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Last updated: July 11, 2017

Tuesday, February 28, 2017

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12:00 PM - 6:00 PM

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1:05 PM - 2:05 PM

IARA Compliance Committee Meeting

IARA Membership Committee Meeting

IARA Social Media Committee Meeting

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1:05 PM - 2:05 PM

IARA Canadian Chapter Committee Meeting

IARA Certification Committee Meeting

IARA Standards Committee Meeting

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3:30 PM - 5:00 PM

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4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

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Wednesday, March 1, 2017

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8:30 AM - 7:30 PM

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9:00 AM - 10:15 AM

Open to all CAR attendees. 

Knowing and using body language can give you the leading edge in any situation.  We send and receive up to 10,000 nonverbal cues in less than one minute of interaction with another person. That is an enormous amount of information that can be available to you when talking to a prospect if you know how to read and understand the signals of their body language. This session will be filled with very specific and practical tools to take your success to the next level.

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9:15 AM - 10:15 AM

NAAA Midwest Board of Directors Meeting

NAAA Southern Board of Directors Meeting

NAAA Western Board of Directors Meeting

NAAA Eastern Board of Directors Meeting

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10:15 AM - 10:30 AM

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10:30 AM - 11:15 AM

Open to all attendees.

Portfolio Valuation
This session will focus on how the vehicle evaluation process could be improved to help reduce cycle time, manage expenses, increase returns and better serve the end customer. 

Disruptors in the Automotive Remarketing Industry
This session will help identify, analyze and connect with the changing landscape of wholesale and retail industry disruption.  Who, what, where and how are these players affecting the day-to-day decision making of remarketing managers and their service providers.

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11:30 AM - 1:00 PM

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1:15 PM - 1:30 PM

This presentation will recap auction activity in 2016 and highlight the progress made by the National Auto Auction Association fulfilling specific industry initiatives, and preview its goals for 2017.

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1:30 PM - 1:40 PM

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1:40 PM - 2:30 PM

Frank Abagnale is one of the world's most respected authorities on check fraud, embezzlement, and secure documents.  This was depicted most graphically in his best-selling book, Catch Me If You Can, as well as the film directed by Steven Spielberg and starring Leonardo DiCaprio and Tom Hanks.  Frank has been associated with the FBI for over four decades, and more than 14,000 financial institutions, corporations and law enforcement agencies use his fraud prevention programs.

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2:30 PM - 2:45 PM

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2:45 PM - 3:30 PM

Consignor Strategies to Maximize Residual Values as Inventory Volumes Dramatically Increase

With the increasing volume of vehicles projected to enter the wholesale market, this panel of consignors will discuss strategies and best practices to maximize residual values.

How to Drive Cost Out of the Remarketing Process

It costs money to remarket a vehicle – transportation expense, administrative costs related to vehicle turn-in, storage costs, holding costs, rebates, etc. If you want to maximize your residual value, one way is to decrease the costs to remarket a vehicle.

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3:45 PM - 5:15 PM

Open to both members and non-members of IARA.

What are the Issues Affecting Your Remarketing Efforts and What are the Best Practices You Can Implement

This consignor-only meeting will be an open group discussion led by consignors on the issues impacting your remarketing efforts to maximize the residual value of your portfolio of vehicles and the sharing of best practices with other consignors that you can implement in your remarketing strategies.

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3:45 PM - 5:15 PM

Open to NAAA members only.

 

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5:30 PM - 7:30 PM

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9:00 PM - 12:00 AM

Open to all CAR attendees 21 and over! 
Photo ID and CAR badge required.

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Thursday, March 2, 2017

7:30 AM - 2:30 PM

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8:00 AM - 9:30 AM

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8:00 AM - 9:00 AM

NAAA Midwest Chapter All-Member Meeting

NAAA Southern Chapter All-Member Meeting

NAAA Western Chapter All-Member Meeting

NAAA Eastern Chapter All-Member Meeting

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9:30 AM - 10:15 AM

Sandy will share his views on increasing wholesale supply and the many innovations and future trends shaping the automotive industry.

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10:20 AM - 11:05 AM

Why re-invent the wheel? There is a wealth of institutional knowledge in the wholesale remarketing industry. One example is Bob Rauschenberg, the 2016 NAAA Pioneer Award winner and the winner of the 2016 IARA Circle of Excellence Award. Rauschenberg, who has been both a consignor and remarketer, will share with attendees the most important lessons he has learned during his 40-year career in the remarketing industry.

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11:05 AM - 11:20 AM

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11:20 AM - 12:05 PM

2017 Remarketing Trends and Strategies of Major Fleet Management Companies

This panel includes remarketing managers from the leading commercial fleet management companies. Learn the latest remarketing trends among major corporate fleets. The discussion will focus on the inventory mix and the different strategies to remarket out-of-service fleet units.

How Consignors are Reassessing Their Remarketing Strategies

Market forces are prompting many consignors to reexamine their in-lane, online, and retail remarketing strategies. In today’s market, which channel mix provides the best opportunities to maximize the value of consignor portfolios? Five consignors will share how they plan to fine-tune their remarketing strategies to better align with today’s (and tomorrow’s) market dynamics.

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11:20 AM - 12:05 PM

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12:05 PM - 2:00 PM

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1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

NAAA Membership Committee Meeting

NAAA Finance/Budget Committee Meeting

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2:00 PM - 2:20 PM

  • Remarketer of the Year
  • Consignor of the Year

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2:20 PM - 3:05 PM

Economic Forecast and Its Impact on Remarketers in 2017

Will the national economy continue to strengthen in 2017? How will economic conditions in 2017 impact the vehicle remarketing industry?

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3:05 PM - 3:20 PM

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3:20 PM - 4:05 PM

Are Your Employees Safety Certified?

Step-by-step process to make your safety program the best it can be.

Effective Remarketing Conversion Strategies to Make Your Vehicles Standout in the Crowd

How do consignors and remarketers effectively market their vehicles to stand out in the crowd? What are the best marketing and metrics to assess the efficacy of a remarketing program? Also discussed will be the industry’s best practices in conversion strategies to increase sales percentages using upstream, midstream, and mainstream remarketing platforms.

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3:20 PM - 4:05 PM

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4:15 PM - 5:00 PM

Strategies for remarketers to comply internal and external compliance mandates on protecting personally identifiable information, personal property left in vehicles, the clearing of electronic personal data in vehicle telematics/navigation systems, and other pain points experienced by both consignors and auctions.

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5:00 PM - 5:45 PM

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Testimonials

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

“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

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

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

-Roberto Bottura, Owner, Control Motors

“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

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

“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

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 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

-Pierre Pons, CEO, ServNet Auctions

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

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

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

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

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

“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

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

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

-Chuck Novince, VP Commercial Accounts, Manheim

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

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

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

-Mike Fischer, EVP , AutoMobile Technologies

“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 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

“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.

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