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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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Save the Date for Texas Compliance Summit

AUSTIN, Texas — Organizers of Compliance Summit have announced that the next event will be held Nov. 16–17, 2015, at the Hilton Austin Airport Hotel in Austin, Texas. It will be the third in a series that began in Miami last November and continued in Chicago in April.

“We could think of no other place we would rather take Compliance Summit than the Great State of Texas,” said David Gesualdo, show chair and publisher of Auto Dealer Monthly and F&I and Showroom magazines. “If Texas dealers are as dedicated to front-end compliance as the folks we met in Miami and Chicago, this will be the biggest event in the series.”

The educational slate at the Florida and Midwest conferences included featured presentations and panel discussions on national and region-specific compliance topics, including threats and actions leveled by the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) and Federal Trade Commission (FTC) as well as state attorneys general, legislators and consumer groups.

Speakers included dealership personnel, attorneys, compliance experts and the directors of a state dealer association and a Better Business Bureau chapter. Each session was punctuated or followed by questions from and discussions among attendees in the crowd.

“The dealers, compliance officers and managers who have attended Compliance Summit have all said they were there for one reason: to learn what the CFPB and other regulators are up to and what’s going to happen next,” Gesualdo said. “They left with the information they needed to put a plan in place to protect their dealerships and their customers.”

Registration for Texas Compliance Summit will open this summer. Further details will become available in the weeks ahead. For sponsorship and exhibition opportunities, contact Eric Gesualdo via email hidden; JavaScript is required or call 727-612-8826.

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2018 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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