Take a look at what the CAR attendees and exhibitors said!
“I thoroughly enjoyed the experience of CAR. I especially was interested in the keynote speaker, Wolfgang Reinhold, addressing the European car market and how it differs greatly with the United States with respect to the auction process as well as the penalties for buy/sell practices.”
-Justin Aldridge, Manager, Auction Field Analysts , Cox Automotive Media , Hoover , AL
“The Bobit shows are great for attendees and exhibitors; I do both. There is plenty of time for networking and to attend sessions. These shows have given us access to tremendous networking and product exposure. They are my favorite shows.”
-Mike Fischer, Executive VP, AutoMobile Technologies, Newport Beach, CA
“The conference introduced me to new practices in the remarketing industry.”
-Roberto Bottura, Owner, Control Motors, São Paulo, Brazil
“CAR is very informative about industry changes, upcoming announcements and trends.”
-Angie House, AGM, Dealers Auto Auction of Las Vegas, Las Vegas, NV
“This was my first year exhibiting at CAR as a new business. What a great turnout from our desired customer-base, and the coordination of the event made it very successful for us. We are already planning for next year!"
-Kelly Bianchi, President, auctionVcommerce, LLC
"Congrats on a successful conference! The pre-conference prep and communication along with the onsite coordination was wonderful. You ran a solid conference and it was a pleasure to be a part of it as a presenter, exhibitor and attendee. I was excited by the attendance in our Run Position panel, we've received quite a bit of positive feedback. Thank you for the opportunity to be a part of the confernece. I feel like it was a win-win for all."
-Joseph C. Miller, Director of Customer Service, Auto Auction Services Corporation
"The true measure of a successful event is predicated on the ability of the coordinator to smoothly orchestrate the details. You represent best-in-class."
-Stuart Angert, Roadrunner
“I attribute what success I have had in our industry to working with business friends and associates to solve industry problems. Without CAR, I would never have been able to build the network of business friends that have afforded me the opportunities that I have enjoyed over the years.”
-Don Fowler, Director, Business Development, DataScan Field Services
“It’s a unique opportunity for consignors, auctions, transport companies, inspection companies, technology companies, and other service providers to all gather together and network and share ideas. CAR attracts the leading players from all those industry segments, so participants get to interact with the people who are shaping our industry.”
- Bob Graham, Vice President, Vehicle Remarketing, ARI
“CAR delivers the critical mass of key remarketing professionals — sharing best practices, modeling high performance, and providing timely content that helps us and our organizations to be our best!”
-Scott Kolb, CAI, Director of Business Development – Remarketing, United Road
“The opportunities to meet with my peers and the exchange of information that takes place have kept me coming back. Participation in CAR is important because you can use the occasion to learn what others are doing and see if there are opportunities for your organization. Use the time as a learning opportunity. Take advantage of the time and meet with as many people as possible. Build your relationships. I’ve established relationships with many in the industry, permitting me to contact them for information.”
-Dan Kennedy, Manager, GM Remarketing
“CAR is the forum for our industry. It brings together consignors and dealers from all segments of the business.”
-Tom Kontos, Executive Vice President, Analytical Services, ADESA
“CAR is an event that gets participants out of their daily environment and immerses them in their subject matter,”
-David Langley, Vice President, Operations, Auto Financial Group
“I attend CAR to learn about changes in the industry and meet with the client base. It’s a great gathering
point, and I think throughout the year people need to catch up on both on a professional and personal level.”
-Virgil Matczak, National Sales Manager, Dealers Auto Auction Group
“Our organization has been attending CAR since its inception. We think it is very important to attend and participate in CAR as it’s a key remarketing event where all remarketers and auctions can meet.”
-Charles Nichols, President, BSC America Companies.
“CAR allows me to stay current with trends and changes in the industry.”
-Chuck Novince, VP Commercial Accounts, Manheim
“CAR really gives you the pulse and direction of the automotive remarketing industry for any given year. Much like attending an auto auction helps keep you abreast of what vehicles are worth in the wholesale marketplace, CAR is the best barometer of what’s happening (or not happening) in our industry.”
