LAS VEGAS – The Conference of Automotive Remarketing (CAR) 2009 conference, which will take place Feb. 25-26, at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas, has tailored its agenda to provide attendees with new training seminars, inspiring speakers, and emerging trends and studies.

Keynote presentations and speakers include:

  • “What Dealers Want from Remarketers”

    presented by Denny Hecker, chairman of Advantage Rent a Car.

  • “The Future of Auto Remarketing — What it Will Look Like”

    presented by Mark E. Mathews, director of Used Vehicle Activities, General Motors.

  • “Target Marketing Wholesale Buyers & Maximizing Returns” (IARA).

    presented by Ralph Fisco, Toyota Financial Services.

  • “Economics in the Remarketing Industry” (IARA)

    presented by Dr. Ira Silver, National Auto Auction Association.

    Panels and seminars include:

  • “Disclosure vs. Reporting of Frame Damage.”

  • “Used-Vehicle Buying Strategies of Dealer Groups.”

  • “Pros and Cons of Mega Sales vs. a Diversified Sales.”

  • “Forecast of Wholesale Automotive Market: 2009-2010.”

  • “Mythbuster: Exploding Remarketing Truisms.”

  • “Reconditioning: Methodology for Tracking Results.”

  • “Standardized Electronic Condition Reports.”

  • “How You Can Thrive in a Tight Credit Market.”

  • “How Consignors Can Increase Auction Take-Home Dollars.”

  • “Bringing Dealers to the Lanes: Industry Best Practices.”

  • “Forecast of Subprime Finance Originations: 2009-2010.”

  • “Frame Damage: Live Vehicle Seminar.” (IARA)

    Concurrent breakout sessions include:

  • “Next Generation of Online Remarketing Technology.”

  • “Consignor Roundtable: How to Attract Our Business (Any Channel).”

  • “How to Reduce Transportation Costs.”

  • “Why Independent Dealers Buy (or Don’t Buy) Your Vehicles.”

    Register before Jan. 23 and save up to $100. Mention source code: EM5. To register, visit: