MARCH 6-7, 2018 // Caesars Palace Las Vegas


Last updated: December 19, 2017

Monday, March 5, 2018

11:00 AM - 1:00 PM

IARA Certification Testing

12:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Registration Open

12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

IARA Membership Committee Meeting

12:00 PM - 1:30 PM

IARA Education & Conf. Mgmt. Committee Meeting

1:05 PM - 2:05 PM

IARA Certification Committee Meeting

1:05 PM - 2:05 PM

IARA Social Media Committee Meeting

1:05 PM - 2:05 PM

IARA Technology Committee Meeting

1:35 PM - 2:55 PM

IARA Compliance Committee Meeting

2:10 PM - 3:10 PM

IARA Canadian Chapter Committee Meeting

2:10 PM - 3:10 PM

IARA Standards Committee Meeting

3:30 PM - 5:00 PM

IARA Board of Directors Meeting

4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

NAAA Executive Committee Meeting

Tuesday, March 6, 2018

7:30 AM - 7:30 PM

Registration Open

8:00 AM - 9:00 AM

NAAA Legislative and PAC Committee Meeting

9:00 AM - 10:45 AM

Open to all CAR attendees!

10:45 AM - 11:00 AM

IARA Networking Refreshment Break

11:00 AM - 11:55 AM

Open to all CAR attendees!



11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

NAAA Midwest Board of Directors Meeting

NAAA Southern Board of Directors Meeting

NAAA Western Board of Directors Meeting

NAAA Eastern Board of Directors Meeting

12:00 PM - 1:15 PM

Sponsored by

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.

1:30 PM - 1:40 PM

NAAA and IARA Present Ed Bobit Industry Icon Award

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

Sponsored by


2:45 PM - 3:45 PM

Latest Trends and Challenges in Vehicle Marshalling and Distribution

This panel discussion will identify how vehicle marshalling at auctions is evolving and the best practices being employed by auctions and consignors in land management and logistics.


Moderator: Pierre Pons, TPC Management Company
Panelists: Doug Evans, Hyundai Capital America; Bob McConkey, DAA Northwest; Charles Nichols, Bel Air Auto Auction; Mike Reid, Toyota

4:00 PM - 5:30 PM

(NAAA members only)


4:00 PM - 5:30 PM

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

Open to both members and non-members of IARA.

This consignor-only meeting will be an open group discussion led by consignors of 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.

5:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Sponsored by

Wednesday, March 7, 2018

7:30 AM - 2:30 PM

Registration Open

8:00 AM - 9:30 AM

Exhibit Hall Open and Breakfast Served

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

9:30 AM - 10:30 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.

10:30 AM - 10:45 AM

Sponsored by

10:45 AM - 11:45 AM

NAAA Auction Standards Committee Meeting

10:45 AM - 11:45 AM

New consignors are emerging such as Uber, Lyft and Amazon. At the same time, the automotive OEMs are ramping up future plans to increase EV and hybrid production to ultimately autonomous vehicles.


Moderator: Charlie Vogelheim

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

12:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Exhibit Hall Open and Lunch Served

1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

NAAA Membership Committee Meeting

NAAA Finance/Budget Committee Meeting

2:00 PM - 2:20 PM

  • 2018 Remarketer of the Year Award
  • 2018 Consignor of the Year Award

2:20 PM - 3:15 PM

BMW Financial Services will present a case study on how it is using the latest remarketing technology and advanced analytics to optimize the residual values of their off-lease units.

3:15 PM - 3:30 PM

Networking Refreshment Break

3:30 PM - 4:30 PM

NAAA Board of Directors Meeting

3:30 PM - 4:30 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; Chris Clarke, ARI; James Crocker, Merchants Fleet Management; Matt Gast, MIke Albert Fleet Solutions; Dan Powers, Donlen; Phil Schappert, LeasePlan USA 

3:30 PM - 4:30 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.; John McCue, VW Credit; Mark Nagel, Chrysler Group LLC

4:45 PM - 5:30 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.

5:30 PM - 6:30 PM

Consignor Awards Presentation

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"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

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

-Roberto Bottura, Owner, Control Motors

"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."

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-Dan Kennedy, Manager, GM Remarketing

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

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-Tony Long, Executive Director, IARA

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-CJ Faison, Vice President, Delaware Auto Exchange

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-Virgil Matczak, National Sales Manager, Dealers Auto Auction Group

"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

"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

"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 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

“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

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