-Pierre Pons, CEO, ServNet Auctions
“CAR is a platform covering every aspect of commercial vehicle remarketing.”
-Bob Rauschenberg, Executive Vice President, Sales, Marketing, and Special Services, ADESA
"The conference provides the opportunity to remain connected to our industry on many levels. The ability to connect with peers as well as other industry professionals is paramount. ‘Staying in touch’ is a priority now more than ever due to the speed in which our industry seems to be changing.”
- Howard Segal, Vice President/National Remarketing Manager, Wells Fargo Dealer Services
“Being able to see fellow auction members and exchanging best practice ideas is what I remember most. It’s also interesting to see how well CAR has partnered with ServNet on branding. It’s good to see that a group of smaller auctions can give a lot of weight to a major event like CAR.”
-Patty Stanley, President, ServNet
“The conference provides a good way to stay abreast of the ever-changing trends in remarketing and the ability to interact with leading dealers and remarketing professionals. I enjoy interacting with the industry experts and learning about new ideas. It’s kept me up-to-speed on all the latest remarketing developments.”
-Greg Thibault, Vice President, Fleet Disposal, Avis Budget Group
"My most important goal was to attend the educational seminars put together both by IARA as well as CAR. I feel it is important to hear and discuss how others in the industry approach and react to situations, market trends as well as the direction in which the industry as a whole is headed. I would like to be on the forefront of change as opposed to trying to catch up. Yes, I would say my most important goal was accomplished."
-Jeffery Perkins, Purchasing and Remarketing Manager, The Motorlease Corporation
"We accomplished our goal and found international business partners. We also obtained knowledge about remarketing in the USA. All in all, the show was really impressive and we discovered really great business opportunities."
-Tomas Povilaika, Business Development Manager, Exleasingcar
"Many of my clients were in town for the CAR event, which gave me the opportunity to network and see many of them within a short period of time."
-Brent Smedley, Fleet Lease Manager, Brasher’s Sacramento Auto Auction
"CAR was a great venue with which to meet our new UACC representative for the first time. I was also able to set up additional meetings and make many more new contacts. I attended a meeting with sales reps. from AFC, Next Gear, and Auction Edge. It was a great opportunity to connect with our vendors face-to-face. After all, these are the important people that help us run our business. Thanks to all at CAR for a successful meeting."
-Rob Thompson, President, Mid-State Auto Auction
"I enjoyed having the opportunity for spontaneous conversation among colleagues."
-Keely Smith, Manager, Customer Service, AutoIMS
"The show format is excellent! With enough time in the exhibit hall to network with remarketing industry executives, we still had time to attend many of the seminars. We'll definitely be back."
-Mike Fischer, Automobile Technologies
"I thought this year's conference went very well. The market is hot and we were right there, in front of the right people."
-Jeff Grandstaff, ShipCarsNow
“Anyone whose profession involves remarketing and auctions, or interacting with people who work in those organizations, cannot afford to miss this premier networking and educational bonanza!”
-Dave Alfonso, KIA Motors America, Inc.
“CAR Conference 2013 was well organized and packed with good information, networking opportunities and a fun expo!”
-Sue Jones, LeasePlan USA
“CAR is one of my favorite Remarketing events. It allows me to not only accomplish the business of our association but supplies quality bonding time with my clients. The combination of IARA, CAR and NAAA has been an event that I "NEVER" want to miss. A "One Stop Shop" that achieves all of my companies’ objectives.”
-Charlotte Pyle, Capital City/Mt. State Auto Auction
“CAR's educational content is great, but it's the networking that keeps me coming back. Having all my vendors in one place saves me a ton of travel time and money! Attending CAR is the easiest decision of my year.”
-Jeff Blackwell, Select Remarketing Group LLC
“The networking and panel discussions have always been valuable to me as a consignor. I would enjoy being involved in more round table discussions. I want to hear what others are doing that I might be able to incorporate in my remarketing processes. That's where the true value is for me and my company.”
