MARCH 26-27, 2019 // Caesars Palace Las Vegas

2018 Schedule

Last updated: January 19, 2018

Monday, March 5, 2018

11:00 AM - 1:00 PM

Room: Messina

11:30 AM - 6:00 PM

Location: Emperors Level Foyer

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12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Room: Anzio

12:30 PM - 1:30 PM

Room: Capri

1:05 PM - 2:05 PM

Room: Anzio

1:05 PM - 2:05 PM

Room: Messina

1:35 PM - 2:55 PM

Room: Florentine I

1:35 PM - 3:00 PM

Room: Capri

2:10 PM - 3:10 PM

Room: Anzio

3:30 PM - 5:00 PM

Room: Florentine I

4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Room: Messina

Tuesday, March 6, 2018

7:30 AM - 7:30 PM

Location: Emperors Level Foyer

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8:00 AM - 9:00 AM

Room: Anzio

9:00 AM - 9:55 AM

Open to all CAR attendees!

There’s no argument that new innovative ideas and technology enhancements are causing disruption within the automotive and remarketing industry.  Consider the impact of the internet over the last decade, the rise of popularity in ride sharing, and electric vehicles.  It's difficult to predict what lies ahead but we’re guaranteed more changes are coming and disruption is here to stay.  How these disruptions will impact and shape the future of the automotive and remarketing industry is unknown, however, how we evolve and stay relevant is the key to the industry’s success.  Join Bob White in a session that will explore past, present, and future disruptions in our industry, and how to prepare.

Keynote Speaker: Bob White, ARI

Room: Florentine Ballroom

10:00 AM - 10:45 AM

Open to all CAR attendees!

This session will examine the trends that will influence vehicle residual values in 2018. Consignors from different business segments, including fleet management, daily rental, financial institutions, and OEMs will share the factors they consider to optimize portfolio valuation.  

Moderator: Rene Abdalah, RVI Group
Panelists: James Crocker, Merchants Fleet Management; Mike Scott, Consumer Portfolio Services; Layne Weber, Avis Budget Group

Room: Florentine Ballroom

10:45 AM - 11:00 AM

Location: Florentine Foyer

11:00 AM - 11:55 AM

Open to all CAR attendees!

If you are like most consignors, you may often struggle with determining the ROI on your reconditioning investments to justify the spend.  This session will focus on how consignors can optimize their reconditioning investments to justify their spend and maximize their returns.  Join this roundtable session for an interactive discussion with industry colleagues led by leaders in wholesale reconditioning.

Moderators: Kurt Madvig, ADESA; Julie Picard, Cox Automotive; Doug Turner, America's Auto Auction

Room: Florentine Ballroom

 

11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

NAAA Midwest Board of Directors Meeting

Room: Messina

NAAA Southern Board of Directors Meeting

Room: Capri

NAAA Western Board of Directors Meeting

Room: Genoa

NAAA Eastern Board of Directors Meeting

Room: Anzio

12:00 PM - 1:15 PM

Room: Augustus V

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1:15 PM - 1:30 PM

This presentation will recap auction activity in 2017 and highlight the progress made by The National Auto Auction Association fulfilling specific industry initiatives, and preview its goals for 2018.

Presenter: Warren Clauss, NAAA President

Room: Augustus III

1:30 PM - 1:40 PM

Room: Augustus III

1:40 PM - 2:30 PM

Keynote Speaker: Mike Eruzione, Captain of the "Miracle on Ice" Olympic Gold Medal Hockey Team

2:30 PM - 2:45 PM

Location: Emperors Level Foyer

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2:45 PM - 3:45 PM

This panel discussion will focus on how auto auction facilities are diversifying their service offerings by adding marshalling, new-vehicle prep, retail reconditioning, and other products to their menu. The discussion will examine how collaborations with consignors is leading auto auction operators to expand their services and resources.

Moderator: Pierre Pons, TPC Management Company
Panelists: Brad Bollman, GM Financial; Doug Evans, Hyundai Capital America; Bob McConkey, McConkey Auction Group (MAG); Charles Nichols, BSC America & Bel Air Auto Auction; Mike Reid, Toyota Financial Services

Room: Augustus III

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4:00 PM - 5:30 PM

This session will provide consignors the opportunity, in small groups, to discuss various issues that may be impacting your remarketing efforts.  We will also explore ways that the IARA may move to the next level of being the forum for collaboration to help strengthen the remarketing industry and making your voice heard.

Consignors only - both members and non-members of IARA.

