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Braganini Joins Agent Summit Roster

LAS VEGAS — Organizers of Agent Summit 2012 have announced that John Braganini, principal of Great Lakes Companies, will deliver the event’s evening keynote address. The second annual Agent Summit, scheduled for March 12-14 at Caesars Palace Las Vegas is organized by Agent Entrepreneur and presented in partnership with F&I and Showroom. The event will … Read More »

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Webb to Kick Off Agent Summit 2012

LAS VEGAS — Organizers of the second annual Agent Summit, scheduled for March 12–14, 2012, at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas, have announced that leading trainer Paul Webb will deliver the event’s opening keynote address. A 20-year industry veteran, Webb is principal of Paul Webb Training, a nationally recognized firm that counts many of the … Read More »

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First Details Released For Agent Summit 2012

LAS VEGAS – F&I and Showroom and Agent Entrepreneur announced this week that Agent Summit 2012 will be held March 12–14 at Las Vegas’ Caesars Palace. Agent Summit 2011 took place March 12–14 at the Las Vegas Hilton and was co-sponsored by Agent Entrepreneur and F&I and Showroom. The agenda was packed with a Who’s … Read More »

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Dealer Issues, New Strategies Take Spotlight At Inaugural Agent Show

LAS VEGAS – More than 200 general agents and product providers convened at the Las Vegas Hilton from March 8-9 for Agent Summit 2011, more than outpacing organizers’ attendance expectations for the inaugural event. Co-hosted by F&I and Showroom magazine and Agent Entrepreneur, a new e-zine for agents, the two-day event featured keynote speeches, educational … Read More »

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Agent Summit Workshops to Focus on Profit, Performance and Marketing

In keeping with its adopted theme of training, the inaugural Agent Summit is offering three additional workshops aimed at helping agents improve profit development, dealership performance and product marketing, organizers of the two-day event announced today. These three workshops will take place during the first day of the Agent Summit, which is scheduled for March … Read More »

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Meeting of the Minds

By: Sylvia Alarid Born out of last year’s F&I Conference and Expo, the industry’s first agent-only conference promises to go where no other show has gone before. In his Feb. 1, 2011, blog post, Gregory Arroyo, executive editor of F&I and Showroom magazine, used the term “The MEETING” to frame the industry’s first agent-only conference. … Read More »

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Wanderon, Angus to Lead Lunchtime Sessions

The former president of Allstate Dealer Services and the training firm behind a new dealer study are scheduled to address attendees during two special lunchtime sessions at the inaugural Agent Summit, event organizers announced today. Tony Wanderon, former president of Allstate Dealer Services and now president of his own consulting firm – Jacksonville, Fla.-based Family … Read More »

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Verde Offers $100,000 Book to Agent Summit Attendees

LAS VEGAS – Attendees of the first annual Agent Summit, to be held Mar. 8–9 at the Hilton Las Vegas, will each receive a free copy of How to Make $100,000 Selling Cars, the new book by author, trainer and Agent Summit keynote speaker Joe Verde. Verde introduced the book at the National Automobile Dealers … Read More »

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Agent Summit to Address Two Hot-Button Issues for Agents

The e-contracting arms race involving F&I menu and product providers and the perceived bias finance sources showed toward aftermarket F&I products will take center stage at the first annual Agent Summit, organizers of the two-day event announced today. Dealers’ acceptance of e-contracting, e-rating and e-remittance of F&I products, as well as widespread lender approval of … Read More »

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‘Secrets of Top Selling Agents’ to be Shared at Agent Summit

Five successful agents will come together at the Las Vegas Hilton in March to open up their playbooks for running a successful general agency, organizers of the new Agent Summit revealed today. Moderated by Team One Group’s George Angus, the “Secrets of Top Selling Agents” panel will include Christopher Blakely, president of Blakely Enterprises; David … Read More »

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Register For Agent Summit and Save

Register for Agent Summit 2011 by February 11 to save $100 on your registration fee and another $100 off your pass to September’s F&I Conference & Expo. If that’s not enough, you’ll also be entered into a drawing to win one of three iPads provided by Old Republic Insured Automotive Services! “Old Republic is excited … Read More »

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New Agent Conference Unveils Agenda

Organizers of the Agent Summit, a new event geared toward the agent community, have released the event’s educational agenda. The conference, which rolls into the Las Vegas Hilton on March 8 and 9, is part of a joint venture between F&I and Showroom magazine and Agent Entrepreneur, a new e-zine dedicated to agents. Aimed at … Read More »

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Agent Summit to Offer iPad Giveaway, FIC Discount

LAS VEGAS – Organizers of the first annual Agent Summit have announced that attendees who register by Feb. 11 will be entered to win one of three iPads provided by the shows media sponsors. Additionally, organizers announced that early registrants also will be rewarded with a $100 discount off the registration fee for the eighth … Read More »

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Crisorio to Deliver Agent Summit Keynote

LAS VEGAS – The organizers of the first annual Agent Summit have announced that Randy Crisorio, president of Clearwater, Fla.-based United Development Systems Inc. (UDS), will deliver the event’s keynote address. “I am thrilled to have an opportunity to share 30-plus years of experience with the attendees of the inaugural Agent Summit,” Crisorio said Thursday. … Read More »

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Arroyo to Chair Agent Summit Advisory Board

LAS VEGAS — Organizers of the first annual Agent Summit have announced that Gregory Arroyo, executive editor of F&I and Showroom magazine, has agreed to serve as advisory board chair for the event, which is scheduled for March 8–9 at the Las Vegas Hilton. “A conference geared toward the general agent segment is long overdue, and I’m … Read More »

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Joe Verde Named Keynote Speaker For Agent Summit

LAS VEGAS — Trainer and author Joe Verde will serve as opening keynote speaker for the first-ever Agent Summit, to be held in Las Vegas in March 2011. The president of the San Juan Capistrano, Calif.-based Joe Verde Group is expected to discuss the role played by general agents in the auto retail marketplace. “We are honored … Read More »

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First Details Emerge for Agent Summit

LAS VEGAS – Sources close to both organizations are reporting that F&I and Showroom and Agent Entrepreneur’s collaborative effort to launch an agents-only conference is nearing fruition. Expectations are high for the new event, which is rumored to have already attracted many of the top trainers in the general agent segment. Calls to the Las … Read More »

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