MT. ARLINGTON, NJ – The 11th annual Conference of Automotive Remarketing (CAR) 2006 is scheduled March 8-10 at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas. More than 400 remarketing professional from auctions, banks, manufacturers, technology providers, and others are expected to attend the event.
The conference lead sponsor is Southern Auto Auction. Co-sponsors are the International Automotive Remarketers Alliance (IARA) and Bobit Business Media, publisher of industry-leading fleet magazines including Auto Rental News, Vehicle Remarketing, F&I, and Automotive Fleet.
All registered CAR attendees may attend the IARA Circle of Excellence Award luncheon and the afternoon roundtable discussions held March 8.Online registration for CAR 2006 and the IARA Winter Roundtables is available online at www.carconference.com. Discounts are offered for early registration and groups of four or more attendees. Event ScheduleWed., March 8
9 am-12 pm: Internet Remarketing Business Roundtable (IRBR) Sessions
9:30 am-6 pm:Registration Open for CAR and IARA
12-1:30 pm:IARA Circle of Excellence Awards Luncheon with Keynote by Jim Hallett, president of Columbus Fair Auto Auction
1:45-2:45 pm:IARA Concurrent Roundtables
2:45-3 pm: Break
3-4 pm: Roundtables commence
4-4:15 pm: Break
5:30-6 pm:Keynote Address: “Remarketing Success is Product Oriented”
6-8 pm:Networking Reception and Expo in the Exhibit HallThurs., March 9
7 am-6 pm:Registration Open
7:45-8:45 am:Continental Breakfast and Expo in Exhibit Hall
8:45-8:50 am:Welcome to CAR 2006 by Sherb Brown and Charlie Vogelheim
8:50-9:15 am:Opening Address: “Economics & Opportunities That Are Ahead in Remarketing”
9:15-10 am:“Multiple Channel Usage at Finance Units”
10:20-11:45am:Two workshops will focus on the impact of proposed industry standards:
11:45 am-1:30 pm:Luncheon in Exhibit Hall
1:30-1:50 pm:“A Special Look Ahead” by Tom Caruso, president of the National Auto Auction Association.
1:50-2:30 pm:“Online-Internet-Upstream Advances”(IRBR Panel)
2:50-3:30 pm:“How Leaders Look Ahead”
3:30-4 pm:“Examining Remarketing Benchmarks, Trends and Insights”
4-4:45 pm:“Evaluating Upstream Progress and Impact”
4:45-5 pm:Awards Ceremony Recognizing: Remarketer of the Year; Consignor of the Year; and individual “Best Auction” awards by factory and finance firms.
7-10 am:Registration Open
7:45-9 am:Continental Breakfast and Expo in the Exhibit Hall
9-9:45 am:“Benchmarking’s Relevance To Current Markets”
9:45-10:05 am: Break
10:05-10:50 am:“Trends and Influences On Future Values”
10:50-11:30 am:“How Consignors Can Improve Auction Take-Home Dollars”
11:30 am: Adjourn