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Compliance Summit: Early Bird Ends Tomorrow


LAS VEGAS — Organizers of the upcoming Compliance Summit have announced the $100 early-bird registration discount ends at midnight Friday. The event will be held Aug. 29–30, 2016, at Paris Las Vegas as part of the annual Industry Summit.

The Las Vegas shows represents Compliance Summit’s first visit to the Western states following events in Miami, Chicago, Austin and Tampa. The agenda includes educational sessions dedicated to Rules and Regulations, Your Responsibilities and Easy-to-Implement Processes and Controls, a welcome address from Andy MacKay, executive director of the Nevada Franchised Auto Dealers Association (NFADA), and, for the first time, the Certified Automotive Compliance Specialist Exam.

“We are less than four weeks out and ready to roll,” said David Gesualdo, show chair and publisher of Auto Dealer Today and F&I and Showroom. “Thanks to everyone who has already registered, and for those who haven’t, I encourage you to register now to get the best price.”

To register for Compliance Summit and the exam, click here. For more information, including sponsorship and exhibition opportunities, contact David Gesualdo via email hidden; JavaScript is required or at 727-947-4027.

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Compliance Summit Panel to Include F&I Pro, Experts, Editor


LAS VEGAS — Organizers of the upcoming Compliance Summit have announced that a panel dedicated to “Your Responsibilities” will include an award-winning F&I director, two compliance experts and a member of the Auto Dealer Today editorial team. The event will be held Aug. 29–30, 2016, at Paris Las Vegas as part of the annual Industry Summit.

Justin Gasman, finance director at McCaddon Cadillac Buick GMC in Boulder, Colo., and F&I and Showroom’s reigning F&Idol winner, will be joined on the panel by Michael Tuno, founder and president of ARMD Resource Group, and Max Zanan, president of Total Dealer Compliance. Tariq Kamal, managing editor of Auto Dealer Today and contributor to several additional industry publications, will serve as moderator.

“This is exciting,” said David Gesualdo, show chair and publisher of Auto Dealer Today and F&I and Showroom. “Tariq and his team bring four distinct perspectives to a challenging subject. I can’t wait to hear what they have to say.”

The panel, “Leadership, Teamwork and Accountability,” will begin at 2:35 p.m. on Monday, Aug. 29. The group is tasked with laying out the important first steps attendees must take to fall in line with government standards and protect F&I profitability.

“This diverse group is the ideal combination for the topic, and they are going to make my job easy,” Kamal said. “We are going to equip every attendee with the information they need to start forming a plan for compliance and sustainable productivity.”

Compliance Summit attendees are also invited to attend any Industry Summit session and sit for the Certified Automotive Compliance Specialist exam, both for no additional charge.

To register for Compliance Summit and the exam, click here. For more information, including sponsorship and exhibition opportunities, contact David Gesualdo via email hidden; JavaScript is required or at 727-947-4027.

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Compliance Summit Early Bird Ends Friday


LAS VEGAS — Organizers of the upcoming Compliance Summit have announced that the $100 early-bird registration discount will expire at midnight this Friday, July 29. The event will be held Aug. 29–30, 2016, at Paris Las Vegas, as part of the annual Industry Summit.

“Compliance Summit is a bargain at any price, but we encourage attendees to sign up early and take the discount,” said David Gesualdo, show chair and publisher of Auto Dealer Today and F&I and Showroom. “Once you’re registered, the only thing left to do is show up and get to work.”

The intensive, two-day conference was designed to give attendees a crash course in front-end compliance. The agenda is divided into three topic headings — Rules and Regulations, Your Responsibilities, Easy-to-Implement Processes and Controls — plus “Is It Compliant?,” an open forum among Compliance Summit speakers and attendees.

Attendees are also invited to sit for the Certified Automotive Compliance Specialist exam and take part in the rest of Industry Summit, both for no additional charge.

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Van Over to Establish a Paper Trail at Compliance Summit


LAS VEGAS — Organizers of the upcoming Compliance Summit Las Vegas have announced that trainer and compliance expert Gil Van Over will deliver a featured presentation at the event, which is scheduled for Aug. 29–30, 2016. The event will be held at Paris Las Vegas as part of the annual Industry Summit.

“Gil brings an encyclopedic knowledge of F&I operations and a lifetime of boots-on-the-ground experience to the Compliance Summit stage,” said David Gesualdo, show chair and publisher of Auto Dealer Today and F&I and Showroom. “I know our attendees will benefit from his expert advice.”

Van Over will serve as the featured speaker for the “Easy-to-Implement Processes and Controls” portion of the Compliance Summit agenda. In “The Paper Trail: A Dealer’s Best Defense Witness,” Van Over will discuss the importance of building a documentation process that can serve as a defense against litigation claims and government inquiries.

“Customers are generally asked to sign their name about 80 times from meet-and-greet through delivery, all within a couple of hours, with no prep time,” said Van Over, the founder and president of gvo3 & Associates. “We will focus on establishing processes, because if dealers can do it right and do it consistently, they’ve got a defense.”

