MT. ARLINGTON, NJ - This year's IARA Summer Roundtable will be held in Dallas, August 16-17 at the Westin Galleria Hotel. The theme for the meeting is "Celebrating IARA's Tenth Anniversary."

The roundtable sessions and panels will focus on both the larger national economic issues and those at the actual sale point. "We will be including several industry experts, such as Tom Webb, Manheim Consulting, to help us better comprehend the market dynamics in force today," said Bob Graham, IARA president.

The two Roundtable sessions will focus on:

  1. The Vehicle History Reporting process

  2. The new NAAA Structural Damage & Arbitration Policy

Additionally, panel sessions will include:

  1. History of the IARA

  2. Pricing in today's marketplace

  3. The popular Dealers Panel

  4. Consignor's view of the market

"There will be plenty of networking opportunities, including a welcome reception/dinner/tour of Cowboy Stadium on the first evening with Carl Eller as the dinner speaker. The Awards Luncheon on Wednesday, August 17th, will feature Bob Lutz, author of Car Guys vs. Bean Counters, with a signed autographed book for all attendees," said Graham. "A closing cocktail reception will be held Wednesday evening. I am looking forward to seeing everyone there."