … Read More »

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Reinsurance Symposium Headlines Agent Summit V

LAS VEGAS — Organizers of the fifth annual Agent Summit have announced that the Reinsurance Symposium will open the agenda for a third straight year. The event is scheduled for March 2–4, 2015, at the Venetian Palazzo Las Vegas. “Reinsurance education remains in high demand among general agents,” said David Gesualdo, show chair and publisher … Read More »

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Harkins Tapped as Agent Summit Emcee

LAS VEGAS — Organizers of Agent Summit V have announced that Robert Harkins, vice president and director of training for AFG Training Academy, has agreed to serve as master of ceremonies. The event will be held March 2–4, 2015, at the Venetian Palazzo Las Vegas. “I’m very pleased to once again serve as your master … Read More »

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Agent Summit Advisory Board Announced

LAS VEGAS — Organizers of the annual Agent Summit have released the names of the advisory board members for the 2015 event, which will be held March 2–4 at the Venetian Palazzo Las Vegas. “From the outset, we have been blessed with the talent and dedication of a crack team of general agents and leading … Read More »

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Registration Open for Agent Summit 2015

LAS VEGAS — Organizers of Agent Summit 2015 have announced that registration is now open for the event, scheduled for March 2–4 at the Venetian Palazzo Las Vegas. Attendees who register by Feb. 1 will enjoy a $100 early-bird discount. “We are pleased to invite general agents to the industry’s first and only event designed … Read More »

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Crisorio to Head Agent Summit Advisory Board

LAS VEGAS — Organizers of the fifth annual Agent Summit have announced that Randy Crisorio, president and CEO of United Development Systems Inc., has been tapped to head the event’s advisory board for a third consecutive year. The 2015 event will be held March 2–4 at the Venetian Palazzo Las Vegas. Crisorio will be tasked … Read More »

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Save the Date for Agent Summit 2015

LAS VEGAS — Organizers of the annual Agent Summit have announced that next year’s event has been scheduled for March 2–4, 2015. For the first time since 2012, Agent Summit will be held at a new venue: The Venetian Palazzo Las Vegas. David Gesualdo, show chair and publisher of Agent Entrepreneur, said the move to … Read More »

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Agent Summit Wrap Up

By: Jennifer Carter Nebrich The fourth annual Agent Summit was a huge success. The number of attendees increased from 550 in 2013 to just below 800 this year. Top agents from across the country came together to learn and discuss the topics that matter most to them. Thanks to 79 sponsors, attendees enjoyed world-class meals, … Read More »

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Session Highlights: Recruiting Quality Staff – Building a Bench

On Tuesday, March 11 at 4:30pm, Eric Winegardner will share his vast expertise as he speaks on Recruiting Quality Staff – Building a Bench. During the session, Winegardner will present the most effective methods for recruiting. You will discover the value of maintaining a constant lookout for the right people to staff your company and … Read More »

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Agent Summit Registration Closes Today

LAS VEGAS – Organizers of the fourth annual Agent Summit plan to close registration for the event at midnight ET tonight. Agent Summit 2014 will be held March 10-12, 2014 at Caesars Palace, Las Vegas. This event will be the largest yet, featuring 86 sponsors, 69 exhibitors, and over 650 attendees registered so far. Click … Read More »

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