Registration for Compliance Summit Las Vegas is open at the event’s website. The agenda also will include featured presentations devoted to Rules and Regulations and Your Responsibilities, as well as an open forum, “Is It Compliant?”

Attendees are welcome to take part in the rest of Industry Summit, and those who register by July 29 will enjoy a $100 discount. Attendees are also invited to sit for the Certified Automotive Compliance Specialist exam for no additional charge.

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Lunt to Deliver Opening Keynote at Compliance Summit Las Vegas


LAS VEGAS — Organizers of Compliance Summit have announced that attorney and compliance expert Aaron Lunt will deliver the opening keynote address at the inaugural Las Vegas event. The conference will be held Aug. 29–30, 2016, at Paris Las Vegas, as part of Industry Summit.

“Aaron is an engaging, informed speaker and an expert on the effect of regulatory pressure on the sale of F&I products,” said David Gesualdo, show chair and publisher of Auto Dealer Today and F&I and Showroom. “We are counting on a stirring and informative presentation.”

Asked to preview his presentation, Lunt listed a number of hot-button topics facing dealers, agents and product providers in a rapidly shifting compliance landscape.

“The motor vehicle service contract industry is under incredible pressure with the emergence of new technologies, distribution channels, and product features. However, I believe the most significant pressure is being applied through increased compliance and regulation,” said Lunt, who serves as assistant general counsel and head of regulatory affairs for The Warranty Group. “While state regulation has been commonplace for decades, the emergence of new players — such as various state attorneys general — are injecting increasing influence.

“Additionally, federal regulators have become incredibly active in influencing the inner workings of the F&I office and financing agreements — with more, not less, regulation on the horizon,” Lunt added. “It remains to be seen how the election of a new president in November will affect this evolution.”

Registration for Compliance Summit Las Vegas is open at the event’s website. Attendees are welcome to take part in the rest of Industry Summit, and those who register by July 29 will enjoy a $100 discount. Attendees are also invited to sit for the Certified Automotive Compliance Specialist exam for no additional charge.

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Registration Open for Las Vegas Compliance Summit


TAMPA, Fla. — Organizers of Compliance Summit, a series of regional events dedicated to front-end compliance for dealers and dealership management, announced that registration for the Las Vegas event is now open. This two-day event, part of the annual Industry Summit, is scheduled for Aug. 29-30 at Paris Las Vegas.

“We are so proud to announce our first Compliance Summit designed specifically for the needs of dealers in the Western states,” said David Gesualdo, show chair and publisher of Auto Dealer Today and F&I and Showroom. “Never has the need for advanced compliance education been greater, and we will head to Las Vegas with the speakers and topics you need to build sustainable front-end processes.”

A series of regional events, the inaugural Compliance Summit was held in Miami in November 2014. In the past 18 months, events have been held in Chicago, Austin and, most recently, Tampa. Dealers in attendance followed a “crash course”-style curriculum that covered national and regional regulatory concerns. Speakers have included many of the industry’s leading attorneys, dealer advocates, compliance experts and trainers.

To register for the Las Vegas event, click here. Attendees who register by July 29 will enjoy a $100 discount, and every Compliance Summit attendee is welcome to stay for the rest of Industry Summit, which will run through the end of the day on Wednesday.

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Texas Compliance Summit Sets New Standard


AUSTIN — Organizers of Texas Compliance Summit have announced that the conference, held last week at the Hilton Austin Airport, drew nearly 100 attendees and raised the bar for future events.

“All the events to date have been excellent, but I have to say that Texas Compliance Summit was the best yet,” said David Gesualdo, show chair and publisher of Auto Dealer Today and F&I and Showroom. “The agenda was incredibly comprehensive, all the speakers delivered memorable and informative presentations, and the crowd could not have been more engaged.”

The event began Monday, Nov. 16, with an evening reception and welcome address, followed by a full day of featured speakers and panel discussions. Highlights included sessions dedicated to actions taken by the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB), the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) and state attorneys general, as well as compliance in sales, F&I and digital communications. The panels, which included four speakers who work in dealerships in Texas, Kansas and Colorado, tackled issues relating to the design, implementation and enforcement of compliant front-end processes. Karen Phillips, general counsel and executive vice president of the Texas Automobile Dealers Association (TADA), discussed truth in advertising, data sharing and factory relations.

Texas Compliance Summit also featured the debut of Auto Dealer Compliance, a new magazine dedicated to helping U.S. auto dealers keep up with the latest news, training tips and commentary from leading experts.

“Compliance is here to stay, and that’s not a bad thing,” Gesualdo said. “If we learned anything from the attorneys, trainers and dealers at Texas Compliance Summit, it’s that transparency and strict adherence to the law offers the clearest path to production in F&I and peace of mind for dealers and car buyers.”

For information about the next Compliance Summit, stay tuned to the event’s website.

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2017 Conference Team

Conference Management

David Gesualdo
Group Publisher and Show Chair
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Kate Spatafora
Associate Publisher, MG Business Media
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Registration & Sponsorship Fulfillment

Allison Delmonico
Executive Assistant, MG Business Media
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Exhibit & Sponsorship Sales

Eric Gesualdo
National Sales Manager, MG Business Media
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