ARLINGTON, TEXAS - The National Independent Automobile Dealer's Association's (NIADA) Second Annual National Dealer Compliance and Profitability Expo will be held Dec. 11, 2006, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. EST at the Columbus Fair Auto Auction in Columbus, Ohio.

The entire event will be broadcast live on the NIADA.TV network and can be viewed at Last year's event drew 433 attendees in person and a viewing audience in excess of 10,000.

NIADA General Counsel and noted industry attorney Keith Whann will host the expo and moderate all panel discussions. The program will be co-hosted by D.J. Harrington and produced by NIADA's CEO Michael Linn. Panel discussions cover a range of topics, including: Marketing and Selling Vehicles on the Internet, Acquiring the Right Inventory for Your Dealership, and 2007 and Beyond: What Does the Future Hold and Developing a Complete Lender Portfolio.

Panelists from,, eBay Motors, Chase Vehicle Remarketing, Manheim, Microsoft, and Finance Express, are expected to attend.

The event is intended to provide dealers and automotive industry professionals with an opportunity to focus on increasing dealership compliance and improve overall profitability. Also participating in this year's expo will be 35 of the industry's top Vendors.

This spring, NIADA.TV will also launch its new consumer television network.



9:25: "Industry Update and Q&A with the Car Counselor, Keith Whann."

10:15: "Marketing and Selling Vehicles on the Internet."

Chip Perry, president,; Alex Vetter, Sr. VP, sales,; and Rob McBryde, corporate regulatory counsel, eBay Motors.

11:20: "Acquiring the Right Inventory for Your Dealership."

Bruce Williams, VP & marketing manager, Chase Vehicle Remarketing; Jay Brasher, president,; Phil Shupe, general manager, Tom Masano Auto Group; Anthony Underwood, dealer principal, Anthony Underwood Automotive.


12:25: "How to Conduct your Own Dealership Compliance Walk-Thru."

1:40: "2007 and Beyond: What Does the Future Hold?"

Hal Logan, Sr. VP, strategic planning & industry relations, Manheim; Jim Trayner, director, dynamics channel development, Microsoft; Ken Shilson, CPA and founder, NABD; Marc Dann, newly elected Ohio attorney general.

2:45: "Developing a Complete Lender Portfolio."

Dave Huber, president, Finance Express; Darryl Sanders, sr. VP, First Bank of Ohio; Paul Rule, Sr. VP, custom finance, Chase Auto Finance; Ben Stefanovski, credit manager, Central Ohio Credit Corp.