-Jeannie Chiaromonte, Bank of America
“I really enjoyed being able to learn about industry standards, from those who are the standard in their respective industries. I hope to visit again next year to take part in the CAR Conference and further discuss the trends in our industry and the actions we're taking to adapt to the ever changing market.”
-David Frontiera, VW Credit Inc.
“CAR 2013 was one of the strongest remarketing conferences yet. Networking opportunities were more than adequate, both sessions (general & breakout) were relevant, pertinent and educational, and the EXPO, as always, was very informative. Without question there's always something to be gained by attending this conference; and more often than not, that "something" is well worth the time, effort and cost.
-Jim McCarthy, Siemens Corporation
"CAR always offers the opportunity to meet new people in our industry and to catch up with existing colleagues, while offering educational content and motivational guest speakers.”
-Cynthia Mitchell, BSC America
“CAR afforded me an invaluable opportunity to introduce myself to the automotive remarketing industry and begin to build key relationships that will propel our organization forward. The organizers did a great job in creating an atmosphere that encouraged networking and productive discussion.”
-Trace R Williams, Xcira, Inc.
“This is a great time to gain industry insight through the educational sessions as well as the valued networking. Much of the networking is also initiated or completed within the exhibit hall area. Looking forward to 2014!”
-Ricky Beggs, Black Book
“I always come away from CAR with ideas to improve our operations. Networking and brainstorming with peers and vendors is a great way to get at best practices.”
-Gus Xamplas, Donlen
“CAR provides the opportunity to network with the best of the best in the Remarketing and Consignor fields. Educational seminars have provided invaluable information to assist in maximizing return on investment on used vehicle portfolios.”
-Greg J Janik (Ret.), ROI
“I hope that you continue on the avenue you are on, supporting the consignors and their providers. Always a great conference.”
-Stephanie Gingras, DAASW
“Excellent conference with informative presentations and industry panels while concurrently allowing for adequate networking time. This is the best remarketing conference in the industry.”
-RD, Autorola, Inc.
“It's the industry’s "central" meeting of the year. Kills three birds with one stone!”
-Tony Moorby, Chattanooga Auto Auction
“Steve Cortes was very informative about the USA's financial future. The panel of car dealers gave a good insight into what our customers really want and need.”
-Rob Thompson, Mid-State Auto Auction
“The breakout sessions were very informative. CAR does a great job attracting the best in the business.”
-Nikki Mascali, Auto Finance News
“Great Networking and Educational meeting. It was great to be back after missing it the past few years. I'm taking the IARA Certification and look forward to the next event!”
-Shannon Adams, Manheim Darlington
“CAR continues to improve through providing more insightful presentations from industry leaders through sufficient time available for networking & contacting the home office. Additionally, the broad mix of consignors, remarketers, auctions and vendors offer an unparalleled opportunity to learn about and discuss the latest trends with industry leaders.”
-Richard Dennis, Autorola, Inc.
“Another very interesting and informative meeting, a great way to keep in touch with industry colleagues and new trends. Sign me up for next year right now!”
-Suzi Manara, Complete Auto Auction
“Excellent for networking.”
-Fred Uhter, Americas Auto Auction, Chicago
“The Conference of Automotive Remarketing provides the valuable third leg of the fleet cost structure; vehicle acquisition, operations, and vehicle disposition. From a knowledge perspective, it closes the lifecycle loop and provides the information necessary to make intelligent decisions about vehicle TCO.”
-Michael Bieger, ADP
“My second time attending, really have a great understanding why this event is so important to smaller auctions. Looking forward to next year already."
-Donnie Bazemmore, Southeastern Auto Auction
“A great place to meet with numerous vendors and network with others.”
-Dan Hannan, Merchants
“I attended the first CAR in Atlanta many years ago and continue to attend even though I am retired from the industry. It is always a pleasure to see old friends and acquaintances and meet the new generation of Remarketers. CAR has always been beneficial to me.”
-Greg J. Janik, ROI (Retired)