Postponement: CAR Conference 2020

UPDATE ON COVID-19/CORONAVIRUS CAR CONFERENCE - March 24-25, 2020

Updated: 9:30 am PST - March 12, 2020

Postponement: CAR Conference 2020

As the organizer of The CAR Conference, we have been in close communication with our key partners including NAAA, IARA, the IAG, and our key sponsors including Cox Automotive, KAR Global, ServNet, America’s Auto Auction, and IAA among others.  For 25 years, CAR has become a true gathering place for the industry and an incredible place to network, learn, and conduct business. None of this would be possible without our partners on this event so we wanted to weigh all of our alternatives and listen to each and every constituency that invests in this event alongside Bobit Business Media.  

After a great deal of discussion, we have jointly decided to postpone the 2020 CAR Conference. The safety and health of our attendees and partners is of paramount importance at this time. With that in mind, please stay tuned for more information from Bobit Business Media, IARA, and NAAA concerning our updated plans. 

We want to take a minute to offer our sincere thanks and appreciation to all of our partners on this event. We couldn’t do it without you and we won’t do it without you. The NAAA and IARA, along with the senior leadership at Cox Automotive, KAR Global, ServNet, America’s Auto Auction, and IAA have all been incredibly supportive throughout this process and we look forward to putting together a great remarketing event with all of you down the road. If you have questions regarding your participation, please contact our customer service team at 1-800-576-8788 or email; [email protected].
 



Updated: March 11, 2020

We understand concerns about COVID-19 Coronavirus are top of mind, and we want to be as transparent as possible and share information about what we are doing to prepare for the CAR Conference in Las Vegas.

  • Major sponsors including IAA, Sherwin-Williams and ServNet have reconfirmed their sponsorships. We appreciate their leadership and commitment to our industry and your customers.
  • We have a total of 22 sponsors, 9 of which have signed up in the last two weeks.
  • For attendance, we have added 50 new registrants since Feb. 21 when the travel restrictions and coronavirus started to have an impact.
  • Total attendance as of today is 400 and climbing. These are your customers who have paid to come to the show and are expecting to see and purchase your products and services. They are committed to attending.
  • NAAA and IARA are continuing their support of the conference and will be attending.
  • At this time there are two reported cases in Clark County, and no health authorities have issued any travel notices, precautions, or guidance relating to travel to Las Vegas. According to the Southern Nevada Health District, southern Nevada and resort properties have not been identified as being at higher risk for disease transmission.
     


Updated: March 3, 2020

Our U.S. events are taking place as scheduled.

We, like many other tradeshow and conference producers, want to ensure the health and safety of all our customers and attendees at our events. This is our top priority. We are adhering to the suggestions of the U.S. and state public health guidelines as they are developing with regards to the COVID-19 virus. As the COVID-19 situation is evolving, we strongly advise that all exhibitors and visitors review, from the most trusted source, the U.S Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) travel health notices related to this outbreak. These notices are updated as more information becomes available and, if there are any changes with entry to the U.S., they can be found here.

Exhibitors and Visitors who are not impacted by travel restrictions are able to attend our events. Please note, travel advisories do vary by country so please be sure to review the latest advisories and U.S. entry policies for your region. The U.S. and several countries currently have imposed travel restrictions from China which will be enforced. As a precaution, we are implementing a range of additional hygiene measures at our events:

  • Increased cleaning and disinfection across all high-volume touchpoints
  • Onsite Emergency Medical personnel
  • Availability of sanitizing and disinfection materials for public use
  • Awareness and training to Bobit staff on standard personal preventative measures
  • Advice to exhibitors on implementing effective cleaning and disinfection of booths, offices along with guidance on personal hygiene measures and common preventive behavior
  • Installing signage at the event reminding attendees of hygiene recommendations.

Our team will continue to monitor the developments. We are constantly considering and consulting with experts on what the appropriate sanitary, health and other measures should be and can assure our partners and customers that all appropriate measures will be in place at our shows. We will follow-up with as needed information should the advisories change. If you have questions regarding your participation, please contact our customer service team at 1-800-576-8788 or email; [email protected].

Contact Us:

(800) 576-8788

News & Updates

img 2020 Schedule Now Posted!

Make your plans now to attend!

img View The 2019 Photo Gallery

See what happened at 2019 CAR and maybe you will find yourself.

img Get The Mobile App!

Download the CAR mobile app to get the most up-to-date information!

img Interested in Exhibiting?

Learn more about the purchase space and see the floor plan.



Testimonials

"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

“Bobit Business Media provides a great platform for an informative and educational meeting...If you qualify and aren't already a member of these two fine organizations, please join today and become part of the success that is THE CAR CONFERENCE!”

-Tony Long, Executive Director, CAR IARA

“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

“Bobit shows have the perfect schedule to exhibit, attend seminars, and network, Well done!"

-Mike Fischer, EVP , AutoMobile Technologies

"Attending this conference is a must, there's no two ways about it. The networking opportunities and educational programs were incredible."

-CJ Faison, Vice President, Delaware Auto Exchange

"CAR is an event that gets participants out of their daily environment and immerses them in their subject matter."

-David Langley, Vice President of Operations, Auto Financial 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 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

"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

"I attribute what success I have had in our industry to working with business associates to solve industry problems. Without CAR, I would never have been able to build the network that has afforded me the opportunities I have enjoyed over the years."

-Don Fowler, Director, Business Development, DataScan Field Services

"CAR is very informative about industry changes, upcoming announcements and trends."

-Angie House, AGM, Dealers Auto Auction of Las Vegas

"Bobit Business Media provides a great platform for an informative meeting! This is the only conference where the International Automotive Remarketers Alliance and the National Auto Auction Association conduct official meetings at one location."

-Tony Long, Executive Director, IARA

“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..."

-Bob Graham, Vice President, Vehicle Remarketing, ARI (retired 2017)

"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

“CAR allows me to stay current with trends and changes in the industry.”

-Chuck Novince, VP Commercial Accounts, Manheim

"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."

-Justin Aldridge, Manager, Auction Field Analysts, Cox Automotive Media

"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."

-Joseph C. Miller, Director of Customer Service, Auto Auction Services Corporation

“Attending this conference is a must, there's no two ways about it. The networking opportunities and educational programs were incredible.”

-CJ Faison, Vice President, Delaware Auto Exchange

“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.Take advantage of the time and meet with as many people as possible."

-Dan Kennedy, Manager, GM Remarketing

"The conference introduced me to new practices in the remarketing industry."

-Roberto Bottura, Owner, Control Motors

“CAR really gives you the pulse and direction of the automotive remarketing industry for any given year. CAR is the best barometer of what’s happening in our industry."

-Pierre Pons, CEO, ServNet Auctions

Partners and Sponsors