Moderators: Tim Meta, Fifth Third Bank; Paul Seger, Element Fleet Services

Room: Florentine II

4:00 PM - 5:30 PM

NAAA members only

Room: Augustus V

 

5:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Room: Augustus I

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7:30 PM - 9:30 PM

By Invitation Only

Location: Carmine's @ The Forum Shops

Wednesday, March 7, 2018

7:30 AM - 2:30 PM

Location: Emperors Level Foyer

Sponsored by:

8:00 AM - 9:30 AM

Room: Augustus I

Sponsored by

8:00 AM - 9:00 AM

NAAA Midwest Chapter All-Member Meeting

Room: Florentine I

NAAA Southern Chapter All-Member Meeting

Room: Florentine III

NAAA Western Chapter All-Member Meeting

Room: Florentine II

NAAA Eastern Chapter All-Member Meeting

Room: Florentine IV

9:30 AM - 10:10 AM

Enterprise Holdings, Inc. presents a case study on how acquisition strategies and collaborative discussions can drive improved new car sales performance and remarketing results for OEM brands. In its 61st year of operation, Enterprise will also share remarketing best practices learned during the past six decades, such as in strategies to maximize all channels of remarketing, how to develop long-term, mutually beneficial relationships with dealers, and quantifying the appropriate recon to enhance residuals.

Keynote Speaker: Kurt Kohler, Enterprise Holdings, Inc.

Room: Augustus III

10:10 AM - 10:30 AM

The 2018 Remarketer of the Year and Consignor of Year Awards will be presented.

Room: Augustus III

10:30 AM - 10:45 AM

Location: Emperors Level Foyer

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10:45 AM - 11:45 AM

Room: Florentine I

10:45 AM - 11:45 AM

There is an opportunity for remarketers to capitalize on the ever-increasing demand for vehicles by (Lyft and Uber) ride-sharing drivers by supplying this market with 3- and 4-year-old vehicles. How are companies developing programs that harness the demand for vehicles by ride-sharing drivers with off-lease vehicles that will benefit all parties? Learn how companies are exploring and implementing cutting edge strategies that merge the needs of remarketers with the new mobility needs for vehicles.

Moderator: Charlie Vogelheim, TPC Management Company
Panelists: Zach Hallowell, RMS Automotive; Paul Hirsch, Launch Mobility; Alain Nana-Sinkam, ALG; John Possumato, Advanced Mobile Solutions & Driveitaway LLC

Room: Emperors I

10:45 AM - 11:45 AM

This session will identify reconditioning best practices that can create a win-win situation for both auctions and consignors. The presentation will explain how auctions can manage a profitable reconditioning department that provides ROI for consignors by enhancing resale values.

Presenter: Len Roll, DAA Northwest

Room: Emperors II

12:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Room: Augustus I

1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

NAAA Membership Committee Meeting

Room: Florentine II

NAAA Finance/Budget Committee Meeting

Room: Florentine I

2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

This session will forecast how the auction industry will change in the next 5-10 years based on input from a variety of recognized experts currently working in the industry. Examined will be how forthcoming changes to the automotive industry will impact how vehicles will be remarketed in the future.

Presenter: Glenn Mercer, Automotive Industry Analyst

Room: Augustus III

 


 

3:00 PM - 3:15 PM

Location: Emperors Level Foyer

3:15 PM - 4:15 PM

Learn the latest remarketing trends among major fleet management companies in remarketing out-of-service company vehicles at physical auctions, online sales, direct to client employees, or to dealers. The discussion will also focus on the changing model preferences, such as growth in crossover vehicles, vocational truck remarketing, and different strategies maximize resale for high-mileage fleet units.

Co-Moderators: Levi McCoy, Remarketing Consultant; Tom Stewart, Auction Management Solutions
Panelists: Darrin Aiken, Wheels; Evert Asbridge, Merchants Fleet Management; Chris Clarke, ARI; Matthew Gast, Mike Albert Fleet Solutions; Dan Powers, Donlen; Phil Schappert, LeasePlan USA 

Room: Emperors I

3:15 PM - 4:15 PM

A panel discussion of factory consignors discuss upcoming challenges and share how they support the brands they represent. Remarketing service providers will learn what they need to know to better support factory consignors.

Co-Moderators: Dick Curtis, Auction Management Solutions; Dan Kennedy, Jack Cooper Logistics
Panelists: Tom Cornellier, Ford Motor Company; Pasquale Forletta, GM; John Manchin, Subaru of America, Inc.; Mark Nagel, FIAT Chrysler Automobiles

Room: Emperors II

3:15 PM - 4:15 PM

Room: Florentine I

4:30 PM - 5:15 PM

Data Privacy and Cyber Security Threats to the Remarketing Industry

The International Automotive Remarketers Alliance (IARA) will discuss its current initiative on ensuring data privacy, such as safeguarding Personally Identifiable Information (PII) and minimizing cyber security threats to the remarketing industry.

Presenters: Andrea Amico, Jack Cooper Logistics; Faye Francy, Auto-ISAC

Room: Augustus III

5:30 PM - 6:15 PM

Consignor awards recognizing auction partners.

Room: Augustus III

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