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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 easiest way to register,” said David Gesualdo, show chair and publisher of Agent Entrepreneur and F&I and Showroom. “Please do so without delay, because this year’s Agent Summit is not to be missed.”

The agenda includes more than two full days of educational sessions divided into six categories: Technology, Compliance, Training, Coaching & Development, Profit Opportunities and Selling to Dealers.

Other highlights include meals and networking events, keynote addresses from leadership experts Dave Anderson and David Horsager, an Agent Principals Only Breakfast and Roundtable and the fourth annual Reinsurance Symposium, all of which are included with the purchase of a full show pass.

Registration, hotel and travel information for Agent Summit is available at the event’s website as well as by phone, fax and email.

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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 have seen some incredibly insightful questions, most of which we never would have come up with on our own, which is the whole point,” said Gesualdo, who also serves as publisher of Agent Entrepreneur and F&I and Showroom. “We only have a few days left, so I hope anyone who has a good, challenging questions will click the ‘Submit’ buttons.”

Agents are invited to submit questions using the links below:

  • The pre-conference Reinsurance Symposium will feature Participation Offerings, Structures and Rewards, a panel designed to get attendees up to speed on the “language” of reinsurance, including the various programs available to agents and dealers.

    Participation Offerings, Structures and Rewards »

  • The first Agent Summit panel is Technology on the Move — New Horizons, a review and analysis of the panoply of new software and tools flooding the F&I office.

    Technology »

  • This year’s Training panel is called Training the Herd! Four F&I development experts will discuss how agents can help dealers produce more top performers.

    Training »

  • That discussion will continue with Building a Team Theme for Prosperity, a panel comprised of agents, trainers and executives and dedicated to proper implementation and maintenance of new processes.

    Coaching & Development »

  • Next up is Get It All! This panel is dedicated to helping agents expand their product portfolio beyond service contracts and GAP to offer dealers a wider selection of profit opportunities.

    Profit Opportunities »

  • Finally, this year’s Selling to Dealers panel is My Prospect Just Doesn’t Get It! Agents and executives will debate the merits of various approaches to prospecting and signing new dealer clients.

    Selling to Dealers »

Registration, hotel and travel information for Agent Summit is available at the event’s website as well as by phone, fax and email.

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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 be overwhelming, but it can’t be ignored,” said David Gesualdo, show chair and publisher of Agent Entrepreneur and F&I and Showroom. “We are counting on Randy and his team to help us sort through the wealth of new developments and focus on the ones that drive F&I product sales.”

The panel, “Technology on the Move — New Horizons” will begin at 4:45 p.m. on Monday, May 9. Pazik will be joined by Thomas Elliott, executive vice president of StoneEagle; Kumar Kathinokkula, COO of F&I Administration Solutions; Tony Luciano, vice president of information technology for Allstate Dealer Services; Jim Maxim Jr., president and CEO of MaximTrak; and Carrie Profaizer, vice president of information technology and division CIO for Protective Asset Protection.

Pazik pledged to challenge his panelists to reveal not only what they are working on and have brought to market but how their solutions are performing in the real world.

“What the agents in attendance get out of this session depends on the questions we ask,” Pazik said. “How do agents, dealers and customers — particularly Millennial customers — interact and respond to new technology? I want to know what these providers are doing to make sure their products are relevant to the market.”

Registration for Agent Summit is now open at the event’s website as well as by phone, fax and email. Attendees who register by April 4 will enjoy a $100 discount. To inquire about sponsorship and exhibition opportunities, contact Eric Gesualdo via email hidden; JavaScript is required or call 727-612-8826.

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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 of Agent Entrepreneur and F&I and Showroom. “Agents and dealers who fail to stay abreast of the latest advances risk losing opportunities.”

Burgiss’ presentation will focus on protection-product sales in the dealership as well as with customers who wish to complete all or part of the F&I transaction at home or their place of business, online or by phone. He will also discuss new technology designed to maintain or improve production as car buyers’ preferences and demands continue to evolve.

“The opportunity for dealers to build a consumer’s intent to purchase F&I products is greater than it’s ever been, and delivering a modern and efficient experience in the business office is the perfect complement to a strong sales process,” Burgiss said. “Dealers and agents that adopt an online and digital mindset for F&I will continue to grow their businesses faster and stronger than the competition.”

Registration for Agent Summit is now open at the event’s website as well as by phone, fax and email. Attendees who register by April 4 will enjoy a $100 discount. To inquire about sponsorship and exhibition opportunities, contact Eric Gesualdo via email hidden; JavaScript is required or call 727-612-8826.

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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 of game-changing technology,” said David Gesualdo, show chair and publisher of Agent Entrepreneur and F&I and Showroom. “Anyone who knows Jim and his work knows that he is singularly qualified to tackle this topic.”

Maxim’s presentation, “The Technology-Driven Agent: Embracing Change to Survive and Thrive,” will begin at 4 p.m. on Tuesday, March 3. He is expected to touch on several topics related to embracing technology in agency operations, including what to look for in an IT partner, using advanced tools to drive sales and business intelligence and how to anticipate potential threats.

“Jim Maxim Jr. is a special talent who has a thorough understanding of both agency operations and our technology needs,” said Randy Crisorio, president and CEO of United Development Systems Inc. (UDS) and chair of the Agent Summit advisory board. “Expect to hear his vision of technology in today’s competitive environment and ‘tomorrows requirements’ for agencies to prosper in the F&I space. The expression Tomorrow’s Requirements is one Jim will bring to life in his presentation giving you a heads-up on what you need to do to prepare.”

To register for Agent Summit or for more information, visit AgentSummit.com. Attendees who register on or before Feb. 1 will enjoy a $100 early-bird discount. For sponsorship and exhibition opportunities, contact Eric Gesualdo via email hidden; JavaScript is required or call 727-612-8826.

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2017 Advisory Board

Randy Crisorio
President & CEO
United Development Systems
and Advisory Board Chair

Tim Blochowiak
Vice President
Protective Asset Protection

Randy Pazik
President
Accelerated Profit Technologies

Kelly Price
President
National Automotive Experts (NAE)/NWAN

Brian Reed
President
F&I Express

Michael Tuno
President
World Class Dealer Services
ARMD Resource Group