The 2015 International Automotive Remarketers Alliance (IARA) Summer Remarketing Roundtable will be held August 18-19 at the Hilton Fort Worth in Texas.

This year, the event kicks off with CAR Certification testing and Committee meetings followed by an opening session featuring Mike Pitcher, President and CEO of LeasePlan, from 3:30 – 5:15 p.m. on Tuesday, August 18.

Wednesday morning, August 19, will kick off with breakfast and two concurrent Roundtable sessions will begin at 8:30 a.m. Sessions repeat at 10:15 a.m. 

Industry Hot Topics: Our industry is facing many changes and challenges with recalls, arbitrations and if-bids on the forefront. In this roundtable, Jeannie Chiaromonte (moderator) will cover the latest industry updates and discuss how it has impacted your remarketing business and what you can do to overcome the challenges ahead. 

Protecting Customer Information. In this digital age, the protection and privacy of a customer's Personally Identifiable Information is a paramount concern for consumers and businesses. During this session, moderators Kate Cestone and Paul Rettenmaier will facilitate a conversation about the responsibilities and challenges faced by Remarketers and industry partners to protect customer information.

"The Rookie" Morris

"The Rookie" Morris

IARA will again host their annual Awards Luncheon with Guest Speaker Jim "The Rookie" Morris. Speaking about chasing dreams, and being your best by surrounding yourself with the best mentors, Morris shares his memoirs and the dream makers who helped shape his life. He incorporates client’s requests seamlessly while entertaining the audience with self-deprecating humor.

Following Morris' presentation will be a two-part workshop on Generational Diversity facilitated by Helene Lollis, president and Partner of Pathbuilders. 

The closing session offers a rare gathering of  VIPs on one stage during the “Auction Leadership Panel." Panelists include Janet Barnard, president of Manheim North America; Stephane St-Hilaire, CEO and president of ADESA Corporation; and Lynn Weaver, co-chair of the Independent Auction Group.

The full agenda is available here.   Check back often for updates.

Registration is NOW OPEN. Mark your calendars and register today! The cut-off for hotel reservations is July 25.


Members $349 Non-Members $599

Room Rate: $149/night Hotel Reservation cut off: July 25th

Click here to register.

About the IARA

The IARA ( is a nonprofit professional organization for remarketers, which was formed in 2001 to provide a venue for consignors to address remarketing industry issues. IARA consignor members remarket more than 1.5 million vehicles annually.